Spring/Summer Religion Books
Compiled by Robert Dahlin -- 2/19/01
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The Lord's Prayer for a New Millennium (Aug., $12.95 paper) by Isabel Anders enhances meditational insights within the prayer with key scientific findings. Ad/promo.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Good News After Auschwitz?: Christian Faith in a Post-Holocaust World (Apr., $39.95), ed. by John K. Roth and Carol Rittner. Essays by 13 Christians summarize what a credibility-challenged spiritual belief should affirm today.
Sleuthing C.S. Lewis: More Light in the Shadowlands (June, $23 paper) by Kathryn Lindskoog exposes fraud in Lewis's literary estate and fakery contaminating his writings.
Religion in the New Millennium (Aug., $39.95), ed. by Frederick J. Parella and Ray Bulman, collects essays inspired by the legacy of Paul Tillich.
Pontius Pilate: The Biography of an Invented Man (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Ann Wr re-creates Jesus' trial from the point of view of the executioner. Author tour.
The Catholic Church: A Short History (Apr., $19.95) by Hans Küng chronicles the church from its inception to today. Advertising.
Little Saint (July, $13.95 paper) by Hannah Green pays tribute to St. Foy, a 12-year-old girl martyred in the fourth century.
Free at Last (Mar., $19.99) by Tony Evans enables readers to discover biblical freedom and liberation from spiritual bondage. $30,000 ad/promo.
Lord, Change My Attitude (Before It's Too Late) (Mar., $12.99 paper) by James MacDonald directs us to examine our hearts and root out negative attitudes. 15,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.
Lies Women Believe, and the Truth That Sets Them Free (Apr., $19) by Nancy Leigh DeMoss debunks falsehoods about God, sin, marriage, children and more. 15,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Forever Young: The Authorized Biography of Loretta Young (Mar., $21.95) by Joan Wester Anderson relates the many miracles of the late actress's life. 30,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Catholic Digest Book Club selection.
Stories from My Heart (Mar., $14.95 paper) by John Powell, S.J., reminisces about people and places that have had significant meaning for him. Ad/promo.
Seasons of the Soul (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Carol Gura uses the seasons to reveal the sacredness of life and life's experiences. Ad/promo.
Echo of the Soul: The Sacredness of the Human Body (Apr., $17.95) by J. Philip Newell. The Old Testament reveals that the body, like creation, is God's dwelling place.
Celebrating the Seasons: Daily Spiritual Readings for the Christian Year (May, $34.95), compiled by Robert Atwell, contains the wisdom of Christian spiritual masters.
Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses (Apr., $26) by Bruce Feiler recounts a faith-seeking, 10,000-mile trek across the Middle East. 75,000 first printing. BOMC, QPB selection. 8-city author tour.
The Psalms of David (Apr., $28) by James S. Freemantle is a hand-lettered, illustrated volume.
Inner Gardening: Four Seasons of Cultivating the Soil and the Spirit (June, $25) by Diane Dreher approaches personal growth through gardening advice and spiritual practice. 25,000 first printing. Author publicity.
Amma: Healing the Heart of the World (July, $24) by Judith Cornell is an authorized biography of the Indian healer who performs miracles by hugging people. 30,000 first printing. 10-city author tour.
Secrets of the Vine: Breaking Through to Abundance (Mar., $9.99) by Bruce Wilkinson. Book two in the Breakthrough series discloses three life-changing truths.
Just Shy of Harmony (May, $12.99) by Philip Gulley is a sequel to Home to Harmony.
Buried Treasure (May, $19.99) by Rabbi Daniel Lapin unveils the ancient mysteries and contemporary guidance embedded in the holy tongue of Hebrew.
For Such a Time As This: The Disciplines of Destiny (July, $10.99) by Lisa Ryan helps women between the ages of 12 and 25 to become mature and godly.
Under the Circumstances: A Woman's Guide to a Surrendered Heart (Mar., $10 paper) by Judy Hampton suggests that a change in perspective can enable one to live above the circumstances.
The Great Experiment: Faith and Freedom in America (Apr., $15 paper) by Os Guinness. Great political minds of Western society find the connection between faith and freedom. Trinity Forum Study series.
Doing Well and Doing Good: Spending, Giving and Caring in a Free Society (Apr., $15 paper) by Os Guinness examines the ideas that led to charitable acts. Trinity Forum Study series.
The Allure of Hope: God's Pursuit of a Woman's Heart (May, $12 paper) by Jan Meyers aims to set the feminine soul free.
Battle for Jerusalem (Apr., $22.99) by John Hagee. The pastor explains why Israel's struggle for Jerusalem and the Temple Mount should be of concern to Christians around the world.
Wild at Heart (Apr., $16.99) by John Eldredge is a guide to understanding Christian manhood.
The Road to Forgiveness (May, $22.99) by Bill and Cindy Griffiths tells how the two came to forgive the drunk driver who killed their daughter and Cindy's mother.
Moongate (June, $13.99 paper) by William Proctor is an SF techno-thriller entailing a trip to the moon.
Indisputable Laws of Teamwork (July, $24.99) by John C. Maxwell underscores the various laws of leadership proving the importance of working together.
Celtic Christian Communities: Live the Tradition (Mar., $15.95 paper) by Ian Bradley strips away romanticized notions of Celtic spirituality and opens contemporary possibilities.
Personal Pilgrimage: One Day Soul Journeys for Busy People (Mar., $21.95) by Viki Hurst serves as an alternative to lengthy spiritual quests. $17,000 ad/promo.
NEW CITY PRESS
The Confessions (Mar., $9.95 paper) by Saint Augustine, ed. by John E. Rotelle, O.S.A., is in a mass market size. $15,000 ad/promo.
The Prophet (June; $54, paper $34.95) by Regis Armstrong et al. is the third and final volume in the Francis of Assisi, Early Documents series. 15,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
Growing Weary Doing Good?: Encouragement for Exhausted Women (Mar., $9.99 paper) by Karla Worley. This once-overloaded wife, mom, artist and church volunteer learns what really matters.
Extraordinary Living: What Happens When God Works Through You (Apr., $19.99) by Andrea Mullins guides readers into the liberating lifestyle of dependence on Christ. Ad/promo.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners (Mar., $18) by Jack Hawley demystifies this classic scripture from India. Ad/promo.
NEW YORK UNIV. PRESS
A Comparative Sociology of World Religions: Virtuosi, Priests and Popular Religion (Aug., $18.50 paper) by Stephen Sharot focuses on differences and interrelationships between religious elites and lay masses and compares folk forms of religion around the world.
Life and Practice in the Early Church: A Documentary Reader (Aug., $18.50 paper), ed. by Steven A. McKinion, assembles primary texts from the church's first five centuries.
Thich Nhat Hanh: Essential Writings (Mar., $15 paper), ed. by Robert Ellsberg, presents the core thoughts of the Zen master, monk and p t. Advertising.
Women and Christianity: Volume I: The First Thousand Years (Mar., $20 paper) by Mary T. Malone inaugurates a trilogy documenting the lives of Christian women from the faith's beginnings to today.
Desert Wisdom: Sayings from the Desert Fathers (Apr., $15 paper), intro. by Henri J.M. Nouwen, offers more than 100 passages by early Christians. Advertising.
Choosing Mercy: A Mother of Murder Victims Pleads to End the Death Penalty (Apr., $17 paper) by Antoinette Bosco is a story of loss and forgiveness as well as a case against capital punishment. Ad/promo.
OUR SUNDAY VISITOR
Grace-Filled Moments (Mar., $19.95) by Johnnette S. Benkovic. Spiritual advice from both women and men directs women toward the way of authentic femininity.
Your Grieving Child: Answers to Questions on Death and Dying (Mar., $8.95 paper) by Bill Dodds offers solace by addressing over 100 queries.
When a Loved One Leaves the Church (Mar., $10.95 paper) by Lorene Hanley Duquin comforts those who pray for a rebel's return.
One Nation Under God: Religious Symbols, Quotes and Images in Our Nation's Capital (Mar., $6.95 paper) by Eugene F. Hemrick testifies to the strong bond between religion and American ideals.
Where Is That in the Bible? (Mar., $10.95 paper) by Patrick Midrid locates quick responses to those challenging one's faith.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
The Transformation of American Religion: The Story of a Late Twentieth-Century Awakening (Mar., $27.50) by Amanda Porterfield assesses just how a once-Protestant America developed into unprecedented religious diversity.
Hidden Gospels: How the Search for Jesus Lost Its Way (Apr., $25) by Philip Jenkins asserts that the texts of the "hidden gospel" phenomenon are very misleading.
Gandhi's Passion: The Life and Legacy of Mahatma Gandhi (Apr., $27.50) by Stanley Wolpert paints a new portrait of the Indian leader. 35,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible (Apr., $27.50), ed. by Bruce M. Metzger and Michael D. Coogan, contains over 300 entries.
Relief for the Body, Renewal for the Soul (Mar., $13.95 paper) by G. Scott Morris collects stories of a doctor on a mission to serve the working poor in Memphis. Ad/promo.
For Those We Love but No Longer See (Apr., $11.95 paper) by Lisa B. Hamilton proposes the comfort and stability of fixed-hour prayer for those who grieve. Ad/promo.
Sacred Spaces: Stations on a Celtic Way (May, $23) by Margaret Silf introduces the concept of sacred space, both external and internal. Ad/promo.
Transformation at the Base: Fifty Verses on the Nature of Consciousness (Apr., $18 paper) by Thich Nhat Hanh focuses on the direct experience of recognizing, embracing and looking deeply into the nature of feelings and perceptions.
Excellent Catholic Parishes: The Guide to Best Places and Practices (Mar.; $22.95, paper $16.95) by Paul Wilkes depicts eight diverse models of excellence and a directory to hundreds of great parishes.
Journey into Joy: Stations of the Resurrection (Mar., $21.95) by Andrew Walker assembles art masterpieces, scripture and reflection to express the joy of the resurrection.
Soul Wilderness: A Desert Spirituality (Mar., $12.95 paper) by Kerry Walters. The tradition of the prophet emerging from the wasteland is a guide to our own inner desert and a direct experience of God.
The Voice: A Story About Faith and Trust (Mar., $12.95 paper) by R.W. Metlen is a humorous adult fable about the fear that turns to trust when one is called to a form of new life by external circumstances or God.
The Forgotten Desert Mothers: Sayings, Lives and Stories of Early Christian Women (May, $11.95 paper) by Laura Swan introduces the spirituality of women in post-biblical times.
PETER PAUPER PRESS
Blueberries from Heaven: A Basketful of Wisdom (Mar., $4.95) by Carol Tebo is from a woman who learned that picking blueberries was a time to commune with God. An Inspire Books title.
Jesus: He's Your Final Answer (Mar., $4.95) by Sarah M. Hupp finds thoughts of comfort and inspiration in the words of Jesus. An Inspire Books title.
Jerusalem Vigil (Mar., $13 paper) by Bodie and Brock Th ne. The first novel in the Zion Legacy series recounts the struggle for Jerusalem.
It's a Meaningful Life: It Just Takes Practice (Mar., $13 paper) by Bo Lozoff, foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, outlines a time-tested path for finding meaning and joy in our lives.
Dalai Lama, My Son: A Mother's Story (May, $13 paper) by Diki Tsering tells of her life as mother to His Holiness.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
Korean Americans and Their Religions: Pilgrims and Missionaries from a Different Shore (Mar., $19.95 paper), ed. by Ho-Youn Kwon et al., is a multidisciplinary exploration of religious identity and meaning.
Conscience and Community: Revisiting Toleration and Religious Dissent in Early Modern England and America (July, $45) by Andrew R. Murphy seeks to dispel common myths.
God 101: Jewish Ideals, Beliefs, and Practices for Renewing Your Faith (Mar., $13.95 paper) by Rabbi Terry Bookman celebrates the joy of faith and tradition as it offers concrete spiritual practices.
African American Christian Ethics (Mar., $26 paper) by Samuel K. Roberts reviews the ethical heritage and raises pertinent issues. Ad/promo.
Omnigender: A Trans-Religious Approach (Mar., $18 paper) by Virginia Ramey Mallenkott suggests a vision for the future where gender is more than strictly male or female. $20,000 ad/promo.
Coming Out Young and Faithful (Apr., $13 paper) by Leanne McCall Tigert and Timothy Brown opens the dreams and church lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered young people. Ad/promo.
The Book of Daily Prayer: Morning and Evening 2002 (May, $13 paper), ed. by Kim M. Sadler. Ecumenical authors compose twice-daily devotions. Ad/promo.
Angry with God (May, $13 paper) by Michele Novotni and Randy Clark advocates making peace with a silent God who sometimes seems to have declared war on his faithful.
Six Months to Live: Learning from a Young Man with Cancer (Mar., $10 paper) by Daniel Hallock. The family and friends of a terminal 22-year-old are profoundly changed as they struggle to accept his suffering and death.
Soul Prints: Your Path to Fulfillment (Mar., $24.95) by Marc Gafni draws on Kabbalistic, biblical and Talmudic concepts to help readers transcend loneliness and estrangement.
Essential Buddhism: A Complete Guide to Belief and Practices (May, $15.95 paper) by Jack Hosho Maguire illuminates the belief's sensible approach to living.
How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life (May, $19.95) by the Dalai Lama, ed. by Jeffrey Hopkins, entails three basic steps to enlightenment by practicing morality, meditation and wisdom.
Sacred Dying: Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life (Apr., $22.95) by Megory Anderson. A former Anglican nun shows how to use personalized rituals to help loved ones to a peaceful death. Advertising.
Jesus on Leadership: Lessons from the Servant Leader (June, $22.95) by Russell W. Gough discusses how Jesus inspired followers to achieve what they thought was impossible. Advertising.
Jesus After 2000 Years (May, $39) by Gerd Lüdemann. Historical research uncovers actual words and deeds of Jesus different from those composites of hearsay and legend in the Bible.
The Vanquished Gods: Science, Religion and the Nature of Belief (June, $36) by Richard Schlagel evaluates the evolution of philosophy and a scientific worldview.
A Rebel to His Last Breath: Joseph McCabe and Rationalism (July, $32) by Bill Cooke recalls the former Catholic priest who became a champion of rationalism in the first half of the 20th century.
Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God (May, $18.95 paper) by Caitlín Matthews represents Sophia as a postfeminist guide to a practical spirituality grounded in daily life and the natural world.
The Meditative Path: A Gentle Way to Awareness, Concentration and Serenity (June, $16.95 paper) by John Cianciosi. A former Buddhist monk assists readers through the meditative process.
The Practice of Dream Healing: Bringing Ancient Greek Mysteries into Modern Medicine (Aug., $18.95 paper) by Edward Tick finds relevance in the techniques of the Greek god Asklepios for psychospiritual and physical healing in contemporary clinical settings.
So What's the Difference? (Mar., $12.99 paper) by Fritz Ridenour compares the world's largest religions to Christianity. 15,000 first printing.
God's Timing for Your Life (Apr., $8.99 paper) by Dutch Sheets. The first book in the mass market-sized Life Points series imparts how the seasons deepen an understanding of God.
Communication @ Work (June, $12.99 paper) by Norman Wright advocates practical, biblical ways to get along with people at church and at work. 15,000 first printing.
First Place (July, $12.99 paper) by Carole Lewis is a Christ-centered weight-loss program to strengthen both body and soul. 15,000 first printing.
How to Pray for Lost Loved Ones (July, $8.99 paper) by Dutch Sheets. The third book in the Life Points series enables believers to send the good news of Jesus Christ to those who have strayed. 15,000 first printing.
Painters of Faith: The Spiritual Landscape in 19th Century America (May, $34.95) by Gene Veith. A discussion of Protestant theology accompanies 32 full-color reproductions of Hudson River Valley scenes.
FLEMING H. REVELL
His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage (Apr., $18) by Willard F. Harley Jr. is an updated 15th-anniversary edition.
Sometimes I Wake Up Grumpy... and Sometimes I Let Him Sleep (Apr., $9.99 paper) by Karen Scalf Linamen addresses women's emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
Unveiling Depression in Women: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Depression (July, $12.99 paper) by Archibald Hart and Catherine Hart Weber is by two Christian psychologists.
RIO NUEVO PUBLISHERS
Saints of the Southwest (Mar., $14.95) by Jim Griffith takes an intimate look at 31 of the area's most revered saints.
Seeds of Grace: A Nun's Reflections on the Spirituality of Alcoholics Anonymous (Mar., $23.95) by Sister Molly Monahan. A recovering alcoholic assesses AA and how it works on the spirit.
Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Spiritual Journey (Apr., $23.95) by Jan Willis travels from Alabama to India, from the Baptist Church to Nepal's monasteries.
My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge and Belonging (Apr., $14 paper) by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., recalls her orthodox rabbi grandfather and the wisdom he uttered.
Ethics for the New Millennium (May, $13 paper) by the Dalai Lama details his moral system based on universal rather than religious principles.
Blessing: The Art and the Practice (May, $25.95) by David Spangler conveys a message of hope and empowerment.
Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing and Dying (June, $13 paper) by Ram Dass speaks to readers in the autumn of their years.
Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames (Aug., $23.95) by Thich Nhat Hanh shares the tools for overcoming a savage emotion.
Daily Word for Couples (May, $17.95 paper) by Colleen Zuck et al. contains 300 one-minute meditations to bolster a marriage or relationship.
The Power of Prayerful Living (May, $16.95 paper) by Doug Hill and the editors of Daybreak Spirituality Books share hundreds of prayers and words of sage advice for dealing with 60 emotional and physical problems.
Another Shot (June, $21.95) by J Kita. After turning 40, the writer set out to relive 20 personal regrets, resulting in this humorous and poignant account. 50,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER PRESS
Armchair Mystic: Easing into Contemplative Prayer (Apr., $9.95 paper) by Mark E. Thibodeaux, S.J., is a user-friendly primer.
Lessons from the School of Suffering: A Young Priest with Cancer Teaches Us How to Live (Apr., $6.95 paper) by Rev. Jim Willig with Tammy Bundy shares an inspirational story of coping with terminal renal cancer.
The Ten Commandments: Covenant of Love (Apr., $9.95 paper) by Fr. Alfred McBride asks readers to experience the commandments more deeply.
SAINT MARY'S PRESS
The Centurion and the Songbird (June, $5 paper) by Sibyl Niemann retells 10 stories from the Gospels, each from the point of view of one of the characters.
Prayer Partnerships: The Power of Agreement (June, $10.99 paper) by Quin Sherrer and Ruthanne Garlock. Praying with a loved one builds a strength in common.
Real Solutions for Overcoming Discouragement, Rejection and the Blues (June, $9.99 paper) by H. Norman Wright prescribes practical methods for dealing with downhearted moments.
The Beginner's Guide to Intercession (June, $9.99 paper) by Dutch Sheets concerns praying for specific intentions such as Pope John Paul II's call for a new springtime of evangelization.
Beginning Contemplative Prayer: Out of Chaos into Quiet (July, $10.99 paper) by Sister Kathryn Hermes advocates a lasting and calming rhythm of prayer.
Making Friends with Death: A Buddhist Guide to Encountering Mortality (Mar., $12.95 paper) by Judith Lief enhances a gratefulness for everyday events.
Appreciate Your Life: The Essence of Zen Practice (Mar., $21.95) by Taizan Maezumi is the first collection of teachings by this Zen master.
Dakini's Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism (Mar., $29.95) by Judith Simmer-Brown inquires into the symbolism of the religion's most powerful deity.
Straight to the Heart of Zen: Eleven Classic Koans and Their Inner Meanings (June, $15.95 paper) by Philip Kapleau discusses how to work with the koans in practice.
Evolution and Mormonism: A Quest for Understanding (Mar., $19.95 paper) by Trent D. Stephens and D. Jeffrey Meldrum with Forrest B. Peterson presents scientific data to nonspecialists looking to form an educated opinion on the topic.
Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family History (Mar., $44.95) by Lavinia Fielding Anderson recounts the life story of the mother of Mormonism's founding prophet, Joseph Smith.
The Ten Journeys of Life (Aug., $9.95 paper) by Rabbi Michael Gold ech s the 10 trials God put Abraham through to help the reader reach a fuller humanity.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Wide As the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired (Apr., $26) by Benson Bobrick enumerates the enormous ramifications that the translated Bible has had on politics, literature and the law. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
Volume 247 Issue 8 02/19/2001