Aug. 1

Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America by Russell D Moore (Sentinel, $29, ISBN 978-0-593-54178-4). Former Southern Baptist pastor and Christianity Today editor-in-chief Russell Moore calls his fellow evangelical Christians to conversion over culture wars, to truth over tribalism, to the gospel over politics, to integrity over influence, and to renewal over nostalgia.

Like a River: Finding the Faith and Strength to Move Forward After Loss and Heartache by Granger Smith. (W., $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4003-3436-0) The country music singer tells how he found relief from grieving over the drowning death of his toddler son by putting his trust in God.

Songs I Love to Sing: The Billy Graham Crusades and the Shaping of Modern Worship by Edith L. Blumhofer (Eerdmans, $22.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8028-7529-7). The powerhouse evangelist, joined by singer George Beverly Shea and choral conductor Clifford Barrows, created a soundtrack for evangelical America and influenced popular music as well.

Aug. 8

The Evangelical Imagination: How Stories, Images, and Metaphors Created a Culture in Crisis by Karen Swallow Prior (Brazos, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-58743-575-1) surveys the images, metaphors, and stories that have shaped the evangelical movement and urges readers to bring their own cultures and stories to the forefront and reimagine evangelicalism today.

Throw Yourself into the House of Buddha: The Life and Zen Teachings of Tangen Harada Roshi by Tangen Harada, trans. by Belenda Attaway Yamakawa, edited by Kogen Czarnik (Aug. 8, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64547-136-3) compiles the key teaching talks by the late Zen master.

Three Minutes a Day: A Fourteen-Week Course to Learn Meditation and Transform Your Life by Richard Dixey (New World Library, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-60868-883-8) promises speedy techniques, drawn from Eastern wisdom and modern science, to reach calm, clarity, and transformative benefits such as enhanced creativity.

Aug. 15

Impossible Christianity: Why Following Jesus Does Not Mean You Have to Change the World, Be an Expert in Everything, Accept Spiritual Failure, by Kevin DeYoung (Crossway, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4335-8534-0) reassures readers that it doesn't require 40 hours a week and deliver world peace to live a good Christian life.

God’s Country: Christian Zionism in America by Samuel Goldman (University of Pennsylvania, 15, $19.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5128-2547-3) argues that U.S. political culture was shaped from its beginning by a Christian worldview that links the nation with the fate of biblical — and contemporary — Israel.

American Idolatry: How Christian Nationalism Betrays the Gospel and Threatens the Church by Andrew L. Whitehead (Brazos, Aug. 15, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-58743-576-8) asserts that racism and xenophobia violate core Christian beliefs and explains how believers can challenge them in a charged political climate.

Sacred Self-Care: Daily Practices for Nurturing Our Whole Selves by clinical psychologist and theologian Chanequa Walker-Barnes (HarperOne, $21.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-06-328713-6) offers prompts, practices and scripture passages to help readers find compassion for themselves.

Aug. 18

The Love of Thousands: How Angels, Saints, and Ancestors Walk With Us Toward Holiness by Christine Valters Paintner, leader of the online Abbey of the Arts, (Sorin, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-932057-33-1) encourages readers to become everyday mystics with the guidance and inspiration of such beings.

Aug. 22,

The Ballot and the Bible: How Scripture Has Been Used and Abused in American Politics and Where We Go from Here by Kaitlyn Schiess (Brazos, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-58743-596-6) presents an “erudite history of both America’s ‘proper application’ and ‘deep misuse’ of scripture during pivotal events,” from the Revolutionary War to 9/11, according to PW’s review.

Unexpected Abundance: The Fruitful Lives of Women Without Children by Elizabeth Felicetti (Eerdmans, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8028-8234-9) highlights women who had no children, but led “lives that burst with creativity and influence,” in which only their own actions define their identity.

Life After God: Finding Faith When You Can’t Believe Anymore by Mark Feldmeir (Westminster John Knox, $20 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-664-26840-4) portrays a vision of the wonder of the ineffable God who offers everyone compelling love.

Aug. 29

Advent: The Season of Hope by Anglican priest and New York Times newsletter columnist Tish Harrison Warren (IVP Formatio, $20, ISBN 978-1-5140-0018-2) examines how Advent reveals spiritual riches throughout the church year, pointing in every way toward the coming of Jesus at Christmas, in daily life, and in the future.

Coming to Faith Through Dawkins: 12 Essays on the Pathway from New Atheism to Christianity edited by Denis Alexander and Alister McGrath (Kregel, $21.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8254-4822-5) presents the finding-faith moments of scientists, theologians, philosophers and everyday people who reacted to the assertive atheism of scientist and bestselling author Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion) by turning to Christianity as a deep and rational source of spirituality.

Help for the Hungry Soul: Eight Encouragements to Grow Your Appetite for God’s Word by Kristen Wetherell (Crossway, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4335-8861-7) urges readers to bring a genuine desire to grow closer to God to their Bible study.

The New Big Book of Christian Mysticism: An Essential Guide to Contemplative Spirituality by Carl McColman (Broadleaf, $25.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5064-8684-0) offers a diverse range of voices and perspectives--from Howard Thurman to Pauli Murray--on how to live a contemplative live.


Aug. 1

Countdown by Lynette Eason (Revell, $17.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8007-3736-8). Paramedic Raina Price once turned her life upside down to escape a dangerous stalker but years later she is menaced again in the finale to Eason's Extreme Measures series.

Positively, Penelope by Pepper Basham (Thomas Nelson, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8407-1520-3). On the small island of Skymar, Penelope helps to revive a local theater and bring some much-needed cheer to its grief-stricken owners.

Aug. 29

He Should Have Told the Bees: A Novel by Amanda Cox (Revell, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8007-4273-7). After beekeeper Beckett Walsh’s father dies, she learns that a share of the family apiary has been bequeathed to Callie Peterson, a stranger she never heard of. Both women must wrestle with family secrets to find a brighter future.