A new look at a Buddhist classic, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, a biography of the powerful 18th-Century theologian Jonathan Edwards, and a witchcraft compendium are among the titles publishing in June.
3 Minutes with Jesus: 180 Devotions for Men by Tracy M. Sumner (Barbour, $12.99, ISBN 978-1-63609-576-9) condenses the readings to include scripture, a devotional reading, and a prayer intended to jump-start one's day.
Searching for Agabus: Embracing Authenticity and Finding Your Way to You by Michael Walrond (Broadleaf, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8529-4) highlights a minor prophet in Paul's epistles who, Walrond says, exemplifies how a little-known life of service can still matter greatly.
Parenting Gen Z: Guiding Your Child Through a Hostile Culture by Jason Jimenez (Focus on the Family, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64607-007-7) is a motivational guidebook intended to help parents talk with their children about faith, sex, porn, LGBTQI issues, abortion, and depression.
Where Do I Go From Here? Lifemapping Your Way from Personal Chaos to Purposeful Calm by John Trent and Kari Trent Stageberg (Focus on the Family, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64607-063-3) has a father and daughter build on John's 1998 book, LifeMapping, by offering biblical truths as the route toward a positive future despite detours and distractions.
Ask a Catholic Parent by Julianne Stanz (Loyola, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8294-5517-5) is a spiritual guidebook by a mother, catechist and lay leader, designed to help parents steer their children toward faith-based living.
Refuge in the Storm: Buddhist Approaches to Compassionate Crisis Care, edited by Nathan Jishin Michon (North Atlantic Books, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-62317-809-3) features Buddhist contemplative practices and spiritual principles to help and support individuals, families, caregivers, and communities in crisis
Extraordinary Hearing: Preparing Your Soul to Hear from God by Greg Pruett (Tyndale Momentum, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-6685-3) teaches how to discern God's guidance in everyday life and be led by the Holy Spirit.
Pray and Go: Your Invitation to Become a Great Commission Christian by Thom S. Rainer (Tyndale Momentum, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-4905-4) is a 30-day program for church members that shows how to gather in prayer for their community and then take their prayer out into the streets.
The King Is in the Field: Essays in Modern Jewish Political Thought, edited by Julie Cooper and Samuel Hayim Brody (Univ. of Pennsylvania, $69.95, ISBN 978-1-5128-2409-4) offers 13 scholars looking back in history to see how Jewish people in the diaspora behaved politically in lands where they lived before they had a state of their own.
Stumbling: Picking up the Pieces after Coming Out of the Closet and Evangelicalism by Brandon Flanery (Lake Drive, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-957687-12-4) is a candid, often humorous, story of the former youth pastor's many question —and some answers— in his search for the holy in the mess that is life.
Ordinary Splendor: Living in God’s Creation by Lydia Jaeger (Lexham, $18.99, ISBN 978-1-68359-699-8) examines the wisdom for life found in the Bible's creation passages by engaging the views of theologians, Greek mythology, philosophers, and other creation stories from the ancient Near East.
In Trembling Boldness: Wisdom for Today from Ancient Jesus People by Natalie R Perkins and Hal Taussig (Broadleaf, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-8574-4) applies the spiritual concepts found in the writings of Jesus' first followers to the most challenging contemporary social and political issues today.
What Would Jesus See: Ways of Looking at a Disorienting World by scholar of art and religion Aaron Rosen (Broadleaf, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-7865-4) looks at the Gospels and applies Jesus’s radical empathy for the disadvantaged to key challenges facing society today.
The Hardest Problem: God, Evil and Suffering by Rupert Shortt (Hodder Faith, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-399-80271-0) takes on the perennial question of human suffering in a reflection on the origin and nature of evil and how different faiths reconcile it with ideas of divine power.
Woman Remembered: Jesus’ Female Disciples by Helen Bond and Joan Taylor (Hodder Faith, $21.99, ISBN 978-1-5293-7259-5) explores the representation of these women in art, archeology and biblical text, and offers a new appreciation of them as disciples, apostles, teachers, messengers, and church-founders.
The Spacious Path: Practicing the Restful Way of Jesus in a Fragmented World by Tamara Hill Murphy (Herald, $18.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5138-1191-8) is a primer on the ancient spiritual practices of taking time daily for meaningful reflection and prayer.
All God’s Children: How Confronting Buried History Can Build Racial Solidarity by Terence Lester (IVP, $18 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5140-0595-8) tells stories of courage, injustice, pain, and triumph in a portrait of what it’s like to be Black in America.
The Resilience Factor: A Step-by-Step Guide to Catalyze an Unbreakable Team by Warren Bird, Léonce B. Crump Jr., and Ryan T. Hartwig (IVP Praxis, $18 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5140-0568-2) is a practical handbook, written by veterans of team-leaders in Christian organizations, offering advice on how to revitalize floundering teams.
Incurable Faith: 120 Devotions of Hope That Lasts for Health Issues That Linger by Andrea Herzer (Multnomah, $20, ISBN 978-0-593-44439-9) draws on her own experience of chronic pain and offers doorways to recognizing and finding solace—and joy—in God's love.
A Life of Psalms in Jewish Late Antiquity by Aj Berkovitz (Univ. of Pennsylvania, $59.95, ISBN 978-1-5128-2418-6) shows how ancient Jews found resonance in reading, interpreting, singing, and praying from this cherished text.
Witchcraft and Magic, an Illustrated History and Practical Guide: The History and Practice of Magic Through the Ages – its Origins, Ancient Traditions, Ways and Rituals, and a Guide to Spellweaving Today by Susan Greenwood, Helen Cornish, and Raje Airey (Lorenz, $35, ISBN 978-0-7548-3552-3) is a compendium of the traditions and practices of witchcraft including over 60 spells, charms, rituals, and invocations.
Luke by New Testament scholar Mary H Schertz (Herald, $34.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5138-0427-9). In the 36th volume in the Believers Church Bible Commentary series, Schertz shows how Luke foreshadows the joy—and the costs—of following Jesus.
An Infinite Fountain of Light: Jonathan Edwards for the Twenty-First Century by George M. Marsden (IVP Academic, $26, ISBN 978-1-5140-0662-7) is the noted historian's look at the impact of the eighteenth-century theologian and religion philosopher's life and writings.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Beginners: A Guide to Living and Dying by Lama Lhanang Rinpoche and meditation teacher Mordy Levine (Sounds True, $18.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64963-132-9) presents the Buddhist classic text on karma, the end of life, and what happens after death, with an emphasis on cultivating compassion and welcoming the unknown.
Indigo Isle by T.I. Lowe (Tyndale Fiction, $25.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-6559-7) features two damaged souls —a Hollywood film location scout forced to ride out a hurricane on an isolated coastal farm with the farm's reclusive owner — who find reconciliation with the past.