Aug. 1

Pilgrimage for Peace: The Long Walk from India to Washington (Green Books, $13.95, trade paper, ISBN 978-0-85784-529-0). Satish Kumar recalls his 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage from India to Washington during the Cold War era to promote peace, disarmament, and hospitality.

Aug. 3

From Plato to Christ: How Platonic Thought Shaped the Christian Faith (IVP Academic, $28, trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8308-5304-5). Louis Markos offers careful readings of some of Plato’s best-known texts and traces their influence on some of Christianity’s most significant spiritual and literary voices.

Embracing the New Samaria: Opening Our Eyes to Our Multiethnic Future (NavPress, $16.99, trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64158-434-0). Alejandro Mandes presents new ways to do church that accommodates multiethnicity, community development, and theological diversity.

Journey to Love: What We Long For, How to Find It, and How to Pass It on (NavPress, $7.99, trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64158-296-4). Matt Mikalatos offers teachings and exercises on how to become aware of love in the world around you and embrace the wild, vulnerability of loving and being loved.

Intimacy with God: Cultivating a Life of Deep Friendship Through Obedience (Thomas Nelson, $18.99, trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7852-2433-4). Randy Clark combines biblical teaching with compelling personal accounts of how to balance the integral relationship between intimacy and obedience to God.

Secularizing Buddhism: New Perspectives on a Dynamic Tradition (Shambhala, $24.95, trade paper, ISBN 978-1-61180-889-6). Richard K. Payne edited this collection of essays by scholars and practitioners exploring the development and influence of secular expressions of Buddhism in the West.

The Taming of the Demons: From the Epic of Gesar of Ling (Shambhala, $39.95, trade paper, ISBN 978-1-61180-896-4). Three translators (Jane Hawes, David Shapiro, and Lama Chonam) created this first English-language version of one of the 120 volumes of the legend of King Gesar, a vital part of Tibetan Buddhism.

Designed to Heal: What the Body Shows Us about Healing Wounds, Repairing Relationships, and Restoring Community (Tyndale Momentum, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-4779-1). Jennie McLaurin and scientist Cymbeline T. Culiat write that the restorative processes of the body can model hopeful, faithful patterns that could be adapted to heal the wounds of our social divisions.

High-Impact Life: A Sports Agent’s Secrets to Finding and Fulfilling a Purpose You Can’t Lose (Tyndale Momentum, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-4453-0). Kelli Masters, the first woman agent for a Top 5 pick in the NFL draft, helps her clients discover their Godly purpose beyond the field.

Aug. 6

Prague and Beyond: Jews in the Bohemian Lands (Univ. of Pennsylvania), $79.95, ISBN 978-0-8122-5311-5). This new and accessible history of the religious, cultural, and social lives of the Jews of the Bohemian Lands was written by an international team of scholars and edited by Kateřina Čapková and Hillel J. Kieval.

Aug 10

Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist (Broadleaf, $16.99, trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5064-7042-9). In the wake of Michael Brown’s death in a police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., minister Elle Dowd tells of being transformed into an anti-racism activist.

Bad Faith: Race and the Rise of the Religious Right (Eerdmans, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-7934-9). Segregation, taxes, and claims of “religious freedom” – not objections to abortion -- were the original drivers of the rise of the Religious Right, according to historian Randall Balmer.

The Thing Beneath the Thing: What’s Hidden Inside (and What God Helps Us Do about It) (Thomas Nelson, $26.99, ISBN 978-0-7852-3553-8). Author Steve Carter helps readers to identify and then heal from past wounds so they may know their potential and the life of freedom that Jesus has promised.

Aug. 15

Sin (Univ. of Notre Dame, $30, ISBN 978-0-268-20133-3). Gregory Mellema offers a short, lively summary of what contemporary philosophers say about the relationship between the traditional theological category of sin and views on ethics and morality today.

Aug. 17

Holier Than Thou: How God’s Holiness Helps Us Trust Him (B&H, $17.99, trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5359-7571-1). Bestselling author Jackie Hill Perry (Gay Girl, Good God), says people misunderstand God’s essential difference from humanity. He is holy, and we are not. Recognizing this is the key to trusting God.

Faith After Ferguson: Resilient Leadership in Pursuit of Racial Justice (Chalice, $18.99, trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8272-1144-5). Five years after the police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Ferguson, Mo., Leah Gunning Francis writes about her own journey of activism in hopes of encouraging the reader to act up for racial justice.

Charles Lindbergh: A Religious Biography of America’s Most Infamous Pilot (Eerdmans, $28, ISBN 978-0-8028-7621-8). Christopher Gehrz explores the complex life of the famous aviator who defied easy categories in his faith and his politics because he was unwilling throughout his life to submit to any spiritual authority beyond himself.

The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is (IVP, $18, trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8308-4871-3). Originally written by acclaimed scholar N.T. Wright in 1999, IVP is republishing the book — a quest for the historical Jesus and deep look at the message of the Gospels — as part of the IVP Signature Collection, which features special editions of iconic books timed to IVP’s upcoming 75th anniversary of InterVarsity Press.

You Are Worth the Work: Moving Forward from Trauma to Faith (NavPress, $7.99, trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64158-264-3). Juni Felix combines the science of Behavior Design with faith, showing how people can reprogram their minds to find freedom from past wounds and stop the cycle of shame, blame, and self-condemnation.

Monastery Mornings: My Unusual Catholic Boyhood Among the Saints and Monks (Paraclete, $16.99, trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64060-649-4). Patrick O’Brien pens a love letter to a community of Trappist monks who provided him with spiritual fatherhood, positive mentoring, and stability.

Cynicism and Magic: Intelligence and Intuition on the Buddhist Path (Shambhala, $17.95, trade paper, ISBN 978-1-61180-809-4). This presentation of Tibetan Buddhism from Chögyam Trungpa, renowned twentieth-century master and teacher, introduces key Tibetan Buddhist concepts.

You Are Still Here: Zen Teachings of Kyogen Carlson (Shambhala, $19.95, trade paper, ISBN 978-1-61180-932-9). Sallie Jiko Tisdale has edited the first public collection of talks by her mentor, the late Kyogen Carlson, a Soto Zen priest whose writings, teachings, and commitment to interfaith dialogue supported and inspired countless spiritual practitioners.

Aug. 20

A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege (Ave Maria, $18.95, trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64680-076-6). Fr. Daniel P. Horan, O.F.M., shows his fellow white Catholics how to become actively anti-racist and be better allies to Black brothers and sisters.

Aug 24

The Peacemaker’s Path: Multifaith Reflections to Deepen Your Spirituality (Broadleaf, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-6912-6). Jerry Zehr brings together wisdom from a dozen of the world’s religious traditions, to reveal the commonalities in their tenets, teachings, and writings, and offer daily reflections and prayers.

Make the Call: Game-Day Wisdom for Life’s Defining Moments by Mark Richt (B&H, 31, $17.99, trade paper, ISBN 978-1-0877-4186-4). Richt, former head coach at football powerhouse universities, shares his memories of playing and coaching in crucial moments, offering wisdom for life, leadership, and the call to faith.

On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times (Metropolitan, $25.99, ISBN 978-0-8050-5521-4). Historian of ideas and Booker Prize finalist Michael Ignatieff offers philosophical meditations on how great figures in history, literature, music, and art searched for solace while facing tragedies and crises, and contends their traditions of consolation can be revived in modern times.


Aug. 1

The Cryptographer’s Dilemma, Volume 11 by Johnnie Alexander (Barbour, $12.99, trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64352-951-6). An FBI cryptographer during World War II attempts to find the code in a seemingly innocent letter when the agent assigned to help her goes missing.

Aug. 3

Beyond the Tides (Revell, $15.99, trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8007-3737-5). In Liz Johnson’s story of family, forgiveness and love, two people who battled each other for success in high school must, years later, compete to own a lucrative lobster-fishing business on Prince Edward Island.

Provenance (Tyndale Fiction, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-4591-9). RITA Award-winning author Carla Laureano's story features a Los Angeles interior designer and former foster kid who lashes with the mayor of a dying town over how to save it while reckoning with the past.

Aug. 10

Chasing Manhattan (Paraclete, $24, ISBN 978-1-64060-671-5). From John Gray, the bestselling author of Manchester Christmas, comes a new adventure featuring a novelist caught up in the mysteries of a mansion left behind by a late secretive millionaire.

Aug. 24

Christmas Comes to Morning Star by Charlotte Hubbard (Zebra, $8.99, mass market, ISBN 978-1-4201-5183-1). This is Charlotte Hubbard’s third title in her series on five young Amish women launching a marketplace and finding unexpected love.