March will see the release of Lies We Believe About God—the first work of nonfiction by bestselling author of The Shack William Paul Young, as well as a collection of writings by James Martin, the Jesuit priest well-known for serving as the official chaplain of the Colbert Nation on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report.


March 1

This Is Our Time by Trevin Wax (B&H, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4336-4847-2) Washington Post and Christianity Today contributor Wax aims to help readers see through myths of society and the truth of the gospel by examining common beliefs and practices, such as cell phone use.

Reimagining Exodus by David Zaslow (Paraclete, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-61261-780-0) explores the Exodus as a link between Judaism and Christianity, and looks at how the story of freedom can offer hope in the face of modern-day struggles.

The Reckless Way of Love by Dorothy Day (Plough, $8 paper, ISBN 978-0-87486-792-3) collects lessons from Catholic convert and social activist Day on how to seek Jesus and follow his example and teachings.

March 3

Getting Past Perfect by Kate Wicker (Ave Maria, $ 14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-5947-1716-1). Journalist and the creator of Wicker offers a portrait of Catholic womanhood to help mothers overcome unrealistic expectations.

March 7

Lies We Believe About God by Wm. Paul Young (Atria, $, ISBN 978-1-5011-0139-7). Young presents personal anecdotes and stories about the compassion readers felt after reading The Shack in order to demonstrate a new way to address issues such as sin, religion, hell, politics, identity, creation, human rights, and God’s love.

Misfit Faith by Jason J. Stellman (Convergent, $24, 978-0-8041-4062-1). Former Protestant pastor Stellman explores what it means to be a” mixed-up” Catholic in the 21st century through theological insights and personal experiences.

Long Days of Small Things by Catherine McNiel (NavPress, $14.99 paper, 978-1-63146-643-4) features spiritual practices that can be done in the “sacred mundane or every mothering moment.”

Boundless Heart: The Buddha’s Path of Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity by Christina Feldman (Shambhala, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-61180-373-0). Feldman, a teacher with the Insight Meditation Society, walks readers through a course in the Buddhist practice of the brahma viharas, or “heavenly abodes.”

Only Love Today by Rachel Macy Stafford (Zondervan, $22.99; ISBN 978-0-310-34674-6) is a devotional from the author of Hands Free Mama that centers on the four seasons and encourages readers to let go of distractions.

March 8

Sefer ha-Bahir by Geoffrey W. Dennis (Llewellyn, $29, 978-0-7387-4921-1) is a collection of 51 teachings from Sefer ha-Bahir, an anonymous mystical work attributed to a 1st-century rabbinic sage.

March 14

The Dawn of Christianity by Robert J. Hutchinson (Thomas Nelson, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-7180-7942-0) features known accounts of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in narrative form.

March 15

Daniel Rudd by Gary B. Agee (Liturgical Press, $14.95, ISBN 978-0-8146-4525-3). Agee, teacher at the School of Theology and Christian Ministry at Anderson University, looks at the life and work of Rudd, an African-American journalist and activist who was born into slavery but was inspired to fight for liberty and justice through his Catholic faith.

March 16

James Martin: Essential Writings by James Martin (Orbis, $22, ISBN 978-1-62698-213-0) collects writings by Catholic priest and spiritual writer Martin from sources including books and essays on prayer, depression, sexuality, and more.

March 20

A Call From Heaven by Josie Varga (New Page Books, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63265-081-8) examines anecdotes and research on deathbed spiritual phenomena, making a case that we do not die alone and that we all will be guided to the other side.

March 21

The First Love Story by Bruce Feiler (Penguin Press, $28, ISBN 978-1-59420-681-8) columnist for the New York Times Feiler visits four continents while tracing the story of Adam and Eve and argues that theirs was a model for a healthy, long-term, and resilient relationship.

March 24

Wendell Berry and the Given Life by Ragan Sutterfield (Franciscan Media, $22.99; ISBN 978-1-63253-122-3). Naturalist Sutterfield explores Christian teachings of humility and creation through Wendell Berry’s vision of “creaturely life” or of humans who rely on the earth.

March 27

Origins of the Sphinx by Robert M. Schoch, Robert Bauval (Inner Traditions/Bear & Company, $24.95 paper, 978-1-62055-525-5). Egyptologists Schoch and Bauval examine the evidence (seismic studies, archeoastrological alignments, and more) and argue that the Great Sphinx of Giza is thousands of years older than believed, indicating the existence of an early civilization before the end of the last ice age.

March 28

The Face of Water by Sarah Ruden (Pantheon, $26.95, ISBN 978-0-307-90856-8). Scholar and translator of classical literature Ruden reassesses the language and translation of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to reveal poetry, drama, and humor.


March 1

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (B&H, $14.99, 978-1-4336-4993-6) is the latest edition of the allegory to Christian life originally published in 1678. It features questions at the end of each chapter.

March 21

A Lady in Disguise by Sandra Byrd (Howard, $15.99, 978-1-4767-1793-7). Gillian Young makes a new start as a costume designer at a renowned theater following the mysterious death of her father.

Grace and the Preacher by Kim Vogel Sawyer (WaterBrook, $14.99, 978-1-60142-902-5). A man desperate for a second chance finds romance through a false identity.

March 27

A Trail of Crumbs by Susie Finkbeiner (Kregel, $14.99, 978-0-8254-4446-3) follows Pearl and her family who are forced out of their Oklahoma home and into an uncertain future.