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.
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.
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baseball star’s faith and his involvement in the civil rights movement by using interviews with Robinson’s family, his unpublished book, and more.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.