Path of the Prophets: The Ethics-Driven Life by Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz (JPS, $19.95, ISBN: 978-0-8276-1309-6). The rabbi traces of the ethical actions of 18 heroic biblical men and women that thread through our lives and choices today.
A Course in Mysticism and Miracles: Begin Your Spiritual Adventure by Jon Mundy (Weiser, $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-57863-601-3). The executive director of All Faiths Seminary International, Mundy offers ways to understand A Course in Miracles through the lens of mysticism.
The Wisdom of the Tao: Ancient Stories that Delight, Inform, and Inspire by Deng Ming-Dao (Hampton Roads, $16.95, ISBN: 978-1-57174-837-9). Over 140 ancient stories express great truth by fusing anecdotes with this ancient Chinese philosophy.
Kahlil Gibran’s Little Book of Life: Timeless Wisdom to Feed the Spirit and Nourish the Soul by Kahlil Gibran, compiled by Neil Douglas-Klotz (Hampton Roads, $15.95, ISBN: 978-1-932057-14-0). This is a gift book offering more than 100 fables, aphorisms, parables, stories, and poems—timeless and essential wisdom from a visionary voice of comfort, love, and tolerance.
God Isn’t Finished with Me Yet by Barbara Lee (Loyola, $14.95, ISBN: 978-0-8294-4661-6). Lee shows aging readers in five chapters how prayer and discernment can guide them new ways of living and serving.
I Will Love You Forever: A True Story about Finding Life, Hope & Healing While Caring for Hospice Babies by Cori Salchert and Marianne Hering (Shiloh Run, $14.99, ISBN: 978-1-68322-434-1). This book recounts one woman’s decades-long journey to caring for hospice babies inspired by the accidental death of her sister as a child.
From Tolerance to Equality: How Elites Brought America to Same-Sex Marriage by Darel E. Paul (Baylor, $39.95, ISBN: 978-1-4813-0694-2). Paul, professor of political science at Williams College, argues that American elites use opinions on sexual orientation as a tool for accumulating cultural authority and political power.
Willing Hands: In the Service of the Lord by Daniel Richard (Square One, $15.95, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0461-2). Lay minister Richard reminds Christians of the responsibility to serve others.
Boundless Compassion: Creating a Way of Life by Joyce Rupp (Sorin, $18.95, ISBN: 978-1-932057-14-0). The veteran Christian retreat leader guides readers through a six-week personal transformation process designed to recharge their love and compassion.
A Prophet with Honor by William Martin (Zondervan, $29.99; ISBN: 978-0-310-35330-0). Historian Martin updates his classic biography of Billy Graham, best known modern evangelist before his death Feb. 21 at age 99.
Even in Our Darkness: A Story of Beauty in a Broken Life by Jack Deere (Zondervan, $22.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-53814-1). After his bestselling books, Surprised by the Power of God and Surprised by the Voice of God, Deere spent 20 years dealing with family tragedies. Now, he's back with a new book on how he “felt God delighting in me.”
Box of Butterflies by Roma Downey (Howard Books, $24.99; ISBN: 978-1-5011-5093-7). Retired as God’s TV angel, Downey now encourages people with an illustrated book of quotes, poems, scripture, and artwork.
The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi—My Journey into the Heart of the Christian Faith and the Land Where It All Began by Kathie Lee Gifford (W Publishing, $24.99; ISBN: 978-0-7852-1596-7). Gifford, an evangelical Christian, traveled to Israel with Jason Sobel, a rabbi who accepts Christ. She pledges profits from the book will go to fund similar Bible study trips for others.
Sex, Jesus, and the Conversations the Church Forgot by Mo Isom (Baker, $14.99, $ISBN: 978-0-8010-1905-0). Blogger and speaker Isom targets young Christian adult readers, boldly addressing issues such as virginity, pornography and "sex-pectations" in marriage.
Integral Buddhism: And the Future of Spirituality by Ken Wilber (Shambhala, $14.95, ISBN: 978-1-61180-560-4). A leading philosopher looks at Buddhism’s history and foundational teachings, how it fits into modern society, and how all world religions will evolve.
Experiments in Honesty: Meditations on Love, Fear and the Honest to God Naked Truth by Steve Daugherty (Worthy, $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-68397-135-1). Daugherty, a pastor, podcaster, and storyteller, explores the nature of God’s love in engaging essays.
Love Like You've Never Been Hurt: Hope, Healing and the Power of an Open Heart by Jentezen Franklin (Baker, $22.99, ISBN: 978-0-8007-9864-2). A pastor offers ways to survive and forgive the deepest hurts from the ones we love most.
The Hidden Enemy: Aggressive Secularism, Radical Islam, and the Fight for Our Future by Michael Youssef (Tyndale, $26.99, ISBN: 978-1-4964-3146-2). The author sees multiple attacks on Christian truth and suggests ways to defeat encroachment from political, religious or philosophical forces.
No Other Gods: The Politics of the Ten Commandments by Ana Levy-Lyons (Center Street, $26, ISBN: 978-1-4789-7721-6). Levy-Lyons, senior minister of a Unitarian Universalist congregation, explores the contemporary relevance of the ancient Ten Commandments as the underpinning of social justice and a resource for resistance.
God Code: Unlocking Divine Messages Hidden in the Bible by Timothy Smith (WaterBrook, $15, ISBN: 978-1-60142-917-9). Computer technology reveals hidden messages from God in the Bible. The book was originally published as The Chamberlain Key.
Grace: The Journey to God by Michael Casey (Paraclete, $17.99, ISBN: 978-1-64060-064-5). Benedictine monk Casey focuses on God’s benevolence in this guide for the faithful.
Overcoming Shame: Let Go of Others’ Expectations and Embrace God’s Acceptance by Mark W. Baker (Harvest House, $14.99, ISBN: 978-0-7369-7130-0). Combining psychological research, biblical teachings, and clinical expertise, Baker, psychologist and family therapist, provides tools for addressing feelings of shame.
Deceivers: Exposing Evil Seducers & Their Last Days Deception by Terry James (New Leaf, $19.99, ISBN: 978-0-89221-759-5). Bible prophecy experts present analysis of today’s issues and events.
Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. (InterVarsity, $20, ISBN: 978-0-8308-4534-7). Wilson-Hartgrove traces his journey from the religion of the slaveholder to the Christianity of Christ.
Unafraid by Adam Hamilton (Convergent, $22, 978-1-5247-6033-5). Hamilton, an author and pastor, combines scriptural lessons with personal experience and neurological research to help readers alleviate the “worry, anxiety, and fear that permeates our lives.”
Believe Bigger: Discover the Path to Your Life Purpose by Marshawn Evans Daniels (Howard Books, $24; ISBN: 978-1-5011-6567-2). Business mentor Daniels maps out the route to divine reinvention and the way God uses rejection, hardship, and unexpected circumstances to awaken something greater in believers.
Mere Science and Christian Faith: Bridging the Divide with Emerging Adults by Greg Cootsona (InterVarsity, $17, ISBN: 978-0-8308-3814-1). Cootsona argues that integrating science and faith can lead to deeper conversations with Millennials who challenge the church today.
Kind Is the New Classy by Candace Cameron Bure (Zondervan, $24.99; ISBN: 978-0-310-35002-6). The Full House TV actress says kindness matters most to flourishing in life and offers a how-to book for standing your ground with grace and taking cues from God.
The Way of Abundance: A 60-Day Journey into a Deeply Meaningful Life by Ann Voskamp (Zondervan, $18.99; ISBN: 978-0-310-35031-6). Voskamp draws on earlier works and online posts to create a devotional that shows how brokenness can be a gift to draw one closer to the heart of God.
Friend of Sinners: Why Jesus Cares More About Relationship than Perfection by Rich Wilkerson (Nelson, $16.99, ISBN: 978-0-7180-3270-8). Pastor and speaker Wilkerson delves into Jesus’ gospel of “scandalous grace” that reveals his transformative love for sinners.
Burden Is Light: Liberating Your Life from the Tyranny of Performance and Success by Jon Tyson (Multnomah, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-7352-9067-9). Tyson, lead pastor of Trinity Grace Church in New York City, explores the “reverse economy” of Jesus’s kingdom to free readers from merit-based thinking.
A Call for Courage: Living with Power, Truth, and Love in an Age of Intolerance and Fear by Michael Anthony (Nelson, $22.99, ISBN: 978-0-7180-9094-4). Pastor and speaker Anthony shows believers how to speak out with courage and walk by faith when others try to silence them.
Our Father: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer by Pope Francis (Image, $21, ISBN: 978-0-525-57611-2). The pope examines this beloved prayer line by line, extolling how it can guide people to live with courage and embrace justice and mercy.
Life Everlasting Catholic Devotions and Mysteries for the Everyday Seeker (TarcherPerigee, $17, ISBN: 978-0-399-16222-0). Author Gary Jansen offers the definitive guide for millions of people of all faiths who are intrigued by Catholic devotions.
Flunk. Start.: Report from a Former Scientologist by Sands Hall, (Counterpoint, $26, ISBN: 978-1-61902-178-5). Part personal reflection on self-discovery, part exposé of Scientology, Hall’s candid memoir spans the eras of L. Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige in the Church of Scientology.
Return of Odin: The Modern Renaissance of Pagan Imagination by Richard Rudgley (Inner Traditions, $19.99, ISBN: 978-1-62055-727-3). Documentary filmmaker and author Rudgley examines the influence of the Norse god Odin in contemporary culture.
The Monk's Record Player: Thomas Merton, Bob Dylan, and the Perilous Summer of 1966 by Robert Hudson (Eerdmans, $23.99, ISBN: 978-0-8028-7520-4). In this parallel biography, Hudson examines Dylan’s influence on Merton’s life and poetry, and their lives of creativity, crisis, and redemption.
Other Worlds: Spirituality and the Search for Invisible Dimensions by Christopher G. White (Harvard, $35, ISBN: 978-0-674-98429-5). A physicist argues that spiritual practices and scientific speculation about multiverses and invisible dimensions are both efforts to peer into the hidden elements and the existential meaning of the universe.
Sefer Yesirah and Its Contexts: Other Jewish Voices by Tzahi Weiss (Pennsylvania, $59.95, ISBN: 978-0-8122-4990-3). Weiss, a scholar at the Open University of Israel, traces the origins of the mystical “Book of Formation,” one of the most influential Jewish compositions of late antiquity.
Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock by Greg Thornberry (Convergent, $26.00: ISBN: 978-1-101-90707-8). Norman left The Who and Janis Joplin to rock out about Jesus instead. Thornberry traces Norman’s role in the birth of the Christian music industry.
Against Dharma: Dissent in the Ancient Indian Sciences of Sex and Politics, by Wendy Doniger (Yale, $26, ISBM: 978-0-300-21619-6). Hinduism scholar Doniger, delving into ancient texts, reveals voices of dissent to dharma (religious teachings) that continue into modern times.
Intimate Deception: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Betrayal by Sheri Keffer (Revell, $19.99, ISBN: 978-0-8007-2912-7). Keffer is a Christian counselor and radio talk host whose book is intended to help women reject shame, heal and reclaim their lives.
A Beginner's Guide to Dante's Divine Comedy by Jason M. Baxter (BakerAcademic, $17.99, ISBN: 978-0-8010-9873-4). Explore Dante’s spiritual masterpiece with a primer on the poem’s themes of sin, redemption, and virtue.
Selfies: Searching for the Image of God in a Digital Age by Craig Detweiler (Brazos, $19.99, ISBN: 978-1-58743-398-6). Detweiler shows how self-portraits influence our views of ourselves and our relationships with each other and with God.
Militant Grace by Phillip G. Ziegler (Baker, $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-8010-9853-6). This primer on apocalyptic theology offers a renewed understanding of key Christian doctrines, including sin, grace, revelation, redemption, and the Christian life.
The Divine Christ by David B. Capes (Baker, $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-8010-9786-7). A scholar examines Paul’s letters to reveal his unique portrait of Jesus as divine through a rereading of scripture.
(((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump by Jonathan Weisman (St. Martin’s Press, $24.99; ISBN: 978-1-250-16993-8). After neo-Nazis and anti-Semites attacked Weisman, New York Times editor, on social media, he took a close look at the Alt-Right and proposes that American Jews rally with other vulnerable groups in mutual defense.
There is More: When the World Says You Can't, God Says You Can by Brian Houston (WaterBrook, $23.99, ISBN: 978-0-7352-9061-7). Founder and senior pastor for Hillsong Church, Houston claims that by surrendering to God's power, you can achieve a life beyond your earthly expectations.
Neurotheology: How Science Can Enlighten Us About Spirituality by Andrew Newberg (Columbia, $35, ISBN: 978-0-231-17904-1). Newberg, director of research at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health in Philadelphia, explores the latest findings in neurotheology, the multidisciplinary field linking neuroscience with religious and spiritual phenomena.
The Scandal of Redemption: When God Liberates the Poor, Saves Sinners, and Heals Nations by Óscar Romero (Plough, $8, ISBN: 978-0-87486-141-9). This is a collection of powerful excerpts from writings and radio talks on the gospel and the oppressed by Archbishop of El Salvador, who was assassinated in 1980.
Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up by Elizabeth A. Smart (St. Martin’s Press, $26.99; ISBN: 978-1-250-11552-2). Smart follows her powerful memoir, My Story, with a deeply personal look at her healing process. “I didn’t want to miss a second chance of living my own life,” she writes in a guide to readers for making peace with the past and turning to the future.
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton and Laura Love Hardin (St. Martin’s Press, $26.99; ISBN: 978-1-250-12471-5). Anthony Ray Hinton, freed after 30 years on death row for a crime he did not commit, describes being sustained by faith in God.
Miracle in Shreveport: A Memoir of Baseball, Fatherhood, and the Stadium that Launched a Dream by David and Jason Benham (Thomas Nelson, $19.99, ISBN: 978-0-7852-1598-1). The enterprising twin brothers share their life from Little League days to professional baseball careers to the experience of losing a TV-reality-show contract over their religious opposition to same-sex marriage.
To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism by Ross Douthat (Simon & Schuster, $26; ISBN: 978-1-5011-4692-3). The New York times columnist sees dangers in the pontiff’s approach to modernity and questions whether Francis is gambling the future of the church.
Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower by Gary W. Moon (InterVarsity, $22, ISBN: 978-0-8308-4610-8). Moon describes how Dallas Willard mentored and inspired generations of pastors, philosophers, and average churchgoers writing on spirituality.
Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine by Alan Lightman (Pantheon, $25, ISBN: 978-1-101-87186-7). Meditating on religion and science, Lightman probes the tension between a human yearning for certainty and the uncertainty of nature, as well as the ways we’ve approached these concepts.
Resilient: How to Grow and Unshakable Core of Calm Strength, and Happiness by Rick and Forrest Hanson (Harmony, $26, ISBN: 978-0-451-49884-7) How grit, gratitude, and compassion can strengthen people in difficult times.
Buddhism beyond Gender: Liberation from Attachment to Identity by Rita M. Gross (Shambhala, $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-61180-237-5). Buddhist scholar and practitioner Gross challenges women and men to free themselves from gender roles.
The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice by Meido Moore (Shambhala, $16.95, ISBN: 978-1-61180-517-8). An accessible beginner's guide to Rinzai Zen practice.
The Invention of Religion: Faith and Covenant in the Book of Exodus by Jan Assmann, translated by Robert Savage (Princeton, $35, ISBN: 978-0-691-15708-5). The author traces how the foundational ideas introduced in Exodus and shaped by Judaism were adopted into Christianity and Islam.
Inside the Atheist Mind: Unmasking the Religion of Those Who Say There Is No God by Anthony DeStefano (Nelson, $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-7180-8056-3). DeStefano argues that atheism is intellectually bankrupt. His new book offers Christians an entertaining retort to atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris.
The Way of Jesus: Living a Spiritual and Ethical Life by Jay Parini (Beacon, $26.95, ISBN: 978-0-8070-4724-8). Biographer and novelist Parini addresses progressive Christians and spiritual seekers in this spiritual autobiography and guide that incorporates teachings from other religions.
Can You Hear a Coo, Coo? by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, illus. by Marc Lumer (Kar-Ben, board book, $5.99, ISBN: 978-1-5124-4443-8). The Noah’s ark story is retold with a variety of animal sounds.
His Risk by Shelley Shepard Gray (William Morrow Paperbacks, $12.99 paper; ISBN: 978-0-06-246915-1). The latest in Gray’s Amish of Hart County suspense series features an Amish teacher and an Englishman who is leading a double life.
If I live by Terri Blackstock (Thomas Nelson, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-31033-254-1). In book three in suspense writer Blackstock’s If I run series, he introduces characters fleeing corrupt cops.
Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn (Revell, $25.99, ISBN: 978-0-8007-2938-7). Blackburn’s Dive Team series resurfaces when investigators find a body near the home of a woman fleeing her troubled past.
In Places Hidden (Golden Gate Secrets) by Tracie Peterson (Baker, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-7642-1899-6). Two women join forces to find a missing person in a San Francisco chocolate factory.
The Heart Between Us by Lindsay Harrel (Thomas Nelson, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-7180-7570-5). A girl who receives a heart transplant also finds the donor's diary and decides to go on all the bucket list adventures listed in it, taking a journey of faith.
The Pope’s Cat by Jon M. Sweeney, illus. by Roy DeLeon (Paraclete, $9.99, ISBN: 978-1-61261-935-4). This is the story of a curious stray cat adopted by the Pope who lives in the Vatican.
Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles (Hogarth, $27; ISBN: 978-0-553-44758-3). When a paralyzed veteran abruptly rises from his wheelchair and walks, scientists, journalists, and a Vatican investigator start digging into the nature of a “miracle.”
Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown (St. Martin’s Press, $25.99; ISBN: 978-1-250-11177-7). The fourth novel from Brown (The River of Kings) is a Southern family drama featuring whiskey, love, murder and a one-eyed, snake-handling pastor.
A Borrowed Dream by Amanda Cabot (Revell, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-8007-2757-4). The second book in Cabot’s Cimarron Creek Trilogy weaves a tale of deception and redemption.
Beneath a Prairie Moon by Kim Vogel Sawyer (WaterBrook, $14.99, ISBN: 978-0-7352-9005-1). Sawyer tells the story of a high-society cast-off turned mail-order bride and the Western town that welcomes her in this prairie-set heart-warmer.
Miriam and Pharaoh’s Daughter by W.C. Bauers, illus. by Marta Costa (Grosset & Dunlap, $7.99, ISBN: 978-1-5247-8594-9). This book tells the Bible story of Miriam, who watches over her baby brother Moses as he floats down the Nile in a reed basket.
Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller (Kregel, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-8254-4533-0). Set in the salons of Regency-era Bath, England, this novel sees Catherine Winthrop courted by the recently titled Jonathan Carlew, whose heart she broke years before.