Peace in the Storms of Life: Devotional Encouragement for Women by Julie Rayburn (Barbour, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-64352-321-7). Christian speaker Rayburn provides 125 devotional readings to challenge readers to investigate God’s words in order to find strength and peace during hard times.
The Biblical Hero: Portraits in Nobility and Fallibility by Elliott Rabin (Jewish Publication Society, $29.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-8276-1324-9). Rabin, editor of HaYidion, a publication for Jewish day schools, addresses core biblical questions, such as, “What does the Bible say about what it means to be a hero?” and “Why do people need heroes?
Crossing the Lines We Draw: Faithful Responses to a Polarized America by Matthew Tennant (Judson, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8170-1812-2). Primarily addressing ministers, pastor and scholar Tennant provides insights gleaned from scripture to inspire dialogue within congregations and in communities.
Enough About Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self by Jen Oshman (Crossway, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-4335-6599-1). Oshman, coplanter of Redemption Parker, an Acts29 church in Colorado, asks Christian women to look away from self-improvement in their search for life and joy, and instead provides a path that leads back to Jesus.
No Such Thing as Can’t: A Triumphant Story of Faith and Perseverance by Lisa and Tyler Sexton (Focus on the Family, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-58997-973-4). Tyler Sexton, a physician with cerebral palsy, shares his story of becoming a role model for others facing adversity, and discusses how his faith and training have led him to work with children.
Longing for an Absent God: Faith and Doubt in Great American Fiction by Nick Ripatrazone (Fortress, $27.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-5195-4). Ripatrazone, culture editor for Image Journal, explores the writings of devout American Catholic writers in the years before the Second Vatican Council, including Andre Dubus, Flannery O’Connor, and Walker Percy.
Mahabharata: The Greatest Spiritual Epic of All Time by Krishna Dharma (Mandala, $34.99, ISBN 978-1-68383-920-0). Hindu priest Krishna Dharma introduces and translates the Sanskrit epic The Mahabharata for a modern audience.
On Marriage by Timothy and Kathy Keller (Penguin, $10 paper, ISBN 978-0-14-313536-4). The Kellers, who have been married for 45 years and cofounded Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, consider the spiritual meaning of marriage.
Seasons of Moon and Flame: The Wild Dreamer’s Epic Journey of Becoming by Danielle Dulsky (New World Library, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-60868-642-1). Witchcraft practitioner Dulsky seeks to help readers return to the Earth as a respite from work and technology-driven lives, and shares information on a number of rituals and ceremonies.
The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History by Andrew T. and Maureen H. Walther (Square One, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-7570-0308-0) explores the 1882 founding of the Catholic organization in New Haven and how it has grown to nearly two million members across the world.
Ancient Roman Afterlife: Di Manes, Belief, and the Cult of the Dead by Charles King (Univ. of Texas, $55, ISBN 978-1-4773-2020-4). King, professor of history at the University of Nebraska–Omaha, details Roman beliefs about the power of the Manes (deified deceased members of one’s family) to sustain life and bring death, and explains the rituals the Romans performed.
Acting on Faith: Stories of Courage, Activism, and Hope Across Religions, edited by Daine Faires Beadle and Jamie Lynn Haskins (Chalice, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8272-0089-0). In 30 first-person stories from eight different faith traditions, contributors share how faith has inspired courageous acts of justice and love.
Plant Magic for the Beginner Witch: An Herbalist’s Guide to Heal, Protect and Manifest by Ally Sands (Page Street, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-64567-003-2). Herbalist Sands teaches readers how to practice self-love with herbs that can tap into love, healing, protection, and prosperity.
Drinking with Your Patron Saints: A Sinner’s Guide to Who They Were and What to Drink in Their Honor by Michael P. Foley (Regnery History, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-68451-047-4). Foley follows up Drinking with Saint Nick to provide cocktails and stories in honor of different patron saints, including Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Boniface, St. Florian, St. Jude, and St. Patrick.
Guiding the Next Great Generation: Rethinking How Teens Become Confident and Capable Adults by Jonathan Catherman (Revell, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8007-3657-6). Catherman looks to guide adult Christians on how to instruct 21st-century youth on becoming confident and capable adults.
Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul’s Sermon at the Areopagus by St. John Paul II (Ave Maria, $20, ISBN 978-1-59471-985-1) is a newly discovered work written by Archbishop Karol Wojtyla of Krakow just after Vatican II, before he became pope, concerning faith in a culture of skepticism and unbelief.
Defiant: What the Women of Exodus Teach Us About Freedom by Kelley Nikondeha (Eerdmans, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8028-6429-1). Nikondeha, codirector of the Communities of Hope community development enterprise in Burundi, considers the women of the Old Testament, including the mothers of Moses, Miriam, and Zipporah, and connects their struggle against the oppressive regime of the Pharaoh with injustices in modern times.
American Zion: Cliven Bundy, God & Public Lands in the West by Betsy Gaines Quammen (Torrey House, $18.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-948814-14-0). Historian Quammen tells the story of the Bundy family, who are famed for their armed conflicts in the West dating back to the very first Mormons who fled the Midwest for the Great Basin.
Colonial Fort Brides: 4 Stories of Love on the Edge of the Frontier by Kimberley Woodhouse et al. (Barbour, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64352-311-8). In these four novellas, brave women play pivotal roles at Colonial forts.
The Crow’s Call (Amish Greehouse Mystery) by Wanda E. Brunstetter (Shiloh Run, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-64352-021-6). In an Amish town in Pennsylvania, Vernon King, his son, and son-in-law die in an accident, leaving three women to cope with their deaths and become the sole providers of the family they have left.
Time of Jacob’s Trouble by Donna Vanliere (Harvest House, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7369-7875-0). Physical therapist Emma Grady is going through a normal day when her favorite patient vanishes in front of her. Wondering if this is the predicted end-times, she begins a desperate search for answers.
Starfish Pier: A Hope Harbor Novel by Irene Hannon (Revell, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8007-3614-9). Ex-Delta Force operator Steven Roark and first-grade teacher Holly Miller form an unlikely relationship based on arguments over a public monument in their coastal town.