Exploring ‘The Gift of Rumi’ through a spiritual lens, a "thought-provoking look" at Revelation, and a Buddhist guide to compassion are among the titles coming from religion and spirituality publishers in July.


July 5

The Heroic Heart: Awakening Unbound Compassion by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo (Shambhala, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-6454-7055-7). Palmo, a Buddhist nun, explores the road to compassion found in classic Buddhism.

Make Room: Take Control of Your Space, Time, Energy, and Money to Live on Purpose by Jennifer Berry Ford (Baker, $16.99, 978-1540902153), a “professional organizer,” aims to help readers declutter their homes, eliminate distraction, and strengthen their faith, according to the publisher.

Upside-Down Apocalypse: Grounding Revelation in the Gospel of Peace by Jeremy Duncan (Herald, $17.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5138-1039-3) is “a thought-provoking look at Revelation,” according to PW’s review.

July 12

What Will They Think?: Nine Women in the Bible Who Can Help You Live Your Life Boldly by Grace Valentine (Thomas Nelson, $17.99, 978-0785293040) describes the lives of Esther, Deborah, Sarah, Mary Magdalene, and other women in the Bible who focused on God rather than “bending to peer pressure or people-pleasing,” according to the publisher.

July 19

Breaking Open: How Your Pain Becomes the Path to Living Again by Jacob Armstrong (Thomas Nelson), a pastor, explores seven ways people try to avoid emotional breakdowns and argues for how living vulnerably can lead to hope.

July 26

Analog Christian: Cultivating Contentment, Resilience, and Wisdom in the Digital Age by Jay Y. Kim (IVP, $17 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5140-0316-9). Kim’s first book addressed the impact of technology on Christians’ views of the church, and here he examines its effects on discipleship in the church.

The Gift of Rumi by Emily Jane O’Dell (St. Martin’s Essentials, $17.99, 978-1250261373), a Sufism scholar and practitioner, explores the mystical and spiritual meanings within Rumi’s work.


July 1

The Heart of the Mountains by Pepper Basham (Barbour, 15.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-6360-9325-3). In the aftermath of WWI, an Englishwoman and an alcoholic veteran face their broken lives during a time when Appalachian culture and traditions are challenged.

July 5

The Deadly Shallows: Coastal Guardians #3 of 3 by Dani Pettrey (Bethany, $15.99, 978-0-7642-3086-8) takes place during the aftermath of a mass shooting on a Coast Guard base where Brooke and Noah must race to find the perpetrator before he strikes again.