Oct. 2

Little Steps, Big Faith: How the Science of Early Childhood Development Can Help You Grow Your Child’s Faith by Dawn Rundman (Beaming, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5064-4685-1). Rundman applies early childhood development research to arrive at surprising insights about how very young children experience God, and how parents can use science to teach faith.

Last Call for Liberty: How America’s Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat by Os Guinness (InterVarsity, $27, ISBN 978-0-8308-4559-0). Historian Guinness argues that the American republic is suffering its gravest crisis since the Civil War.

Saint Óscar Romero: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr by Kerry Walters (Franciscan Media, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63253-265-7) explores the Salvadoran archbishop’s journey from carpenter’s son through his early priesthood and selection as a “safe” bishop who wouldn’t rock the government boat.

The Hospitable Leader: Create Environments Where People and Dreams Flourish by Terry A. Smith (Bethany, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7642-3214-5). Pastor Smith leads readers through the “five welcomes,” strategies that make for a flourishing church or organization.

God Is Young by Pope Francis (Random House, $26, ISBN 978-1-984801-40-1) examines the role of millennials in the future of the Catholic Church and offers a call for believers of all ages to work together to build a better world.

To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins (Convergent Books, $26; ISBN 978-1-5247-6138-7) features travel writer Jenkins’ experience bicycling 14,000 miles from Oregon to Patagonia, including reflections on his conservative Christian upbringing. 65,000- copy initial printing.

The Chicken Runs at Midnight by Tom Friend (Zondervan, $24.99; ISBN 978-0-310-35206-8). Sports writer Friend tells the story of major league third base coach Rich Donnelly, his late daughter, and the saying that changed their lives.

The Year of Living Happy: Finding Contentment and Connection in a Crazy World by Alli Worthington (Zondervan, $16.99; ISBN 978-0-310-09489-0) addresses the dichotomy of being “stressed and bored” through 100 devotions, artwork, and journallng prompts.

Jesus Is Risen: Paul and the Early Church by David Limbaugh (Regnery, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-62157-704-1). Syndicated columnist (and brother of radio host Rush Limbaugh) Limbaugh explores the rise of early Christianity through the perspective of Paul.

Oct. 3

Atheist Overreach: What Atheism Can’t Deliver by Christian Smith (Oxford Univ., $19.95, ISBN 978-0-19-088092-7) looks at arguments about God and explains why readers ought to be skeptical of atheists’ claims about morality, science, and human nature.

Oct. 5

Anchors for the Soul: Daily Wisdom for Inspiration and Guidance by Joyce Rupp (Sorin, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-932057-12-6). Prayers, poems, blessings, and meditations from across Rupp’s writing career are brought together to offer daily wisdom that will keep readers anchored to God throughout the year.

Oct. 9

The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up to God’s Goodness Around You by Shannan Martin (Nelson Books, $16.99 paper; ISBN 978-0-7180-7748-8) examines what it means to love your neighbor and other calls of faith in today’s world.

Muslims of the World: Portraits and Stories of Hope, Survival, Loss, and Love by Sajjad Shah and Iman Mahoui, foreword by Yasmin Mogahed (Abrams Image, $19.99 paper; ISBN 978-1-4197-3248-5) collects photos based on the popular Instagram account that features the lives of diverse stories of Muslims. 50,000-copy initial printing.

Oct. 16

Defiant Joy: Taking Hold of Hope, Beauty, and Life in a Hurting World by Stasi Eldredge (Nelson Books, $16.99 paper; ISBN 978-1-4002-0869-2) makes a case that joy can coexist with loss and sorrow.

Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind by Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon (Shambhala, $24.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-527-7). Solomon, a longtime meditator and Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and Phakchok, a Tibetan Rinpoche, present a path to radical happiness through meditation and mindfulness.

Oct. 23

Christmas Godwinks by SQuire Rushnell and Louise DuArt (Howard Books, $19.99; ISBN 978-1-5011-9995-0). As part of the Godwinks series, this title features 21 brand new and nine “classic” true stories of “godwinks,” or instances where believers received a message of reassurance from God. 50,000-copy initial printing.

Redeemed: Devotions for the Longing Soul by William Franklin Graham IV (Thomas Nelson, $16.99; ISBN 978-1-4002-1010-7). The grandson of Billy Graham provides quotes from Scripture, personal stories, family photos, and questions for audiences to consider about their faith.

The Cozy Minimalist Home by Myquillyn Smith (Zondervan, $24.99; ISBN 978-0-310-35091-0) aims to help readers find their unique style through decorating and decluttering tips.

Missionary Mom: Embracing the Mission Field Right Under Your Roof by Shontell Brewer (Kregel, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8254-4538-5) urges mothers to embrace their own mission fields and lead their families to Christ.

Wanamaker’s Temple: The Business of Religion in an Iconic Department Store by Nicole C. Kirk (New York Univ., $35, ISBN 978-1-4798-3593-5) is a portrait of John Wanamaker, who built one of the largest retailing businesses in the world and helped to define the American retail shopping experience with extravagant holiday decorations.

Oct. 30

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Virgin Mary: Unveiling the Mother of the Messiah by Brant James Pitre (Image, $24, ISBN 978-0-525-57273-2) casts new light on the Virgin Mary, showing that she is an icon for women and men to emulate in contemporary society.


Oct. 2

Hidden Peril by Irene Hannon (Revell, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8007-2769-7). When people who are connected to Kristin Dane’s fair trade store begin dying mysteriously, detective Luke Carter of the St. Louis PD steps in to investigate.

Rise of the Mystics by Ted Dekker (Revell, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2979-0) completes the Beyond the Circle series with Rachelle’s final quest to find an ancient path that will save humanity.

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan (Thomas Nelson, $25.99, ISBN 978-0-7852-2450-1) explores the life of C.S. Lewis’s wife, Helen Joy Davidman Gresham in this fictionalized account—her brilliance, passion, and why she stole his heart.

Oct. 16

When We Were Young by Karen Kingsbury (Howard, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-5011-7001-0). Kingsbury returns to her Baxter family series with this story of a marriage that unravels after a lavish wedding.

Oct. 23

Indivisible by Travish Thrasher (Thomas Nelson, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7852-2405-1). A novelization of the film Indivisible releasing in October, which is based on the true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather’s battle to restore their marriage.