May 1

One Beautiful Dream by: The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Personal Passions, and Saying Yes to Them Both by Jennifer Fulwiler (Zondervan, $24.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-34974-7). Fulwiler, a Sirius XM radio host on the Catholic Channel and mother of six, finds beauty in the unplanned life.

How to Get Unstuck: Breaking Free from Barriers to Your Productivity by Matt Perman (Zondervan, $19.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-52682-7). The author offers overwhelmed people 10 core principles that will make them more effective for the glory of God.

Why We Need Religion by Stephen Asma (Oxford, $29.95, ISBN: 978-0-19-046967-2). Asma, who specializes in the philosophy of the life sciences, argues that people need religion because it is meaningful emotionally, whether or not it is true.

To Heal the World?: How Jewish Social Justice Corrupts Judaism and Endangers Israel by Jonathan Neumann (St. Martin’s ,$26.99, ISBN 978-1-250-16087-4). Neumann, writer for the Times of Israel, claims the 1960s Jewish renewal movement redirected the perspective of the Jewish community towards liberalism and social justice.

The Lifegiving Parent: Giving Your Child a Life Worth Living for Christ by Sally and Clay Clarkson (Tyndale, $22.99, ISBN: 978-1-4964-3163-9). Parents Clay and Sally Clarkson explore principles for raising children faithfully and what the Bible says about God’s divine design for the Christian family.

Don’t Stop Believin’ by Jonathan Cain (W, $26.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-35134-4). Cain, the keyboardist who wrote the title hit song for Journey, writes about his faith, surviving childhood tragedies, music world fame and his marriage with Paula White, one of President Trump’s pastors.

Breasts: The Owner's Manual: Every Woman's Guide to Reducing Cancer Risk, Making Treatment Choices, and Optimizing Outcomes by Dr. Kristi Funk (W, $26.99, ISBN: 978-0-7852-1872-2). The renowned surgeon who operated on Angelina Jolie and Sheryl Crow adds a personal touch to her guide to breast health, talking about her belief that God led her to this medical specialty.

Finding Jesus in Israel: Through the Holy Land on the Road Less Traveled by Buck Storm, (Worthy, $19.99, ISBN: 978-1-68397-140-5). Storm offers an off-the-bus travel guide to the Holy Land with a spiritual dimension to the people and places.

Birthing Hope: Giving Fear to the Light by Rachel Marie Stone (InterVarsity, $16, ISBN: 978-0-8308-4533-0). Stone reflects on how childbirth reveals our anxieties, our physicality, and our mortality.

The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention by Rachael A. Keefe. (Chalice, $14.99, ISBN: 978-0-8272-2182-6). Part memoir, part theology, part clinical response, and part action guide, the book addresses a Christian response to the growing epidemic of suicide.

Beginner’s Bible Jonah’s Big Fish Adventure (Zondervan, $8.99, ISBN 978-0-310-75994-2). This retelling of the Bible story of Jonah and the big fish employs vibrant 3-D art.

Historical Atlas of Hasidism by Marcin Wodzinski (Princeton, $75, ISBN: 978-0-691-17401-3). The first cartographic reference book to this Jewish mystical movement.

Rabbinic Authority, Volume 4: The Vision and the Reality, Beit Din Decisions in English - The Halakhic Family, the Child's Welfare, and the Agunah by Yehudi A. Warburg (Urim, $$19.95, ISBN: 978-965-524-301-7) opens a door to understanding how Orthodox Jewish religious courts rule on family issues.

Promises and Prayers for Men by Larry Wilson (Worthy, $16.99, ISBN: 978-168397-247-1). Wilson offers spiritual direction for leadership, strength and integrity..

Everyday Grace for Men: 60 Devotions by Ellie Claire (Ellie Claire, $12.99, ISBN: 978-1-63326-194-5). These passages encourage men and remind them God is greater than any obstacle.

The Qur'an and the Bible: Text and Commentary by Gabriel Said Reynolds (Yale, $40, ISBN: 978-0-300-18132-6). A religion scholar offers rigorous and revealatory commentary on how these holy books are intrinsically connected.

The Amazing Story of Christianity’s Resurrection in the Global South by Dyron B. Daughrity (Fortress, $16.99, ISBN: 978-1-5064-2182-7). Immigrants, refugees, and missionaries from the Global South are bringing their vibrant faith to the West in new and surprising ways.

The Last Blues Preacher: Reverend Clay Evans, Black Lives, and the Faith that Woke the Nation by Zach Mills (Fortress, $26.99, ISBN: 978-1-5064-2817-8). This is a biography of one of America’s most famous gospel singers, civil rights heroes, and the godfather of Chicago’s black preachers.

The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Being Human: Becoming the Best Bag of Bones You Can Be by Donna Bowman (Fortress, $14.99, ISBN: 978-1-5064-0565-0). In this fifth volume of the Homebrewed Christianity series, Bowman finds theological significance to work and play. She also tackles issues of gender, sexuality, creativity, and human expression – with jokes!

Choosing Marriage: The Hardest and Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Do by Debra Fileta (Harvest House, $13.99, ISBN: 978-0-7369-7338-0). The author offers eight ways to overcome the challenges of marriage to reach a joyful relationship.

Your Comeback: Your Past Doesn’t Have to Determine Your Future by Tony Evans (Harvest House, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-7369-6064-9). Evans explores epic comebacks of sports teams and biblical heroes with scandalous pasts.

On Heaven’s Doorstep: God’s Help in Times of Crisis — True Stories From a First Responder by Andrea Jo Rogers (Harvest House, $13.99, ISBN: 978-0-7369-7163-8). Rogers follows her 2015 book, At Heaven's Edge, with more inspirational anecdotes.

Begin with Yes: 90 Days of Believing God's Word by Elisa Pulliam (Harvest House, $13.99, ISBN: 978-0-7369-7313-7). Three months of affirming God can deepen your trust in his word and promises.

Let's Talk Sex: Giving Your Kids a Gospel-Centered View of Sex and Our Culture by Jessica Thompson, Joel Fitzpatrick (Harvest House, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-7369-7266-6 ). A guide for parents to instilling a positive perspective of sex and identity in their children.

Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet by Joan Halifax (Flatiron, $26.99, ISBN: 978-1-250-10134-1). Halifax, a Zen teacher, writes about the necessity for compassion and conscious activism.

You Can Understand the Book of Genesis by Skip Heitzig (Harvest House, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-7369-7522-3). Heitzig shows how the first book of the Bible reveals not just the origins of mankind but also the origins of God's plans for redemption.

Intentional Life: An Invitation to Discover Your Calling and Find Lasting Contentment by Karen Stott (Harvest House, $14.99, ISBN: 978-0-7369-7132-4). Stott shares what she's learned from managing motherhood and multiple businesses without losing sight of God.

May 7
Vatican I: The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church by John W. O’Malley (Harvard $24.95, ISBN: 978-0-674-97998-7). O'Malley delves into the bitter controversies over papal infallibility.

May 8

The Pact by Cody Garbrandt (W, $26.99) ISBN: 978-0-7852-1681-0). The mixed martial arts champion writes about the impact of his friendship with a small boy who was facing cancer: Both trusted God to lift them past their toughest challenges.

Saving Truth: Finding Meaning & Clarity in a Post-Truth by Abdu Murray (Zondervan, $22.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-56204-7). Murray, North American director for Ravi Zacharias Ministries, tackles the “culture of confusion” over sexuality, identity, morality, and spirituality.

Naked and Unashamed: A Guide to the Necessary Work of Christian Marriage by Jerry Root, Claudia Root, Jeremy Rios (Paraclete, $16.99, ISBN: 978-1-64060-065-2). The authors offer Christian coaching to navigate the unforeseen difficulties of marriage..

Tribe Called Bliss by Lori Harder (North Star, $26, ISBN: 978-1-5011-7616-6). The “Earn Your Happy” podcaster gives lessons how to build and value a strong social circle.

Islam in Pakistan: A History by Muhammad Qasim Zaman (Princeton, $39.95, ISBN: 978-0-691-14922-6). Zaman takes a comprehensive look at Islam's evolution in this region from the British colonial era to the present day.

God, Improv, and the Art of Living by MaryAnn McKibben Dana (Eerdmans, $21.99, ISBN: 978-0-8028-7464-1). Pastor, speaker, and improv teacher Dana blends Scripture, psychology, theology, and pop culture in this down-to-earth guide to the art of living.

Soul Tending by Anita Amstutz (SkyLight Paths, $16.99, ISBN: 978-1-59473-641-4). Amstutz offers field notes and a roadmap for 21st-century observance from her Sabbath-keeping practice.

My Newlywed Kitchen: The Art of Cooking, Gathering, and Creating Traditions by Laura Schupp, $39.99, ISBN: 978-1-58997-945-1). This is a keepsake book of prayers, recipes, Scriptures and more.

Faith Among the Faithless: Learning from Esther How to Live in a World Gone Mad by Mike Cosper (Thomas Nelson, $16.99, ISBN: 978-0-7180-9747-9). Cosper suggests ways to live with faith in secular culture.

A Call to Love: Preparing Your Heart and Soul for Adoption by Julie Holmquist (Focus on the Family, $15.99, ISBN: 978-1-58997-940-6). Holmquist offers spiritual wisdom and encouragement for parents in the adoption process and the first year with a new child.

Joey: The True Story of a Blind Horse Who Taught Others to See by Jennifer Bleakley (Tyndale, $$24.99, ISBN: 978-1-4964-2174-6). An injured showhorse finds love and care at a therapy ranch for abused children.

May 15

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown (Convergent, $25, ISBN: 978-1-5247-6085-4). Brown’s memoir is an eye-opening account of what it's like to grow up black, Christian, and female in white America.

My Father’s Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company by Cal Turner Jr., with Rob Simbeck (Center Street, $28, ISBN: 978-1-4789-9298-1). Turner Jr., former CEO of Dollar General, shares lessons in faith and leadership he learned as his family grew a small-town business into a national powerhouse.

Beautifully Interrupted: When God Holds the Pen That Writes Your Story by Teresa Swanstrom Anderson (Worthy, $16.99, ISBN: 978-1-68397-260-0). Blogger, speaker, and bible study leader Anderson tells how she learned to turn her life over to God’s leadership.

Like Me or Not: Overcoming Approval Addiction by Dawn Owen (Worthy, $15.99, ISBN: 978-1-68397-266-2). Get off the hamster wheel of spinning madly for everyone else’s approval when only God’s approval matters.

God of Tomorrow: How to Overcome the Fears of Today and Renew Your Hope for the Future by Caleb W. Kaltenbach (WaterBrook, $15.99, ISBN: 978-0-7352-8998-7). Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach addresses cultural issues of today, such as racism, divergent politics, and bullying, with relevant teachings from the Bible.

Jesus for Atheists: Why He Still Matters in Our Secular World by Amy-Jill Levine (HarperOne, $26.99, 978-0-06-221672-4). Vanderbilt University Divinity School professor argues that Jesus’s historic and cultural influence make him fascinating, provocative, and relevant for everyone.

The Fellowship of the Suffering: How Hardship Shapes Us for Ministry and Mission by Paul Borthwick and Dave Ripper (InterVarsity, $16, ISBN: 978-0-8308-4530-9). Missionary Paul Borthwick and pastor Dave Ripper show how transformation through our personal pain enables us to minister faithfully to a hurting world.

Apologetics at the Cross by Joshua Chatraw and Mark D. Allen (Zondervan, $34.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-52468-7). The authors provide a thorough and accessible introduction to the renewed Christian discipline of apologetics.

May 20

The Two Ways: The Early Christian Vision of Discipleship from the Shepherd of Hermas and the Didache by Early Christian writers, Rowan Williams (Plough, $8, ISBN: 978-0-87486-739-8). These writings reveal how the earliest Christians received and understood Jesus and the apostles.

May 22
Training in Tenderness: Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa, the Openness of Heart That Can Change the World by Dzigar Kongtrul (Shambhala, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-558-1). Buddhist teacher Kongtrul presents a short guide to cultivating tsewa: the loving warmth of heart from which the awakened mind arises.

Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition by Omid Safi (Yale, $25, ISBN: 978-0-300-22581-5). Safi, director of Duke University's Islamic Studies Center, has translated the love poetry and mystical teachings at the heart of the Sufi Islamic tradition.

Shake Free: How to Deal with the Storms, Shipwrecks, and Snakes in Your Life by Samuel Rodriguez (WaterBrook, $22.99, ISBN: 978-1-60142-819-6). Apostle Paul survived a shipwreck, and, Rodriguez writes, you can shake off life's disaster.

May 24

Revelations: A Soul's Journey to Becoming Human by Sera Beak, (Sounds True, $24.95, ISBN: 978-1-68364-113-1). Beak writes a personal account of reclaiming a forgotten daughter of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, as the lost part of her own soul.

May 29

The Closing of the Gates: Níilah by Lawrence A. Hoffman (Jewish Lights, $27.99 ISBN 978-1-58023-887-8). This is the last book in Rabbi Hoffman’s eight-volume Prayers of Awe series exploring the Jewish High Holy Days.

Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States by Seth Perry (Princeton, $35, ISBN: 978-0-691-17913-10). Perry offers a wide-ranging exploration of the place of the Christian Bible in America in the decades after the Revolution.

You Are Beloved: Living in the Freedom of God's Grace, Mercy, and Love by Bobby Schuller (Nelson, $22.99, ISBN: 978-1-4002-0168-6). Pastor and broadcast host for the Hour of Power, Schuller shows readers how to be refreshed, renewed, and restored when they feel weak, out of sync, and lost.

May 31

Faith and Fossils: The Bible, Creation, and Evolution by Lester L. Grabbe ( Eerdmans, $24, ISBN: 978-0-8028-6910-4) A scholar explores the Bible in the light of emerging science.


May 8

Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin (Thomas Nelson, $25.99, ISBN: 978-0-7180-8474-5).
A widow and a Vietnam vet trying to rebuild their lives and surmount the secrets of the past find the power of truth and love.

May 22

Where Hope Begins by Catherine West (Thomas Nelson, $15.99, 978-0-7852-1743-5). After her husband leaves her, the heroine comes to find grace in the midst of brokenness.

May 29

To the Moon and Back by Karen Kingsbury (Simon & Schuster, $23.99, ISBN: 978-1-4516-8765-1) The Baxter family is back in a story of two people who meet after their parents are killed in the Oklahoma City bombing.