Big titles slated to publish in February include Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer, The Creative Tarot by Jessa Crispin, and David Dark’s latest, Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious.


Feb. 1

You’re the One that I Want by Susan May Warren (Tyndale House, $14.99; ISBN 978-1-4143-7846-6). Ex-NHL player Owen Christiansen finds a new job crabbing on the Bering Sea, where the captain’s daughter offers him a fresh start with faith and family at the center of it.

Feb. 2

The Prophetess: Deborah's Story by Jill Eileen Smith (Revell, $14.99; ISBN 978-0-8007-2035-3) reveals Deborah’s tale as she struggles to follow God’s will to free her people from the oppression of the Canaan armies.

Feb. 16

Room for Hope by Kim Vogel Sawyer (WaterBrook Press, $14.99; ISBN 978-0-3077-3137-1). Neva Shilling learns that not only is her husband dead, but that his secret, second wife is too, and she must decide whether or not to abandon the three orphaned children left behind.

Feb. 19

The Fragment by Davis Bunn (Franciscan Media, $14.99; ISBN 978-1-6163-6934-7) is a historical thriller set in post-WWI-Europe following Muriel, a young photographer who encounters a piece of the True Cross, and with it, a covert international alliance to protect it.


Feb. 1

Francis, Bishop of Rome: The Gospel for the Third Millennium by Allan Figueroa Deck (Paulist Press, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-8091-0622-6) argues that the election of Jorge Bergoglio as pope reflects a shift toward the global South, away from Western centralization in the Catholic Church.

Feb. 2

Supernatural Deliverance: Freedom for Your Soul, Mind, and Emotions by Guillermo Maldonado (Whitaker House, $15.99; ISBN 978-1-62911-598-6) explains how spiritual deliverance is available to all believers in order to be released from oppression and bondage in the areas of life in which they experience persistent struggle. 30,000-copy announced first printing.

Like Jesus: Shattering Our False Images of the Real Christ by Jamie Snyder (David C. Cook, $16.99; 978-0-7814-1136-3) dismisses notions of Jesus that are found in society today, comparing them to Jesus as he is written about in Scripture.

Feb. 9

Jesus and the Prodigal Son: The God of Radical Mercy by Brian J. Pierce (Orbis Books, $25, 978-1-6269-8174-4) is a contemporary retelling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son, told as a commentary on the story of Jesus himself.

Feb. 13

Life's Too Short to Pretend You're Not Religious by David Dark (IVP, $20; ISBN 978-0-8308-4446-3). Part memoir and part analysis, Dark observes the labels we apply to religion and makes a case for why religiosity is a part of life.

Feb. 16

The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance by Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson (Brazos Press, $19.99; 978-1587433634) features a biblical theology of justice as well as a look at stories of inequality from around the world.

Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being a Wife by Barbara Rainey (Bethany, 978-0-7642-1773-9, $19.99). This guide aimed at newly married couples features words of advice and personal stories from radio personality Rainey.

Extraordinary Women of Christian History: What We Can Learn from Their Struggles and Triumphs by Ruth A. Tucker (Baker, $16.99; 978-0-8010-1672-1) offers profiles on female Christian figures, making a case that Christianity is not a patriarchal religion, but one that is strongly influenced by women.

The Creative Tarot: A Modern Guide to an Inspired Life by Jessa Crispin (Touchstone, $22, 978-1-5011-2023-7). Crispin, editor-in-chief of Bookslut, reimagines tarot cards to include spiritual readings and anecdotes about artists, showing readers how to use the cards to spur the creative process.

Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion by Susan Jacoby (Pantheon, $29.95; 978-0-3754-2375-8) is an examination of religious conversion from a secular standpoint.