Kathleen Fuller's Amish letters series continues. The bestseller "Same Kind of Different as Me" gets a ten-years-later sequel. And three writers update a centuries-old "prayer wheel" diagram to prompt fresh encounters with faith.


February 2

Resurrecting Religion by Greg Paul (NavPress, $15.99, ISBN: 978-1-63146-666-3). Canadian pastor, social worker, and author Paul uses the book of James and the streets of Toronto to demonstrate how people can live out their true faith, in private and in public.

February 6

A Doubter’s Guide to Jesus by John Dickson (Zondervan, $16.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-32861-2 ). As Easter approaches, Dickson examines mistaken assumptions about Jesus and finds him to be complex, even contradictory, figure.

The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get It Back by Phil Cooke and Jonathan Bock (Worthy, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-61795-861-8). Cooke and Bock pinpoint seven unique traits early Church followers and describe ways today’s believers can adapt these traits to modern times to build up the Church.

Breaking Cover by Michele Rigby Assad (Tyndale, $25.99, ISBN: 978-1-4964-1959-0). Assad’s memoir of how her Christian faith and her training as an undercover CIA agent and a counterterrorism expert in the Middle East culminated in a rescue operation to save Christian refugees in Syria.

Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice That Restores by Dominique Gilliard (InterVarsity, $17, ISBN: 978-0-8308-4529-3). Gilliard explores the history and foundations of mass incarceration and Christianity’s role in its evolution and expansion to show ways to pursue justice in light of Scripture.

February 13

Words from the Heart by Kathleen Fuller (Thomas Nelson, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-7180-8256-7). In the culmination of her Amish Letters series, Fuller focuses on challenging issues among the Amish, while encouraging readers with graceful endings.

Blessed Are the Unsatisfied: Finding Spiritual Freedom in an Imperfect World by Amy Simpson (InterVarsity, $16, ISBN: 978-0-8308-4497-5). Amy Simpson, author of the groundbreaking Troubled Minds, explains that dissatisfaction in life shows a longing for God, and how understanding those longings can bring us closer to Christ.

February 20

The Prayer Wheel: A Daily Guide to Renewing Your Faith with a Rediscovered Spiritual Practice by Patton Dodd, Jana Riess and David Van Biema (Convergent, $23, ISBN: 978-1-5247-6031-1). Price: $23.00) Three authors reinterpret a 12th-century diagram to guide modern readers in a fresh way to encounter and apply the profound ideas of the Christian faith.

The Man He Never Was by James Rubart (Thomas Nelson, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-7180-9939-8). The Christian-award winning author revisits the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story, exploring how we’re all at war with the Mr. Hyde inside us—and how one man overcomes that divide.

Workin’ Our Way Home by Ron Hall (HarperCollins,$16.99, ISBN: 978-0-7852-1983-5). In a sequel to their best-selling story of Denver Moore’s life as a homeless drifter, “Same Kind of Different as Me,” Hall tells about their next decade of adventures and their passion for God’s plans.

February 27

Creation Care by Douglas J. Moo and Jonathan A. Moo (Zondervan, $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-29374-3). Father and son New Testament professors analyze scientific data and biblical theology of creation care for a comprehensive understanding of God’s purposes for the natural world.

The Fourth Cup: Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Supper and the Cross by Scott Hahn (Image, $23.00; ISBN: 978-1-5247-5879-0). Hahn mixes memoir of his early years as a husband, father, minister, and scholar with a hunt through scripture to answer those Easter season questions.

The Logic of Faith: A Buddhist Approach to Finding Certainty Beyond Belief and Doubt by Elizabeth Mattis Namgye (Shambhala, $16.95 paper, ISBN: 978-1-61180-230-6). A popular American Buddhist teacher explores the playful and dynamic interdependence of faith and logic and how that relationship reveals the most profound truth.


February 1

Paulie's Passover Predicament by Jane Sutton, illustrated by Barbara Vagnozzi (Karben, $17.99, ISBN: 978-1-5124-2096-8). The Passover Seder misadventures of Paulie the moose musician show even an imperfect ritual meal can still be meaningful.

The Passover Parrot by Evelyn Zusman, illustrated by Krysten Brooker. (KarBen, $17.99 ISBN: 978-1-5124-2882-7). Hametz the parrot helps little Leba learn to ask the Four Questions – the task of the youngest person at a Passover Seder -- in a tale that invites children to connect with holiday rituals.

February 6

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers (Tyndale, $25.99, ISBN: 978-1-4964-0790-0). A famous artist and his assistant, each wrestling with painful secrets, find redemption, mercy as they realize God can make a masterpiece of imperfect lives.

The Saturday Night Supper Club by Carla Laureano (Tyndale, $24.99, ISBN: 978-1-4964-2827-1). The heroine, an award-winning chef deeply scarred by past experiences that damaged her faith, comes to realize she’s not alone: God has always been working for her good.

High Treason by DiAnn Mills (Tyndale, $14.99 paper, ISBN: 978-1-4964-1099-3). An FBI and a CIA agent, struggling to protect a Saudi prince from assassination, realize that modeling Jesus to everyone they meet will carry them across divisions of race and culture.

An Extra Mile: A Story of Embracing God's Call by Sharon Garlough Brown. (InterVarsity, $18, ISBN: 978-0-8308-4332-9). The final book in the bestselling Sensible Shoes Series, wrapping up the stories of these women as they take their next steps.

Everyone Gets Upset by Kristen McCurry and Jennifer Hilton, illustrated by Natasha Rimmington (Sparkhouse, $6.99, ISBN: 978-1-5064-2501-6). The Frolic board book features little friends learning productive ways to deal with anger and frustration.

Thank You, God by Kristen McCurry and Jennifer Hilton, illustrated by Natasha Rimmington (Sparkhouse, $6.99, ISBN: 978-1-5064-2502-3). Animals thank God for the blessings of sunshine, playtime, friends, and love in this Frolic board book.

Jo and the Not-So-Little Lie by Lucy Bell, illustrated by Michael Garton (Sparkhouse, $12.99, ISBN: 978-1-5064-2503-0). This Frolic picture book guides young children in biblical solutions for how to deal with lies – and to ask for forgiveness.

Ava and the Big Ouch by Lucy Bell, illustrated by Michael Garton (Sparkhouse, $12.99, ISBN: 978-1-5064-2504-7). Little Ava gets hurt while playing with friends but encouragement and prayer get her to the fun in this Frolic picture book.