Muhammad: Forty Introductions by Michael Muhammad Knight (Soft Skull, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-593-76147-9). Taking up a tradition of using 40 sayings of Muhammad to present a singular perspective on Islam, Knight presents an extremely modern messiah.
You Can’t Go Wrong Doing Right by Robert J. Brown (Convergent Books, $26; ISBN 978-1-5247-6278-0). A power broker turned counselor tells his life story, including details of his involvement with the Civil Rights movement. 75,000-copy initial printing.
Believing Women in Islam: A Brief Introduction by Asma Barlas and David Raeburn Finn (Univ. of Texas, $19.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-4773-1588-0) argues that, far from supporting male privilege, the Qur’an actually encourages the full equality of women and men, exploring how a handful of verses have been incorrectly interpreted to favor men.
Taste and See by Margaret Feinberg (Zondervan, $16.99 paper; ISBN 978-0-310-35486-4) features recipes and anecdotes that highlight the relationship between food and spirituality as well as foods from the Bible.
Irresistible Faith by Scott Sauls (Thomas Nelson, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4002-0179-2). Presbyterian pastor Sauls calls on believers to become “advertisements for Jesus” by showing kindness, empathy, and love to all others, according to publisher.
Make It Work by Tony A. Gaskins (Howard Books, $26; ISBN 978-1-5011-9932-5). The life coach and relationship counselor draws on the Bible to collect lessons for obtaining healthy and long-lasting relationships. 75,000-copy initial printing.
What If It’s True?: A Storyteller’s Journey with Jesus by Charles Martin (W Publishing, $24.99; ISBN 978-0-7852-2132-6) takes a literal approach to the Bible, including walking readers through emotions of forgiveness, and each chapter ends with a prayer.
Brave Love by Lisa Leonard (Zondervan, $22.99; ISBN 978-0-310-35230-3). Leonard, a successful designer as well as the mother of a special needs child, details her struggles with identity and the competing demands of life.
Healing Racial Divides by Terrell Carter (Chalice, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8272-1512-2). Carter, a pastor and former police officer from St. Louis, examines the roots of racism in America before laying out ways to engage with minorities and their perceptions.
Why I Love the Apostle Paul: 30 Reasons by John Piper (Crossway, $14.99 paper, 978-1-4335-6504-5). John Piper (Desiring God) reflects on the ministry of Paul, including his "unwavering confidence in God’s grace and love toward others," according to the publisher.
Code of Valor by Lynette Eason (Revell, $15.99 paper, 978-0-8007-2704-8). While on vacation on Lake Henley, Detective Brady St. John saves a woman from her would-be killer before realizing that his work is far from over.
The Line Between by Tosca Lee (Howard Books, $26; ISBN 978-1-4767-9862-2) follows Wynter Roth who holds the key to understanding a madness-inducing disease that threatens the entire population. 50,000-copy initial printing.