Bestselling author Jennie Allen lays out steps for how to Find Your People, several authors examine Lent and its spiritual significance, and more books that are coming from religion and spirituality publishers in February are listed below.
Fight Like Jesus: How Jesus Waged Peace Throughout Holy Week by Jason Porterfield (Herald, $29.99, ISBN 9781513809359) highlights a radical vision for peacemaking modeled after Jesus during the Holy Week.
Hope and the Nearness of God by Teresa White (Bloomsbury Continuum, $16, ISBN 9781472984197). Sister Teresa White draws inspiration from writers such as Julian of Norwich and Karl Rahner, Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, and Henri Nouwen for insights on hope and courage.
Terms of Service: The Real Cost of Social Media by Chris Martin (B&H, $17.99, ISBN 9781087738376). Martin applies his marketing experience to explore the effects of social media.
Who Are You Following?: Pursuing Jesus in a Social-Media Obsessed World by Sadie Robertson Huff (Thomas Nelson, $24.99, ISBN 9780785289913). Hiff, social media personality with ties to A&E’s former hit series Duck Dynasty, looks at how to use social media in a way that aligns with the Christian principles and the “ultimate influencer,” Jesus, according to the publisher.
Attacking Anxiety: From Panicked and Depressed to Alive and Free by Shawn Johnson (Thomas Nelson, $18.99 paper, ISBN 9781400230693). The lead pastor of Denver’s Red Rocks Church draws on personal experiences including debilitating panic attacks and suicidal thoughts to offer lessons learned about “lies that lead to isolation” and “truths that are essential for survival,” according to the publisher.
Churches and the Crisis of Decline by Andrew Root (Baker Academic, $49.99, ISBN 9781540965332). Theologian Root casts a vision for the future of the church that embraces God’s presence and divine action.
Even Silence Is Praise: Quiet Your Mind and Awaken Your Soul with Christian Meditation by Rick Hamlin (Thomas Nelson, $18.99 paper, ISBN 9780785244431) makes a case for how meditation can be used for growing closer to God.
Fearing Bravely: Risking Love for Our Neighbors, Strangers, and Enemies by Catherine McNiel (NavPress, $16.99, ISBN 9781641583268) calls on Christians to offer help to those in need and demonstrate God’s love “even in unsafe times and places,” according to the publisher.
If the Tomb is Empty by Joby Martin (FaithWords, $27, ISBN 9781546001508), a pastor, argues for how “Christ's resurrection—impossible, unbelievable—means that nothing is too hard for our God,” according to the publisher.
The Samaritan Woman's Story by Caryn A. Reeder (IVP Academic) retells the account of a woman Jesus encounters beside a well outside of Samaria and her influence on Christian teachings.
Unclutter Your Soul: Overcome What Overwhelms You by Trina McNeilly (Thomas Nelson, $18.99 paper, ISBN 9780785250005) presents steps for observing, acknowledging, and overcoming clutter, geared toward readers who are feeling overwhelmed.
Young, Gifted, and Black by Sheila Wise Rowe (IVP, $18 paper, ISBN 9781514003558) collects real-life stories of Black Millennials and younger adults that explore both successes and struggles.
This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories that Make Us by Cole Arthur Riley (Convergent, $26. ISBN 978-0593239773). Riley, who created Black Liturgies—a space for Black spiritual words of liberation, lament, rage, and rest—contemplates the stories of her father and grandmother as well as her own childhood to answer questions about life and faith.
Find Your People by Jennie Allen (WaterBrook, $25, ISBN 9780593193389). Bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head, Allen emphasizes the importance of friends and family with tips for strengthening those bonds based on science, history, the Bible, and personal experience.
In Search of a Prince by Toni Shiloh (Bethany, $15.99, ISBN 9780764238956). Upon learning she is a princess in a land off the coast of Africa, Brielle Adebayo must leave her familiar life in New York City to assume the throne.
Mrs. Witherspoon Goes to War by Mary Davis (Barbour, $14.99, ISBN 9781636091563). Set during WWII, Peggy Witherspoon encounters American soldiers who are being held captive in Cuba, despite the nation being an “ally.”
Trust Me by Kelly Irvin (Thomas Nelson, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0785231936) is a “whirlwind romantic thriller,” according to our review, centered on Hunter, a convicted murderer looking for a second chance.