Living Truth and Truthful Living: Christian Faith and the " 'Scalpel of Suspicion" (Nov., $30) by Winifred Wing Han Lamb discusses the interaction of theology, apologetics and philosophy.
Where in the World Is Integrity (Nov., $13.99) by Bruce Robert, Craig Rice and Joe Smith shares examples of integrity and encourages practicing it in our lives.
AVE MARIA/SORIN BOOKS
Sparks of the Divine: Finding Inspiration in Our Everyday World (Sept., $14.95) by Drew Leder helps us discover the divine in everyday objects, activities, experiences and the natural world.
The Story of Bahá'u'lláh, Promised One of All Religions (Oct., $15) by Druzelle Cederquist introduces the prophet and founder of the Bahá'í faith.
Who Needs a Superhero? (Oct., $12.99) by Michael H. Brewer examines our need for God by drawing on the lives of a popular superhero in each chapter.
Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers (Oct., $16.99) by Chap Clark offers a disturbing account of contemporary adolescent culture. Advertising.
Living Worship (Nov., $11.99) by John Randall Dennis challenges Christians to make worship a way of life.
BLUEBRIDGE (dist. by IPG)
In the Heart of the Temple: My Spiritual Vision for Today's World (Oct., $14.95 paper) by Joan Chittister is a collection of writings from the noted author.
Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C.S. Lewis (Nov., $12.99) by Lyle Dorsett draws on Lewis's life and work to trace his spiritual development. Advertising.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
Sacred and Secular: Religion and Politics Worldwide (Sept.; $24.99, cloth $65) by Pippa Norris and Ronald Inglehart debates the roles of secularization vs. religious commitment in today's culture.
Messianic Judaism Is Not Christianity (Sept., $12.99) by Stan Telchin looks at the divisive aspects of messianic Judasim.
Adam's Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation (Oct., $19.95) by Richard Rohr speaks to men about the initiation rites that are a part of every culture. Advertising.
When I Don't Desire God (Sept., $12.99) by John Piper offers guidance on how to find spiritual joy.
WM. B. EERDMANS
RealLivePreacher.com (Sept., $14) by Gordon Atkinson presents the best from a popular weblog.
Reflection on the Bible: Human Word and Word of God (Oct., $9.95) by Dietrich Bonhoeffer offers meditations and essays about the Bible.
The Anti-Wisdom Manual: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Bankruptcy (Nov., $14.95) by Gilles Farcet uses humor and irony to alert sincere seekers to common traps into which they can fall.
Kabbalistic Healing: A Path to an Awakened Soul (Oct., $14.95) by Jason Shulman describes a process of unification with God and its healing implications.
Comic Book Character (Jan., $12) by David A. Zimmerman defines the cultural significance of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and others as models of moral character, virtue and heroism.
Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice: Holy Days and Shabbat (Sept., $19.99) by Goldie Milgram. A Rabbi explains the intellectual, emotional and spiritual tools that are essential for a fulfilling spiritual practice. Ad/promo.
KREGEL ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL
Lost from God: Making Sense of Sin and Evil in an Age of Relativism (Nov., $14.99) by Harry Lee Poe sees sins as the violation of the one' relationship with God, resulting in a distancing from Him.
Keys to the Kingdom: Jesus & the Mystic Kabbalah (Nov., $12.95) by Migene Gonzalez-Wippler is a beginner's guide to Christian Kabbalah.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
On the Via Dolorosa with Christ (Jan., $18) by Paul Ciholas. A historian walks the route of the Passion of Jesus.
The Biblical Rembrandt: Human Painter in a Landscape of Faith (Feb., $45) by John I. Durham invites us to read the Bible as Rembrandt read it—in personal terms.
The Women who Danced by the Sea: Finding Ourselves in the Stories of our Biblical Foremothers (Sept., $16.95) by Marsha Mirkin applies contemporary psychological interpretations to the narratives of Biblical women.
For All the Saints?: Remembering the Christian Departed (Sept., $10) by N.T. Wright seeks to clarify our thoughts about what happens to people when they die.
2Die4 (Sept., $10.99) by Ryan Dobson shatters misconceptions about dying and explains the realities of the spiritual battle.
Searching for God Knows What (Oct., $13.99) by Donald Miller claims that nothing works to heal personal brokenness except the gospel of Jesus.
Love Notes in Lunchboxes: And Other Ideas to Color Your Child's Day (Sept., $9.99) by Linda J. Gilden collects creative lunchbox ideas to show mothers how to build character and self esteem in their children.
The Five Love Languages for Singles (Sept., $12.99) by Gary Chapman applies the five love languages to relationships of unmarried people. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
Dharma, Color, and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism (Oct., $16), edited by Hilda Gutiérrez-Baldoquín, is an anthology on ending suffering by Buddhists of Color. Advertising.
101 Questions & Answers on Catholic Marriage Preparation (Jan., $9.95) by Rebecca Nappi and Daniel Kendall provides an overview of the Church's position and practice on wedding. Advertising.
Wash the Feet of the World with Mother Teresa (Nov., $9.99) by Charles Ringma. A series of 120 daily reflections enable meditation on the legacy of Mother Teresa.
Brick Testament: The Story of Christmas (Dec., $12.95) by Brendan Powell Smith retells the best-known Bible story.
Finding God in the Evening News (Sept., $14.99) by Jody Dean. Journalist Dean shows where God is at work in the stories and the people he has covered. Advertising. Author tour.
Woman Awake (Jan., $12.95) by Christina Feldman offers Buddhist-based meditations to guide women toward joyful integration with the world. Advertising. Author tour.
ST. ANTHONY MESSENGER PRESS
Be Comforted (Sept., $12.95) by Gloria Hutchinson offers wit and wisdom to guide readers through suffering.
El Amante Cósmico (Sept., $16.50) by Paramahansa Yogananda explains how to meet the daily challenges of physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being by awakening our divine nature. Advertising.
Some Heard Thunder, Some Heard God (Nov., $10.99) by Mitch Pacwa examines the impact of various social and political movements on the Church.
The Best Buddhist Writing 2004 (Oct., $14.95), edited by Melvin McLeod and Shambhala Sun editors, collects writings published in North America during 2003. 25,000 first printing.
SHEED & WARD
The Liturgy of Motherhood: Moments of Grace (Oct.; $19.95, cloth $45) by Kathleen Finley uses the liturgical year to explore mothers' spirituality.
The Sacred Art of Chant: Preparing to Practice (Oct., $15.99) by Ana Hernandez is an introduction to a variety of chanting practices. $15,000 ad/promo.
Taming the Mind (Sept., $14.95) by Thubten Chodron explains Buddhist philosophy and psychology, and gives tools for implementation in our daily lives.
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK PRESS
The Mystic Experience: A Descriptive and Comparative Analysis (Oct., $15.95) by Jordan Paper explores the human experience of mysticism and its spiritual traditions worldwide.
Answered Prayers: God's Inspiring Message for You (Oct., $9.95) by Julia Cameron is by the author of The Artist's Way.
TEMPLETON FOUNDATION PRESS
Reflections on the Nature of God (Oct., $19.95), edited by Michael Reagan, delves into the mysteries of the universe.
Discover the Real Jesus (Sept., $13.99) by Bill Bright. This second book in the Discover God series shares how and why it is important to study the Bible.
Banned Book of Mary: How Her Story Was Suppressed by the Church and Hidden in Art for Centuries (Sept., $10.95) by Ronald Hock describes the patriarchal Church's efforts to suppress the gospel of the life story of Mary and others' to preserve it.
UPPER ROOM BOOKS
A Hard-Fought Hope: Journeying with Job Through Mystery (Nov., $13) by William R. Long and Glandion W. Carney. Job's story helps us to look our losses and doubts and become inspired with resolution and hope.
Letters to a Diminished Church: Passionate Arguments for the Relevance of Christian Doctrine (Sept., $14.99) by Dorothy Sayers asks what a person must believe to be a Christian.
How to Hear from God Study Guide: Learn to Know His Voice and Make Right Decisions (Nov., $12.99) by Joyce Meyer is the guide and companion to Meyer's How to Hear from God.
Every Heart Restored (Oct., $13.99) by Stephen Arterburn and Fred and Brenda Stoeker with Mike Yorkey encourages Christian wives to respond in a godly way to their husbands' infidelity.
God in the Alley (Dec., $10.99) by Greg Paul provides a modern testament of God's love with true stories from an inner-city ministry.
The Way of Korean Zen (Sept., $24.95) by Kusan Sunim, trans. by Martine Fages Batchelor, edited by Stephen Batchelor, collects the sermons and dharma talks of Sunim (1902—1981), a modern Korean Zen master.
Christian Spirit (Oct., $14.95), edited by Michael Oren Fitzgerald and Judith Fitzgerald, puts forth selections of art and writings from early Christian spiritual life.
Into God's Presence (Dec., $12.99) by Elizabeth Babbs is for Christians who wish to meditate and draw closer to God.