IBIS PRESS (dist. by Red Wheel/Weiser)
The Priestess of Isis (June, $16.95 paper) by Edouard Schure is fiction based in Pompeii about one man's decision to be initiated into the religion of Isis.
The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde (Apr., $19.95) by Joseph Pearce is a biography that concentrates on the moral struggles of Wilde's life.
The Church of Mary Magdalene: The Sacred Feminine and the Treasure of Rennes-le-Château (July, $18.95 paper) by Jean Markale suggests that a small churcmay prove Mary's marriage to Jesus.
The Universal Kabbalah (Aug., $49.95) by Leonora Leet derives a scientific model for kabbalistic cosmology and soul psychology from the Tree of Life.
INNER TRADITIONS/BEAR & CO.
Prayers and Meditations of the Quero Apache (Apr., $15 paper) by Maria Yracébûrû teaches the practice of entering the silence.
INNER TRADITIONS/DESTINY BOOKS
The Shamanic Way of the Bee: Ancient Wisdom and Healing Practices of the Bee Masters (July, $20) by Simon Buxton. An elder of Path of Pollen discloses the tradition's richness.
It's Not About Me: Rescue from the Life We Thought Would Make Us Happy (Mar., $18.99) by Max Lucado dares us to recalibrate our lives to the true center of the universe: God. 350,000 first printing. $500,000 ad/promo.
The Ten Offenses (Mar., $18.99) by Pat Robertson warns Americans to reaffirm God's fundamental laws before it is too late. 300,000 first printing. $200,000 ad/promo.
Feeding Your Appetites (May, $21.99) by Stephen Arterburn urges readers to take control of what is controlling them. 100,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.
Finding God in the Questions (May, $19) by Timothy Johnson. The medical editor for ABC News discloses his deeply personal journey of faith. $250,000 ad/promo.
Why the Rest Hates the West (June, $13) by Meic Pearse. A neutral British writer explains how the Middle East looks at politics and society.
Human Dignity in the Biotech Century (July, $15), edited by Charles W. Colson and Nigel M. de S. Cameron, makes the case that the hottest future debates will involve biotechnology.
The Quotable Jewish Woman: Wisdom, Inspiration and Humor from the Mind and Heart (Apr., $24.95), edited by Elaine Partnow, collects ideas, beliefs and opinions by women for women. $20,000 ad/promo. 7-city tour.
The Jewish Journaling Book: How to Use the Jewish Tradition to Write Your Life & Explore Your Soul (Apr., $16.95 paper) by Janet Ruth Falon is an instructive handbook. Ad/promo. 7-city author tour.
Jewish Fathers: A Legacy of Love (May, $30) by Paula Wolfson. More than 40 stories and photographs affirm what it means to be a Jewish father. $20,000 ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
The Spiritual Journey Beyond Grief (Mar., $30) by Maurice Lamm determines how Jewish tradition and spirituality can enrich lives as they grow through grief. $50,000 ad/promo.
The JPS Bible Commentary: Ecclesiastes (Apr., $34.95) by Michael V. Fox concerns universal philosophical questions instead of historical events.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
Exploring the Religious Life (May, $39.95) by Rodney Stark discusses the definition of religion, the nature of divine revelation, gender and piety.
The Anger Workbook for Christian Parents (Apr., $16.95 paper) by Les Carter and Frank Minirth aims to reduce anger and frustration within families.
Christian Reflections on the Leadership Challenge (Apr., $22.95) by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner facilitates a positive guidance role.
What Would Buffy Do: The Vampire Slayer as Spiritual Guide (May, $14.95 paper) by Jana Riess muses upon the religious themes in the television series.
A Song to Sing, A Life to Live: Reflections on Music as Spiritual Practice (Aug., $21.95) by Don Saliers and Emily Saliers. The Indigo Girl and her father focus on the many dimensions of music in one's spiritual life.
I'm Not the Boss, I Just Work Here (Mar., $12.95) by Howard Jonas. The founder and chairman of the telecommunications company IDT shares his wisdom and values grounded in Orthodox Judaism. Ad/promo.
Battling Prostate Cancer: Getting from 'Why Me' to 'What Next' (May, $13) by Marvin A. McMickle equips cancer sufferers with both medical and spiritual advice.
African Wisdom: 101 Proverbs from the Motherland (May, $11) by Tokunboh Adelekan offers inspiring proverbs about the continent.
Taming Chaos (Apr., $19.95) by P.S. Berg indicates how the Kabbalah's tools can eliminate daily upheavals. Ad/promo.
KALPA TREE PRESS
Shafts of Light: Selected Teachings of Swami Ashokananda for Spiritual Practice (June, $12.95 paper), compiled and edited by Sister Gargi and Shelley Brown, clarifies the path to God-consciousness. Ad/promo.
The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness (Mar., $24) by Karen Armstrong. The former nun and bestselling author recalls her own search for God. 60,000 first printing. 9-city author tour.
The Hearthbreaker (May, $25) by Susan Howatch is a novel about a high-class rent boy who seeks refuge in a London church. 35,000 first printing.
Uproar: Antiphonies and Psalms (May, $23) by Brooks Haxton brings the music of biblical language to the world of jet planes, space travel and politics.
Legend of the Emerald Rose (May, $13.99 paper) by Linda Wichman blends fantasy, romance and action in the embers of what was once Camelot. Ad/promo.
Christian Jihad: Two Former Muslims Look at the Crusades and Killing in the Name of Christ (June, $10.99 paper) by Ergun Mehmet Caner and Emir Fethi Caner reviews Christianity's own dark history of bloodshed. Ad/promo.Character Out of Chaos: Daring to Be a Daniel in Today's World (June, $10.99 paper) by David Dykes. Daniel is presented as a man who knew the stresses of a demanding career, a liberal culture and envious co-workers. Ad/promo.
The Kregel Bible Atlas (Mar., $21.99) by Tim Dowley is a resource for biblical and geographical study. Ad/promo.
Raising the Bar: Ministry to Youth in the New Millennium (Mar., $10.99 paper) by Alvin L. Reid pleads with the church to reinvent the ways it ministers to teens and their families. Ad/promo.
Mind, Body and Judaism: The Interaction of Jewish Law with Psychology and Biology (Mar., $29.50), edited by David Shatz and Joel B. Wolowelsky, considers such matters as the moral and religious limits of new technologies.
The Jewish Ethicist (Apr., $19.95 paper) by Rabbi Asher Meir is based on a popular syndicated weekly advice column.
The Great Compassion: Buddhism and Animal Rights (May, $15 paper) by Norm Phelps debates whether vegetarianism should be integrated into a Buddhist's practice.
Holy Cow: The Hare Krishna Contribution to Vegetarianism and Animal Rights (May, $15 paper) by Steven Rosen documents the ways the Hare Krishnas raised consciousness about the plight of animals in the U.S.
Saving Christianity: New Thinking for Old Beliefs (Mar., $19.95) by Hilary Wakeman maintains that many statements of belief Christians accept as literal truth are actually driving many away from the faith.
The Catholic Church in the Twentieth-First Century: Finding Hope for Its Future in the Wisdom of Its Past (Mar., $12.95 paper), edited by Rev. Michael J. Himes, concerns crisis, scandal and collegiality. Ad/promo.
What I've Learned from My Daughter: Blessing from a Special Child (May, $14.95 paper) by Nancy Jo Sullivan traces the journey of faith taken by the mother of a child with Down's syndrome. Ad/promo.
Fully Human, Fully Divine: An Interactive Christology (June, $19.95 paper) by Michael Casey emphasizes both the humanity and divinity of Jesus. Ad/promo.
Sacred Silence (Mar., $14.95) by Donald Cozzens. The Church's scandal leads to a historical overview of its institutional leadership.
Taking Jesus Seriously (Mar., $16.95) by John Cowan connects Jesus' words to Buddhism's insight meditation.
Women of Bible Lands (Mar., $16.95) by Martha Ann Kirk collects stories about Jewish, Christian and Muslim women from the 19th century B.C.E. to the ninth century C.E.
LITURGY TRAINING PUBLICATIONS
Daily Lenten Meditations: Prayerful Reflections from John Paul II (Mar., $14.95), edited by Fr. Max Polak, enhances the meaning of the Lenten season.
Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs (June, $14.95 paper) by Stephanie Rose Bird is a comprehensive primer to Hoodoo-based magic for everyday life. Advertising.
If You Want to Be a Witch: A Practical Introduction to the Craft (June, $9.95 paper) by Edain McCoy details its secret practices. Advertising.
The Gnostic Gospel of St. Thomas: Meditations on the Mystical Teachings (June, $17.95 paper) by Tau Malachi reflects on each verse of the gospel. Advertising.
The Sign of the Cross: Recovering the Power of the Ancient Prayer (Mar., $16.95) by Bert Ghezzi unveils the blessings that can be obtained from this simple prayer. 25,000 first printing. Advertising.
Wisdom in the Waiting: Spring's Sacred Days (Mar.) and The Graces We Remember: Sacred Days of Ordinary Time (Apr., $14.95 each) by Phyllis Tickle are the second and third books in the Stories from the Farm in Lucy series.
MCGILL-QUEEN'S UNIV. PRESS
Anatomy of a Seance (Apr., $75) by Stan McMullin is described as the first serious study of spiritualism in Canada.
Christians in a Secular World (May, $75) by Kurt Bowen assesses how religious commitment, or its lack, affect the psychological state of Canadians.
The Essential Gita (Mar. $9.95) is a collection of 64 verses from the Bhagavad Gita. 10,000 first printing, ad/promo.
Music As Yoga: Discovering the Healing Power of Sound (May, $12.95) by Patrick Bernard presents the case for the transformational potential of sound. 10,000 first printing, 5-city U.S. and Canada tour, ad/promo.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
The Great God Baseball: Religion in Modern Baseball Fiction (Apr., $40) by Allen E. Hye looks at baseball fiction in the latter half of the 20th century that showcase the spiritual qualities of the game.
A Christian Spirituality of Nonviolence (June, $30 paper) by Michael Battle bids the heart toward peace and genuine wholeness.
More Service with a Smile (Mar., $15.95 paper) contains a year's worth of humorous sketches designed to complement sermons.
Interlinear Haggadah (Apr., $22.99 paper) by Rabbi Menachem Davis. New to the Schottenstein Interliner series of prayer books is the complete Haggadah in Hebrew with a word-for-word English translation.
Wein Haggadah (Apr., $22.99) by Rabbi Berel Wein is a Passover Haggadah with translation and commentary.
MONARCH(dist. by Kregel)
God's Front Door: Intimate Conversations with My Lord (Mar., $11.99) by Jill Briscoe is a full-color book on prayer. Ad/promo.
Unlocking the Bible in 30 Days (Mar., $12.99 paper) by Colin S. Smith tells how to gain an overview of the scriptures. $20,000 ad/promo.
Gun Lake (Apr., $12.99 paper) by Travis Thrasher is a novel of five escapees from a prison in Georgia. 15,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
Islam and the Bible, Why Two Faiths Collide (May, $12.99 paper) by David Goldmann contrasts the tenets of Islam and Christianity. Ad/promo.
Splitting Heirs: Giving Your Money and Things to Your Children Without Ruining Their Lives (Mar., $19.99) by Ron Blue with Jeremy White takes the worry out of inheritances. 25,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Two Lives, One Heart: Our Marriage, Music and Memories (June, $18.99) by Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr., and Jonathan Singer. The celebrity couple pass along marriage advice and spiritual encouragement. 25,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Humble Pie: St. Benedict's Ladder of Humility (Mar., $16.95) by Carol Bonomo relates the effort to live with humility in a society that does not value that quality.
Prayer Book for the 21st Century (Mar., $12.95) by John McQuiston II is a worship resource that acknowledges today's realities and theology.
Take the Dimness of My Soul Away: Healing After a Loved One's Suicide (Aug., $9.95) by William A. Ritter. The author's own experience offers solace.
The Truth Behind Left Behind (Mar., $12.99 paper) by Mark Hitchcock and Thomas Ice. Two theologians answer critics of Left Behind's end-times message. 30,000 first printing.
True Courage (May, $12.99 paper) by Dee Henderson. In the latest Uncommon Heroes thriller, FBI agent Falcon searches for a kidnapper. 100,000 first printing.
Prophets Outcast: A Century of Dissident Jewish Writing About Israel & Zionism (Mar., $15.95), edited by Adam Shatz, provides a look at those who have criticized their country's chauvinism.
Origins of Life: Biblical and Evolutionary Models Face Off (Apr., $19.99) by Fazale Rana and Hugh Ross adds new fuel to the debate. 15,000 first printing. Ad/promo.Rogue Nation (June, $12.99 paper) by Stephen Lawhead and Ross Lawhead. The second novel in the !HERO trilogy involves the hunt for a terrorist. 15,000 first printing. Ad/promo.When I Lay My Isaac Down (June, $18.99) by Carol Kent. Coping with her son's trial for first-degree murder, the author shares lessons of hope. 15,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Deal with It! You Cannot Conquer What You Will Not Confront (Mar., $19.99) by Paula White speaks to the real issues that modern women face.
You Have What It Takes: What Every Father Needs to Hear (May, $2.99 paper) by John Eldredge reminds men that God has designed into their souls all they need to be good dads.
Breaking the Da Vinci Code (May, $19.99) by Darrell Bock seeks to answer theological and historical questions raised by the bestselling novel.
Welcome to the Family: What to Expect Now That You're a Christian (July, $14.99) by John MacArthur outlines what it means to be part of the fellowship of believers.
Refuel: The Complete New Testament (Apr., $16.99 paper) delivers the testament to male teens in a design that looks like their favorite sports or music magazine.
Smith's Bible Dictionary (Apr., $14.99) by William Smith assembles more than 6,000 definitions, articles and illustrations.
WBC 43 Philippians Revised (Apr., $39.99) by Ralph P. Martin and Gerald F. Hawthorne is the latest in the commentary series.
NEW CITY PRESS
John Henry Newman: Heart Speaks to Heart: Selected Spiritual Writings (Mar., $13.95 paper), edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham, excerpts sermons, poems, prayers and hymns.
Thriving Marriages: An Inspirational and Practical Guide to Lasting Happiness (Mar., $12.95 paper) by John A. Yzaguirre and Claire Frazier Yzaguirre responds to the urgent need to strengthen marriage today. Ad/promo.
Kaleidoscope: God's Pattern in the Bits and Pieces of a Woman's Life (May, $9.99 paper) by Claire Cloninger demonstrates that the little parts of life fit into God's big picture.
Past Lives, Future Lives Revealed (Mar., $13.99) by Bruce Goldberg illustrates the implications of karma in our lives with case histories of reincarnation.
Self-Initiation for the Solitary Witch: Attaining Higher Spirituality Through a Five-Degree System (May, $13.99) by Shanddaramon is aimed at those seeking to further their spiritual development.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
The Yoga of Sound (May, $22.95) by Russill Paul. A musician favors yoga practices with an ancient system based on sound. Advertising. Author tour.
NICOLAS-HAYS(dist. by Red Wheel/Weiser)
Bereavement Dreaming and the Individuating Soul (Mar., $18.95 paper) by Geri Grubbs points out the importance of dreams in the healing of grief.
Bhagavad Gita, New Edition (Mar., $12.95 paper) is a new translation by Antonio de Nicolas.
NORTHSTONE(dist. by Pilgrim Press)
Embodied Prayer: Toward a Wholeness of Body, Mind and Soul, New and Revised (Apr., $16.95 paper) by Celeste Snowber is an invitation to experience prayer from the inside out.
The Wandering Sage (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Robert van de Weyer anthologizes over 70 stories of this figure found in many of the world's spiritual traditions.
The Goddess, the Grail and the Lodge (May, $19.95 paper) by Alan Butler describes how goddess worship in Europe was overturned by patriarchal religion, yet survived. Advertising. Author tour.
Spirituality in the Land of the Noble: How Iran Shaped the World's Religions (Mar., $29.95) by Richard C. Foltz shows how Persian culture has interacted with and transformed every world faith.
The Case for Religion (Apr., $24.95) by Keith Ward replies to scientific charges that religion is only a mass of superstitions.
OPEN SECRETS PRESS
Daring to Know What You Want and Other Simple Truths (Mar., $18.95 paper) by Lynne Whiteley Novy. A psychotherapist maintains that the soul and spirit intersect in everyday events. Ad/promo.
Soul Brothers: Men in the Bible Speak to Men Today (Mar., $20 paper) by Richard Rohr. Men throughout the ages have struggled to discover what God wants of them.
Diary of a Barrio Priest (Apr., $16 paper) by Michael P. Enright. A young Chicago priest in an Hispanic parish writes of faith and life in a dangerous neighborhood.
OUR SUNDAY VISITOR
The Catholic Mystique: Fourteen Women Find Fulfillment in the Catholic Church (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Jennifer Ferrara and Patricia Sodano Ireland disagrees with the notion that the faith is hostile to women.
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Catholic History (Mar., $39.95) by Matthew Bunson is a revised edition with more than 200 items added.
Spiritual Workout of a Former Saint (Mar., $12.95 paper) by Danny Abramowicz. The football player, coach and recovering alcoholic returns to God.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
New Religions: A Guide (Mar., $35) by Christopher Partridge is an illustrated guide to rising religious movements and sects.
Greed (Apr., $17.95) by Phyllis Tickle argues that greed is mother to the rest of the deadly sins.
Journey to Moriah (Mar., $11.99 paper) by Ken Wade relates the untold story of Abraham becoming the friend of God. $15,000 ad/promo.
Lord, I Have a Question (Mar., $14.99 paper) by Dan Smith deals with all the queries that people are afraid to say out loud. $15,000 ad/promo.
Rapture, Revelation and the End Times: Exploring the Left Behind Series (June, $24.95), edited by Bruce David Forbes and Jeanne Halgren Kilde, compares the Left Behind interpretation of the Rapture to common teachings of Western religions. Ad/promo.
Transforming the Faith of Our Fathers: The Women Who Changed American Religion (June, $27.95), edited by Ann Braude. Sixteen prominent women leaders recount their struggles to change the way we think about women in religious realms. Ad/promo.
Jihad: From Qu'ran to Bin Laden (Aug., $35) by Richard Bonney is an intellectual history of jihad to the present day. Ad/promo.
Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, The Cold War and the Roots of Terror (Apr., $24) by Mahmood Mamdani seeks the causes behind 9/11. Ad/promo.
Unveiling (Apr., $19.95) by Suzanne Wolfe is a novel about the power of art to heal and restore. Ad/promo.
A Good Life: Benedict's Help for Smelling the Roses (Apr., $13.95 paper) by Robert Benson takes the wisdom of Benedict to picture what makes a 'good life.' Ad/promo.
The Vision of Judaism: Wrestling with God (May, $20 paper) by Dan Cohn-Shrbok looks to a Judaism of the future.
Touching the Earth: Intimate Conversations with the Buddha (Mar., $10 paper) by Thich Nhat Hanh is a step-by-step guidebook to Zen practice. Advertising.
Four Portraits of Jesus (May, $16.95 paper) by Elizabeth E. Platt. This Bible study is designed for a general audience.
Expansive Prayer: Reflections for All Seasons (July, $12.95 paper) by Philip A. Verhalen builds on Ignatian models of prayer and meditation.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
Community of the Cross: Moravian Piety in Colonial Bethlehem (May, $37.50) by Craig D. Atwood researches the religious symbolism of controversial German theologian Nicholas von Zinzendorf.
Same-Sex Marriage?: A Christian Ethical Analysis (Mar., $24) by Marvin M. Ellison asserts that cultural and religious struggles about marriage are a call for justice.
Within Sacred Circles: Meditations and Mandala Quilts (June, $29 paper) by Susan Towner-Larsen combines the symbolism of mandalas with the spirituality of quilters.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Bible: The New Living Translation (Apr., $29.99) joins the Chicken Soup series with the Bible for the first time. 500,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
PRENTICE HALL PRESS
Moonbeams and Shooting Stars: Discover Inner Strength and Live a Happier and More Spiritual Life (Mar., $9.95 paper) by Gwinevere Rain helps teens tap into non-traditional sources for answers to life questions.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
Saving America?: Faith-Based Services and the Future of Civil Society (May, $29.95) by Robert Wuthnow states that American religion is helping needy families and fostering civil society.
My Life Is a Weapon: A Modern History of Suicide Bombing (May, $24.95) by Christoph Reuter maintains that Western government policies have unintentionally helped suicide bombers.
Quranic Studies: Sources and Methods of Scriptural Interpretation (Aug., $36) by John Wansbrough is a textual exegesis of the Qur'an based on form analysis.
He-Motions: A Deep Look at the Heart of a Man (July, $19.95) by T.D. Jakes enables men to strengthen their relationships with themselves, with the women in their lives and, ultimately, with their God.
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