Personal Prayers for Seniors by Alan W. Schreiber and ...for Women (both Mar., $6 each) by Grace Simpson encourage readers to talk to God about their concerns.
Serving God with Style: Unleashing Servant Potential (May, $18) by Ronald C. Williams tells how to transform faith into a fruitful ministry.
Ministry and Money: A Guide for Clergy and Their Friends (May, $16) by Dan Hotchkiss helps to develop skills for church budgeting and administrating.
What Is Anthroposophy?: Three Spiritual Perspectives on Self-Knowledge (June, $9.95) by Rudolf Steiner explores "the wisdom of the human being."
When Your Spouse Dies (Apr., $4.99) by Mildred Tengbom addresses the emotions and challenges of widows and widowers.
When You Are Diagnosed with a Life-Threatening Illness (May, $4.99) by Jan Ansorge provides coping skills to deal with emotions, spiritual questions and practical matters.
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The Celtic Soul Friend: A Trusted Guide for Today (Mar., $15.95) by Edward C. Sellner looks at spiritual direction and companionship, cutting across denominational and ethnic lines.
A Cup of Grace... to Go: What Jesus Might Say to Start Your Day (Mar., $8.95) by Anita M. Constance enables busy people to find time for Scripture reflection.
Faith That Goes the Distance: Living an Extraordinary Life (June, $10.99) by Jud Wilhite identifies what made biblical heroes so memorable.
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The Gospel of the Toltecs: The Life and Teachings of Quetzalcoatl (July, $16) by Frank Díaz draws upon legends told in Mexico.
The Heart of a Father (May, $11.99), compiled by Wayne Holmes, collects stories by Max Lucado, Walter Wangerin and others.
Words of Wisdom: Nelson Mandela (Apr., $7.95) by Margaret Gee gathers inspirational quotes from the world leader.
The Future of Christianity (Mar., $17.95) by Alister E. McGrath addresses consumer culture and post-modernity in western Christianity.
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After the Locusts (Mar., $10.99) by Jan Coleman reminds those who are mourning a great loss of God's promise of restoration from the book of Joel.
The Way Back Home (May, $4.99) by Jerry Sutton shows how 15 Luke can serve to reclaim those who are out of fellowship with God.
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St. Katharine Drexel: Pioneer of Human Rights (Mar., $12.95) by Rev. Daniel McSheffery traces a path from wealthy do-gooder to saintly apostle of social justice.
The Healing Touch: A Guide to Healing Prayer for Yourself and Those You Love (Mar., $12.99) by Norma Dearing simplifies the act of healing physical, emotional or spiritual woes.
An Appointment with the King: Ideas for Jump-Starting Your Devotional Life (May, $10.99) by Joel Comiskey is a cross-denominational approach to developing a greater intimacy with God.
Till the Night Be Past: The Life and Times of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Apr., $15.99) by Theodore J. Kleinhans depicts the social and political world of Bonhoeffer's ministry.
Not a Tame God: Christ in the Writings of C.S. Lewis (July, $23.99) by Steven P. Mueller emphasizes the ways in which Lewis presents the person and work of Jesus.
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Be Distinct (July, $9.99) by Warren Wiersbe. The concluding book of the Be series takes a close look at 1 Kings.
Gifts of Gold (July, $12.99) by Betty Huizenga encourages women to mentor their daughters and other girls whose mothers cannot.
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Reprint: The Life and Times of Muhammad (Apr., $17.95) by John Glubb.
Upon This Rock: The Popes and Their Changing Roles (Apr., $24.95) by Paul Collins assesses the papacy's past and future.
Fire and Tenderness: The Christian Quest for a Liberating Sexuality (Apr., $19.95) by Fran Ferder and John Heagle. A nun and priest discuss how human sexuality is part of God's plan.
God at Work (Apr., $14.99) by Gene Edward Veith explains reformation teachings on the doctrine of vocation.
Reprint: True Beauty (Apr., $14.99) by Debra Evans.
The Messenger: A Parable (Apr., $10.95) by Joseph F. Girzone. God's envoy reawakens those who have strayed from the Gospels.
Conclave: The Politics, Personalities and Process of the Next Papal Election (June, $10.95) by John L. Allen Jr. is an inside look from the Fox-TV news Vatican analyst.
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To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City (Mar., $21) by Mark R. Gornik shows how the church and strategies for community development can be transformative.
Malay Muslims: The History and Challenge of Resurgent Islam in Southeast Asia (Apr., $20) by Robert Day McAmis. A missionary who has lived among the Malay Muslims for more than 40 years offers a perspective.
The Message and the Kingdom (Mar., $18) by Richard Horsley and Neil Asher Silberman details how Jesus and Paul ignited a revolution.
The Wrath of Jonah (Mar., $18) by Rosemary Radford Ruether and Herman J. Ruether is an updated edition on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Catholic Social Teaching 1891-Present: A Historical, Theological and Ethical Analysis (Mar.; $19.95, cloth $49.95) by Charles E. Curran probes the evolution.
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Working with Oneness (May, $14.95) by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee asserts that mystical activism can bring meaning to global unity. Advertising. Author tour.
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Reprint: A New Religious America: How a "Christian Country" Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation (June, $16.95) by Diana Eck. 30,000 first printing.
Battle Belongs to the Lord (July, $14.99) by Joyce Meyer teaches how worship precedes victory.
LOAD Up Devo (Aug., $15.99) by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland. This young adult devotional uses the movie The Matrix as a model to fuel passion for God.
Bruce & Stan's Guide to World Religions & Spiritual Beliefs (July, $12.99) by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz compares Christianity to other religions.
The Power of a Praying Woman (July; $9.99, cloth $15.99) by Stormie Omartian provides prayers and guidance. Advertising.
On Pilgrimage: Sacred Journeys Around the World (May, $18) by Jennifer Westwood features more than 60 pilgrimage destinations. Advertising.
Journey to Heavenly Mountain (Mar., $16.95) by Jay Martin recounts a 1998 pilgrimage into the soul of China.
Reprint: Constantine's Sword (Apr., $16) by James Carroll. 75,000 first printing.
The Passionate Buddha: Wisdom on Intimacy and Enduring Love (June, $14.95) by Robert Sachs discloses how to attain true love in the modern world.
Stumbling Toward God: A Prodigal's Return (May, $15.95) by Margaret McGee begins with an atheist joining both the Unitarian and Episcopal churches.
The Haunt of Grace: Exploring the Mysteries of God (Aug., $15.95) by Ted Loder offers 12 explorations of faith-life issues.
The Most Reluctant Convert (Apr., $15.99) by David C. Downing maps C.S. Lewis's spiritual and intellectual journeys.
Sacred Companions (Apr., $16.99) by David G. Benner celebrates the riches of spiritual friendship.
Aleph-Bet Yoga: Embodying the Hebrew Letters for Physical and Spiritual Well-Being (Mar., $16.95) by Steven A. Rapp connects yoga practice with Jewish spiritual life. $15,000 ad/promo.
Interpreting the Will of God: Principles for Unlocking the Mystery (Mar., $14) by Mack King Carter clarifies God's plans for followers who accept his divine will.
Church Planting in the African American Community (Apr., $13) by Joe Samuel Ratliff and Michael J. Cox highlights case studies.
In Spirit and in Truth (Mar., $20) by Paul M. Allen delves into the Gospel of John.
The Prayer of St. Francis (Apr., $12.95) by James F. Twyman illustrates the progression of the saint's prayers on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
The Presence That Disturbs: The Challenge of Discipleship in a Contemporary Culture (Apr., $16.95) by Anthony J. Gittins inspires Christians trying to follow the ways of Jesus. 15,000 first printing.
Advent and Christmas with Thomas Merton (Aug., $9.95) by a Redemptorist Pastoral illuminates the blessed season.
Being Consciousness Bliss: A Seeker's Guide (Apr., $24) by Astrid Fitzgerald. Readers can transform themselves by practicing Advaita and Fourth Way traditions.
Reprint: The Last Barrier: A Journey to the Essence of Sufi Teachings (May, $14.95) by Reshad Feild.
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The Privilege of Love: Camaldolese Benedictine Spirituality (Mar., $19.95) by Peter-Damian Belisle is devoted to solitude, community and witness.
The Problem of Evil in the Western Tradition: From the Book of Job to Modern Genetics (Mar., $17.95) by Joseph F. Kelly examines how evil has been portrayed throughout the ages.
When Love Is Not Enough: A Theo-Ethic of Justice (Mar., $24.95) by Mary Elsbernd and Reimund Bieringer puts forth a faith-based justice. A Michael Glazier book.
Going Against the Stream: Ethical Aspects of Aging and Care (May, $24.95) by Peter Jeffery builds a framework for 21st-century care of the elderly.
Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions (July, $24.95) by River and Joyce Higginbotham is a primer for pagan spirituality and beliefs.
Sacred India (Mar., $19.99) takes readers on a spiritual journey of this land, visiting holy places of worship.
When the Dying Speak: How to Listen to and Learn from Those Facing Death (Mar., $14.95) by Ron Wooten-Green looks at the special way the dying communicate. Ad/promo.
Finding Heaven: Stories of Going Home (Mar., $13.95) by Christopher de Vinck finds bits of heaven in everyday joys and suffering. Ad/promo.
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Inside Islam: Essential Writings About Muslims, Their Beliefs and Their Ancient and Modern Conflicts (May, $16.95), edited by John Miller and Aaron Kenedi, unravels this religion's complexity.
Sought by Grace (Mar., $9.99) by Kent Hughes leads readers to a deeper understanding of the role of Jesus as savior and Lord.
With All Their Hearts (Mar., $12.99) by Christine Yount assists parents in establishing a biblical foundation in their children's lives.
Reaching Heaven: Discovering the Cornerstones of Jesus' Prayer Life (May, $12.99) by Brenda Poinsett teaches what to pray for and suggests what answers to expect.
Stand on Your Own Feet: Finding a Contemplative Spirit in Everyday Life (Mar., $12.95) by Natalie Smith advocates a deep spirit of recollection. 15,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
In Transition: Navigating Life's Major Changes (Apr., $12.95) by W. Wayne Price guides and comforts those who choose change or have it thrust upon them.
Life-Changing Stories of The Prayer of Jabez: You Have Blessed Me Indeed (May, $10.99), compiled by Shawn Strannigan, relates how ordinary people's lives have been changed and empowered.
Like a Rock (Apr., $13.99) by Andy Stanley demonstrates how character is the foundation for success.
Be Restored!: God's Power for African American Women (May, $12.99) by Debra Berry notes the parallels between the Hebrews in Babylonian captivity and today's African-Americans.
Legacy of Prayer: A Spiritual Trust Fund for the Generations (May, $8.99) by Jennifer Kennedy Dean reveals prayer's far-reaching impact.
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A Concise Encyclopedia of Islam (Aug., $16.95) by Gordon Newby covers all the key people, places and beliefs.
Faith Beyond Faith Healing: Finding Hope After Shattered Dreams (Apr., $12.95) by Kimberly Winston looks at what happens when belief in the healing power of faith falters.
Reprint: Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses (Mar., $14.95) by Bruce Feiler.
Bad Boys of the Bible: Exploring Men of Questionable Virtue (Mar., $14) by Barbara J. Essex portrays giants of faith who have also committed unchristian acts.
MANNA in the Wilderness of AIDS: Ten Lessons in Abundance (Mar., $17) by Kenwyn K. Smith recalls the founding of Metropolitan AIDS Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance in Philadelphia.
The Book of Daily Prayer: Morning and Evening, 2003 (June, $14), edited by Kim Martin Sadler, is a devotional resource.
Unlocking the Future (June, $8.99) by Dutch Sheets reminds us of God's power to support mankind.
How to Be a Christian Without Being Religious (July, $9.99) by Fritz Ridenour. This updated study of Romans posits that Christianity is not a religion but a relationship.
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Postmarked Heaven: Saintly Wisdom for Earthly Pilgrims (July, $12.99) by Jack Cavanaugh. In letter format, four residents of heaven provide encouragement.
E-mail from God for Grads (Mar., $12.99) by Claire Cloninger and Curt Cloninger supplies hope for young adults at life's crossroads. 90,000 first printing.
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100 Names of Mary: Stories and Prayers (Mar., $14.95) by Anthony Chiffolo defines the many names for the popular saint.
Catholic Questions, Wise Answers (Mar., $24.95), edited by Michael J. Daley, resolves such queries as Why doesn't Mary appear to Protestants?
ST. VLADIMIR'S SEMINARY PRESS
Our Father (Mar., $9.95) by Alexander Schmemann is the first published Radio Liberty broadcast from inside the Soviet Union.
SHEED & WARD
Seeing with Our Souls: Monastic Wisdom for Every Day (Mar., $14.95) by Joan Chittister showcases key biblical passages on cultivating the soul for deeper living.
Letters to a Loving God: A Prayer Journal (Apr., $16.95) by Andrew Greeley assists readers in finding their own prayerful voices.
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Through the Rose Window: Art, Myth and the Religious Imagination (Mar., $18) by John F. Hayward and Kenneth Oliff distinguishes religion and art as vehicles of truth.
The Sacred Art of Listening: 40 Reflections for Cultivating a Spiritual Practice (Mar., $16.95) by Kay Lindahl teaches how to pay heed.
Zohar: Annotated & Explained (Apr., $15.95) by Daniel C. Matt assembles important readings from the cornerstone of the Kabbalah.
Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light (May, $14.95) by Namkhai Norbu, edited by Michael Katz, gives instructions for developing clarity within the sleep and dream states. Advertising.
Healing with Form, Energy and Light: The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra and Dzogchen (May, $16.95) by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche recognizes the power in earth, water, fire, air and space. Advertising. 6-city author tour.
SOPHIA INSTITUTE PRESS
Reprints: Why Bad Things Happen to Good Catholics: And Other Mysteries of God's Love and Providence--Explained! (Mar., $14.95) by Henri Morice; Aquinas's Shorter Summa: St. Thomas Aquinas's Own Concise Version of His Summa Theologica (Mar., $22.95) by St. Thomas Aquinas.
The Little Inspirational Bathroom Bible Book: Facts, Trivia, Humor & Inspiration from the Good Book (May, $13.99) is one of the few books of its kind that is "G" rated.
STONE BRIDGE PRESS
Shinto Meditations for Revering the Earth (Apr., $12.95) by Stuart D.B. Picken encompasses ancient Japanese rituals. Advertising. Author tour.
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK PRESS
Islam in Black America: Identity, Liberation and Difference in African-American Islamic Thought (May; $17.95, cloth $54.50) by Edward E. Curtis IV pays special attention to questions of universality vs. particularity.
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Wisdom from World Religions: Pathways Toward Heaven on Earth (May, $14.95) by John Marks Templeton lists basic principles to follow for a more productive and positive life. 30,000 first printing.
Parish Nursing: Stories of Service and Care (May, $14.95) by Verna Carson and Harold Koenig maintains that nurses link the spiritual and medical communities.
Dalai Lama's Book of Love and Compassion (Mar., $8.95) by the Dalai Lama addresses concerns of modern life. Advertising.
TRINITY PRESS INTERNATIONAL
Rescuing Jesus from the Christians (Apr., $16) by Clayton Sullivan frees Jesus from orthodox Christianity's dogmatic straightjacket.
Race and the Cosmos: An Invitation to View the World Differently (July, $20) by Barbara A. Holmes employs the perspectives of ethics, cosmology and modern physics.
Why Believe (Apr., $7.99) by Greg Laurie responds to seekers' honest questions.
Sacred Journeys (May, $11.99) by Wendy Murray Zoba speaks to women walking through God's refining fire of life.
What Would Buddha Do?: 101 Answers to Life's Daily Dilemmas (Mar., $9.95) by Franz Aubrey Metcalf resolves matters of love, materialism, sexuality and self-image. 25,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
You Don't Have to Sit on the Floor: Making Buddhism Part of Your Everyday Life (Mar., $12.95) by Jim Pym states that Buddhism can be practiced while retaining other traditional religious beliefs.
UNITED CHURCH PRESS
Push It! Volume 3: Young Adults Engage the Bible (Mar., $10), edited by Jana Norman-Richardson, establishes a connection between young readers and Bible stories.
UNIV. PRESS OF KANSAS
Judging Jehovah's Witnesses: Religious Persecution and the Dawn of the Rights Revolution (Mar., $17.95) by Shawn Francis Peters recounts how the group fought discrimination all the way to the Supreme Court.
Quiet Spaces: Prayer Interludes for Women (Mar., $12) by Patricia Wilson locates quiet moments in busy lives for contact with God.
Selecting Church Leaders: A Practice in Spiritual Discernment (Mar., $15) by Chuck Olsen and Ellen Morseth proposes practical means to choose congregational leaders.
Songs of Kabir: A 15th Century Sufi Literary Classic (Mar., $12.95), trans. by Rabindranath Tagore, weaves together Sufi, Hindu and Kabbalah philosophies.
Zen Meditation in Plain English (Apr., $12.95) by John Daishin Buksbazen includes instructions on practicing alone and in groups.
How to Raise an Ox: Zen Practice as Taught in Zen Master Dogen's Shobogenzo (May, $16.95) by Francis Dojun Cook provides the essentials for an ardent practice of Zen.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Islam: A Thousand Years of Faith and Power (Mar., $16.95) by Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair shatters stereotypes that arose during the first millennium of Islamic culture.
Reprint: Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion (Mar.; $19.95, cloth $35) by Stephen P. Huyler.
Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage (Apr., $12.99) by Lee and Leslie Strobel encourages a spouse to live faithfully in full view of an unchurched mate.
The Case for Faith--Student Edition (Apr., $8.99) by Lee Strobel dismantles obstacles standing in the way of possible seekers.