A guide to See the Good in life, comedian Mark Schiff’s life lessons, bestselling author Tim Keller’s latest book, and more from religion and spirituality publishers are going on sale in November.


Nov. 1

Why Not? Lessons on Comedy, Courage, and Chutzpah by Mark Schiff (Apollo, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-954641-16-7). Comedian Schiff proffers life lessons drawn from his years in the entertainment industry, including his friendship with Jerry Seinfeld, who pens the foreword.

The Messiah Confrontation: Pharisees Versus Sadducees and the Death of Jesus by Israel Knohl, trans. by David Maisel (Jewish Publication Society, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8276-1553-3) argues that the trial of Jesus represented the culmination of a schism in Judaism over differing conceptions of messianism.

Tolkien Dogmatics: Theology Through Mythology in Middle Earth by Austin M. Freeman (Lexham, $23.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68359-667-7) analyzes what the fiction of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien reveals about his theology.

Navigating Grief and Loss: 25 Buddhist Practices to Keep Your Heart Open to Yourself and Others by Kimberly Brown (Prometheus, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63388-819-7) pairs reflections on different forms of grief with Buddhism-inspired meditations for navigating sorrow.

Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I? by Timothy Keller (Viking, $27, ISBN 978-0-525-56074-6). Pastor Keller opines on the philosophical merit of practicing forgiveness and tells how readers can go about doing so in an ethical manner.

Color-Courageous Discipleship: Follow Jesus, Dismantle Racism, and Build Beloved Community by Michelle T. Sanchez (WaterBrook, $18 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-593-19384-6) outlines how to nurture one’s connection with God while fighting racism.

Nov. 8

Restore My Soul: Reimagining Self-Care for a Sustainable Life by Janice McWilliams (NavPress, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64158-461-6). Therapist McWilliams proffers daily self-care rituals gleaned from Jesus’s life and wisdom.

Cult of the Dead: A Brief History of Christianity by Kyle Smith (Univ. of California, $34.95, ISBN 978-0-520-34516-4) analyzes the centrality of martyrs to Christian tradition and belief, including the roles of relics and shrines.

Holy Waters: Searching for the Sacred in a Glass by Tom Morton (Watkins, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-78678-656-2) looks at how alcohol has been integrated into religious traditions throughout history.

Untangled: Walking the Eightfold Path to Clarity, Courage, and Compassion by Koshin Paley Ellison (Balance, $28, ISBN 978-1-5387-0830-9). Zen teacher Paley shares lessons on how readers can follow Buddhism’s core teachings to achieve greater happiness, connection, and fulfillment. 45,000-copy announced first printing.

Hope for Ukraine: Stories of Grit and Grace from the Frontlines of War by Kyle Duncan and Esther Fedorkevich (Chosen, $18.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8007-6323-7) shares optimistic stories from the war in Ukraine and considers what role the Christian church and faith should play in the conflict.

Nov. 15

Buddhist Myths: Cosmology, Tales and Legends by Amber Books (Amber, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-83886-226-8) chronicles the history and lore of the Buddhist tradition, including legends around the Buddha and later spiritual teachers.

See the Good: Finding Grace, Gratitude, and Optimism in Every Day by Zach Windahl (Bethany House, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-7642-4100-0) makes the case that Christians should focus on the positive aspects of life.

The Dalai Lama’s Special Envoy: Memoirs of a Lifetime in Pursuit of a Reunited Tibet by Lodi G. Gyari (Columbia Univ., $40, ISBN 978-0-231-20648-8). Gyari, the Dalai Lama’s special envoy, pulls back the curtain on his years of service and provides a firsthand account of representing Tibet in diplomatic talks with China.

Nov. 22

Forgiveness: An Alternative Account by Matthew Ichihashi Potts (Yale Univ., $30, ISBN 978-0-300-25985-8) analyzes the role and purposes of forgiveness in literature and scripture and attempts to outline an understanding of forgiveness as the decision to refrain from violent revenge.

Nov. 25

The Church and the Age of Enlightenment (1648–1848): Faith, Science, and the Challenge of Secularism by Dominic A. Aquila (Ave Maria, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64680-031-5) details Catholic contributions to scientific and mathematical advancements during the Enlightenment.

Nov. 29

The Wonders of Creation: Learning Stewardship from Narnia and Middle-Earth by Kristen Page (IVP Academic, $22 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5140-0435-7) distills lessons on stewardship from the works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.


Nov. 8

Christmas At The Amish Market by Shelley Shepard Gray (Hallmark, $15.99, 978-1952210778) follows Wesley, Liesl, and Liesl's young aunt, Jenny and a complicated love triangle.

Nov. 11

Beneath His Silence by Hannah Linder (Barbour, $15.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63609-436-6). Ella Pemberton goes undercover to reveal the truth about the lord who killed her sister in this Regency romance.

Nov. 15

Authentically, Izzy by Pepper Basham (Thomas Nelson, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8407-1498-5). Bookworm Izzy Edgewood struggles to find a partner until her cousin creates an online dating profile for her without her knowledge, kick-starting a long-distance romance.