Roma Downey, the actress best known for her role on the television series Touched by an Angel during the ‘90’s, writes the foreword in a new book about angels by pastor and author Jack Graham. Also, Joyce Meyers offers tips on fighting anxiety with Worry-Free Living. Check out more of June’s biggest religion titles here.
Walking to Jerusalem: Discovering Your Divine Life Purpose by Chris Hill (June, David C. Cook, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-4347-1014-7). Drawing on his own remarkable life story and the biblical journeys of David, Hill, senior pastor of the Potter’s House of Denver, Colo., offers a new perspective on how God’s purpose unfolds.
Reports from the Zen Wars: The Impossible Rigor of a Questioning Life by Steve Antinoff (Counterpoint, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61902-731-2). Four decades ago, Antinoff experienced what he calls a “negative satori,” a fundamental and irrefutable realization of himself that only enlightenment could resolve. Sharing his experience of a lifetime of study of Zen in Japan, Antinoff paints portraits of practitioners, scholars, and teachers he met along the way.
Our Pristine Mind by Orgyen Chowang (Shambalah, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6118-0327-3). A Tibetan meditation master introduces his Pristine Mind meditation and personal teachings.
Executing Grace by Shane Claiborne (HarperOne, $16.99 paper; ISBN 978-0-0623-4737-4) explores justice, retribution, and scripture to appeal for the abolition of the death penalty. 60,000 copies
More Than Rivals by Ken Abraham (Revell, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2722-2). This is the true story of two boys of different races in the segregated South forge a friendship that transforms their town.
Is You Okay? by GloZell Green (HarperOne, $23.99; ISBN 978-0-06-245942-8). YouTube star Green's memoir includes details of her rise to fame. 100,000 copies.
The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right by Lisa Sharon Harper (WaterBrook, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-6014-2857-8). Harper, senior director of the Christian magazine Sojourners, highlights the Bible's message of peace, well-being, and wholeness.
Worry-Free Living: Trading Anxiety for Peace by Joyce Meyer (Faithwords, $12 paper; ISBN 978-1-4555-6616-7) is a how-to on ridding one's self of fear and worry by relying on God's peace as it is found in scripture.
Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment by Marianne Williamson (HarperOne, $25.99; ISBN 978-0-06-220544-5). The bestselling author makes a case for the important role pain and suffering has on healing and in our spiritual lives. 65,000 copies.
We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel by Herb Frazier, Bernard Edward Powers Jr. PH.D., and Marjory Wentworth (Thomas Nelson, $26.99; ISBN 978-0-7180-7731-0). Compiled by three South Carolina writers, the book features interviews and commentary from people who knew the nine church members slain at a prayer meeting on June 17, 2015.
Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels by Richard B. Hays (Baylor Univ., $49.95, ISBN 978-1-4813-0491-7). In this sequel to Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul, Hays asks what it might mean for present-day readers to attempt to read Scripture through the eyes of the early Evangelists. $10,000 planned marketing campaign.
Angels by Jack Graham (Bethany House, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7642-1330-4). Pastor and bestselling author Graham describes angels, revealing their roles, what they do, and why it matters. 20,000-copy announced first printing, foreword by Roma Downey.
Don’t Go to Bed Angry: Stay Up and Fight by Dee and Ron Dearmond (Abingdon, $14.99 paper; ISBN 978-1-4267-9093-5) gives married couples permission to fight, explaining that the real issue is not the conflict, but how conflict is dealt with.
The Book of the People: How to Read the Bible A.N. Wilson (Harper, $26.99; ISBN 978-0-0624-3346-6) Wilson brings a human touch to his argument for the spiritual, philosophical, and artistic importance of the Bible—to secular readers and readers of faith alike—by examining how readers and thinkers have approached the text.
The Spirit Contemporary Life: Unleashing the Miraculous in Your Everyday World by Leon Fontaine (Waterbrook, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-601428-69-1). Fontaine, pastor and former EMT, offers spiritual care and healing through the “Spirit contemporary” way of living, which promotes a supernatural connection with God.
No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer (Baker, $14.99; ISBN 978-0-7642-1281-9). Founder of a women's colony Emma Chandler must admit she needs strong fighters when the town is threatened. Once she asks Malachi Shaw, whose life she once saved, to help, danger mounts, and so does the attraction between them.
The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron (Thomas Nelson, $15.99; ISBN 978-0718041540) Rosamund Easling, the daughter of a British earl, follows her beloved horse across the Atlantic to join the circus and meets the ailing, inspiring Mable Ringling, based on the real-life art collector.
Delilah by Angela Hunt (Baker, $14.99; ISBN 978-0-7642-1697-8). Abandoned and forced to beg for food to survive, Delilah vows revenge on the men who have taken advantage of her. When she meets Samson, she knows he is the key to her victory.
Like a River from Its Course by Kelli Stuart (Oxford, $14.99; ISBN 978-0-8254-4414-2) A novel exposing the ugliness of WWII in Ukraine and the beauty of hope.