June 1

The No-Stress Bible Guide by George W. Knight (Barbour, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64352-018-6). Combining a flexible reading plan with notes on major sections of the Bible, this illustrated guide seeks to allow readers to study Scripture at their own pace.

The God Dare by Kate Battistelli (Shiloh Run, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-68322-985-8). Battistelli argues that God has designed a role for everyone to play in a cosmic plan.

Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter (Shiloh Run Press, $16.99, 978-1-68322-866-0). The author of over 80 works of Amish fiction draws from Amish and Mennonite traditions in this illustrated collection of over 200 recipes.

June 4

Desperate Forgiveness by Al and Lisa Robertson (Focus on the Family, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-58997-031-1). Duck Dynasty reality TV stars Al and Lisa Robertson share a passionate message of forgiveness in hopes of helping readers seeking to heal broken relationships.

America’s Fatal Flaw: The Real Cultural Threat No One Talks About by Alex McFarland (Frontline, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-62999-559-5). McFarland rails against secular culture, which he believes has redefined truth and dismantled the Judeo-Christian foundation of America, in an effort to explain why moral absolutes matter.

Wait: Thoughts and Practice in Waiting on God by Rebecca Brewster Stevenson (Light Messages, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-61153-274-6). Blogger Stevenson explores what it means to wait on God, encouraging readers to see that time of waiting as a gift, not a punishment.

Deep Hope: Guidance from the Zen Paramitas on Staying Steadfast When the World Seems Hopeless by Diane Eshin Rizzetto (Shambhala, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-61180-477-5). Zen teacher Rizzetto seeks to provide a contemporary take on the paramitas, six traditional practices for cultivating compassion and wisdom.

History of the Bible: The Story of the World’s Most Influential Book by John Barton (Viking, $35, ISBN 978-0-525-42877-0). Barton, a scholar researching at Oxford University and Anglican priest, argues that the Bible is not a prescription to a complete, fixed religious system, but rather a product of a long and intriguing process.

Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, & Identity by Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi (TarcherPerigee, $25; ISBN 978-0-525-54112-7) features over 150 interviews with Americans about race as well as their photographs taken along the authors’ cross-country tour. 75,000-copy announced first printing.

June 11

Faces of Muhammad: Western Perceptions of the Prophet of Islam from the Middle Ages to Today by John Tolan (Princeton Univ., $29.95, ISBN 978-0-691-16706-0). Tolan, professor of history at the University of Nantes, aims to provide a comprehensive history of the changing, complex, and contradictory visions Muhammad around the world.

Perfectly You: Embracing the Power of Being Real by Mariana Atencio (W Publishing, $26.99; ISBN 978-0-7852-2838-7). Bilingual correspondent for NBC News and other outlets Atencio shares her story of emigration to the U.S. from Venezuela in order to encourage readers to “celebrate their uniqueness,” according to the publisher.

June 18

Mindapps: Multistate Theory and Tools for Mind Design by Thomas B. Roberts (Park Street, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-62055-818-8). Roberts, a professor emeritus at Northern Illinois University, explores practices that purportedly boost intellectual capacity and enable new ways of thought, including microdosing with psychedelics, yoga, martial arts, hypnosis, breathing techniques, and lucid dreaming.

Black Cosmopolitans: Race, Religion, and Republicanism in an Age of Revolution by Christine Levecq (Univ. of Virginia, $45, ISBN 978-0-8139-4218-6) examines the life and intellectual contributions of three extraordinary black men—Jacobus Capitein, Jean-Baptiste Belley, and John Marrant—whose experiences and writing helped shape racial, social, political, and religious thought.

June 25

In Search of the Common Good: Christian Fidelity in a Fractured World by Jake Meador (IVP, $23, ISBN 978-0-8308-4554-5). Meador, editor-in-chief of Mere Orthodoxy, seeks to reclaim a vision of common life for our fractured times: a vision that doesn’t depend on the destinies of economies or political institutions, but on our citizenship in a heavenly city.

Love Thy Neighbor by Ayaz Virji with Alan Eisenstock (Convergent Books, $26; ISBN 978-0-525-57720-1). Virji recounts his move from Pennsylvania to rural Minnesota and the tensions he experienced as a Muslim in what PW’s starred review calls a “clear-eyed memoir.” 50,000-copy announced first printing.


June 9

My Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Lost Love by Amanda Barratt (Kregel, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4605-4). Based on historical research, this is a fictionalization of the famous theologian Bonhoeffer, who stood proudly against the Nazi regime, and the woman who changed his life.

June 11

Over the Line by Kelly Irvin (Thomas Nelson, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7852-2314-6). Gabriella must face her former fiancé, homicide detective Eli Cavazos, after an injured man with connections to her brother shows up on her doorstep.

June 25

Cross My Heart by Robin Lee Hatcher (Thomas Nelson, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7852-2314-6). Ashley Showalter and Ben Henning, who both work with horses in the Idaho valley, each struggle with addiction in their pasts and must put aside their fears and rely on God.