July will see the release of Bekah DiFelice’s memoir about the role her faith played in her life as a military spouse, as well as The Lies We Believe About God by Chris Thurman, which examines common misconceptions about ourselves and God and is a followup to Thurman’s The Lies We Believe.


July 1

Uncommon: Pursuing a Life of Passion and Purpose by Carey Scott (Shiloh Run, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68322-275-0). Biblical life coach Scott uses teachings from the Beatitudes to encourage readers to live with purpose and passion.

The Godwink Effect: The 7 Secrets to Having Your Prayers Answered by SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt (Howard, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5011-1957-6). Husband and wife Rushnell and DuArt make the case that answered prayers, or what they call Godwinks, are directly related to the practice of specific prayer.

Martin Luther: Rebel in an Age of Upheaval by Heinz Schilling (Oxford, $39.95, 978-0-1987-2281-6) retired former professor of early modern history at Berlin’s Humboldt University, Schilling examines Luther as a difficult, contradictory individual.

The Lies We Believe About God by Chris Thurman (David C Cook, $22.99, 978-0-7814-1290-2). Psychologist Thurman explores the origins of beliefs about God, such as that God’s love must be earned, and exposes them as misconceptions.

July 11

Tamed by a Bear by Priscilla Stuckey (Counterpoint, $26, 978-1-6190-2955-2). Writer and religious studies professor Stuckey draws on wisdom learned from nature about how to listen and trust our own perceptions more deeply.

July 16

The Power of Proximity by Michelle Warren (IVP, $16.99 paper, 978-0-8308-4390-9) proposes that the fight for justice and equality is only possible through building relationships with the vulnerable and committing to long-term change.

July 18

Never Settle for Normal by Jonathan Parnell (Multnomah, $14.99 paper, 978-1-6014-2906-3). Parnell, a millennial pastor, blends popular cultural references with Scripture in order to build a case for how the Christian experience answers the universal human desire for purpose and happiness.

Almost There by Bekah Difelice (NavPress, $14.99 paper, 978-1-6314-6471-3). Writer and military spouse DiFelice reflects on life’s unexpected twists and turns and the struggle to find a sense of belonging.

July 25

A Pair of Miracles by Karla Akins (Kregel, $14.99 paper, 978-0-8254-4484-5). Akins, the adoptive mother of two autistic sons, reflects on the determination, faith, and unconditional love it took to ensure her children could learn to read and function independently.


July 4

A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren (Revell, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8007-2745-1). Former lovers must come together and overcome their past to search for a man missing on one of Glacier National Park’s most dangerous peaks.

Beloved Hope by Tracie Peterson (Bethany House, $15.99 paper, 978-0-7642-1328-1) follows Hope Flanagan who searches for healing after surviving a massacre and losing the man she loved.

July 11

Beneath Copper Falls by Colleen Coble (Thomas Nelson, $24.99, 978-0-7180-9071-5). Sheriff dispatcher Dana Newell starts a better life in Rock Harbor complete with a new love interest, but a suspicious death of a resident puts her back on a dangerous path.