A Cup of Comfort (Sept., $9.95) by Colleen Sell collects stories that lift the spirit and enrich one’s life. 250,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo.
A Little Joy, A Little Oy: Jewish Wit and Wisdom (Oct., $8.95) by Marnie Winston-Macauley provides quotes, anecdotes, proverbs, history, biographies, jokes and more. 20,000 first printing .
AVE MARIA PRESS
Inviting God In: Scriptural Reflections and Prayers Throughout the Year (Sept., $12.95) by Joyce Rupp encourages readers to take the time to stop and pray.
BAKER BOOK HOUSE
The Bible in Translation: Ancient and English Versions (Oct., $14.99) by Bruce M. Metzger traces the history of Bible translation. Ad/promo.
Living on Purpose: Finding God’s Best for Your Life (Jan., $12.99) by Tom and Christine Sine helps readers develop a personal mission statement based on God’s call.
Reprint: After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: How the Heart Grows Wise on the Spiritual Path (Oct., $15.95) by Jack Kornfield. 50,000 first printing.
Reprint: Maximize the Moment (Oct., $12) by T. D. Jakes.
Nicene Christianity: The Future for a New Ecumenism (Dec., $18.99), edited by Christopher Seitz, explores the Nicene Creed both from what it was about originally and its translation today. Advertising.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
Frequently Asked Questions: About the Christian Life (Sept., $7.99) by Ray Pritchard answers questions ranging from simple biblical ones to detailed theology.
God--More Than Just a Name (Sept., $14.99) by Cecil B. Murphey answers questions about the Bible, God and Christianity.
Thank You, Holy Spirit: Meditations from Genesis to Revelation (Oct., $12.99) by Marilyn Hecksher covers all biblical references to the Holy Spirit.
Soul Proprietor: 101 Lessons from a Lifestyle Entrepreneur (Oct., $14.95) by Jane Pollack advocates making a living based on one’s passion. $25,000 ad/promo.
Rhythms and Cycles: Sacred Patterns in Everyday Life (Oct., $16.95) by Nancy Bruning urges readers to pay closer attention to the sacred rhythms that pulse around us.
Reprint: Beyond the Mirror: Reflection on Death and Life (Sept., $14.95) by Henri J.M. Nouwen.
God’s Plan for You (Sept., $15.99) by J.I. Packer offers spiritual strength against problems that threaten Christian life in today’s world.
The Catholic Way: Faith for Living Today (Sept., $14) by Bishop Donald W. Wuerl is a guide to the faith and dogma of a Catholic Church catechism. Ad/promo.
Reprints: Papal Sin: Structures of Deceit (Sept., $14.95) by Garry Wills.
WM. B. EERDMANS
Morning by Morning: Daily Meditations from the Writings of Marva J. Dawn (Sept., $14) by Marva J. Dawn, edited by Karen Dismer, takes readers through a year of daily devotional readings.
Karma and Happiness: A Tibetan Odyssey in Ethics, Spirituality, and Healing (Sept., $16.95) by Miriam E. Cameron. A nurse ethicist examines how Tibetan Buddhist principles can be integrated into Western life and health care. Advertising. Author tour.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
The Best Spiritual Writing 2001 (Sept., $16), edited by Philip Zaleski, showcases writings on what we hold sacred.
Reprint: Why Religion Matters: The Fate of the Human Spirit in an Age of Disbelief (Jan., $14) by Huston Smith.
Distractions from Destiny (Jan., $12.99) by Cheryl Salem. After the death of her daughter, a mother identifies eight spiritual enemies that attempted to destroy her family’s focus on their God-given dreams.
The UnrandomUniverse (Jan., $9.99) by Sigmund Brouwer reveals how an exploration of science today tells us about God.
Ephesians: Believers in Church Bible Commentary (Oct., $24.99) by Tom Yoder Neufeld is for those who seek to more fully understand the original message of Scripture.
Far from Home (Sept., $12.99) by FFH, the Christian music group, shares its members’ experiences and lessons learned on the road.
The Tutankhamun Prophecies: The Sacred Secret of the Maya, Egyptians, and Freemasons (Oct., $20) by Maurice Cotterell reveals the common origins of the ancient Egyptian and Mayan civilizations.
The Pagan Mysteries of Halloween: Celebrating the Dark Half of the Year (Sept., $14.95) by Jean Markale examines the rituals and philosophies of the Celtic holiday of Samhain, the inspiration for Halloween.
Satan & the Problem of Evil (Sept., $24.99) by Gregory A. Boyd suggests an alternative to the trinitarian God and addresses the reality of Satan, shedding light on our fallen human condition.
The Book of Jewish Sacred Practices: CLAL’s Guide to Everyday & Holiday Rituals & Blessings (Sept., $16.95), edited by Rabbi Irwin Kula and Vanessa L. Ochs, is a resource of old and new ways to mark important events in people’s lives. $15,000 ad/promo.
Jewish Spirituality: A Brief Introduction for Christians (Sept., $12.95) by Lawrence Kushner reveals the essence of Judaism. $20,000 ad/promo.
JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
Preparing Your Heart for Passover (Jan., $15.95) by Kerry Olitzky defines the observance not only as a religious and social ritual but also a spiritual journey.
Meet the Queen of Sheba: More Dramatic Portraits of Biblical Women (Oct., $14) by Roseanne Gartner captures the thoughts of biblical figures in first-person testimonies, written from the vantage point of women from the Old and New Testaments. Ad/promo.
The Golden Laws: The Buddhist Path to a Spiritual Dawn (Oct., $12) by Ryuho Okawa explains how the Buddha’s plan has unfolded on earth.
LITURGICAL PRESS/MICHAEL GLAZIER
Conscience and Prayer: The Spirit of Catholic Moral Theology (Oct., $14.95) by Dennis J. Billy and James Keating discusses the role of prayer in Catholic theology.
Mark of Voodoo (Jan., $21.95) by Sharon Caulder is a personal account of the author’s discovery of her African voodoo heritage and her spiritual awakening. Advertising. Author tour.
Forgiveness: Stories of the Power of Letting Go (Nov., $13.95), edited by Thomas Djya, includes work by Russell Banks, Raymond Carver, Jane Austen and others.
Crossing: Reclaiming the Landscape of Our Lives (Feb., $12.95) by Mark Barrett offers an exploration of the spiritual journey through the lens of monastic daily service.
In the Hollow of His Hand (Oct., $9.99) by Gorman Woodfin acknowledges God’s powerful intervention in terrifying circumstances and the heroic reactions of those who suffered them.
Stories for a Woman’s Heart: The Second Collection (Oct., $12.99), compiled by Alice Gray, offers encouragement and inspiration.
The Journey (Oct., $16) by Os Guinness helps readers to define their goals on the quest for faith and meaning. 17,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Entrepreneurs of Life (Oct., $16) by Os Guinness explores the issues of personal legacy and purposeful living. 17,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
End Times Fiction (Oct., $14.99) by Gary DeMar takes a critical look at the theology in the Left Behind fiction series.
Praying God’s Will for Your Life (Oct., $12.99) by Stormie Omartian provides a 20-day prayerful walk to spiritual well-being.
NEW HOPE PUBLISHERS
Seeking Wisdom: Preparing Yourself to Be Mentored (Sept., $12.99) by Tricia Scribner and Edna Ellison. This biblical study helps women gain the most from a mentoring relationship.
I’d Say Yes God If I Knew What You Wanted (Oct., $15.95) by Nancy Reeves. Stories from 75 men and women of 11 different faiths illustrate decision-making methods.
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Paths from Science Towards God: The End of All Our Exploring (Oct., $16.95) by Arthur Peacocke. Biochemist and priest Peacocke offers a balanced evaluation of the science-religion debate.
The Church Before Christianity (Sept., $15) by Wes Howard-Brook describes the early church of the followers of Jesus.
Reawakening to Life: Renewal After a Husband’s Death (Oct., $13.95) by Mary Ellen Berry presents stories about the transition from widowhood to becoming a new person.
Gathering Sparks: Interviews from Parabola Magazine (Nov., $16.95) compiles the best of 25 years of Parabola magazine’s interviews. Ad/promo.
Surrendering to God: Meditations on the Covenant Prayer (Nov., $12.95) by Keith Beasley-Topliffe provides a history of the Covenant Prayer and gives a brief meditation on each phrase.
The Talmud and the Internet: A Journey Between Worlds (Sept., $10) by Jonathan Rosen blends memoir, religious history and literary reflection while exploring the parallels between a page of the Talmud and the home page of a Web site. Advertising.
Finding Faith in the Face of Doubt: Guide for Contemporary Seekers (Nov., $16.95) by Joseph S. Willis. An interdenominational minister discusses different ways of thinking about God. Author tour.
On Daddy’s Shoulders (Oct., $8.99) by Tommy Tenney and Amie Dockery. The authors, both children of pastors, inspire others to pass on the legacy that God has given to them.
FLEMING H. REVELL
The Narrow Road: Stories of Those Who Risked It All to Be God’s Smugglers (Oct., $14.99) by Brother Andrew with John and Elizabeth Sherrill features information on persecuted churches around the world today.
The Buzzards Are Circling, but God’s Not Finished with Me Yet (Sept., $12.99) by Stan Toler is written by a popular pastor and high-demand speaker.
ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER PRESS
Woman, You Are Free: A Spirituality for Women in Luke (Sept., $9.95) by Susan Yanos explores what liberation means for women--personally, socially and spiritually.
Questioning the Bible (Nov., $19.95) by Morry Sofer. Timeless questions are answered by Jewish and Christian Bible scholars of the past 2,000 years.
Yentl’s Revenge: Women and the New Jewish Future (Oct., $16.95), edited by Danya Ruttenberg, examines modern feminist Judaism through 30 diverse essays.
Reprint: God Talks with Arjuna--The Bhagavad Gita: Royal Science of Gold-Realization (Sept., $22) by Paramahansa Yogananda. 24,000 first printing. Advertising.
The Weathering Grace of God: The Beauty God Brings from Life’s Upheavals (Oct., $14.99) by Ken Gire reveals the gifts God brings in conforming us to the image of His son.
Teachings of the Hindu Mystics (Nov., $12.95), edited by Andrew Harvey, is a collection of inspirational readings by a scholar and mystic.
Reprint: Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living (Sept., $12.95) by Pema Chodron.
The Get: A Spiritual Memoir of Divorce (Sept., $10.95) by Elise Edelson Katch is an account of the Jewish ritual of divorce that requires a woman to stand alone before a panel of Orthodox rabbis. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Author tour.
Reprint: Jew vs. Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of American Jewry (Sept., $14) by Samuel G. Freedman.
Spirituality Under 25: Generation Y Speaks Out (Sept., $14.95), compiled by Skylight Paths editors, gives voice to the spirituality of a new generation. Ad/promo.
Come & Sit: A Week Inside Meditation Centers (Oct., $16.95) by Marcia Z. Nelson demystifies the meditation experience. Ad/promo.
SOPHIA INSTITUTE PRESS
Surprised by Scripture (Feb., $14.95) by Patrick Madrid shows that despite claims to the contrary, the Catholic faith is in accord with the Bible.
Questions, a Guide for the Explorations of Oneness (Oct., $8.95) by Brian G. O’Rourke collects questions about the uniqueness of the individual and the bond shared by those who search for spiritual completeness.
God Is No Laughing Matter: Observations and Objections on the Spiritual Path (Oct., $13.95) by Julia Cameron helps readers refocus on their spiritual experience and recognize true inspiration.
TEMPLETON FOUNDATION PRESS
Realized Religion: Research on the Relationship Between Religion and Health (Sept., $15.95) by Theodore J. Chamberlain and Christopher A. Hall presents literature on the relationship between religion and health.
Exploring Christianity: The Bible, Faith, and Life (Sept., $13) by James C. Howell offers an introduction to Christian faith, the message of the Bible and the meaning and value of Christian doctrine.
The Trinity Guide to the Bible (Oct., $24) by Richard H. Hiers provides an overview and analysis.
Teaching of the Great Mountain: The Zen Teachings Maezumi Roshi (Oct., $14.95) by Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi, edited by Steve Proskauer, presents the teachings of a great Zen master of the modern age.
Jizo Bodhisattva: Modern Healing and Traditional Buddhist Practice (Jan., $34.95) by Jan Chozen Bays is a treatise on Jizo practice--a book for the grieving .
Meeting at the Well (Nov., $14.95) by Nancy Weiner and Dan Judson focuses on three major issues of the modern Jewish engagement period before marriage.
Mishlei: A Modern Commentary on Proverbs (Nov., $12.95), edited and trans. by Leonard S. Kravitz and Kerry M. Olitzky, provides the complete Hebrew text of Proverbs and gleanings on related topics.
UPPER ROOM BOOKS
Praying in the Wesleyan Spirit: 52 Prayers for Today (Sept., $12) by Paul Chilcote offers prayers based on the standard sermon of John Wesley, the 18th-century British church leader.
Setting the Christmas Stage: Readings for the Advent Season (Sept., $11) by John Indermark helps readers prepare for Christmas.
Asking About Zen (Sept., $14.95) by Jiho Sargent. This user-friendly introduction to Zen is in a q&a format.
Conference of the Birds: A Seeker’s Journey to God (Oct., $12.95) by Farid-Ud-Din-Attar. In this 12th-century allegory, birds seek a king, which is the story of us all seeking God. Advertising.
Every Day Tao: Self-Help in the Here & Now (Dec., $19.95) by Leonard Willoughby offers suggestions for Western seekers to understand and follow the Way.
Blue Jean Buddha: Voices of Young Buddhists (Oct., $16.95), edited by Sumi Loundon, is an anthology by a new generation of Western Buddhists.
Meditation for Life (Oct., $22.95) by Martine Batchelor is a comprehensive volume.
Four Souls (Sept., $13.99) by Matt Kronberg, Jedd Medefind, Mike Peterson, Trey Sklar. Four Generation X-ers share their realization that Christ is the source of true life.
Reprints: Boundaries with Kids (Oct., $12.99) by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. 25,000 first printing; Anger Is a Choice, Updated and Revised (Jan., $12.99) by Tim LaHaye and Bob Phillips. 25,000 first printing.
Volume 248 Issue 33 08/13/2001
Fall 2001 Trade Paperbacks: Religion & Inspirational