If You're Going the Wrong Way...Turn Around! (Sept., $13) by James Moore presents personal stories for spiritual growth.
365 Meditations for Women by Women (Sept., $14) includes daily devotional readings from a dozen women of faith.
Diamond Presence: Twelve Stories of Finding God at the Old Ball Park (Sept., $17.95), edited by Gregory F. Augustine Pierce, includes such contributors as Carol DeChant, Patrick Hannon and Andre Dubus. Advertising.
AMG/LIVING INK BOOKS
The Candlestone, Vol. 2: Dragons in Our Midst ($12.99 paper) by Bryan Davis is a fantasy novel to inspire youth to fight evil.
The Passion in Art (Oct., $29.95 paper) by Richard Harries scrutinizes the various theologies that led to differing depictions of Jesus on the cross.
Islam and the West Post-September 11th (Dec., $29.95 paper), edited by Ron Geaves et al., provides clear insights into Muslim/Christian relations today.
ATF PRESS (dist. by IPM)
The Future of Christianity: Historical, Sociological, Political and Theological Perspectives (Oct., $25 paper), edited by John Stenhouse et al., observes Christianity in the context of New Zealand's culture.
What God Wants (Feb., $23) by Neale Donald Walsch contains the latest reflections by the bestselling author. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. 5-city author tour.
Good Grief (Sept., $8.99) by Granger E. Westberg. Two-color photos accompany consoling thoughts on the 10 identifiable stages of grief in this new edition of a classic.
Where in the World Is Integrity? (Nov., $13.99) by Bruce Roberts et al. pinpoints hidden dynamics that sustain integrity.
AVE MARIA PRESS
Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2005 (Sept., $12.95) by Jesuit Communication Centre of Ireland is inspired by a successful Web site that has logged nearly 10 million hits since 1999.
Passionate Troubadour: A Medieval Novel About Francis of Assisi (Oct., $19.95) by Edward Hays portrays a hopeless romantic slowly drawn by grace to his destiny.
Mindful Jewish Living: Compassionate Practice (Oct., $24.95) by Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater demonstrates how meditation and mindfulness can enhance daily life. Ad/promo.
The Story of Bahá'u'lláh, Promised One of All Religions (Oct. $15 paper) by Druzelle Cederquist introduces the prophet and founder of the Bahá'í faith.
Useless Beauty: Ecclesiastes Through the Lens of Contemporary Film (Nov., $17.99 paper) by Robert K. Johnston uses the biblical text and such films as American Beauty and Magnolia to reveal life's beauty despite its apparent futility. Advertising. Publicity.
Classical Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism: Comparing Theologies (Dec., $26.99 paper) by Bruce D. Chilton and Jacob Neusner contrasts early views on fundamental theological issues. Advertising.
Prayers of Our Presidents (Sept., $12.99 paper) by Jerry MacGregor and Marie Prys places 31 prayers written by presidents into their historical contexts.
31 Days of Prayer for My Teen (Sept.) by Susan Alexander Yates and
31 Days of Prayer for My Child (Jan., $9.99 each paper) by Susan Alexander Yates and Allison Gaskins encourages parents to trust God with the lives of their children.
Who Needs a Superhero? (Oct., $12.99 paper) by Michael H. Brewer comments on our need for God and a savior by drawing on the traits and trials of a popular superhero in each chapter.
A Book of Angels: Reflections on Angels Past and Present, and True Stories of How They Touch Our Lives (Nov., $16.95) by Sophy Burnham adds new stories of angelic encounters to the bestseller first published in 1990. Author publicity.
Your Inner Eve: Discovering God's Woman Within (Feb., $13.95 paper) by Susan Newman enables women to use spiritual strength to improve their lives.
Adventures in Prayer: Praying Your Way to a God You Can Trust (Sept., $24) by Sharon Connors presents a step-by-step approach for building a rewarding relationship with God. 20,000 first printing. Advertising. Author publicity.
Dead as a Scone (Nov., $8.97 paper) by Ron and Janet Benrey launches the Royal Tunbridge Wells mystery series, in which Dame Elspeth is dead in a tea museum. 15,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Never Give Up: 7 Principles for Christian Leaders in Tough Times (Nov., $7.97 paper) by Scott Dickson and Mark Littleton shares the principles former Vanguard Airlines CEO Dickson practiced during the post-9/11 airline industry slump. 15,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Christmas Wishes: Inspiring Sentiments for the Festive Season (Sept., $8.95) by Tom Burns combines inspirational phrases with humorous color photos of animals.
Hex Appeal: Seductive Spells for the Sassy Sorceress (Sept., $14.95) by Lucy Summers hands out girl-to-girl advice blended with a breezy spin on witchcraft.
The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice, from the Civil Rights Movement to Today (Jan., $26) by Charles Marsh chronicles the religious impulse that has driven the quest for social justice in America. 25,000 first printing. Author publicity.
BAYLOR UNIV. PRESS
Pulpit and Politics: Clergy in American Politics at the Advent of the Millennium (Oct., $34.95 paper), edited by Corwin E. Smidt, inspects the influence of religious beliefs on the clergy's political behavior. Ad/promo.
Quoting God: How Media Shape Ideas About Religion and Culture (Nov., $29.95 paper), edited by Claire Hoertz Badaracco, probes the complex relationship between lived faith and the news media. Ad/promo.
Breaking Free: Women of Spirit at Midlife and Beyond (Oct., $16 paper), edited by Marilyn Sewell. Women's personal essays ponder what life has taught them.
Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems (Oct., $17) by Mirabai. Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield translate the work of this Indian princess and poet born in 1498.
Angel Prayers (Sept., $17.95) by Samara Anjelae, illus. by Anca Hariton is a gift book for all ages.
Woman, Thou Art Loosed! (Oct., $TBA paper) by T.D. Jakes is a novel based on the nonfiction book, play and film.
The Ten Commandments of Working in a Hostile Environment (Jan., $TBA) by T.D. Jakes informs readers just how to carry their Christian faith into the workplace.
Desperate for His Presence (Sept., $12.99 paper) by Rhonda Hughey calls for churches to move into a radical intimacy with God.
Secrets (Sept., $12.99 paper) by Kristen Heitzmann. An old villa in Sonoma holds family secrets sought by a young Italian man.
Dawkins' God: Genes, Memes and the Meaning of Life (Nov., $19.95 paper) by Alister E. McGrath sifts through the religious implications of atheist Dawkins's scientific ideas.
When Faiths Collide (Nov., $16.95 paper) by Martin E. Marty calls for an embrace of religious pluralism.
The Moral of the Story: An Anthology of Ethics Through Literature (Jan., $29.95 paper), edited by Peter Singer and Renata Singer, explores the broad range of ethical situations touched upon in select short stories, novels, plays and poetry.
BLUEBRIDGE (dist. by IPG)
Inviting Silence: Universal Principles of Meditation (Sept., $12.95 paper) by Gunilla Norris ushers the power of silence into everyday life. Advertising. Publicity.
Tortured Wonders: Christian Spirituality for People, Not Angels (Nov., $21.99) by Rodney Clapp addresses sacraments, sex, death and the role of the body in prayer. Advertising. Publicity.
Windows to Heaven: Introducing Icons to Protestants and Catholics (Feb., $9.99 paper) by Elizabeth Zelensky and Lela Gilbert contemplates Orthodox icons and Eastern Christianity. Advertising. Publicity.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
Against All Odds: My Story (Sept., $24.99) by Chuck Norris with Ken Abraham relates how Norris overcame poverty, his father's alcoholism and his own shyness with God's help.
Twice Adopted (Oct., $24.99) by Michael Reagan with Jim Denney. The late president's son warns against cultural ailments threatening America.
So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny and the Battle for Religious Freedom (Jan., $24.99) by Roy Moore with John Perry. The former Alabama justice asserts that government officials must acknowledge God as the foundation of our government.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
Liberty and Power: A Dialogue on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy in an Unjust World (Oct., $16.95 paper) by Bryan Hehir et al. Five experts estimate whether or not religious convictions can promote a more moral foreign policy. A selection from the Pew Forum Dialogue Series on Religion and Public Life. Advertising. Publicity.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide (Sept.; $65, paper $24.99) by Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart develops a theory of secularization and existential security. Ad/promo.
Jesus: Miracle Worker or Physician (Sept., $21.95) by Thierry Murcia discloses little-known information about medical practice in biblical times. Ad/promo.
Secrets of the Old Testament: Who Was Moses? (Sept., $14.95 paper) by Roger Sabbah finds the links between Egyptian history and Old Testament stories. Ad/promo.
Martin Luther King, Jr., on Creative Living (Sept., $16.99 paper) by Michael G. Long collects many of King's own words, particularly from his column, Advice for Living.
Solving the Da Vinci Code Mystery (Sept., $12.99 paper) by Brandon Gilvin lets readers learn the truth about the history and future of Christianity.
Messianic Judaism Is Not Christianity (Sept., $12.99 paper) by Stan Telchin states that messianic Judaism is unscriptural.
Pagan Rituals: Scripts and Inspiration for All Occasions (Nov., $14.95 paper) by Willow Polson commemorates all of life's seasons.
Dancing in the Fire: The Ins and Outs of Neo-Pagan Festivals and Gatherings (Jan., $12.95 paper) by Marian Singer details all there is to know about attending or hosting a pagan gathering.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization (Sept., $24.50) by Richard W. Bulliet argues that a clash between cultures is not inevitable. Author tour.
Pray for Today: The Just Try This Series (Jan., $9.95 paper) by Barb Rogers tells how to pray simply and honestly.
Dancing Girls, Loose Ladies and Women of the Cloth: The Women in Jesus' Life (Oct., $22 paper) by F. Scott Spencer submits a new perspective on men reading the Gospels through women's eyes.
In Search of the Good Life: The Ethics of Globalization (Oct., $24.95) by Rebecca Todd Peters debates whether globalization is helpful or harmful.
American Providence: A Nation with a Mission (Nov.; $29.95, paper $22.95) by Stephen H. Webb defends the notion that American foreign policy can be a vehicle of God's design for history.
Tibetan Ting-Sha: Sacred Sound for Spiritual Growth (Nov., $29.95) by Robert Beer explains the place of Tibetan hand cymbals in Tibetan ceremony and advocates personal use.
Sober Justice (Sept., $12.99 paper) by Joseph H. Hilley. A divorced alcoholic attorney defends an indigent man accused of murder and finds himself caught in a web of intrigue that can only be unraveled by God.
The New Slavemasters (Jan., $14.99) by George D. McKinney encourages African-Americans and others to escape the bondage of drugs, gangs, violence and sexual promiscuity.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Catholics and Contraception: An American History (Nov., $29.95) by Leslie Woodcock Tentler tracks the contentious history of Catholics and their church over the issue of contraception.
Secrets from the Lost Bible (Nov., $19.95) by Kenneth Hanson interprets the meaning of the suppressed writings of the Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha along with other texts.
The Heart & Home of Christmas (Oct., $14.99) by Karla Dornacher proposes ways to make the holidays more meaningful.
Jesus Life Coach Journal (Nov., $12.99) by Laurie Beth Jones. Jesus is seen as the ultimate life coach.
Adam's Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation (Oct., $19.95) by Richard Rohr stresses the five lessons of being initiated into the adult community.
When Women Pray: Our Ordinary Stories of Extraordinary Grace (Nov., $16.95) by Lyn Holley Doucet and Robin Herbert includes original prayers and tips for praying.
When I Don't Desire God (Sept., $12.99 paper) by John Piper maps the way to spiritual joy.
God, Marriage and Family (Nov., $15.99 paper) by Andreas Kostenberger and David W. Jones discusses such family issues as parenting, divorce and remarriage.
Reclaiming the Center (Nov., $17.99 paper), edited by Justin Taylor et al., confronts the evangelical accommodation to post-modernism.
Faith and Fortune: The Quiet Revolution That Is Transforming Corporate America (Oct., $25) by Marc Gunther interviews company leaders who do well by doing good. Publicity.
Conversations with Yogananda: Stories, Sayings and Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda (Oct., $14.95 paper) by Swami Kriyananda features nearly 500 new stories compiled by his disciple.
Before You Get to Heaven: 8 Mighty Changes God Wants for You (Sept., $15.95) by D. Kelly Ogden advises changes in scripture study and prayer, faith and repentance.
Six Events: The Restoration Model for Solving Life's Problems (Sept., $21.95) by Stephen R. Covey advocates a stronger relationship with God and Christ.
No One Can Take Your Place (Oct., $16.95) by Sheri Dew emphasizes our unique roles as men and women of God.
T.D. Jakes Daily Devotional and Journal (Sept., $19.99) by T.D. Jakes is culled from writings within Jakes's first three books.
Frontline Christian in a Bottom Line World (Oct., $13.99 paper) by Linda Rios Brook dismisses the hypothesis that business and belief can't create a profitable partnership.
DNA and Tradition: The Genetic Link to the Ancient Hebrews (Sept.; $21.95, paper $14.95) by Yaakov Kleiman confirms the biblical origin of world Jewry.
The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ (Oct., $24.95). The translation by Joseph Smith is here in its first authorized trade edition since its initial publication in 1830. 75,000 first printing.
Joshua in a Troubled World (Feb., $19.95) by Joseph F. Girzone. The bestselling series takes a new and timely turn. 40,000 first printing.
American Prayer: The Spiritual History of Our Nation (Feb., $27.95) by James P. Moore Jr. follows prayer from the first settlers to today's time of crisis. 25,000 first printing.
The Questions of Jesus: Challenging Ourselves to Discover Life's Great Answers (Nov., $11.95 paper) by John Dear reveals how the questions Jesus asked of his followers can lead the way to a deeper understanding of the mystery of God.
Doré's Angels (Oct., $9.95 paper) by Gustave Doré assembles 75 black-and-white images by the great illustrator of the fantastic.
On Reading the Bible: Thoughts and Reflections of over 500 Men and Women, from St. Augustine to Oprah Winfrey (Feb., $6.95 paper), edited by Bill Bradfield, proffers memorable quotations from historic and contemporary writers, with brief biographies of all those included.
The Day He Died: The Passion According to Luke (Aug., $13.95 paper) by Matthew Byrne views the crucifixion through Luke's sensitivities.
Time for a Change: A Fresh Look at Spirituality, Sexuality, Globalisation and the Church (Oct., $24.95 paper) by Donal Dorr asserts, among other ideas, that sexuality is a key component in spirituality.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
Long March Ahead: African American Churches and Public Policy in Post—Civil Rights America (Jan., $29.95), edited by R. Drew Smith, focuses on such issues as health care, affirmative action and public education.
Love—The Keystone of Life (Sept., $14) by Harold Klemp supplies the keys to a life of greater love, wisdom and freedom. 50,000 first printing.$60,000 ad/promo.
WM. B. EERDMANS
RealLivePreacher.com (Sept., $14 paper) by Gordon Atkinson presents the best of a popular weblog.
Santería: The Beliefs and Rituals of a Growing Religion in America (Sept., $18 paper) by Miguel A. De La Torre is a guide to a little-known and often underground tradition.
Black Church Beginnings: The Long-Hidden Realities of the First Years (Nov., $18 paper) by Henry H. Mitchell recalls early African-American church history.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World (Dec., $24) by Pankaj Mishra. This book about the Buddha's life and influence is told in the form of the author's own search to understand. 35,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Sept., $9.95 paper) by Shmuel Waldman is a revised edition extolling the tenets of Judaism.
The Perfect Life (Sept., $10.95) by Vivian Sokal Miller attests to the damage that talebearing can cause.
Questions You Thought We Were Afraid You Would Ask and Answers You've Been Waiting to Hear (Sept., $9.95) by Moshe Speiser delves into the issues that young people raise regarding Judaism.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY/TYNDALE
Movie Nights for Kids (Sept., $13.99 paper) by Bob Smithouser reviews Finding Nemo and 24 other current films.
Wired by God (Sept., $22.99 paper) by Joe White and Larry Weeden is a resource for parents who want to empower their children for a life of passion and purpose.
Me and Rumi: The Autobiography of Shams-i Tabrizi (Sept., $27.95 paper). The translation by William C. Chittick restores Rumi's mentor to his place in the spotlight.
The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism (Feb., $25) by Robert Thurman extends his meditation practice into everyday life. Author publicity.
Reprint: Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible (Oct., $13 paper) by Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet.
A Restatement of Rabbinic Civil Law: Volume X (Sept., $TBA) by Emanuel Quint brings modern scholarship to the standard code of Jewish law written by Rabbi Joseph Karo in 1565.
GEORGETOWN UNIV. PRESS
Discovering the Qur'an (Sept., $26.95 paper) by Neal Robinson shows how the holy word is actually experienced by Muslims.
Common Calling: The Laity and Governance of the Catholic Church (Nov., $26.95 paper), edited by Stephen J. Pope, champions an enhanced role for the laity that emphasizes dialogue, participation and gender equality.
Old Testament Figures in Art: A Guide to Imagery (Feb., $24.95 paper) by Chiara de Capoa serves as an escort to people and events frequently found in European art.
Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita (Sept., $22.22) by Ram Dass retranslates the principles of the classic Hindu text into contemporary western life. Publicity.
The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life (Oct., $23) by Deepak Chopra opens the gateway to love, healing, compassion and faith. 250,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
Ten Poems to Last a Lifetime (Oct., $16) by Roger Housden muses on what it means to be truly human.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
The Gift of Change: Spiritual Guidance for a Radically New Life (Oct., $21.95) by Marianne Williamson helps readers navigate life's transitions. 250,000 first printing.
From Jesus to Christianity: How Four Generations of Visionaries & Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith (Nov., $29.95) by L. Michael White turns the conventional approach to the New Testament on its head. 25,000 first printing.
If God Is Love: Rediscovering Grace in an Ungracious World (Dec., $22.95) by Philip Gulley and Jim Mulholland ponders why so many church leaders sound so hateful. 35,000 first printing.
Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman's Pilgrimage into the Heart of Islam (Jan., $24.95) by Asra Nomani. The Wall Street Journal reporter and Muslim unwed mother reflects upon the history and progress of Islamic women. 25,000 first printing.
Blessed Beyond Measure: Experience the Extraordinary Goodness of God (Oct., $12.99 paper) by Gloria Copeland dispels the image of an angry and condemning God.
The Complete Personalized Promise Book (Oct., $24.99) by James Riddle walks readers through every single promise in the Bible.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West (Sept., $23.95) by Gilles Kepel studies the impact of global terrorism and the ensuing military operations against it.
Religions of the Ancient World: A Guide (Oct., $49.95), edited by Sarah Iles Johnston, places the 10 major cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world side by side to show their diversity and interconnections.
From God-Given to God Driven: Reclaiming Your Dreams and Fulfilling Your Life (Sept., $12.95 paper) by John M. Byrne with Carole D. Pyke assists those who wish to align their dreams with their faith. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Guilt-Free Motherhood: Parenting with Godly Wisdom (Oct., $12.95 paper) by Julianna Slattery. The psychologist and mother bases her blueprint for motherhood on the Bible. 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Saint Benedict's Rule (Sept., $18). Abbot Patrick Barry presents a new translation of this seminal guide for life in a Christian monastic community.
Voices of American Muslims: Twenty-Three Profiles (Nov., $24.95) by Linda Brandi Cateura. Personal interviews disclose the challenges of living in the U.S. after 9/11.
Prisoner of the Vatican: The Popes' Secret Plot to Capture Rome from the New Italian State (Nov., $26) by David I. Kertzer unearths the attempt to seize control in the late 19th century. Advertising. Author tour.
When Jesus Came to Harvard: Making Moral Choices Today (Dec., $25) by Harvey Cox rephrases the message of Jesus to bridge the gap between ancient and modern worlds. Advertising. Author tour.
Only God: A Biography of Yogi Ramsuratkumar (Sept., $29.95) by Regina Sara Ryan profiles a highly educated holy man (1918—2001) who lived as a beggar in India.
Forgiven (Feb., $19.99) by Sandi Patty relates how she overcame past mistakes and found her way back to God.
No Time for Sex (Sept., $14.99) by David and Claudia Arp approaches the topic of reestablishing intimacy from a Christian point of view.
Prayer (Nov., $12.95 paper) by Dudley Wright is an engaging history across traditions.
St. Laurence and The Holy Grail: The Story of the Holy Grail of Valencia (Sept., $24.95) by Janice Bennett cites evidence that the Holy Chalice of Valencia is in fact the long-sought Holy Grail.
Praying to Our Lord Jesus Christ: Twenty Centuries of Prayer to the Lord (Nov., $9.95 paper) by Fr. Benedict Groeschel shares insights the priest/psychologist gleaned while recovering from a near-fatal car accident.
The Gospel of Philip: Jesus, Mary Magdalene and the Gnosis of Sacred Union (Nov., $14.95 paper) by Jean-Yves Leloup bears witness to the physical relationship of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.
INNER TRADITIONS /BEAR & CO.
The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant: The Discovery of the Treasure of Solomon (Nov., $16 paper) by Graham Philips summarizes evidence that the Knights Templar may have taken the Ark back to the British Isles.
Things You Simply Must Do to Succeed in Love and Life (Sept., $21.99) by Henry Cloud. A psychologist presents universal principles that he learned from his patients. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.
Were You There? (Sept., $19.99) by Ron DiCianni and Neil Wilson. DiCianni's paintings combine with first-person narratives to make biblical times immediate. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Lose It for Life (Nov., $24.99) by Stephen Arterburn focuses on the spiritual aspects of losing weight. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
Being White (Sept., $13 paper) by Paula Harris and Doug Schaupp presents a Christian model of what it means to be white.
Comic Book Character (Jan., $12 paper) by David A. Zimmerman penetrates the personae of popular cultural characters as models of moral character.
The Spirituality of Racial Reconciliation (Jan., $12 paper) by Brenda Salter McNeil and Rick Richardson suggests that healing prayer and spiritual warfare have roles in bringing about social change.
Filling Words with Light: Hasidic and Mystical Perspectives on Jewish Prayer (Sept., $21.99) by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner and Rabbi Nehemia Polen infuses the traditional prayer book with fresh insights. $25,000 ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice: Holy Days and Shabbat (Sept., $19.99 paper) by Rabbi Goldie Milgram erects a framework for understanding the intellectual, emotional and spiritual tools required. $15,000 ad/promo.10-city author tour.
JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
For the Sake of Heaven and Earth: The New Encounter Between Judaism and Christianity (Sept., $20) by Irving Greenberg recommends that people of all faiths work together for mutual dignity and equality.
Seyder Tkhines: The Forgotten Book of Common Prayer for Jewish Women (Sept., $30) by Devra Kay collects and analyzes 17th century prayers.
The JPS Guide to Jewish Traditions (Oct., $40) by Ronald L. Eisenberg is a resource of life and practice.
A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life (Sept., $22.95) by Parker J. Palmer answers the question: How can I be who I am in a world that always wants me to be something else?
Grace and Divorce: God's Healing Gift to Those Whose Marriages Fall Short (Dec., $21.95 paper) by Les Carter holds out a message of hope to divorced Christians.
The Work of the Pastor (Oct., $12 paper) by Victor D. Lehman declares that there is no one right way to be a pastor.
God and Evolution: A Faith-Based Understanding (Nov., $14 paper) by David L. Wilcox maintains that there can be no conflict between scriptures and the natural world because God created both.
Armageddon: An Islamic Perspective (Sept., $7.95 paper) by Jay R. Crook contemplates how the doctrine that Christ will return in triumph at world's end impacts the atmosphere of crisis and confrontation in the Middle East. Ad/promo.
Gifts of the Wise Men: A Treasury of Christmas Stories (Oct., $15.99) by Colleen Reece is an illustrated compilation. Advertising. Publicity.
Kregel Pictorial Guide to Church History, Vol. 2: AD 33—AD 500 (Feb., $9.99 paper) by John Hannah covers the formative years of Christianity. Publicity.
Messiah of Brooklyn: Understanding Lubavitch Hasidism Past and Present (Oct., $35) by M.A. Ehrlich discusses the personality of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson and his powerful influence.
The Jewish Ethicist: Ethics at Work (Nov.; $35, paper $22.95) by Rabbi Asher Meir attends to actual questions on ethical dilemmas in business and everyday life.
The Great Compassion: Buddhism and Animal Rights (Sept., $15 paper) by Norm Phelps faces the question of whether Buddhist compassion for all sentient beings demands vegetarianism.
Stories from the Sutras (Feb., $12 paper) by the Venerable Yifa. The Chinese Buddhist nun cites central concerns of her faith.
Advent and Christmas Wisdom from Henri J.M. Nouwen (Sept., $9.95 paper) uses prose from the late Dutch Roman Catholic priest to lead readers in daily reflection.
Mary, Mother of God: Her Life in Icons and Scripture (Sept., $19.95), edited by Giovanna Parravicino. Oriental icons, some in mosaics, tell the story of Mary's life with accompanying commentary.
Saints and Their Symbols (Oct., $49.95) by Fernando Lanzi and Gioia Lanzi blends biography and iconography.
Faith That Dares to Speak (Nov., $19.95) by Donald Cozzens contends that to renew and revitalize the Roman Catholic Church laity and clergy must speak openly to church authorities.
LITURGY TRAINING PUBLICATIONS
Psalms and Canticles: Meditations and Catechesis on the Psalms and Canticles of Morning Prayer (Oct., $24) by John Paul II advances the Liturgy of the Hours as a prayer for the people of God.
Witchcraft: A Mystery Tradition (Sept., $14.95 paper) by Raven Grimassi constructs a cohesive mythos by exploring legends and lore.
7 Days of Magick: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for the Bewitching Week (Oct., $12.95 paper) by Ellen Dugan tells how to apply the specific magic energies of each day to spells and rituals.
Keys to the Kingdom: Jesus & the Mystic Kabbalah (Nov., $12.95 paper) by Migene Gonzalez-Wippler is a beginner's guide to the Christian Kabbalah.
In the Arms of Angels: True Stories of Heavenly Guardians (Sept., $14.95 paper) by Joan Wester Anderson. The bestselling author offers her latest collection of holy interventions. 20,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
John Paul II: Lessons for Living (Sept., $12.95), edited by Joseph Durepos, presents 100 meditations on remaining true to the Christian faith. 15,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
Notre Dame vs. The Klan: How the Fighting Irish Defeated the Ku Klux Klan (Sept., $24.95) by Todd Tucker recounts the clash of two powerful institutions that changed both forever. 20,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.
Beauty, Power & Grace: The Many Faces of the Goddess (Oct., $65 cloth) by Krishna Dharma features newly commissioned art by two of India's most renowned painters in a coffee-table book that illuminates sacred Hindu texts.
Afro-Cuban Myths: Yemaya and Other Orishas (Sept., $39.95) by Romulo Lachatanere relates stories about African gods in Cuba.
Sufism and Religious Brotherhoods in Senegal (Oct.; $59.95, Jan. 2005 paper $18.95) by Khadim Mbacké studies the state of Islam within the African country.
MARLOWE & CO.
Parenting with Spirit: 30 Ways to Nurture Your Child's Spirit and Enrich Your Family's Life (Oct., $14.95 paper) by Jane Bartlett is both inspiring and practical.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
On the Via Dolorosa with Christ (Jan., $18 paper) by Paul Ciholas. Forty meditations summon reflection on Christ's path of suffering to the site of the crucifixion.
The Biblical Rembrandt: Human Painter in a Landscape of Faith (Feb., $45 paper) by John I. Durham testifies to the artist's sensitive reading of the Bible.
On the Edge: A Collection of 17 Hard-Hitting Dramatic Monologues for Youth (Nov., $15.95 paper) by Steven James depicts conflicts faced by today's teens.
Song of the Universe (Sept., $39.99). Photographs supplement biblical quotations from Psalms and Prophets.
The Jewish Way—What's It All About? (Oct.; $23.99, paper $20.99) by Mordechai Becher is a user-friendly guide to beliefs and practices.
The Dhammapada: Verses on the Way (Sept., $19.95) is Glenn Wallis's new translation of and reader's guide to Buddha's teachings. 22,000 first printing.Promotion.
The Reformation (Sept., $21.95) by Patrick Collinson traces the events of this watershed in European history. 20,000 first printing. Promotion.
The Women Who Danced by the Sea: Finding Ourselves in the Stories of Our Biblical Foremothers (Sept., $16.95 paper) by Marsha Mirkin. Psychological interpretations offer new inspiration and models of growth for readers today. $15,000 ad/promo.
Open Secrets: The Letters of Reb Yerachmiel ben Yisrael (Sept., $14.95 paper) by Rami M. Shapiro. Fictional letters from a late 19th-century Hasidic Rebbe in Russia to his student in America form a spiritual path through mystical Judaism.
For All the Saints? Remembering the Christian Departed (Sept., $10 paper) by N.T. Wright is a biblically based challenge to traditional views.
She Who Prays: A Woman's Interfaith Prayer Book (Jan., $TBA) by Patricia Harris-Watkins and Jane Richardson Jensen draws on feminine images of God to help women tap into their unique spirituality.
Just Wondering, Jesus: 100 Questions People Want to Ask (Feb., $15.95 paper) by Ton Ehrich offers Gospel-based meditations.
7 Solutions for Burned Out Parents (Oct., $11.99) supplies practical and biblical help for reconnecting with loved ones.
The Best Question Ever (Oct., $16.99) by Andy Stanley asks: What is the wise thing for me to do in light of past experience, present circumstance and future hopes?
Beyond Jabez (Feb., $16.99) by Bruce Wilkinson with David Kopp expands The Prayer of Jabez to offer specific steps toward adopting its principles.
Lessons from Lucy About Loving God (Oct., $8.99) by Wendy Murray Zoba teaches pet lovers how to learn from God's angelic, four-legged teachers.
Not the End but the Road (Nov., $14.99) by Gary L. Thomas. The 14 virtues—including humility and love—point the way to new levels of spiritual transformation.
Intimacy Ignited (Sept., $21.99) by Dr. Joseph and Linda Dillow uses the Song of Solomon to suggest how the Bible can improve one's love life.
Epic (Sept., $9.99) by John Eldredge retells the Bible to illuminate the unique role we can play in the story God is telling. Advertising.
When the Enemy Strikes (Sept., $19.99) by Charles Stanley utilizes the divine power that created heaven and earth to overcome the Enemy. Advertising.Author tour.
The Most Important Place on Earth (Oct., $22.99) by Robert Wolgemuth. Stories and practical ideas indicate that a Christian home is not an illusive stereotype.
Rekindling the Romance (Sept., $19.99) by Dennis and Barbara Rainey with Bob DeMoss is a tastefully candid guide to help Christian couples gain sexual intimacy.
NEW CITY PRESS
On Our Pilgrimage to Eternity: 99 Sayings by John Paul II (Sept., $14.95), edited by Stephen Liesenfeld, deals with such themes as the sanctity of human life and the value of work.
Building Bridges: Interreligious Dialogue on the Path to World Peace (Sept., $12.95 paper) by Francis Cardinal Arinze explains how people of different beliefs can interact with each other to foster mutual respect.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
The Mystic Hours (Oct., $18.95) by Wayne Teasdale is a daily guide to interspiritual wisdom. Advertising.
The Pregnant Darkness: Alchemy and the Rebirth of Consciousness (Oct., $18.95 paper) by Monika Wikman explains how alchemical symbolism can interpret dreams and visions.
The Five Love Languages for Singles (Sept., $12.99 paper) by Gary Chapman eases the unique circumstances faced by single people. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
NORTHSTONE (dist. by Pilgrim Press)
The Spirituality of Wine (Sept., $35) by Tom Harpur examines the deep connection between wine and spirituality throughout the centuries.
The Hell Jesus Never Intended (Sept., $17.95 paper) by Keith Wright asks for a new look at the traditional teaching that God consigns unbelievers to eternal punishment in hell.
Letters to a Spiritual Seeker (Sept., $21.95) by Henry David Thoreau. Editor Bradley P. Dean assembles 50 letters conveying Thoreau's reflections on spirituality.
Adventures with the Buddha (Nov., $27.95), edited by Jeffery Paine, captures the sense of Buddhism through personal stories of Westerners who lived it.
The Hidden Pierre Trudeau: His Spirituality and Faith, His Life and Times (Oct., $26.95), edited by John English et al., collects personal memories of Canada's irreverent prime minister.
The Gospel of Thomas (Sept., $19.95) by Mark Goodacre presents Jesus in a very different manner than his portrayal in the Bible.
Islam: Introducing Faith and History (Dec., $14.95 paper) by Mahmoud M. Ayoub equips the reader with new insights into Islam and its past.
Testimony: The Word Made Fresh (Sept., $20 paper) by Daniel Berrigan. Homilies, poems and profiles of friends embody the spirit of a modern prophet.
Peace in the Post-Christian Era (Oct., $16 paper) by Thomas Merton. This challenge to the idea that unthinkable violence can be squared with Christ's gospel is here published for the first time.
OUR SUNDAY VISITOR
My Daily Catholic Bible (Sept., $21.95 paper), edited by Paul Thigpen, divides the Bible into 365 segments to make it easier to read.
Questioning Catholicism (Sept., $12.95 paper) by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput with Stephen Keating. The Denver bishop tells what it's like to be a church leader in the 21st century.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Dream Catchers (Sept., $28) by Philip Jenkins charts the complex history of white American attitudes toward native religions from colonial times to the present.
Anger (Oct., $17.95) by Robert Thurman. The authority on Eastern philosophy takes on this deadly sin. Author tour.
Truth in All Its Glory (Oct., $14.99 paper) by William Edgar acknowledges the strengths, shortcomings and mistrust of the reformed tradition. Ad/promo.
Re-Viewing the Passion: Mel Gibson's Film and Its Critics (Oct.; $65, paper $14.95), edited by S. Brent Plate, includes 13 contributors and a viewer's guide. 45,000 first printing.
A Church at War: Anglicans and Homosexuality (Oct., $24.95) by Stephen Bates surveys the current state and historical context of the rift in the Anglican community. 30,000 first printing.
A New Kabbalah for Women (Jan., $24.95) by Perle Besserman details the feminine approach to spirituality favored by today's celebrities. 25,000 first printing.
The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others (Sept., $16.95 paper) by Scot McKnight teaches how to love God with all one's heart and how to love one's neighbor as oneself.
Reminders of God: The Spiritual Practice of Altar Making (Oct., $15.95 paper) by Anne F. Grizzle asserts that a home altar cultivates faith within daily life.
Kabbalah Simply Stated: A Conversation with the Rabbi (Oct., $20 paper) by Bob Waxman explains the tradition through talks between a young man and a rabbi. Author tour.
Dharma, Color and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism (Oct., $16 paper), edited by Hilda Gutiérrez-Baldoquín, includes the thoughts of Alice Walker, Charles Johnson, Maxine Hong Kingston and others. Advertising.Author publicity.
Peace Begins Here: Palestinians and Israelis Listening to Each Other (Nov., $14 paper) by Thich Nhat Hanh applies a Buddhist perspective to the search for Middle East peace. Advertising.
Drawn into the Mystery of Jesus Through the Gospel of John (Sept., $19.95 paper) by Jean Vanier. A mentor to the late Henri Nouwen meditates on the gospel. Advertising.
101 Questions & Answers on Catholic Marriage Preparation (Jan., $9.95 paper) by Rebecca Nappi and Daniel Kendall addresses such issues as: Does the church really condemn birth control? Is a celibate priest anyone to talk about marriage?
If the Buddha Got Unstuck: A Handbook for Change on a Spiritual Path (Jan., $13 paper) by Charlotte Kasl proposes seven simple steps leading to a more satisfying life. 50,000 first printing. 6-city author tour.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
Convent Chronicles: Women Writing About Women and Reform in the Late Middle Ages (Nov., $55) by Anne Winston-Allen depicts women as vital transmitters of culture. Advertising.
Mary's Mother: Saint Anne in Late Medieval Europe (Jan., $35) by Virginia Nixon views the remarkable rise of Anne as a focus of devotion even though she is not a biblical figure. Advertising.
Heaven and Earth: Reflections on Celibacy (Feb., $10.95), edited by Sam Torode, paraphrases John Paul II's teachings on sexuality, focusing on the topic of consecrated celibacy. Ad/promo.
Interrupted by God: Glimpses from the Edge (Sept., $24) by Tracey Lind contains photos and essays about finding God in unexpected people and places.
Tevye's Grandchildren: Rediscovering a Jewish Identity (Sept., $25) by Eleanor Mallet pieces together the author's fractured Jewish legacy.
Prodigal Project Book 4: Kings (Sept., $13 paper) by Ken Abraham and Daniel Hart is the fourth installment in the suspense thriller series based on a biblical interpretation of the Rapture.
PRINCETON UNIV. PRESS
The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (Oct., $24.95) by F.E. Peters. John L. Esposito provides the foreword to this newly revised and updated edition.
Soren Kierkegaard: A Biography (Feb., $35) by Joakim Garff profiles the Dane who changed the course of intellectual history.
The Resurrection of Christ: A Historical Inquiry (Oct., $26) by Gerd Lüdemann cites compelling evidence that the resurrection was not an historical event.
The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims (Dec., $26), edited by Robert Spencer and Andrew G. Bostom, assesses the oppression of non-Muslims in Islamic societies.
In Search of P.D. Ouspensky: The Genius in the Shadow of Gurdjieff (Sept., $24.95) by Gary Lachman identifies the Russian journalist/philosopher's strong mystical vision as separate from that of his mentor, Gurdjieff.
The Yoga of Time Travel: How the Mind Can Defeat Time (Oct., $17.95 paper) by Fred Alan Wolf demonstrates that thought can play a major role in making time travel a reality. Advertising.Author tour.
Let Go and Live in the Now (Oct., $14.95 paper) by Guy Finley. The TV host reviews the wise teachings of centuries past that lead to inner peace.
He Knows My Name (Sept., $12.99) by Tommy Walker uses the worship song to communicate the height and depth of God's love.
The Coffeehouse Gospel: Sharing Your Faith in Everyday Conversation (Sept., $10.99 paper) by Matthew Paul Turner enables Christians to evangelize effectively.
It's All Downhill from Here: On the Road with Project 86 (Sept., $13.99 paper) by Andrew Schwab explodes many stereotypes about Christian music.
Light Force (Sept., $19.99) by Brother Andrew and Al Janssen shares lessons learned from years of ministry in the Middle East.
Finding God in the Evening News (Sept., $14.99 paper) by Jody Dean. The journalist surveys stories and people he has covered, pointing out where God is at work.
Naked Fruit (Sept., $14.99) by Elisa Morgan suggests what it means to be like Christ and to exhibit fruits of the spirit.
Healing the Heart of Conflict (Oct., $25.95) by Marc Gopin outlines an eight-step process based on the traditions of religion, philosophy and psychology. 35,000 first printing.
Woman Awake (Jan., $12.95 paper) by Christina Feldman. Buddha-based meditations direct women toward a creative integration with the world. Advertising.Author tour.
Start Your Own Religion (Sept., $12.95 paper) by Timothy Leary celebrates living in the here and now.
Early Christian World (Nov., $79 paper), edited by Philip F. Esler, examines how the small movement that formed around Jesus grew to a powerful religion in ancient society.
Cyberhenge (Feb., $24.95 paper) by Douglas E. Cowan joins the Internet with the new religious movement of Neopaganism.
ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Workers of Wonders: A Model for Effective Religious Leadership from Scripture to Today (Oct.; $65, paper $21.95) by Byron L. Sherwin instructs clergy on reclaiming its social stature, public trust and religious authority.
RUTGERS UNIV. PRESS
Religion Is Not About God: How Spiritual Traditions Nurture Our Biological Nature and What to Expect When They Fail (Jan., $28.95) by Loyal Ruef contends that religion is essentially a series of strategies aimed to enhance the positive aspects of human nature.
ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER PRESS
Instruments of Christ (Sept., $5.95 paper) by Albert Haase, O.F.M., delves into the Peace Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.
ST. MARY'S PRESS
Reprint: Friendship (Oct., $9.95 cloth), edited by Robert Cummins.
ST. VLADIMIR'S SEMINARY PRESS
St. Macarius the Spirit Bearer: Coptic Texts (Dec., $12.95 paper) contains Tim Vivian's translations of The Sayings of Saint Macarius, The Virtues of Saint Macarius and The Life of Saint Macarius of Scetis.
Four Desert Fathers: The Coptic Pallandiana (Dec., $12.95 paper). This translation by Tim Vivian recalls what befell monastic communities in lower Egypt some 1600 years ago.
The Schocken Book of Modern Sephardic Literature (Jan., $27.50), edited by Ilan Stavans, amasses fiction, memoirs, essays and poetry from 28 writers, including Emma Lazarus, Primo Levi and A.B. Yehoshua.
The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You: A Relevatory Commentary on the Original Teachings of Jesus (Sept., $58) by Paramahansa Yogananda reveals the underlying unity of all the world's true religions. 15,000 first printing. Advertising.
Sky Above, Earth Below (Dec., $15.95 paper) by John P. Milton embraces the power of natural energy in awareness training.
Reprint: What Is Self? (Nov., $19.95 paper) by Bernadette Roberts.
What Does the Bible Teach About End Times? (Sept., $11.99 paper) by William Kurz, S.J., ponders the Bible's apocalyptic literature from a Catholic perspective.
Some Heard Thunder, Some Heard God (Nov., $10.99 paper) by Mitch Pacwa, S.J., probes the impact of various social and political movements on the Church, as well as the Holy Spirit's effect on believers.
True Love (Sept., $12.95) by Thich Nhat Hanh lays out the meaning of real love and how it can be attained. 75,000 first printing.
At Hell's Gate (Sept., $19.95) by Claude Anshin Thomas relates the redemptive story of a decorated Vietnam vet who became a Zen monk and international peace activist. 50,000 first printing.
Awake at Work (Sept., $21.95) by Michael Carroll outlines 35 practical Buddhist principles for achieving greater fulfillment on the job. 40,000 first printing.
Saving Body & Soul: The Mission of Mary Jo Copeland (Sept., $19.95) by Keri Pickett and Margaret Nelson limns a woman who serves the poor and reminds readers of their own responsibility to ease human suffering.
From the Library of C.S. Lewis (Nov., $16.99) by James Bell. Selections from Lewis's personal library disclose the shaping of his life.
SHEED & WARD
Catholicism in Dialogue: Conversations Across Traditions (Sept.; $60, paper $22.95) by Wayne Teasdale is a blueprint for combining the strengths of various faiths to address poverty, racism and moral indifference.
The Liturgy of Motherhood (Oct.; $45, paper $19.95) by Kathleen Finley employs the liturgical year as a framework to explore the spirituality of many kinds of mothers.
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Branded Nation: The Marketing of Megachurch, College Inc. and Museumworld (Sept., $26) by James B. Twitchell declares that marketing raises the popularity of churches that have been described as "God in a mall." 50,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
Earth Bound: Daily Meditations for All Seasons (Sept., $15 paper) by Brian Nelson is a daybook of meditations.
The Triumph of Eve & Other Subversive Bible Tales (Sept., $19.99) by Matt Biers-Ariel refreshes familiar stories. $22,000 ad/promo. 4-city author tour.
Finding Time for the Timeless: Spirituality in the Workweek (Oct., $17.99) by John McQuiston II locates spirituality in a culture where work has become a religion. $20,000 ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
The Sacred Art of Chant: Preparing to Practice (Oct., $15.99 paper) by Ana Hernandez introduces various techniques. $15,000 ad/promo. 12-city author tour.
SMYTH & HELWYS
Trust and Treachery (Sept., $18 tent.) by Joe Barnhart and Linda Kraeger re-creates Roger Williams's life and labors to the year 1638.
Speech of Delight: Mipham's Commentary on Shantarakshita'sOrnament of the Middle Way (Sept., $39.95) by Ju Mipham. Thomas Doctor's translation explicates a key text in the curricula of many Tibetan and South Asian monastic colleges.
The Center of the Sunlit Sky: Madhyamaka in the Kagyü Tradition (Sept., $36.95) by Karl Brunnhölzl reminds us of this accessible means of calming our suffering and awakening to our innate wisdom.
Food for Thought: Words to Live By (Sept., $16.95 paper) by Ellen G. White collects over 400 quotations from the writings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church co-founder. 15,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
STANFORD UNIV. PRESS
Homelands and Diasporas: Holy Lands and Other Spaces (Nov.; $70, paper $27.95) explores the lives of Israeli Jews, Israeli Palestinians, as well as Cambodians in France, African-Americans in Israel and others.
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK PRESS
Frithjof Schuon: Life and Teachings (Sept., $35) by Jean-Baptiste Aymard and Patrick Laude introduces the work of this expositor of perennial philosophy.
The Mystic Experience: A Descriptive and Comparative Analysis (Oct., $15.95 paper) by Jordan Paper places the human experience of mysticism within the world's spiritual traditions.
STEEPLE HILL BOOKS
The Marriage Wish (Sept., $12.95 paper) by Dee Henderson. A Chicagoan's faith in God and marriage is restored when she meets an executive in search of a family.
The Whitney Chronicles (Oct., $12.95 paper) by Judy Baer launches Steeple Hill Café, chick lit for modern women of faith, with a book that asks, "Aren't there any fabulous men who go to church?"
How Sweet the Sound (Feb., $12.95 paper) by Jacquelin Thomas et al. anthologizes romantic novels by African-American authors.
The Beginnings of Christianity: Essence Mystery, Gnostic Revelation and the Christian Vision (Sept., $32 paper) by Andrew Welburn relates the esoteric meaning of early Christianity to modern times.
My Spiritual Inheritance (Sept., $19.99) by Juanita Bynum discloses how to acquire special blessings from our spiritual fathers. 50,000 first printing.
The Faith of the Presidents (Sept., $15.99) by Ron DiCianni delves into each U.S. president's beliefs.
Caught in the Act: Reflections on Being, Knowing and Doing (Sept., $12.95 paper) by Toinette Lippe is a meditation on the essential aspects of living.
The Twelve Conditions of a Miracle: The Miracle Worker's Handbook (Sept., $13.95) by R. Todd Michael returns to the original Greek text to comprehend the parable of the loaves and fishes.
Answered Prayers: God's Inspiring Message for You (Oct., $9.95 paper) by Julia Cameron is a new work from the author of The Artist's Way.
Buddha's Warriors: The Story of the CIA-Backed Tibetan Freedom Fighters, the Chinese Communist Invasion, and the Ultimate Fall of Tibet (Jan., $28.95) by Mikel Dunham revisits the changes brought on by the Chinese invasion of Tibet.
Catholicism for the Non-Catholic (Nov., $11.95 paper) by John Dietzen is the priest's introduction to the faith.
TEMPLETON FOUNDATION PRESS
Reflections on the Nature of God (Oct., $19.95 paper), edited by Michael Reagan, delves into the mysteries of the universe with the aid of inspiring images from nature.
How to Solve Our Human Problems: The Four Noble Truths (Jan.; $17.95, paper $12.95) by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso expands upon Buddha's teachings regarding inner peace. 26,000 first printing. Ad/promo. Publicity.
Reprint: 365 Dalai Lama: Daily Advice from the Heart (Oct., $14.95 paper) by the Dalai Lama. Ad/promo.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Reprints: The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence (Sept., $14.95 paper) by Deepak Chopra;
The Probability of God: A Simple Calculation That Proves the Ultimate Truth (Oct., $12.95 paper) by Stephen D. Unwin.
Politics and Religious Consciousness in America (Oct., $24.95) by George Armstrong Kelly is a history of the impact of American religious thought upon politics, with a new introduction.
Heaven (Sept., $22.99) by Randy Alcorn. The biblical scholar muses upon what heaven will be like.
The School of Dying Graces (Sept., $17.99) by Richard Felix reveals the doctor's discoveries made while observing his wife's spiritual preparation for death.
The DNA of Relationships (Oct., $22.99) by Gary Smalley is the family counselor's advice about creating a relationship roadmap. $250,000 ad/promo.
Banned Book of Mary: How Her Story Was Suppressed by the Church and Hidden in Art for Centuries (Sept., $10.95 paper) by Ronald Hock contends that early Christians circulated a gospel that told the life story of the mother of Jesus.
Angels Sing in Me: The James Dillet Freeman Memorial Book (Sept., $24.95), edited by Michael A. Maday and Phil White, is a prose and verse anthology of a writer whose poetry was taken by Apollo astronauts to the moon.
UNIV. OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Black and Mormon (Nov., $33.95), edited by Newell G. Bringhurst and Darron T. Smith, looks into the lifting of the ban that excluded blacks from the priesthood in the Mormon church.
Reprint: Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-day Saints, 1830—1900, New Edition (Nov., $59.95 cloth) by Leonard J. Arrington.
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
Unaffected by the Gospel: Osage Resistance to the Christian Invasion, 1673—1906: A Cultural Victory (Oct.; $45, paper $22.95) by Willard Hughs Rolling states that passive resistance helped the Osage preserve their culture and religious beliefs.
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Themes in Religion and American Culture (Nov.; $59.95, paper $24.95), edited by Philip Goff and Paul Harvey, gathers 11 essays in a thematic approach to American religious history.
Reprint: Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World (Sept., $16.95 paper) by Carl W. Ernst.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
Slouching Toward Zion and More Lies (Oct., $24.95) by Robert Flynn is a collection of stories with hope, faith and love as common denominators.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
City, Temple, Stage: Eschatalogical Architecture and Liturgical Theatrics in New Spain (Nov., $65) by Jaime Lara interprets the art, architecture and liturgy created to convert the native peoples of Central America.
The Theology of Thomas Aquinas (Dec., $37.50), edited by Rik Van Nieuwenhove and Joseph Wawrykow, takes an overview of his beliefs.
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS
Reading the Sermon on the Mount: Character Formation and Decision Making in Matthew 5—7 (Oct., $29.95) by Charles H. Talbert claims that academic studies often overlook the message in the gospel's teaching section.
UNIV. OF TENNESSEE PRESS
Images of the New Jerusalem: Latter Day Saint Faction Interpretations of Independence, Missouri (Sept., $42) by Craig S. Campbell unveils the city's little-known significance to Joseph Smith, who prophesied that Jesus Christ would return in millennial glory there.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
The Martyrs of Karbala: Shi'i Symbols and Rituals in Modern Iran (Nov.; $60, paper $24.95) by Kamran Scot Aghaie shows how modernization altered Iran over the past two centuries.
UNIV. OF WISCONSIN PRESS
The Star of Redemption (Dec.; $65, paper $19.95) by Franz Rosenzweig is a fusion of philosophy and theology as a guide to the understanding of religion.
Yahweh versus Yahweh: The Enigma of Jewish History (Dec., $29.95) by Jay L. Gonen exposes the duality of a mysterious God who brings to the Jewish people both periods of bounty and periods of hopelessness.
Expecting Miracles: Finding Meaning and Spirituality in Pregnancy Through Judaism (Sept., $27.95) by Chana Weisberg offers interviews with traditionally observant Jewish mothers on childbirth.
A Lifetime Companion to the Laws of Jewish Family Life (Oct., $25.95) by Deena R. Zimmerman, M.D., explains Jewish law regarding the intimate matters of marital life.
Buddha, Vol. 5: Deer Park (Sept., $24.95) by Osamu Tezuka continues the graphic novel in which Siddhartha befriends Prince Assaje of Magadha.
In Silence: Why We Pray (Oct., $24.95) by Donald Spoto is an inquiry into the meaning and history of prayer. Publicity.
The Man Called Cash: The Life, Love and Faith of an American Legend (Sept., $24.99) by Steve Turner is an authorized biography of the singer.
Letters to a Diminished Church: Passionate Arguments for the Relevance of Christian Doctrine (Sept., $14.99 paper) by Dorothy Sayers settles what a person must believe to be a Christian.
Come Thirsty: Deep Refreshment for the Parched and Tired Soul (Oct., $22.99) by Max Lucado identifies the four essential nutrients needed by every soul.
Terrify No More: A True Story of Rescue from the Dark World of Injustice (Jan., $19.99) by Gary Haugen and Greg Hunter reveals the horrors of the child sex trade in Cambodia.
WALK WORTHY PRESS
Sweet Bye-Bye (Sept., $23.95) by Denise Michelle Harris. Chantell makes a promise to God on her father's deathbed. Ad/promo.Author publicity.
Flippin' the Script (Oct., $23.95) by Aisha Ford. To win a much desired promotion, the young Christian producer of a TV talk show must keep all her New Year's resolutions. Ad/promo.Author publicity.
In Pursuit of Peace: 21 Ways to Conquer Anxiety, Fear and Discontentment (Sept., $21.99) by Joyce Meyer proposes multiple ways to live a tranquil life by submitting one's will to God. Ad/promo.Publicity.
Falling in Love for All the Right Reasons: How to Find Your Soul Mate (Jan., $22.99) by Neil Clark Warren with Ken Abraham comes from the founder of eHarmony, an online relationship service. Ad/promo. Publicity.
Out of the Question…Into the Mystery (Sept., $19.99) by Leonard Sweet addresses how to have an honest relationship with a God who cannot be fully defined.
Every Heart Restored (Oct., $13.99 paper) by Stephen Arterburn et al., shows Christian wives how to respond to the sexual sins of husbands.
Templars in America (Nov., $17.95 paper) by Tim Wallace-Murphy and Marilyn Hopkins debunks the myth that Columbus discovered America.
WEST BOW PRESS
Obsessed (Feb., $21.99) by Ted Dekker is a psychological thriller about a man fixated upon an object and a person from his past. 100,000 first printing.
Reprint: An Angel's Story (Oct., $12.99 cloth) by Max Lucado.
WESTMINSTER JOHN KNOX PRESS
The Gospel According to Disney: Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust (Sept., $14.95 paper) by Mark I. Pinksy is the religion journalist's follow-up to The Gospel According to The Simpsons. 25,000 first printing.
Luther for Armchair Theologians (Sept., $12.95 paper) by Steven Paulson continues the illustrated series offering overviews of Christian leaders. 15,000 first printing.
Two Great Truths: A New Synthesis of Scientific Naturalism and Christian Faith (Sept., $19.95 paper) by David Ray Griffin proposes that there is no inherent conflict between science and the primary doctrines of Christianity.
WHITE STONE BOOKS
God's Way for Christmas (Sept., $14.99) is a new title in the God's Way series that celebrates the holidays through stories of compassion and grace. 45,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Eyewitness to Jewish History (Sept., $24.95) by Rabbi Benjamin Blech renders first-hand accounts of pivotal moments throughout 5000 years of Jewish history.
Reimagining Christianity: Reconnect Your Spirit Without Disconnecting Your Mind (Oct., $24.95) by Alan Jones submits that spirituality remains viable in a secular world.
NOW! The Art of Being Truly Present (Oct., $14 paper) by Jean Smith invites personal exploration and growth. Ad/promo.
The Spiritual Legacy of Shaolin Temple: Buddhism, Daoism and the Energetic Arts (Oct., $16.95 paper) by Andy James explores classic techniques of martial arts and spiritual transformation.
The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons: Buddhist Themes in Modern Fantasy (Nov., $14.95 paper) by David R. Loy and Linda Goodhew assesses such works as Lord of the Rings and Princess Mononoke. Ad/promo.
THE WORD AMONG US
Advent: A Family Celebration (Sept., $12.95 paper) by Julie Walters suggests traditions, activities and prayers for the entire family.
WORLD LIBRARY PUBLICATIONS
Blessed Art Thou: Mother, Lady, Mystic, Queen (Aug., $39.95) by Michael O'Neil McGrath and Richard Fragomeni. Contemporary images of the Virgin Mary are interwoven with prayers and reflections. Ad/promo.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Can God and Caesar Coexist?: Balancing Religious Freedom and International Law (Oct., $30) by Robert F. Drinan, S.J., asserts that international law and legal institutions have failed to protect religious freedom worldwide.
Picturing Faith: Photography and the Great Depression (Dec., $45) by Colleen McDannell reproduces 128 black-and-white images commissioned by the U.S. government to document the troubles and the spirit of the nation.
Reprint: Jonathan Edwards: A Life (Sept., $19.95 paper) by George M. Marsden.
Muslims Next Door (Sept., $9.99 paper) by Shirin Taber eschews stereotypes to illustrate how North American Muslims live and think.
Praying the Names of God (Sept., $16.99) by Ann Spangler is a 26-week devotional study program.
the word on the street (Sept., $19.99) by Rob Lacey is an urban paraphrase of the Bible from the streets of the U.K.
Love Talk (Oct., $19.99) by Les and Leslie Parrott is a prescription for stronger relationships.