July 1

The Five-Minute Visual Guide to the Bible (Barbour, $14.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64352-889-2). Michael E. Wittmer’s guide keys beautiful, full-color illustrations—classic paintings, landscape and artifact photos, maps, and charts—to a timeline, making scripture lively and approachable.

The Passion of Anne Hutchinson: An Extraordinary Woman, the Puritan Patriarchs, and the World They Made and Lost (Oxford Univ., $29.95, ISBN 978-0-19-750690-5). Marilyn Westerkamp examines issues of gender, patriarchal order, and empowerment in Puritan society through the story of a brilliant, charismatic woman who sought to preach, inspire, and disrupt the hierarchy – and was banished for her efforts.

July 2

Effective Intercultural Evangelism (IVP, $18 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8308-3172-2). Co-authors W. J. Moon and Bud Simon address the intercultural dynamics of evangelizing in a multicultural society. By addressing people’s deepest concerns, Christians can develop better skills for relational connection, empathy, and effective witness.

A Spacious Life: Trading Hustle and Hurry for the Goodness of Limits (IVP, $17 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8308-4738-9). Ashley Hales counters the idea that unlimited potential, freedom, and constant striving lead to a good life. Instead, look to live “within the loving limits of our God and king.”

Transforming Worship (IVP Praxis, $18 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8308-4172-1). At a time when the church in North America and Europe is considered useless and irrelevant, Rory Noland sees an urgent need for discipleship and worship services that are spiritually “transformative.”

July 6

Living Brave: Lessons from Hurt, Lighting the Way to Hope (HarperOne, $26.99, ISBN 978-0-06-295927-0). Shannon Dingle — an abuse survivor and widow — gives women permission to wrestle with difficult topics, to use their voice, to take a stand for justice, and to do it all from a place of strong faith.

Hang On, Let Go: What To Do When Your Dreams are Shattered and Life is Falling Apart by (Tyndale Momentum, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-5222-1). Frank Viola offers hope and practical tools on how to navigate this rough terrain and come out stronger, calmer, and clearer than ever.

July 13

The Gift of Letting Go: Give Yourself Grace. Dare to Live Free (Zondervan, $25.99, ISBN 978-0-310-35966-1). Chrystal Evans Hurst encourages women to break the chains that hold them back, to trust God, and find restoration in self-grace.

Being Jewish Today: Confronting the Real Issues (Bloomsbury Continuum, $18 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4729-8383-1). In this 2019 British book now being released in the U.S., Rabbi Tony Bayfield explores Jewish identity, rituals, ethics, practices, and the ways that traditions and beliefs have been expressed from ancient times to the modern Western world.

You Should Leave Now: Going on Retreat to Find Your Way Back to Yourself (Broadleaf, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5064-6695-8). Brie Doyle, writing like a good and witty friend, advises why and how to take a retreat that could do more for one’s mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing far beyond a daily kombucha or yoga class.

Zen Is Right Now: More Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki, author of ‘Zen Mind, Beginners Mind’ (Shambhala, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-61180-914-5). This new collection, edited by David Chadwick, offers quotes from Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and stories from his students, making the presence, wisdom, and humor of a great Zen teacher come alive once more.

July 20

The Treasures of English Churches: Witnesses to the History of a Nation (Shire, $27, ISBN 978-1-78442-489-3). Photographer Matthew Byrne celebrates some of the greatest art, architecture, and furniture to be found in English churches across the centuries. This book is published in association with The National Churches Trust, which is dedicated to supporting church buildings across the U.K.

Our Angry Eden: Faith and Hope on a Hotter, Harsher Planet (Broadleaf, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7044-3). Pastor and novelist David Williams argues that Christians, confronted with the global catastrophe of climate change, will be morally tested in this new, harsh world, but must follow the fierce demands of our faith.


July 6

The Nature of Small Birds (Revell, $15.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8007-3935-5). Bestselling author Susie Finkbeiner’s main character is a woman of Vietnamese heritage adopted in the wake of the Vietnam war, whose search for her birth mother prompts a look at what it means to grow together beyond genetic code.

The Chase (Revell, $15.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8007-3731-3). Lisa Harris, the award-winning, bestselling author of more than 40 books, follows U.S. Marshal Madison James on the hunt for bank robbers.

The Weight of Memory (Revell, $15.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8007-3531-9). Shawn Smucker writes about a grandfather in his final days whose journey into forgotten things and old secrets leaves him wondering about the nature of his illness, his granddaughter’s future, and reality itself.

Breach of Honor (Tyndale House, July 6, $14.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-4309-0). Janice Cantore’s novel centers on Lisa, an Oregon police officer with an abusive husband, Brad, who is also an officer. She’s convicted of Brad’s murder but once dark secrets emerge about him, it's Lisa whose life is endangered..

If It Rains (Tyndale House, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-5684-7). Jennifer L. Wright story portrays two sisters’ lives of resilience and redemption. Struggling and surviving the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, they find they are still united in spirit, and God is still with them.