April will see the release of a new biography on Jackie Robinson that focuses on his faith, Hobby Lobby founder David Green’s account of charitable giving, and more.


April 1

Let There Be Science: Why God Loves Science, and Science Needs God by David Hutchings and Tom McLeish (Lion Hudson, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-7459-6863-6). Physics teachers McLeish and Hutchings examine the scientists whose Christianity has had an important role in their work as well as the ways Christianity and science are compatible.

Psychics, Healers, & Mediums: A Journalist, a Road Trip, and Voices from the Other Side by Jenniffer Weigel (Hampton Roads, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-57174-776-1). Journalist Weigel weighs the evidence supporting the authenticity of mediums, psychics, and healers.

The Good Book: 40 Chapters That Reveal the Bible’s Biggest Ideas by Daren Spoo (David C Cook, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7814-1441-8) looks at key passages in Scripture, providing context and explaining the core beliefs of Christianity.

April 4

Motherprayer: Lessons in Loving by Barbara Mahany (Abingdon, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5018-2727-3). Chicago journalist Mahany explores the gifts and mysteries of motherhood, including the laughter and tears experienced along the way, while also sharing family recipes.

Never Unfriended: The Secret to Finding & Keeping Lasting Friendships by Lisa-Jo Baker (B&H, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4336-4306-4). Blogger Baker collects personal stories and tips on how to become a trusted friend and in turn find and keep faithful friendships.

Wisdom Walking: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life by Gil Stafford (Church, $20 paper, ISBN 978-0-8192-3349-3). The canon theologian for the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona reflects on four walking pilgrimages in Ireland.

42 Faith: The Rest of the Jackie Robinson Story by Ed Henry (W Publishing, $24.99, 978-0-7180-8880-4) spotlights the baseball star’s faith and his involvement in the civil rights movement by using interviews with Robinson’s family, his unpublished book, and more.

April 7

An Unseen Angel by Alissa Parker (Shadow Mountain, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-62972-279-5). Parker, who lost her daughter Emilie in the Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting, chronicles her experience, including her questions about faith, hope, and healing.

April 14

The Rosary: Your Weapon for Spiritual Warfare by Johnnette S. Benkovic and Thomas Sullivan (Servant, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63253-000-4). Benkovic, co-host of the Catholic evangelical media ministry Living His Life Abundantly, and Sullivan, author of Called to Knighthood, build a case for how the rosary is a “vibrant and powerful” spiritual tool.

April 22

Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels by Laura Everett (Eerdmans, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-7373-6) invites readers to embrace the spiritual and communal benefits of bicycling in a city in what Everett calls “urban spirituality.”

April 24

Everyone Leads: How to Revitalize the Catholic Church by Chris Lowney (Rowman & Littlefield, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4422-6208-9). Lowney draws on his leadership experience to argue that everyone—from lay members to bishops—can make a difference in the church.

April 25

Radical Spirit: 12 Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life by Joan Chittister (Convergent, $22, 978-0-451-49517-4). Nun and social activist Chittister presents 12 rules for healthy spiritual living to help readers take control of their emotional lives and their spiritual destinies.

A Stroke of Faith: A Stroke Survivor’s Story of a Second Chance at Living a Life of Significance by Mark Moore (FaithWords, $24, ISBN 978-1-4555-7111-6). A former business executive recounts how he survived two nearly fatal strokes with God’s help and learned to live a meaningful life.

Giving It All Away... and Getting It All Back Again by David Green (Zondervan, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-310-34794-1). Green, founder of the arts-and-craft retail chain Hobby Lobby, explains his beliefs about generosity and how giving has guided him his entire life.

April 27

Transformed: Challenging Myths About the Power-Filled Life by Christy Wimbe (Monarch, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-85721-812-4). Pastor and church planter Wimbe encourages readers to embrace trust in God and vulnerability as cornerstones of lasting transformation.


April 4

A Fragile Hope by Cynthia Ruchti (Abingdon, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4267-9150-5). When marriage counselor Josiah Chamberlain is faced with his own marital problems, he is forced to reexamine everything he knows about faith and love.

Sandpiper Cove by Irene Hannon (Revell, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8007-2768-0). Hope Harbor police chief Lexie Graham works with an ex-con to prevent a wayward teen from embarking on a life of crime, and finds love along the way.

The Ebb Tide by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House, $22.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7642-1909-2; $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7642-1250-5). Torn between two suitors, Sallie must choose a life she has always known in the Lancaster County Amish community or explore the world. 160,000-copy announced first printing.

April 18

Life After by Katie Ganshert (WaterBrook, $14.99 paper, 978-1-6014-2902-5). Autumn, the only survivor of a train bombing in Chicago, struggles with her faith and searches for healing.