Life from the Upside (Mar., $13 paper) by J. Ellsworth Kalas. Twelve sessions reinforce God's presence.

You Can Soar Like an Eagle (Mar., $12 paper) by Nell W. Mohney teaches how faith can calm life's ever-present storms.

The New Interpreter's Bible Index (May, $40) accesses the information in the commentary series.


John Paul II: A Pope for the People (Apr., $40) by Heinz-Joachim Fischer, Luigi Accattoli, Arthur Hertzberg, Hansjacob Stehle and Marco Politi is a lavishly illustrated celebration of this 25-year papacy.


The Death of a Child: Reflections for Grieving Parents (Mar., $9.95 paper) by Elaine E. Stillwell. The bereavement coordinator of the Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, N.Y., offers advice from a Christian perspective. Advertising.

Invitation to the New Testament (May, $9.95 paper) by Alice Camille provides an insightful introduction. Advertising.


The Passion: 40 Reflections on the Death and Resurrection of Jesus (Mar., $14.99) by Paul Thigpen and Holly McClure includes a behind-the-scenes look at Mel Gibson's controversial film. 50,000 first printing.Ad/promo.

I Will Pray for November 4: A Christian Citizen's Guide to the 2004 Elections (Apr., $7.99 paper) by Thomas Freiling and Michael Klassen contains a prayer for the family to be strengthened by the election. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Christianity (Mar., $18.95 paper) by Jeffrey B. Webb analyzes differences among various denominations.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding the Talmud (July, $18.95 paper) by Rabbi Aaron Parry demystifies this ancient text.


Religion on Trial: How Supreme Court Trends Threaten Freedom of Conscience in America (May; $65, paper $19.95) by Phillip E. Hammond et al. charges that the court's conservative bloc is reversing the progress of religious liberty.


Great Was the Fall of It (Apr., $16.95 paper) by Robert Evan Stevens. Book Two in the Winning the Battle series of thrillers explains what became of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Ad/promo. Author publicity.


Judged by Love: A Biography of William X. Kienzle (Apr., $19.95) by Javan Kienzle is a wife's portrait of her late husband, the author of The Rosary Murders.

Thinking Outside the Church: 110 Ways to Connect with Your Spiritual Nature (June, $12.95) by Jennifer Leigh Selig cites the inspiration to be gained by such activities as taking a walk or playing with a child.


Annulments in the Catholic Church: Straight Answers to Tough Questions (Mar., $13.99 paper) by Edward N. Peters speaks to real conundrums. Advertising.


Petre Tutea: Between Sacrifice and Suicide (Mar., $99.95) by Alexandru Popescu recalls the Christian dissident intellectual (1902-1991) of the Communist era in eastern Europe.

Buddhism, Knowledge and Liberation: A Philosophical Study (Apr., $29.95 paper) by David Burton advocates liberation from suffering, ignorance and selfishness.

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English for Theology: A Resource for Teachers and Students (Apr., $30 paper) by Gabrielle Kelly is a language development resource for post-secondary theology students from non-English-speaking backgrounds.


Tomorrow's God: Our Greatest Spiritual Change (Mar., $25) by Neale Donald Walsch presents a blueprint for a new form of spirituality and an entirely new way of life. 135,000 first printing. Advertising.7-city author tour.

Faith and Feminism: A Holy Alliance (June, $14 paper) by Helen LaKelly Hunt limns five spiritual women who combined their faiths with feminist beliefs. Ad/promo.


Blindsided by Grace: Entering the World of Disability (Mar., $13.99 paper) by Bob Molsberry. A pastor, husband, father and triathlete who was made a paraplegic after being hit by a car reflects on the Bible's perspectives on disability.

The Ultimate MBA: Meaningful Biblical Analogies for Business (Apr., $12.99 paper) by Gary Moreau seeks to bring integrity back to the executive suite.

52 Simple Ways to Make a Difference (May, $9.99 paper) by Paul Simon. The late senator notes that the small things we do really can bring change.


The Gift of Saint Francis (Mar., $14.95) by John Davis and Don McMonigle emphasizes the saint's prophetic message. Ad/promo.

One Day He Beckoned: One Woman's Story of the Difference Jesus Made (Mar., $12.95 paper) by Antoinette Bosco recounts her life journey through adversity and heartache, including the loss of two children, one to suicide and one to murder. Ad/promo.


Mindful Jewish Living: Compassionate Practice (May, $TBA) by Jonathan P. Slater examines Jewish sources and applies their teachings to the practices of meditation and mindfulness. Introduction by Sylvia Boorstin.


God Speaks Again: An Introduction to the Bahá'í Faith (Apr., $16.95 paper) by Kenneth E. Bowers is directed at a general audience.


Reviewing Leadership: A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches (June, $17.99 paper) by Robert J. Banks and Bernice M. Ledbetter examines the idea of leadership today and in the past through theological assessments, theory and practice. Advertising.

Beyond the Bible: Moving from Scripture to Theology (July, $13.99 paper) by I. Howard Marshall indicates how the Bible's contemporary relevance pertains to ethical, doctrinal and practical matters. Advertising.

On the Road to Armageddon: How Evangelicals Became Israel's Best Friend (Aug., $24.99) by Timothy P. Weber clarifies the relationship between evangelicals and the nation of Israel. Ad/promo.


Becoming a Healthy Disciple (Mar., $12.99 paper) by Stephen A. Macchia encourages believers to develop a growing and balanced spiritual life.

Jaded (Mar., $9.99 paper) by A.J. Kiesling reveals how spiritual burnout can mature those who believe in God.

God: As He Longs for You to See Him (July, $19.99) by Chip Ingram enumerates the eight attributes of God, which include goodness, love, wisdom and justice.


The Cross and the Scalpel (Mar., $12.99 paper) by Gwen Wilkerson. The wife of David Wilkerson tells how God helped her overcome cancer and marital woes.

Encyclopedia of Worship (June, $19.99) by Jack Hayford covers every aspect of worship in the church today.


A Delirious Summer (May, $12.99 paper) by Ray Blackston. Girls sample one denomination after another to find Mr. Right. 30,000 first printing.

More Night Whispers (July, $16.99) by Jennie Afman Dimkoff reintroduces biblical stories to women in an evening devotional reading format.


The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life (June, $24.95) by John Daido Loori. An American Zen master unlocks the creative core. Advertising. Author publicity.


Letters to a Young Catholic (Mar., $22.50) by George Weigel conveys the power of faith that is personal and universal, timely and eternal. 75,000 first printing. Author tour.

The Courage to Be Catholic: Crisis, Reform and the Future of the Church (Mar., $14 paper) by George Weigel challenges clergy and laity alike to further integrate Catholicism into their lives. 40,000 first printing. Author tour.


Breakfast Epiphanies: Finding Wonder in the Everyday (Apr., $12.95 paper) by David Anderson discovers the divine in daily life.

Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance (Apr., $17 paper) by Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini promotes sexual and religious freedoms.


Unveiled: The Hidden Lives of Nuns (Mar., $24.95) by Cheryl L. Reed is based on interviews with more than 300 nuns of diverse beliefs and lifestyles.


Coming Home (April, $17.99) by David Lewis is the contemporary story of a young woman's journey out of tragedy.

The Sacrifice (May, $17.99) by Beverly Lewis is a novel of life among the Amish in the 1940s.

Ain't No Mountain (May, $12.99) by Sharon Ewell Foster reunites readers with favorite characters from Foster's Ain't No River.

A Tapestry of Hope (May, $12.99) by Tracie Peterson and Judith Miller is set in 1840s Ireland and the textile mills of Massachusetts.


From Patmos to Paradise (Mar., $33.95) by Stewart Custer uses the Book of Revelation to unravel the mysteries of Christ's second coming.


Moving in the Spirit: African American Religious Expression Through Music (June, $45) by Therese Smith studies the Clear Creek Missionary Baptist Church community.

Castles of God: Fortified Religious Buildings of the World (Aug., $50) by Peter Harrison depicts monasteries, churches and temples of many faiths.


Double or Nothing?: Jewish Families and Mixed Marriage (Mar., $24.95) by Sylvia Barack Fishman contemplates intermarriage and its familial and cultural effects.


Performing the Faith: Bonhoeffer and the Practice of Nonviolence (Apr., $19.99 paper) by Stanley Hauerwas declares that if our common life rests on lies and injustice, our community cannot be one of peace. Advertising.

Lying: An Augustinian Theology of Duplicity (June, $18.99 paper) by Paul J. Griffiths compares Augustine's understanding of lying with views held by various Christian and non-Christian writers. Advertising.

God Is Not... Religious, Nice, 'One of Us,' an American, a Capitalist (July, $14.99 paper), edited by Brent Laytham, critiques the ways in which various groups distort the Christian understanding of God. Advertising.


A Greater Freedom: Stories of Faith from Operation Iraqi Freedom (Apr., $24.99), edited by Oliver North with Sara Horn, relates stories about soldiers, airmen, sailors, marines and Iraqi Christians involved in the war.

The Ever-Loving Truth: Can Faith Thrive in a Post-Christian Culture? (May, $14.99) by Voddie Baucham applies biblical truths to contemporary life issues.

Twice Adopted (Aug., $24.99) by Michael Reagan recounts his triumph in faith over divorce, rejection and loneliness.


One Electorate Under God? A Dialogue on Religion and American Politics (May, $16.95), edited by E.J. Dionne Jr. et al. includes contributors Mario Cuomo, David Brooks, Andrew Greeley and Andrew Young.


Flower Adornment Sutra: Wondrous Adornments of the Rulers of the Worlds (June, $24.95) by Hsuan Hua has never before been published in its entirety in English.


Healing of the Soul: Shamanism and Psychotherapy (Apr., $19.95 paper) by Ann Drake. The author, a clinical psychologist, becomes immersed in the shamanic tradition through the indigenous culture of Borneo. Ad/promo.


How the Bible Became a Book (Apr., $28) by William M. Schniedewind blends findings from recent archaeological discoveries in the Middle East with historical insights. Ad/promo.


Secrets of the Old Testament: Book One, Who Was Moses? (July, $14.95 paper) by Roger Sabbah researches how Moses became Ramses I of Egypt. Ad/promo.


'Holy' Human: Stories of Extraordinary Catholics (Mar., $9.95 paper) by Dick Ryan portrays figures ranging from the neighbor next door to Mother Teresa.

Mercy Flows: Reflections of a Married Priest (Mar., $9.95 paper) by Rev. Rod Damico. A father of four scrutinizes the mystery of God's call.


A Thomas More Sourcebook (Aug., $29.95), edited by Gerard B. Wegemer and Stephen W. Smith. Classic texts review the saint's position on education, politics, church-state relations, love and friendship.


Messages from Amma: In the Language of the Heart (Apr., $14.95), edited by Janine Canon, M.D., presents the teachings of the Indian holy woman, Mata Amritanandamayi.


What Your Doctor and Your Pastor Want You to Know About Depression (Mar., $16.99 paper) by R. Lanny Hunter and Victor L. Hunter integrates the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual causes, effects and treatments of depression.

The Word at the Crossings: Living the Good News in a Multicontextual Community (Mar., $18.99 paper) by Eric H.F. Law contends that differences in culture, race, gender, class, ability and theology are opportunities to live more faithfully.


Lovers for Life: Strengthening and Preserving Your Marriage (July, $13.99), compiled by Kenneth C. Musko, edited by Janet M. Dixon, assembles marriage and family advice from dozens of authors, speakers, pastors and seminar leaders.


The Power of Kabbalah for Teens (June, $13.95 paper) by Rabbi Yehuda Berg enables young people to take control of their lives and foster self-esteem.


The Ultimate Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration Book: A Guide to Inspiring Ceremonies and Joyous Festivities (Mar., $18 paper) by Jayne Cohen and Lori Weinrott covers everything from a do-it-yourself Garden of Eden party to a dinner-dance commemorating Exodus. Ad/promo.

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Saving Christianity: New Thinking for Old Beliefs (Mar., $19.95 paper) by Hilary Wakeman maintains that many statements of belief Christians accept as literal truth are actually driving many away.

Coming Out: A Gay Anthology (Apr., $19.95 paper), edited by Glen O'Brien. Gay Irish men and women talk about their experiences, particularly as they relate to spiritual matters.


God's Rule: Government and Islam: Six Centuries of Medieval Islamic Political Thought (Apr., $39.50) by Patricia Crone provides background to political thinking in the Muslim world today.

Abyssian to Zion: A Guide to Manhattan's Houses of Worship (June, $24.95 paper) by David W. Dunlap identifies 1,079 religious destinations.

New Age and Neopagan Religions in America (July, $35) by Sarah Pike is a sympathetic and critical treatment of religious practices that are both marginalized and growing in popularity.


Christ in the Saints (Apr., $16.95 paper) by Patrick Henry Reardon reaches beyond the limitations of customary hagiography. Ad/promo.

The Gospel of Mark, The Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series (Apr., $15.95 paper) by Lawrence Farley contains a literal translation of the original Greek as well as an analysis. Ad/promo.


Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon: The Spalding Enigma (July, $14.99 paper), edited by Wayne Cowdrey et al., concludes that the book is an 'adaptation of an obscure historical novel.'

Thy Will Be Done: When Prayer Becomes Part of Your Daily Life (Aug., $9.99 paper) by Andrew Steinmann positions prayer in the day-to-day piety of the believer.

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Ralph H. Blum's Little Book of Runic Wisdom (Mar., $8.95 paper) by Ralph H. Blum gathers quotes, poetry, jokes and proverbs to draw guidance from the ancient alphabet.


Tangled Up in the Bible: Bob Dylan and Scripture (Mar.; $20.95, paper $16) by Michael J. Gilmour points to the ways in which Dylan incorporates biblical images and concepts into his poems and songs.

After Sunday: A Theology of Work (Apr.; $28.95, paper $21.95) by Armand E. Larive. The doctrine of the Trinity fashions a theological framework for a Christian understanding of work.


Leap of Faith (Apr., $12.99) by Ellie

Lofaro explains how God helps us through difficult times.

Crusade of Tears (June, $14.99) by C.D. Baker is a novel based on the Children's Crusade of 1212.


Gods and Men in Egypt: 3000 B.C.E. to 395 C.E. (June, $45) by Françoise Dunand and Christiane Zivie-Coche explores how Egyptians conceptualized their relations with the gods over a 3,500-year period.

Habits of Devotion: Catholic Religious Practice in Twentieth-Century America (June, $39.95), edited by James M. O'Toole, observes common rituals of prayer, confession and the eucharist.


The Bible Answer Book (Mar., $14.99) by Hank Hanegraaff responds to 80 frequently asked questions.

Everyday Blessings (Mar., $13.99) by Max Lucado. The newest title in J. Countryman's Minute Meditation series gathers 365 reflections on individual scriptures.

Are You Talking to Me, God? Guidelines for Life fromThe Message (Apr., $14.99) by Eugene H. Peterson joins selected verses from The Message with excerpts from the author's bestselling writings.


On Being Like (Apr., $18.95) by James Alison considers gay issues surrounding ordination, celibacy and teaching authority.

View from the Altar: Reflections on the Changing Catholic Priesthood (Apr., $19.95) by Howard Bleichner surveys events and trends over the past 30 years.

Noonday Demon: Recognizing and Conquering the Deadly Sins of Sloth (May, $16.95) by John Blackwell embarks on a spiritual journey through the Bible to unmask what sloth really is.


The Passion of Jesus Christ (Mar., $7.99 paper) by John Piper lays out 50 reasons why Jesus Christ came to die.

Biblical Ethics (Mar., $10.99 paper) by James P. Eckman bases ethical decisions on scriptural absolutes.


Golems Among Us: How a Jewish Legend Can Help Us Navigate the Biotech Century (June, $26) by Byron L. Sherwin proposes lessons for dealing with philosophical, theological and ethical aspects of social and biological engineering.


Rachel and Leah: Women of Genesis (Mar., $23.95) by Orson Scott Card continues his depiction of women in the Bible's first book. Author tour.

The Peacegiver: How Christ Offers to Heal Our Hearts and Homes (Mar., $17.95) by James L. Ferrell unfolds a story in which the characters learn about the Atonement. Ad/promo.

America's Choir (July, $29.95) by Heidi S. Swinton marks 75 years of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's broadcasts. Ad/promo.


Undefeated in Love and War (Mar., $14.99 paper) by Carman. In this suspense novel, a fighter must run for his life after the accidental death of a Russian mobster.

The Day I Was Crucified (Mar., $13.99 paper) by Gene Edwards depicts the final hours in Jesus' own voice.

Saving Grace (Mar., $14.99 paper) by Ryan Phillips is romance fiction about a fallen young woman's return to God.


The Cantonists: The Jewish Children's Army of the Tsar (Mar., $21.95) by Larry Domnitch assembles oral and written accounts from the thousands of families destroyed when Tsar Nicholas of Russia conscripted their children into his army.

Running the Gauntlet of Anti-Semitism: From Polish Counter-Intelligence to the German-American Marshall Center (Mar., $24.95) by Michael Moshe Checinski uncovers a bigotry that flourished in the last century just as it does today.


The Prayer God Prays (Mar., $8.95 paper) by Jim Rosemergy submits that an individual's prayer is actually God praying to and through each person in need.

Thinking from the Infinite: 4 Practical Steps to Empower Your Life (Mar., $16.95 paper) by Carell Zaehn advances a powerful method of affirmative, effective prayer.


God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time (Apr., $16.95) by Desmond Tutu extends a liberating message to transfigure suffering into joy and redemption.

The Restless Heart: Finding Our Spiritual Home in Times of Loneliness (May, $19.95) by Ronald Rolheiser takes a Christian approach to an understanding of loneliness. Ad/promo.

Circle of Grace (June, $19.95) by Penelope J. Stokes is a novel about four women, friends since college, who rally around one among them who becomes ill. Ad/promo .


God's Soldiers: A History of the Jesuits (Apr., $30) by Jonathan Wright recounts all of the myths and realities in a far-ranging chronicle.

Swear to God: The Power of Commitment (Apr., $19.95) by Scott Hahn calls for a culture in which we take oaths and relationships seriously.

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John Chrysostom and the Transformation of the City (Mar., $60) by Aideen Hartney. An examination of his preaching illuminates gender relations in late antiquity and the establishment of early Christianity as a dominant social structure.


Living Spirit, Living Practice: Poetics, Politics, Epistemology (Mar., $21.95 paper) by Ruth Frankenberg regards the diverse nature of religious practice within the U.S. today.


The Dwelling of the Light: Praying with Icons of Christ (Mar., $16) by Rowan Williams explicates four classical icons depicting Jesus.

The Familiar Stranger: An Introduction to Jesus of Nazareth (Mar., $16 paper) by Michael J. McClymond brings our knowledge of Jesus up to date.

Francis of Assisi: Performing the Gospel Life (Mar., $14 paper) by Lawrence S. Cunningham counters efforts to romanticize the saint without diminishing his significance.

The Way of Jesus (Mar., $12 paper), edited by Tony D'Souza, modernizes a spiritual classic that has endured throughout the ages.


Waiting for Mary (Apr., $12.99 paper) by Mark Garvey. A journalist visits U.S. sites where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared during the 1990s.


And Peace at the Last (May, $12.95) by Russell L. Dicks and Thomas S. Kepler is a gift book setting the experience of death in the context of a God-honoring life.


Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and Blessings (Mar., $18) by Caitlin Matthews is a four-color book of prayers and meditations.

Saints' Blessings: Wisdom and Guidance Inspired by the World's Most Beloved Saints (Apr., $16) by Meera Lester brings saintly goodness into daily life.


Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism and Awakening (Aug., $25), edited by Linda Hogan and Brenda Peterson. Contributors include Mary Gordon, Jane Goodall and Terry Tempest Williams.


The Book of Assistance (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Imam Abdallah Ibn-Alawi Al-Haddad presents Sufi doctrine as a practical travel guide along the Path.

The Universal Meaning of the Kabbalah (Mar., $18.95) by Leo Schaya looks to the essential unity and fundamental attributes of God, the universe and humans.


Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence: Christian Churches and the Global AIDS Crisis (Mar., $15 paper) by Donald E. Messer advocates a partnership with ecumenical organizations, relief agencies and volunteer mission programs.

The Bonhoeffer Phenomenon: Portraits of a Protestant Saint (Apr., $22 paper) by Stephen R. Haynes weighs his work and legacy to divine his cultural significance. Ad/promo.


Vows of Silence: The Abuse of Power in the Papacy of John Paul II (Mar., $25) by Jason Berry and Gerald Renner tracks a trail of evasions and disinformation that leads directly to the Vatican. Ad/promo.


Between Gods (Mar., $TBA) by Shlomo Brunell relates the story of a Lutheran minister in Finland who converts with his entire family to Orthodox Judaism.


The Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis: Reform and Renewal in the Catholic Community (Mar., $26.95 paper) by Paul R. Dokecki lays the foundation for reasonable and practical reforms. Ad/promo.

Of Little Faith: The Politics of George W. Bush's Faith-Based Initiatives (Apr.; $39.95, paper $26.95) by Amy E. Black et al. demonstrates how political infighting and poor communication ruined the president's plans. Ad/promo.


Old Testament Figures in Art: A Guide to Imagery (Mar., $24.95 paper) by Chiara de Capoa is organized in sections following the Bible's structure.

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Create Your Own Sand Mandala: For Meditation, Healing and Prayer (Mar., $24.95) by Eileen Rose and Abby Rose Dalto is a kit containing colored sand, a funnel and brush and a full-color book with instructions.


The Light of Oneness (Apr., $14.95 paper) by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee supplies humanity with esoteric knowledge. Ad/promo.


Dark Nights of the Soul (May, $27.50) by Thomas Moore. Periods of fragility can become opportunities to delve into the soul's deepest needs and thus lead to healing.

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The Magical Universe: Everyday Ritual and Magic in Pre-Modern Europe (July, $18.95) by Stephen Wilson states that belief in magic permeated all aspects of life, from weather to fertility. Ad/promo.


The Death of the Mythic God: The Rise of Evolutionary Spirituality (Aug., $14) by Jim Marion confirms the Christian church's decline and charts the 'post-religion' future.


The Silence We Keep: One Nun's View of the Catholic Priest Scandal (Mar., $23) by Karol Jackowski accuses the male clergy of hypocrisy in its condemnation of others' sins while covering up its own. Author tour.


Beauty (Mar., $24.95) by John O'Donohue declares that it is beauty that awakens us to the eternal and the divine.


Jesus in America: A History of Our National Obsession—From Columbus to Columbine (Mar., $27.95) by Richard Wightman Fox ponders the many ways that Jesus continues to shape American thought.

The Gospels of Mary: The Secret Tradition of Mary Magdalene, the Companion of Jesus (Apr., $17.95) by Marvin Meyer. Secret texts disclose the significant role played by Mary Magdalene in Jesus' inner circle of disciples.

What's Right with Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West (Apr., $21.95) by Feisal Abdul Rauf puts forth a plan for reconciling the two cultures.

Hours of Power: Possibility Thinking for Every Day of the Year (June, $19.95) by Robert Schuller supplies 365 daily meditations.


Historical Atlas of Islam (Mar., $35) by Malise Ruthven with Azim Nanji and Abdou Filali Ansary. Short essays, illustrations and full-color maps delineate the development of Islamic societies.

How Sweet the Sound: Music in the Spiritual Lives of Americans (Apr., $27.95) by David W. Stowe follows the evolution of sacred music from the Puritans to Sun Ra.


Creation and Evolution 101: A Guide to Science and the Bible in Plain Language (Apr., $12.99 paper) by Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz displays evidence of God's hand at work.

Gods in the Making: Unveiling the Changing Face of Mormonism (June, $11.99 paper) by Richard Abanes responds to current arguments offered by Latter-day Saints in defense of Mormonism.

Less Is More Leadership: 8 Secrets to Winning at Work and Life (June, $17.99) by Dale Burke constructs a proactive system for leadership that will bring professional satisfaction and success.


Becoming a Forgiving Person: A Pastoral Perspective (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Henry Close outlines the process of forgiveness.


First Service: Following God's Calling and Finding Life's Purpose (Apr., $21.95) by Andrea Jaeger. The former tennis phenom tells how God encouraged her to put her fortune to work by creating a nonprofit camp for children with cancer.


'Remember Amalek!': Vengeance, Zealotry and Group Destruction in the Bible According to Philo, Pseudo-Philo and Josephus (Apr., $34.95) by Louis H. Feldman studies the divine command to exterminate all members of the Amalekite nation.


History of Biblical Interpretation: A Reader (Mar., $34.95) by William Yarchin begins at 150 B.C.E. and proceeds right up to the present.

From Prophecy to Testament: The Function of the Old Testament in the New (Mar., $29.95) by Craig A. Evans deciphers how Jewish writers of the Second Temple period interpreted ancient texts.


MennoFolk: Mennonite and Amish Folk Culture (May, $15.99 paper) by Ervin Beck analyzes a wide range of expressive forms, from jokes to paintings on glass.


The Scimitar and the Veil: Extraordinary Women of Islam (May, $26) by Jennifer Heath portrays over 30 women, including scholars, warriors and queens.


Dance Was Their Religion: The Spiritual Choreography of Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis and Martha Graham (June, $12.95 paper) by Janet Roseman. Each of the women expressed a strong affiliation with Mary, Jesus' mother, and created pieces that invoked her spirit.


Jesus Wept (Mar., $10.99) by Bruce Marchiano ascertains that God is present when people are hurting.

Beauty Beyond the Ashes (July, $19.99) by Cheryl McGuinness. The wife of the copilot of the first plane forced to fly into the World Trade Center shares how God renewed her purpose after the tragedy.

The Freedom Factor (July, $17.99) by Steve Brown asserts that true freedom for Christians means the freedom to do wrong as well as right.

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