Find new books from religion and spirituality publishers on health, education, parenting, and more that are hitting shelves in January 2024.


January 9

Natural Remedies for Mental and Emotional Health: Holistic Methods and Techniques for a Happy and Healthy Mind by Brigitte Mars, A.H.G. and Chrystle Fiedler (Inner Traditions, $29.99, ISBN 9781644117866) features self-care guidance related to common mental health concerns and stress-related issues.

Faithful Work: in the Daily Grind with God and for Others by Ross Chapman and Ryan Tafilowski (IVP, $15, ISBN 978-1-5140-0791-4) calls on Christians to consider the meaning and purpose of their life’s work, urging readers to “transform your work into a way to love God, serve your neighbors, and bring hope to our culture,” according to the publisher.

January 11

Relic by Ed Simon (Bloomsbury Academic, $14.95 paper, 979-8-7651-0228-2) explores how regular objects, including bones, rags, and a chip of wood, become endowed by faith, tradition, and culture with a sense of the sacred.

January 16

Dare to Feel: The Transformational Path of the Heart by Alexandra Roxo (Sounds True, $28.99, ISBN: 9781649631770) presents emotions including shame, pity, grief, and regret as a means for transformation that can lead to stronger connections with oneself and others.

Black Women, Ivory Tower: Revealing the Lies of White Supremacy in American Education by Jasmine L. Harris (Broadleaf, $24.99, ISBN: 978-1-5064-8983-4). Harris, associate professor of African American studies at the University of Texas, San Antonio, draws on personal experiences as an academic in order to create a guide for other Black women entering higher education.

January 29

Parenting: The Complex and Beautiful Vocation of Raising Children by Holly Taylor Coolman (Brazos, $21.99, 9781540961495) is a theologian’s look at parenting that presents childrearing as a biblical vocation that can help foster a deeper relationship with God.

January 30

Dream Brave: A Dare to Live by Faith When You Feel Too Small by Wai Jia Tam (Chosen Books, $17.99 paper, ISBN 9780800763503). Tam, a humanitarian, physician, and founder of the nonprofit organization Kitesong Global, describes the hope and faith that inspired her at age 18 to raise funds and build a home for two girls suffering from abuse and abandonment.


January 2

Here in Avalon by Tara Isabella Burton (S&S; January 2, 2024) follows two sisters in New York City caught between the sinister, materialist world around them and an underworld cabaret troupe that might be a dangerous cult.

January 4

The Rose and the Thistle by Laura Frantz (Revell, $17.99 paper, ISBN 9780800740672). Set during the uprising of 1715, an English heiress seeks safety in the Scottish lowlands with her powerful family, but dangers still lurk inside the castle walls when allegiances shift.