Expect to see clusters of books that raise anxiety — bold political arguments, rallies to spiritual warfare, and personal tales that remind you that your life/job/family/society is a mess. But such books are outweighed by slews of advice on how to survive, thrive and even delight in the day to day through your spiritual life and faith (and even through magic).


April 1

Understanding and Loving a Person with Alcohol or Drug Addiction: Biblical and Practical Wisdom to Build Empathy, Preserve Boundaries, and Show Compassion by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop (Cook, $14.99, ISBN: 978-0-7814-1491-3). Arterburn, host of Christian counseling talk show New Life Live!, and psychologist Stoop offer ways to revive the mind and heart in the face of a loved one’s addiction.

A House United: How the Church Can Save the World by Allen Hilton (Fortress, $16.99, ISBN: 978-1-5064-0191-1). Hilton, executive director of theological nonprofit House United, argues that Christianity can unite people and serve as a corrective for political polarization.

Never Enough Time: A Practical and Spiritual Guide by Donna Schaper (Rowman, $32, ISBN: 978-1-4422-6638-4). Rev. Schaper advises readers struggling with what she terms the “time famine” to make the most of the time they do have.

Going Solo: Hope and Healing for the Single Mom or Dad by Robert Beeson (Focus on the Family, $15.99, ISBN: 978-1-58997-939-0). Beeson, founder of faith-based music company iShine Records, addresses the fears and exhaustion of single parenting and discusses how to gain strength and courage for each day.

Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction by Stephen J. Davis (Oxford, $11.95, ISBN: 978-0-19-871764-5). Davis considers the history of monasticism from antiquity to the present day and how it differs from other expressions of religious life.

Ready or Not: Leaning into Life in Our Twenties by Drew Moser and Jess Fankhauser. (NavPress, $15.99 ISBN: 978-1-63146-796-7). The authors encourage young adults to discover their true vocations – the places where their own passions meet the world and align.

John Dee and the Empire of Angels: Enochian Magick and the Occult Roots of the Modern World by Jason Louv (Inner Traditions, $40, ISBN: 978-1-62055-589-7). Queen Elizabeth’s astrologer was also the leading scientist of the 16th century, an innovator in mathematics, astronomy, and navigation.

Believe and Achieve: The World's Most Motivational Quotes by Chris Naylor (Summersdale, $$12.95, ISBN: 978-1-84953-983-8). Top businesspeople share their inspirations to encourage people.

Boundless Awareness: A Loving Path to Spiritual Awakening and Freedom from Suffering by Michael A. Rodriguez and Joan Tollifson (New Harbinger, $16.95, ISBN: 978-1-68403-067-5). Contemplative exercise and meditation can help people find their true nature, free of pain and turmoil, and integrate that daily life.

How to Live: What the Rule of St. Benedict Teaches Us About Happiness, Meaning, and Community by Judith Valente (Hampton Roads, $16.95, ISBN: 978-1-57174-798-3). Valente argues that ancient wisdom that evolved in the tumult of 6th-century Rome can change modern lives.

The Little Book of Christian Mysticism: Essential Wisdom of Saints, Seers, and Sages by Carl McColman (Hampton Roads, $16.95, ISBN: 978-1-57174-774-7). Quotations and meditations from contemplatives and mystics from the past 2,000 years, including Francis of Assisi, Thomas Merton, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross.

The Lunar Gospel: The Complete Guide to Your Astrological Moon by Cal Garrison (Weiser, $18.95, ISBN: 978-1-57863-626-6). An astrologer shows why the moon sign is the real key to understanding a horoscope.

The Bardic Book of Becoming: An Introduction to Modern Druidry by Ivan McBeth, with Fearn Lickfield (Red Wheel/Weiser Books, $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-57863-634-1). McBeth, the cofounder of Vermont’s Green Mountain School of Druidry, and Lickfield, incorporate lessons, visualizations, rituals, and magical stories for hands-on learning.

Student's Guide to the Guide of the Perplexed by Maimonides by Ben Zion Katz (Urim, $17.95, ISBN: 978-965-524-298-0). Students can access the key ideas of 12th Century Jewish philosopher and physician’s most famous work of theology.

Christian:The Politics of a Word in America by Matthew Bowman (Harvard, $29.95, ISBN: 978-0-674-73763-1). Bowman, an associate professor of history, analyzes what the word means now in the American political landscape.

All Things Beautiful: 31 Devotions for Single Moms by Nikki Leonti Edgar (Broadstreet, $14.99, ISBN: 978-1-4245-5628-1). The Christian music singer shares how she perservered in the wake of an out-of-wedlock pregnancy.

History, Revolution, and Achievements of Nostra Aetate by Daniel Sperber (Urim, $29.95, ISBN: 978-965-524-296-6). Sperber looks at philosophical and ideological shifts in the 19th and 20th centuries made possible the radical doctrinal changes in the Catholic Church.

Was Yosef on the Spectrum?: A Contemporary Reading of the Joseph Story in the Torah by Samuel J. Levine (Urim, $27.95, ISBN: 978-965-524-299-7). Joseph's twisting, turning behavior in the Bible raises questions.

The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland—Then, Now, Tomorrow by Gil Troy (JPS, $34.95, ISBN: 978-0-8276-1255-6). Troy examines the surprisingly diverse and shared visions of Israel as a democratic Jewish state.

April 2

The 4 Wills of God: The Way He Directs Our Steps and Frees Us To Guide Our Own by Emerson Eggerichs (B&H, $19.99, ISBN: 978-1-4627-4373-5). Eggerichs, former senior pastor of Trinity Church in Lansing, Mich., believes God has revealed four specific universal commands: believe, give thanks in everything, do right, and abstain from sexual sin.

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi’is by John McHugo (Georgetown, $29.95 ISBN: 978-1-62616-587-8). McHugo, senior fellow at the Centre for Syrian Studies at St. Andrews University, charts the history of the schism in Islam from the death of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day.

April 3

The Very Worst Missionary: A Memoir or Whatever by Jamie Wright (Convergent, $16, ISBN: 978-0-451-49653-9). Based on her blog of life as a hapless missionary, Wright shares how even well-intended religious ventures can go terribly awry, and the humility and courage it takes to restore them.

The Light Within Me by Ainsley Earhardt (Harper, $27.99; ISBN: 978-0-06-269747-9). The Fox News host and #1 New York Times bestselling author pens a spiritual memoir of her family and career.

Friendship is Freedom: Mindful Practices for Resisting Oppression and Building Community by Kate Johnson (Parallex, $16.95, ISBN: 978-1-941529-88-1). Johnson, who is on the staff of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, intertwines social action and mindfulness.

How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age by Jonathan Leeman (Nelson, $22.99, ISBN: 978-1-4002-0764-0). Theologian, political scientist and pastor Leeman challenges Christians to take up public engagement by loving their neighbors and seeking justice.

Forgiving God: A Story of Faith by Hilary Yancey (FaithWords, $22, ISBN: 978-1-5460-3299-1). Yancey tells the story of how her life was changed and her faith in God broken when her son was diagnosed with complex physical disabilities.

Living a Life You Love by Joyce Meyer (Hachette, $22, ISBN: 978-1-4555-6016-5). Bestselling author Meyer uses inspirational biblical lessons to advise on loving all of life in spite of obstacles and challenges.

The Lost World of the Flood: Mythology, Theology, and the Deluge Debate by Tremper Longman III and John H. Walton. (InterVarsity, $18, ISBN: 978-0-8308-5200-0). The authors take a new look at the timeless Genesis account of the flood.

One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race by John M. Perkins, with Karen Waddles (Moody, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-8024-1801-2). Evangelical civil rights activist Perkins shares what he learned in a career concerned with reconciliation, discipleship, and justice.

The Talmud: A Biography by Barry Scott Wimpfheimer (Princeton, $26.95, ISBN: 978-0-691-16184-6). Wimpfheimer, an associate professor of religious studies, traces the Talmud’s prehistory in biblical and Second Temple Judaism to its present-day use as a source of religious ideology, a model of different modes of rationality, and a totem of cultural identity.

Why Fit in When You're Meant to Stand Out: A Guide to Getting the Life You Deserve by Chrissy Metz (Dey Street, $26.99, ISBN: 978-0-06-283787-5).An Emmy-award winning actress on This is Us, Metz shares the faith that sustains her.

Poverty: What Did Jesus Teach? Edited by Kenneth R. Himes, OFM and Conor M. Kelly (Paraclete, $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-61261-682-7). This book takes a fresh look at the role of churches, and individual Christians, in relating to poverty and the poor among them.

Horses Speak of God: How Horses Can Teach Us to Listen and Be Transformed by Laurie M. Brock (Paraclete, $16.99, ISBN: 978-1-61261-929-3). The author argues horses can offer holy wisdom if people attend to how they express their being, actions, and relationships.

Being Boss: Take Control of Your Work and Live Life on Your Own Terms by Emily Thompson, Kathleen Shannon ( Running Press, $23.99, ISBN: 978-0-7624-9046-2). The "Being Boss" podcasters offer an interactive self-help guide.

My Mother in the Mirror: Honoring the Woman Who Made Me Who I Am, edited by Ami McConnell Abston (Worthy, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-68397-246-4). Forty writers celebrate the role their mothers have played in their lives, legacies, and faith.

Grateful by Diana Butler Bass (HarperOne, $26.99, ISBN: 978-0-06-265947-7). Bass offers solutions to closing the gap “between our desire to be grateful and our ability to behave gratefully” a society filled with ego-centric thinking.

Living Your Faith: A Journey Through James by Elizabeth George (Harvest House, $9.99, ISBN: 978-0-7369-6441-8). This is an interactive study of the book of James aimed at helping teens grow their self-esteem.

Women of Purpose: Discovering a Life of Meaning, Identity, and Purpose in Christ by Sara Dangle (Good Books, $16.99, ISBN: 978-1-68099-341-7). One hundred days of scripture-based devotions for an intentional, abundant life.

Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death by Richard Holloway. (Canongate, $24 ISBN 978-1-78689-021-4). The former Bishop of Edinburgh offers advice to people facing their last days and those who care for them.

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry by Ruth Haley Barton. (InterVarsity, $22, ISBN: 978-0-8308-4645-0). The author expands her spiritual formation classic, exploring topics such as loneliness and leading from your authentic self.

Worthy: Finding Yourself in a World Expecting Someone Else by Melanie Springer Mock (Herald, $16.99, ISBN: 978-1-5138-0254-1). The author dashes the self-improvement industry and shows people how to free themselves from other’s expectations to be who God created them to be.

Unbroken Faith: Spiritual Recovery for the Special Needs Parent by Diane Dokko Kim (Worthy, $15.99, ISBN: 978-1-68397-134-4). Dokko addresses the crippling fear, guilt, and inadequacy that parents of special needs kids can encounter.

A Letter for Every Mother by Kara Lawler and Regan Long (Hachette, $22, ISBN: 978-1-4789-2243-8). These are letters to mothers from all walks of life to encourage, inspire and uplift them.

Generous Love: Discover the Joy of Living ‘Others First’ by Becky Kopitzke (Bethany, $14.99, ISBN: 978-0-7642-3053-0). Kopitzke offers inspiration and practical advice for reaching out, living generously, and loving others bravely and selflessly.

Finding the Love of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation by Elyse Fitzpatrick (Bethany, $12.99, ISBN: 978-0-7642-1801-9). Fitzpatrick walks through the Bible and draws the theme of Jesus’ love and redemption through the pages of Scripture.

Poverty, Riches and Wealth: Moving from a Life of Lack into True Kingdom Abundance by Kris Vallotton (Chosen Books, $22.99, ISBN: 978-0-8007-9901-4). Vallotton offers a balanced view of wealth, capacity, and what God means when He calls people to flourish.

Possessing the Gates of the Enemy: A Training Manual for Militant Intercession by Cindy Jacobs (Chosen Books, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-8007-9883-3). Jacobs has updated her book in this fourth edition, equipping readers for spiritual warfare and waging offensive battles against our enemy.

The Power of Your Influence: 11 Ways to Make a Difference by Stan Toler (Harvest House, $12.99, ISBN: 978-0-7369-7305-2). Toler shows how someone's words, actions, and attitude every day can change their life and that of those around them.

Prayers of Blessing over your Husband by Bruce H. Wilkinson (Harvest House, $12.99, ISBN: 978-0-7369-7181-2). Wilkinson guides readers in creating meaningful and honest prayers.

Call of the Mild: Misadventures in Africa, Hollywood, and Other Wild Places by Torry Martin, Doug Peterson (Harvest House, $13.99, ISBN: 978-0-7369-7159-1). The comedian and actor's humorous tales share a common thread: God can use you, no matter how broken and blundering you may be.

Heavenly Minded Mom: A 90 Day Journey to Embrace What Matters Most by Katie Bennett ( Abingdon, $14.99, ISBN: 978-1-5018-4552-9).Devotions for mothers who want to embrace what matters most.

April 2

Rational Bible: Exodus by Dennis Prager (Regency $34.99, ISBN: 978-1-62157-772-0). Prager sets out to show how the Bible rationally applies to today's issues.

April 4

Open to the Spirit: God in Us, God with Us, God Transforming Us by Scot McKnight. WaterBrook, $15.99, ISBN: 978-1-60142-634-5). McKnight, a New Testament scholar, suggests a renewed focus on the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit.

April 10

The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Health by Suzanne Stabile (InterVarsity, $24, ISBN: 978-0-8308-4642-9). The author delves deeply into the Enneagram — a system of personality typology with roots in Christian and Islamic mysticism.

Rise by Paige VanZant (Hachette Books, $27; ISBN: 978-0-316-47226-5). The mixed martial arts fighter shares her story and her Christian faith.

Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice by Rebecca Todd Peters (Beacon, $27.95, ISBN: 978-0-8070-6998-1). Peters, a minister and a feminist social ethicist, argues that abortion can be a moral good.

Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes by Hena Khan, illus. by Mehrdokht Amini (Chronicle, $17.99, ISBN: 978-1-4521-5541-8). From a crescent moon to a square garden to an octagonal fountain, this picture book celebrates the visual tradition of the Muslim world.

A Woman After God’s Own Heart Bible (NKJV), edited by Elizabeth George (Kregel, $34.99, ISBN: 978-0-8254-4490-6). George adds comprehensive study questions to this edition of the NKJV Bible.

Brave Birds: Inspiration on the Wing by Maude White (Abrams, $24.99, ISBN: 978-1-4197-2909-6). Every image by the artist author is paired with a message of the inspiring traits that bird exemplifies.

To Lose the Madness: Field Notes on Trauma, Loss and Radical Authenticity by L.M. Browning (Homebound, $12, ISBN: 978-1-947003-90-3). Every mind has a breaking point. The author, a poet and naturalist, shares a journey of recovery from profound grief.

Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science and A Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe by Dean Radin (Harmony,$16, ISBN: 978-1-5247-5882-0). Radin, chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, looks at telepathy, clairvoyance and more, arguing that anyone, with practice, can enter the magic found in reality.

Treated Like Family by Tom Faley, (Hachette $27.00, ISBN: 978-1-4789-9286-8). The Sargento Cheese entrepreneur shares the experience of building the business with a culture of caring and humility.

Unbound: Finding Freedom from Unrealistic Expectations of Motherhood by Jamie Sumner (Hachette, $14.99, ISBN: 978-1-5460-3198-7). Sumner shares her story of infertility and special needs parenting and finding comfort and joy through the Bible.

La La Lovely: The Art of Finding Beauty in the Everyday by Trina McNeilly (Hachette, $22.00, ISBN: 978-1-4789-2076-2). Design blogger McNeilly has practical pointers for decorating your home with the understanding that overall the beauty we find in life is God’s beauty.

Painting Peace: Art in a Time of Global Crisis by Kazuaki Tanahashi (Shambhala, $21.95, ISBN: 978-1-61180-543-7). A revered modern artist and Zen teacher offers an inspirational account of how his art has been the expression of a life of social activism.

April 12

Resist and Persist: Faith and the Fight for Equality by Erin Wathen (Westminster, $16, ISBN: 978-0-664-26390-4). Wathen, senior pastor at St. Andrew Christian Church in Olathe, Kans., takes a stand against systemic gender imbalances in this feminist call to action.

Shariah: What Everyone Needs to Know by John L. Esposito and Natana J. DeLong-Bas. (Oxford Univ., $16, ISBN: 978-0-19-932506-1). Two professors detail the origins and place of sharia in Muslim societies with an aim to correct widespread misconceptions.

April 13

In Praise of the Useless Life: A Monk’s Memoir by Paul Quenon, O.C.S.O. ( Ave Maria, $15.95, ISBN: 978-1-59471-759-8). Quenon who has spent half a century as a monk including serving as a novice under Thomas Merton, shares the beauty of daily life and contemplation.

April 16

Holy Humanitarians: American Evangelicals and Global Aid by Heather D. Curtis (Harvard, $29.95, ISBN: 978-0-674-73736-5). A scholar examines how Evangelical media campaigns transformed how American Christians’ response to humanitarian crises abroad.

April 17

Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People by Bob Goff (Nelson, $16.99, ISBN: 978-0-7180-7813-3). Goff follows his bestseller, Love Does, with a story of learning to love without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction – even when befriending a Ugandan witch doctor.

Saved from Success: How God Can Free You from Culture’s Distortion of Family, Work and the Good Life by Dale Partridge (Nelson, $19.99. ISBN: 978-0-7180-9344-0). Partridge teaches workers and corporate leaders how live by God’s blueprint for the good life.

Once Upon a Farm: Lessons on Growing Love, Life and Hope on 7 Acres or Less by Rory Feek (W Publishing, $24.99; ISBN: 978-0-7852-1672-8). Feek writes about farming and fatherhood and the kind of healing that comes only through faith.

Winning the Worry Battle: Life Lessons from the Book of Joshua by Barbara L. Roose (Abingdon, $16.99, ISBN: 978-1-5018-5784-3). Roose, host of the Better Together podcast, asks readers to embrace God’s promises and the kind of practice radical obedience shown in the Book of Joshua.

Practicing the King’s Economy: Honoring Jesus in How You Work, Earn, Spend, Save, and Give by Michael Rhodes, Robby Holt, and Brian Fikkert (Baker, $19.99, ISBN: 978-0-8010-7574-2) urges readers to handle money in ways that embody God’s love.

42 Seconds: The Jesus Model for Everyday Interactions by Carl Medearis (NavPress, $15.99, ISBN: 978-1-63146-489-8). Medearis argues that readers can change their lives if they model their conversations on Jesus whose average conversations were shorter than a minute

Mystics and Misfits: Meeting God Through St. Francis and Other Unlikely Saints by Christiana Peterson (Herald, $16.99, ISBN: 978-1-5138-0164-3). Peterson describes her life in a Christian farming community and the strength she derived from Francis of Assisi, Simone Weil, and Dorothy Day.

Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me about Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss by Tyra Banks, with Carolyn London (Penguin/TarcherPerIgee, $27, ISBN: 978-0-14-313230-1). In time for Mother’s Day, Banks, model and TV host, and her mother, Carolyn, share the lessons that inspired Tyra’s success.

Finding Favor: God's Blessings Beyond Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Brian Jones (InterVarsity, $16, ISBN: 978-0-8308-4523-1). Don’t look for immediate success when Scripture shows God wants long-term transformation, writes Pastor Jones.

Compelled: The Irresistible Call to Share Your Fait by Dudley Rutherford (Worthy, $16.99, ISBN: 978-1-68397-251-8). Mega-church pastor Dudley Rutherford provides practical methods and application to effectively articulate the message of salvation.

The Audacious Molly Bruno by Marie Armenia (Hachette, $14.99, ISBN: 978-1-5460-3320-2). Bruno’s daughter writes this book for women who long for wisdom from a Godly mother and the mothers who could mentor them.

Passing the Generation Blessing: Speak Life, Shape Destinies by Kenneth C. Ulmer (Worthy, $18.99, ISBN: 978-1-68397-248-8). Ulmer offers ways to clear one's home and life of ungodly patterns.

Finding Rest in Meditation: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 2 by Longchenpa, trans. by Padmakara Translation Group (Shambhala, $$24.95, ISBN: 978-1-61180-552-9). This is the next installment in the Tibetan Buddhist master's exposition on the Buddhist path.

April 19

The Character of Virtue: Letters to a Godson by Stanley Hauerwas. (Eerdmans, $21.99, ISBN: 978-0-8028-7579-2). Every year, the professor of divinity and law at Duke wrote the boy a letter about a specific virtue and how to live a virtuous life.

April 22

Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction by Tim Bayne (Oxford, $11.95, ISBN: 978-0-19-875496-1). Bayne, a professor of philosophy at Monash University in Melbourne engages with burning questions of religious philosophy.

April 23

Buddha and Einstein Walk into a Bar by Guy Joseph Ale (New Page, $15.99, ISBN: 978-1-63265-140-2). Ale, founding president of Lifespan Seminar, provides practical tools to help readers mastermind, body, and energy to live a healthy life.

Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities in the American South by James Hudnut-Beumler (UNC Press, $34.95, ISBN: 978-1-4696-4037-2). Historian and minister Hudnut-Beumler presents a comprehensive portrait of the South’s dominant religion.

April 24

The Pope Who Would Be King by David I. Kertzer (Random House, $35, ISBN: 978-0-8129-8991-5). Pulitzer Prize winner Kertzer details the political upheaval following the overthrow of Pope Pius IX in 1848, effectively ending the tradition of Catholic monarchs ruling by “divine right” throughout Europe.

I Can’t Believe You Just Said That: Biblical Wisdom for Taming Your Child’s Tongue by Ginger Hubbard (Nelson, $16.99, ISBN: 978-1-4002-0444-1). A Christian parenting expert offers Bible-based help for parents shocked by their children’s language, whining, tattling, and lying.

Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics Is Destroying American Democracy by Jonah Goldberg (Crown Forum, $28; ISBN: 978-1-101-90493-0). The senior editor at the National Review argues if the West ceases to know, defend and be grateful for the “Miracle” of political freedom and economic prosperity, it could be lost.

Demanding Liberty by Brandon J. O’Brien. (InterVarsity, $17, ISBN: 978-0-8308-4528-6). How an 18th-century farmer fought for the free exercise of religion in the colonial era and the founding of the nation.

Born with Wings: the Spiritual Journey of a Modern Muslim by Daisy Khan (Speigel, $28, ISBN: 978-0-8129-9526-8). Khan, once an immigrant career woman, describes how she came to marry an Imam, immerse herself in Muslim community life and found Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality, which works on behalf of women’s rights in Islam.

What Would Dolly Do?: How to Be a Diamond in a Rhinestone World by Lauren Marino (Grand Central, $22, ISBN: 978-1-5387-1300-6). The author offers a spirited homage to the country music superstar.

Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change by Stacey Abrams (Holt, $27, ISBN: 978-1-250-19129-8). Abrams, Georgia House Minority Leader, has been a force in promoting voter registration and employment recruitment for minorities.

Existentialist's Survival Guide: How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age by Gordon Marino (HarperOne, $25.99, ISBN: 978-0-06-243598-9). A swashbuckling group of thinkers generally known as existentialists believed that such feelings not only offer enduring lessons about living a life of integrity, but also help us discern an inner spark.

The Better Mom by Ruth Schwenk (Zondervan, $16.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-34945-7). Don’t embrace the mess of parenthood, says Schwenk. Instead, rise above it with God’s guidance.

Move Into More by Choco De Jesús (Zondervan, $16.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-34992-1) The pastor of a growing Chicago church says following God faithfully is not the recipe for health or wealth but rather for peace of mind, solace and strength in the chaos of life.

Tailor Made by Alex Seeley (Thomas Nelson, $16.99, ISBN: 978-0-7180-7505-7). Seeley, a pastor in Nashville, coaches readers to let go of insecurity, bad memories, and circumstances and replace them with a new view of their authentic self in the eyes of God.

Reform Catholicism and the International Suppression of the Jesuits,1554-1791 by Dale K. Van Kley (Yale, $38, ISBN: 978-0-300-22846-5). Dale Van Kley argues that Reform Catholicism, not a secular Enlightenment, provided the justification for Catholic kings to suppress a society instituted by the papacy.

April 30

Midwife in Amish Country: Celebrating God's Gift of Life by Kim Osterholzer (Regency, $24.99, ISBN: 978-1-62157-727-0). The author, a midwife who helped deliver more than 500 babies, shares the Amish perspective and the heart of midwifery.


April 3

No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert (WaterBrook, $14.99, ISBN: 978-1-60142-904-9). Three women struggle with faith and forgiveness during a difficult year integrating two public schools in a highly segregated district.

The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy. (Bethany House, $14.99, ISBN: 978-0-7642-1929-0). In the latest in Connealy’s High Sierra Sweethearts series, the character find the ruins of a wagon train and recognizes the attack as the work of the same group who left him as sole survivor years ago.

Pelican Point: A Hope Harbor Novel by Irene Hannon (Revell, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-8007-2880-9). Hannon returns to Hope Harbor in this story about a crumbling lighthouse that brings army doctor Ben Garrison to the sleepy seaside town.

The Great Escape (Book Three) by M.J. Thomas, illus. by Graham Howells (Worthy, $6.99 ISBN: 978-0-8249-5689-9). The sibling stars who follow mysterious scrolls through time to moments in Biblical history, this book has Peter and Mary join the Israelites’ escape from Egypt.

Breath of Hope by Lauraine Snelling (Bethany, $10.99, ISBN: 978-0-7642-1897-2). Snelling’s latest in her series Under Northern Skies explores family life, love and tragedy among immigrants in Northern Minnesota.

April 10

The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd (Thomas Nelson, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7180-1188-8). A romance, set in the Industrial Revolution, between a traditional weaver’s daughter and a mill owner’s grandson leads to conflict.

Where Shadows Meet by Colleen Coble (Thomas Nelson, $9.99, ISBN: 978-0-7852-1665-0). Suffering from survivor’s guilt after the death of her parents, Hannah decides to marry her questionable boyfriend in Coble’s faith-based drama.

An Amish Heirloom: A Legacy of Love, the Cedar Chest, the Treasured Book, A Midwife’s Dream by Amy Clipston et al. (Zondervan, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-35187-0). This collection brings together four novellas from popular Amish-romance writers.

Shadows of Hope by Georgianna Daniels (Shiloh Run, $14.99, ISBN: 978-1-68322-545-4). A crisis pregnancy worker discovers her cheating husband is fathering a baby with one of her clients. Both women have to find faith to look forward.