The final month of 2020 will see a new book by Pope Francis, Wendy Speake’s plan for a social media fast, and a 28-day plan for a mental, physical, and spiritual detox by Strala Yoga creator Tara Stiles.
Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future by Pope Francis (S&S, $26, 978-1-9821-7186-5). Pope Francis offers pastoral encouragement in this call to create a more just and sustainable world, encouraging readers to see, choose, and act.
Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good by Tina Turner (Atria, $26, 978-1-9821-5215-4). Legendary singer and practicing Buddhist Turner offers a memoir that also becomes a manual for practicing her method of finding peace.
Beautiful Girlhood by Mabel Hale (Barbour, $12.99, 978-1643525297) explores issues and challenges associated with character building, truthfulness, ambition, responsibility, and more from a biblical perspective.
Invisible Muslim: Journeys Through Whiteness and Islam by Medina Tenour Whiteman (Hurst & Co., $19.95, ISBN 978-1-78738-302-9). Whiteman, an American born to Sufi converts, shares feelings of dislocation during global travels and examines the effects of white Muslim privilege and what Muslim identity means around the world.
Saint Makers: Inside the Catholic Church and How a War Hero Inspired a Journey of Faith by Joe Drape (Hachette, $28, ISBN 978-0-316-26881-3). New York Times journalist Drape explains the modern-day process of the making of a saint through the story of a long-dead Korean War hero and military chaplain’s case for eternal divinity.
The 40-Day Social Media Fast: Exchange Your Online Distractions for Real-Life Devotion by Wendy Speake (Baker, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8010-9458-3). Author of The 40-Day Sugar Fast turns her attention to a “screen sabbatical” to help unplug your screen dependence and plug into real life with help from the real God.
Rekindle the Altar Fire: Making a Place for God’s Presence by Chuck D. Pierce and Alemu Beeftu (Chosen, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-9979-3). Two ministry founders offer a call back to the altar of God, inviting readers to rebuild the place of God’s presence to allow God’s fresh presence and power to fall on them.
The Kingdom Began in Puerto Rico: Neil Connolly’s Priesthood in the South Bronx by Angel Garcia (Fordham University, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-8232-8926-4) follows Friar Connolly’s career within the South Bronx, which began with a special church program to address the postwar Great Puerto Rican Migration.
Raising Spirit-Led Kids: Guiding Kids to Walk Naturally in the Supernatural by Seth Dahl (Chosen, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-9998-4). Children’s pastor Dahl helps parents minister to and with their children, shaping them into the gifted individuals God designed them to be.
Combat Prayers to Crush the Enemy by John Ramirez (Chosen, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-6196-7). Evangelist and author Ramirez offers a handbook of militant prayers to help readers strengthen their position as a warrior, open their spiritual eyes, and release the thunder of God against the devil.
How to Forgive When It Feels Impossible by Peter Horrobin (Chosen, $7.99, 978-0-8007-9999-1). This teaching from Ellel Ministries founder Horrobin explores the most powerful prayer on earth—the prayer of forgiveness even toward those who don’t “deserve” it.
Meditations for the Soul by Neale Lundgren (Llewellyn, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7387-6430-6). Therapist and former Benedictine monk Lundgren shares awakening exercises intended to help readers activate the soul’s senses and become more present.
Joy of Hex: Modern Spells Without All the Bullsh*t by Nina Kahn (Castle Point, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-250-27123-5) introduces Generation Z readers to witchcraft, with many suggestions tailored for posting with the #WitchesOfInstagram hashtag.
The Autobiography of Daniel Parker, Frontier Universalist by Daniel Parker (Ohio University, $36.95, ISBN 978-0-8214-2429-2). In this previously unpublished memoir, Universalist Daniel Parker (1781–1861) recorded the details of everyday life and the extraordinary historical events he witnessed west of the Appalachian Mountains between 1790 and 1840.
Clean Mind, Clean Body: A 28-Day Plan for Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Self-Care by Tara Stiles (Dey Street, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-06-294731-4). Stiles, creator of Strala Yoga, describes a four-week detox intended to help readers unplug and embrace the power of rest.