Among the religion and spirituality books publishing in March are a new motivational guide by Tim Tebow, memoirs from bestselling author Ann Voskamp and Stacey Morgan's ‘The Astronaut’s Wife.’
The Astronaut's Wife by Stacey Morgan (Tyndale Momentum, $17.99 paper, ISBN 9781496454638) details lessons Morgan learned about stress and loneliness learned during her husband’s nine-month journey through space.
20 Myths About Religion and Politics in America by Ryan P. Burge (Fortress, $23.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8201-9). Political scientist and pastor Burge compares empirical data with ideas people hold about religion and politics in an effort to create space for common understanding.
On Earth as in Heaven by N.T. Wright (HarperOne. $29.99, ISBN 978-0-0632-1089-9). Wright, an acclaimed Bible scholar and Anglican bishop, collects meditations and short selections from his decades of scholarship and his earlier books, writing on themes of faith, mission, and God’s work in the world.
WayMaker: Finding the Way to the Life You’ve Always Dreamed Of by Ann Voskamp. (W, Mar. 1 $26.99, ISBN 978-0-3103-5219-8), a farm wife, mother, and a survivor of many family tragedies, shares how turning to God and scripture pulled her through deep grief following the accidental deaths of her father and baby sister.
Prayer 101: Foundation for Faith and Formation by Theresa Jones (Liguori, $11.99 paper, ISBN 978-0764-8-2859-1). Part of the Catholic publisher’s 101 Series of courses, Jones details ways to call on God’s mercy and strength.
The Sakya Jetsunmas: The Hidden World of Tibetan Female Lamas by Elisabeth A. Benard (Snow Lion, $24.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6454-7091-5) offers a look at religious women who are meditation masters in a centuries-old school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Wait—Is This Racist?: A Guide to Becoming an Anti-racist Church by Kerry Connelly with Bryana Clover and Josh Riddick (Westminster John Knox, $22, ISBN 978-0-6642-6750-6). Anti-racism consultants lay out steps churches can take to uproot implicit bias and engage in social justice work.
Out of the Dark: My Journey Through the Shadows to Find God’s Joy by Mandisa with Suzanne Gosselin (K-LOVE, $26.95, ISBN 978-1-9542-0100-2). Grammy-winning gospel singer Mandisa describes how faith helped her survive depression.
Buddhish: A Guide to the 20 Most Important Buddhist Ideas for the Curious and Skeptical by C. Pierce Salguero (Beacon, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-8070-6456-6). Humanities scholar Salguero streamlines key concepts in Buddhism, drawing from philosophy, medicine, and meditation.
Rajneeshpuram: Inside the Cult of Bhagwan and Its Failed American Utopia by Russell King (Chicago Review, $30, ISBN 978-1-6416-0472-7). King examines records and interviews survivors of Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh’s Oregon commune, which collapsed into avarice and criminality in the 1980s.
Shakti: An Exploration of the Divine Feminine by Nilima Chitgopekar (DK, $35, ISBN 978-0-7440-5455-2). Chitgopekar introduces the development, richness, and rituals of goddess worship in India.
Rule Your Day: 6 Keys to Maximizing Your Success and Accelerating Your Dreams by Joel Osteen (FaithWords, $24, ISBN 978-1-5460-4185-6). Megachurch pastor Osteen’s latest spiritual growth book addresses refocusing on God and regaining control when facing setbacks and challenges.
Undistracted: Capture Your Purpose. Rediscover Your Joy by Bob Goff (Thomas Nelson, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-2697-9). Goff explores how authentic love and connection with Jesus can serve as a road map to meaning and joy.
Domestic Monastery by Ronald Rolheiser (Paraclete, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6406-0670-8). Rolheiser explores how people can achieve the benefits of reflection and contemplation in their daily lives without moving into a cloister.
Mission Possible: Go Create a Life That Counts by Tim Tebow (WaterBrook, $26, ISBN 978-0-5931-9400-3). Former NFL player, broadcaster, and author Tebow, who has been involved in mission work all his life, shares how seekers can determine the purpose God has in mind for them.
To Be Made Well: An Invitation to Wholeness, Healing, and Hope by Amy Julia Becker (Herald, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5138-0971-7). Becker points to Jesus’s healing work to guide readers facing physical and emotional pain and suffering.
A Hit of Hope (for When It Gets Really Bad) by Betsy Johnson (Liturgical, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-0-8146-6771-2). Johnson, who relied on yoga and Buddhism when she faced breast cancer and divorce, offers meditations to soothe suffering and spark hope.
All the White Friends I Couldn't Keep by Andre Henry (Convergent, $26, ISBN 978-0-5932-3988-9) calls for a revolution to disrupt systems of oppression against people of color.
Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution by Carl R. Trueman (Crossway, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-4335-7930-1). Trueman, a church historian, implores readers to spurn identity politics and see life’s meaning through a biblical lens.
With or Without Me: A Memoir of Losing and Finding by Esther Maria Magnis (Plough, $17.99 paper, 978-1-6360-8026-0). German journalist Magnis offers a critique of religion and shares a journey toward faith in the face of painful personal losses.
Ritual: An Essential Grimoire by Damien Echols and Lorri Davis (Sounds True, $24.99; ISBN 978-1-6836-4820-8.). The married couple present magick practices they say helped them survive traumas such as Echols’s years in prison for a crime he did not commit. 35,000-copy announced first printing.
Rembrandt Is in the Wind: Learning to Love Art through the Eyes of Faith by Russ Ramsey (Zondervan Reflective, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-3101-2972-1). Ramsey draws on art history, scripture, philosophy, and human stories to show how art points to redemption in Jesus.
Jane Austen’s Genius Guide to Life: On Love, Friendship, and Becoming the Person God Created You to Be by Haley Stewart (Ave Maria, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6468-0139-8). Catholic podcaster Stewart presents Jane Austen as a spiritual life coach, drawing connections between the English writer’s six novels and lessons about compassion, God, society, and more.
The Hidden Order of Intimacy: Reflections on the Book of Leviticus by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg. (Schocken, Mar. 29 ($30, ISBN 978-0-8052-4357-4). Examining the story of the idolatrous golden calf, Zornberg, a Torah scholar and National Jewish Book Award winner, follows traumatic traces of sin, drawing on analysis by rabbis, theologians, psychologists, and literary writers.
The Men We Need: God’s Purpose for the Manly Man, the Avid Indoorsman, or Any Man Willing to Show Up by Brant Hansen (Baker, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8010-9452-1). In this critique of toxic masculinity, Hansen argues that men of all kinds can become protectors and defenders of others.
Humbler Faith, Bigger God: Finding a Story to Live by Samuel Wells (Eerdmans, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8028-7931-8). Wells, a theologian, examines 10 challenging issues in Christianity, contrasting traditional answers and modern skepticism.
Render unto Caesar: The Battle over Christ and Culture in the New Testament by John Dominic Crossan (HarperOne, $28.99, ISBN 978-0-0629-6493-9). Crossan, author of The Historical Jesus, traces Christian debates over church-and-state clashes from the New Testament to modern times.
The Sugarcreek Surprise by Wanda E. Brunstetter (Barbour, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-6435-2922-6). In the latest entry in Amish fiction writer Brunstetter’s Creektown Discoveries series, the owners of an antique store give romantic advice to Paul, a newcomer in town.
Along the Rio Grande by Tracie Peterson (Bethany, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7642-3729-4). A widow struggling with her family’s financial mistakes and a workman with painful memories must set aside their pasts to find a fresh start in life and love.
Malkah’s Notebook: A Journey into the Mystical Aleph-Bet by Mira Z. Amiras, illus. by Josh Baum (Collective Book Studio, $34.95, ISBN 978-1-9514-1234-0). An illustrated book of verse portrays a girl’s journey to a mystical understanding of the Hebrew alphabet and Judaism.
Maxine Justice: Galactic Attorney by Daniel Schwabauer (Enclave, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-6218-4222-4). Schwabauer’s Christian worldview permeates this speculative fiction tale of an attorney caught between clients from another planet and Earth’s biggest medical corporations—all with sinister motives.