Books intended to uphold people in times of grief, explore social and political history through a Christian perspective, and arm readers to defend the faith with skilled apologetics are among the titles coming in September.

Sept. 1

The Grief of Dads: Support and Hope for Catholic Fathers Navigating Child Loss (Ave Maria, $18.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64680-253-1) by Patrick O’Hearn, Bryan Feger, and Ryan Breaux—fathers who have experienced such losses—offers support and spiritual guidance.

Sept. 5

The Ache for Meaning: How the Temptations of Christ Reveal Who We Are and What We’re Seeking (NavPress, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64158-627-6) by Tommy Brown, suggests looking to the mindsets and practices Christ embodied to find one's true identity and purpose.

In the Arms of Compassion: A Spiritual Journey from Trauma to Recovery (Lake Drive, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-957687-20-9) shares author Frank Rogers Jr.'s story of recovery from childhood sexual abuse and chronicles his search to find a compassionate God.

Bearing God: Living a Christ-Formed Life in Uncharted Waters (NavPress, $10.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64158-623-8) by Marlena Graves, presents the idea that believers should see themselves like boats, as vessels for Christ that move with a mission in life.

A Christian’s Guide to Mental Illness: Answers to 30 Common Questions (Crossway, $21.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4335-8727-6) by David Murray and Tom Karel provides biblical wisdom for caregivers.

Come Forth: The Promise of Jesus’s Greatest Miracle (HarperOne, $32.99, ISBN 978-0-06-269438-6), by Jesuit priest and popular author James Martin (The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything), is a meditation on the spiritual lessons in the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead.

Digital Liturgies: Rediscovering Christian Wisdom in an Online Age (Crossway, $16.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4335-8713-9) is by Samuel James who warns people away from relying on the internet when seeking truthful liturgies and guidance to a faithful life.

Kingdom Focus (Focus on the Family, $26.99, ISBN 978-1-58997-952-9), the newest title in Tony Evans' bestselling Kingdom series, steers readers to examine their spiritual habits to focus on what scripture says delights God, and to rely on God's guidance.

Money in the Light of Eternity: What the Bible Says about Your Financial Purpose (Tyndale Momentum, $16.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-7376-9) by Art Rainer asserts that pursuing money and "stuff" is junk food for the soul, but following God's design for life leads to true satisfaction.

No Greater Love: A Biblical Vision for Friendship (Moody, $15.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8024-2892-9), by Rebecca McLaughlin, presents the sacrificial love shown by Jesus as the model for the deep friendships people long to find.

Remaking the World: How 1776 Created the Post-Christian West (Crossway. $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4335-8053-6), by Andrew Wilson, highlights how events of 1776 such as the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, the American Revolution, still impact us.

The Spiritual Art of Business: Connecting the Daily with the Divine (IVP, $18 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5140-0762-4), by Barry L. Rowan proposes that people consider their work and business life as a chance to serve God by contributing to a better society.

World Religions in Seven Sentences: A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic (IVP Academic, $18 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5140-0582-8), by apologetics professor Douglas Groothuis, is a primer to seven religions and philosophies as seen from a Christian perspective.

Sept. 12

Blessed in the Mess: How to Experience God’s Goodness in the Midst of Life’s Pain (Faithwords, $28, ISBN 978-1-5460-3734-7), by Bible teacher Joyce Meyer, points to the Bible's instructions for dealing with difficulties and remaining hopeful no matter what.

Christmas: The Season of Life and Light (IVP Formatio, $20, ISBN 978-1-5140-0040-3), by Emily Hunter McGowin, part of the publisher's Fullness of Time series, celebrates the holiday's theological and liturgical splendor.

Loving Our Own Bones: Disability Wisdom and the Spiritual Subversiveness of Knowing Ourselves Whole (Beacon, $29.95, ISBN 978-0-8070-0675-7), by Rabbi Julia Watts Belser, argues that disability is not an obstacle to surmount or a mark of spiritual disfavor.

Rebirth of Belief in God: Why New Atheism Grew Old and Secular Thinkers Are Considering Christianity Again (Tyndale Elevate, $17.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4964-6677-8) is by radio host Justin Brierley who sees a growing wave of faith despite all the attention given to the rise of secularism.

Saving Faith: How American Christianity Can Reclaim Its Prophetic Voice (Fortress, $18, ISBN 978-1-5064-8806-6) is by historian Randall Balmer who argues halting the decline of Christianity in America requires reckoning with racism and reviving the prophetic voice of the Social Gospel.

This Dream Is Not for You: Learn to Live by Letting Go (Worthy, $27, ISBN 978-1-5460-0479-0), by Wade Joye, invites people to free themselves from the pressure of dreaming for an ideal life and instead to trust God.


A Quiet Mind to Suffer with: Mental Illness, Trauma, and the Death of Christ (Lexham, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-68359-704-9), by John Andrew Bryant, details his own breakdown and how he found how even agony and despair can lead to a merciful and holy connection with Christ.

Sept. 18

The Garden Within: Where the War with Your Emotions Ends and Your Most Powerful Life Begins (Thomas Nelson, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3298-7), by trauma therapist Dr. Anita Phillips, blends spiritual insights, neurobiology, and her own research to promote healing and point people toward the good life God intended for them.

Sept. 19

Every Season Sacred: Reflections, Prayers, and Invitations to Nourish Your Soul and Nurture Your Family Throughout the Year (Tyndale Momentum, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-7711-8) is by Kayla Craig who offers reflections, discussion prompts and prayers for parents and children.

I Don’t Know Who I Am Anymore: Restoring Your Identity Shattered by Grief and Loss (Thomas Nelson, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4002-3939-9) by Carole Holiday shares her story of grief and explores biblical teaching that offers a God-given purpose after pain.

The Love Everybody Wants: What You’re Looking for Is Already Yours (WaterBrook, $26, ISBN 978-0-593-44524-2) by Madison Prewett Troutt, contends that once people recognize the depths of God's love for them, they can learn to love themselves and others in whole and healthy ways.

Mind Games: Winning the Battle for Your Mental and Emotional Health (Faithwords, $27, ISBN 978-1-5460-0383-0), by megachurch pastor Paul Daugherty, finds frameworks in scripture for dealing with depression, anxiety, insecurity, mood swings, and trauma.

On Becoming Wise Together: Learning and Leading in the City (Eerdmans, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8028-7906-6) by Maria Liu Wong, draws from her perspective as an immigrant and as provost of City Seminary of New York to suggest ways communities can grow in wisdom.

Persuasive Apologetics: The Art of Handling Tough Questions Without Pushing People Away (Kregel Ministry, $21.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8254-4830-0), by pastor and professor Jeffery M. Robinson, urges Christians to argue for the truth when confronting non-believers and skeptics.

Questioning God (Bloomsbury Continuum, $30 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-399-40925-4) by two Dominicans, preacher Timothy Radcliffe and Biblical scholar Lukasz Popko, suggests that there is no genuine conversation without true questions that God asks of us and we ask of God.

Rebuilt Faith: A Handbook for Skeptical Catholics (Ave Maria, $18.95, ISBN 978-1-64680-201-2) is by Michael White and Tom Corcoran who proposed simple steps to deepen understanding of the Catholic faith and one's relationship with God.

Signs and Secrets of the Messiah : A Fresh Look at the Miracles of Jesus Rabbi (W, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4003-4002-6), by Jason Sobel, a Messianic Jewish rabbi, delves into Scripture, biblical culture, and ancient texts to assure readers that Jesus can perform miracles in their lives now.

Soul Food: Nourishing Essays on Contemplative Living and Leadership (Church Publishing, $28.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64065-634-5), by Westina Matthews, Margaret Benefiel, and Jackson Droney, is a collection of experiential and academic essays offering modern contemplative reflections from renowned scholars and spiritual leaders.

Sept. 22

My Life of Grace: How I Found Hope and Purpose in Suffering (Ave Maria, $14.95 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-64680-257-9) by Peter Le who found that by embracing Christ he could persevere through childhood polio, escaping Vietnam as a "boat person" and surviving thyroid cancer.

Sept. 26

American Heresy: The Roots and Reach of White Christian Nationalism (Fortress, $24 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5064-8923-0), by John Fanestil, traces the history and spiritual inheritance of white Christian nationalism from colonial days through the January 6 Capitol insurrection.

Bearing Witness: The Wounds of Mass Trauma at Memorial Museums (Fortress, $28, ISBN 978-1-5064-8545-4) is by Stephanie N. Arel who addresses the psychological, spiritual, and physical impact on workers who create these monuments, the politics of commemoration and the sacredness of remembering.

Beyond Our Control: Let Go of Unmet Expectations, Overcome Anxiety, and Discover Intimacy with God (Thomas Nelson, $28.99, ISBN 978-1-4002-3519-3) is by a couple, Michael and Lauren Green McAfee, who share how scripture and faith in God upheld them through experiences with adoption, infertility, illness, and loss.

Can You Just Sit with Me?: Healthy Grieving for the Losses of Life (IVP, $18 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5140-0621-4), by Natasha Smith, provides personal stories, biblical reflections, relevant research, practical tools, and prayers that point us to God who always sits with those in grief.

Everything Is (Not) Fine: Finding Strength When Life Gets Annoyingly Difficult (IVP, $18 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5140-0614-6), by Katie Schnack, suggests that when life is tough and complicated, self-compassion and humor can bring glimpses of light, healing, and life.

Go and Do Likewise: A Call to Follow Jesus in a Life of Mercy and Mission (Crossway, $15.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-4335-8806-8), by Amy Dimarcangelo, explores God’s story of redemption to uncover how ordinary Christians can extend God’s compassion, mercy, justice, generosity, and love to those in need.

In Thought, Word, and Seed: Reckonings from a Midwest Farm (Eerdmans, $19.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8028-8290-5) is an essay collection by Tiffany Eberle Kriner that draws connections among her farming and family life, culture, ecology, faith, and literature.

Stay Awhile: Advent Lessons in Divine Hospitality (Westminster John Knox, $17 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-664-26842-8), by Kara Eidson, presents Advent reflections for personal and small group use and ideas to involve a whole congregation including a no-rehearsals-needed Christmas pageant.

Sept. 28

Evangelism: Learning from the Past (Eerdmans, $22.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-0-8028-8343-8), a history of evangelism from the times of Jesus to the twentieth century, is the last work by the late British theologian Michael Green who died in 2019.


Sept. 1

The Flower Quilter (Barbour Books, $14.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-63609-642-1) is Mindy Steele's latest title in her Heart of the Amish series, featuring two prickly characters­—a reluctant quilter and a struggling landscaper— who find each other, faith and love.

Sept. 5

Until Then (Tyndale House, $29.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-5426-3), by mother-in-law/daughter-in-law Amish fiction bestselling authors Cindy and Erin Woodsmall, features a modern man who suddenly finds himself in 1822 Ohio, struggling to survive and praying to be reunited with his family.

A Royal Christmas by Melody Carlson (Revell, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-4540-0) is a novella about a law student who is whisked off to a palace after learning she is the daughter and heir to an ailing king.


The Heirloom (Bethany, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-7642-3756-0) is a prequel to author Beverly Lewis' bestseller, The Shunning, that takes readers to Amish Lancaster, Pa., where a teen visiting her great aunt learns her family's history.