Good Grief (Sept., $8.99) by Granger E. Westberg helps readers understand the 10 identifiable stages of grief.
Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition (Oct., $29.99) by Hans Boersma proposes an understanding of the atonement that is sensitive to the Christian tradition. Advertising.
Single and Waiting (Sept., $9.99) by Dr. Jacquelin Lawrence. The author shares lessons learned about being an eligible African-American Christian woman in today's society.
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.
Cross-Shattered Christ: Meditations on the Seven Last Words (Jan., $14.99) by Stanley Hauerwas provides insights into the last words of Christ. Advertising.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
Believing God (Sept., $22.99) by Beth Moore explores what it means to know and truly believe God.
So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny, and the Battle for Religious Freedom (Jan., $24.99) by Roy Moore with John Perry. Alabama Chief Justice Moore explains why he believes elected and appointed government officials have the right and obligation to acknowledge God as the foundation of American government.
CARROLL & GRAF
Hearts Touched by Fire: My 500 Favorite Inspirational Quotations (Nov., $18) by Elizabeth Dole offers a collection of thoughts that have left a lasting impression.
The Heart & Home of Christmas (Oct., $14.99) by Karla Dornacher suggests ways to make the holidays more meaningful.
The Joy of My Heart (Nov., $14.99) by Anne Graham Lotz gathers thought-provoking meditations.
Sacred Threshold: Crossing the Inner Barrier to a Deeper Love (Sept., $17.95) by Paula D'Arcy. A former therapist tells of her experiences with patients who found healing in unexpected ways. Advertising.
Genesis: Beginning and Blessing (Oct., $34.99) by R. Kent Hughes is the 17th volume in the Preaching the Word series.
Six Events: The Restoration Model for Solving Life's Problems (Sept., $21.95) by Stephen R. Covey answers vital questions of life.
No One Can Take Your Place (Oct., $16.95) by Sheri Dew points to the need for Latter-day Saints men and women to fulfill their mortal mission.
Tuning In (Sept.; $14.95, paper $9.95) by Lisa Aiken collects inspirational true stories about "spiritual frequencies" that help us remain aligned with the divine.
My Descent into Death: A Message of Hope (Jan., $16.95) by Howard Storm. A university professor describes his near-death experience while leading an art tour in Europe.
WM. B. EERDMANS
The Great Passion: An Introduction to Karl Barth's Theology (Sept., $29) by Eberhard Busch, trans. by Geoffrey W. Bromily, edited by Darrell L. Guder and Judith J. Guder, combines Barth's doctrine with a biography.
The First and the Last: The Claim of Jesus Christ and the Claims of Other Religious Traditions (Sept., $26) by George R. Sumner shows how Christians can be faithful to Jesus Christ while remaining open to truths found in other religions.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World (Oct., $24) by Pankaj Mishra looks at Buddha's life and his enduring influence throughout history. Advertising. Author tour.
Fallen Order (Sept., $24) by Karen Liebreich reports coverups, deceptions and moving priests who abused from school to school in 17th-century Rome, events similar to those of today. 25,000 first printing.
Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita (Sept., $22.22) by Ram Dass. The philosopher and spiritual teacher presents a companion and guide to the classic Hindu text.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
From Jesus to Christianity: How Four Generations of Visionaries & Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith (Nov., $29.95) by L. Michael White questions the conventional acceptance of how the New Testament developed. 25,000 first printing.
God on the White House Lawn (Jan., $24.95) by Jim Wallis offers an indictment of our pursuit of individual beliefs to the exclusion of all others' in trying to achieve a common good. 40,000 first printing.
Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman's Pilgrimage into the Heart of Islam (Jan., $24.95) by Asra Nomani. A Wall Street Journal reporter and Muslim unwed mother goes undercover to report on the progress of women in Islam. 25,000 first printing.
Qumran in Context: Reassessing the Archeological Evidence (Nov., $39.95) by Yizhar Hirschfeld states that Qumran is not the site of an Essene community hitherto thought to be responsible for the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Saint Benedict's Rule (Sept., $18), trans. by Abbot Patrick Barry. The wisdom of St. Benedict comes to life in this new English translation. Advertising.
Only God—A Biography of Yogi Ramsuratkumar (Sept., $29.95) by Regina Sara Ryan reveals the life of a highly educated holy man (1918—2001) who lived as a beggar on the streets of South India.
When Jesus Came to Harvard: Making Moral Choices Today (Dec., $25) by Harvey Cox. The theologian reinvigorates the stories of Jesus as contemporary guides for leading a moral life.
Hugs for Granddaughters (Jan., $11.99) by Chrys Howard. This new addition to the Hugs series encourages grandparents to demonstrate their love.
There's a Perfect Little Angel in Every Child (Jan., $12.99) by GiGi Scheikert shows parents how to bring out the angel within their child.
Guideposts for the Spirit: Stories of Courage (Oct., $12.95) celebrates the courage of ordinary people in not-so-ordinary situations.
Ambassadors of Hope (Sept., $18) by Robert Seiple. The former U.S. ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom demonstrates how to be an agent of change and hope.
Filling Words with Light: Hasidic and Mystical Perspectives on Jewish Prayer (Sept., $21.99) by Rabbi Lawrence Kushner and Rabbi Nehemia Polen offers fresh insights and meditations that bring the words to life. 25,000 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 calls for people of all faiths and cultures to work together to create a world of dignity and equality.
KREGEL ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL
Exploring Galatians (Oct., $21.99),
Exploring the Epistle of Jude (Oct., $20.99) and
Exploring the Gospel of Luke (Jan., $23.99), all by John Phillips, are new titles in the John Phillips Commentary series.
Messiah of Brooklyn: Understanding Lubavitch Hasidism Past and Present (Oct., $35) by M.A. Ehrlich is the story of the expansion of the Habad-Lubavitch school under the leadership of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
A Pilgrimage of Faith: My Story (Nov., $35) by Henlee Hulix Barnette tells of the author's call to Christianity that led him to join the Civil Rights movement.
Let Us Bless the Lord, Year One: Advent Through Holy Week: Meditations for the Daily Office (Oct., $18.95) by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton collects prayers to complement the morning, noon, and nighttime prayers of the Daily Office.
The Best Question Ever (Oct., $16.99) by Andy Stanley teaches the value of asking: what is the wise thing for me to do in view of my past, my present and my future hopes and dreams?
7 Solutions for Burned Out Parents (Oct., $11.99) by James Dobson gives parents biblical help to renew the Sabbath and say no to overcommitment.
Beyond Jabez (Feb., $16.99) by Bruce Wilkinson with David Kopp. This expanded Prayer of Jabez explains how to make this scriptural teaching a lifestyle.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS
Geography of Religion: Where God Lives, Where Pilgrims Walk (Dec., $40), edited by Susan T. Hitchcock and John L. Esposito, provides a historical resource for understanding the world in which we live.
Not the End but the Road (Nov., $14.99) by Gary L. Thomas explores how the 14 virtues, such as humility, patience and love, can lead us to new levels of spiritual transformation.
Epic: The Story God Is Telling and the Role That Is Yours to Play (Sept., $9.99) by John Eldredge illuminates the unique role we can play. Advertising.
When the Enemy Strikes: The Keys to Winning Your Spiritual Battles (Sept., $19.99) by Charles F. Stanley teaches how to overcome the enemy by drawing on divine power. Advertising. Author tour.
Can a Smart Person Believe in God? (Sept., $17.99) by Michael Guillen. The former ABC News science editor demonstrates how intelligence and faith can and should go hand in hand.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Anger (Oct., $17.95) by Robert Thurman. An authority on Eastern philosophy studies this deadliest of sins. Author tour.
PENN STATE UNIV. PRESS
Mary's Mother: Saint Anne in Late Medieval Europe (Jan., $35) by Virginia Nixon follows the history of Anne's rise as a devotional figure among medieval Christians. Advertising.
The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims (Dec., $26), edited by Robert Spencer and Andrew G. Bostom, examines the judicial and cultural oppression of non-Muslims in Islamic societies.
Light Force (Sept., $19.99) by Brother Andrew and Al Janssen. Brother Andrew shares his lessons from years of ministry in the Middle East. Author tour. Advertising.
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 Rue contends that religion is essentially a series of strategies that aims to influence human nature.
Ask the Bible (Sept., $21.95) by Morry Sofer collects the 400 most commonly asked questions about the Old Testament.
The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You (Sept., $58) by Paramahansa Yogananda is a two-volume slipcased book that, through analysis of the four Gospels, probes the deeper meaning of Jesus' teachings. Advertising.
True Love (Sept., $12.95) by Thich Nhat Hanh. The Zen teacher and author explains the meaning of real love and how to experience it in daily life. 75,000 first printing.
The Triumph of Eve & Other Subversive Bible Tales (Sept., $19.99) by Matt Biers-Ariel takes a fresh look at familiar Bible stories. $22,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
Finding Time for the Timeless: Spirituality in the Workweek (Oct., $17.99) by John McQuiston II encourages daily spirituality in our culture where work has become religion. $20,000 ad/promo. Author tour.
The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, Vol. 2 (Nov., $29.95) by Tsong-kha-pa. Completed in 1402, this is a treasure of sacred literature.
SQUARE ONE PUBLISHERS
The Butterfly: The Miracle of Spiritual Rebirth (Oct., $9.95) by Lucille Deith explores the miracle of faith through the life cycle of a monarch butterfly. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
Heaven (Sept., $22.99) by Randy Alcorn discusses the concept of heaven.
The School of Dying Graces (Sept., $17.99) by Richard Felix with Rob Wilkins. Observing his wife prepare herself spiritually for dying, Dr. Felix discovers the gifts that come to those who persevere through suffering.
UNIV. OF NORTH TEXAS PRESS
Slouching Toward Zion and More Lies (Oct., $24.95) by Robert Flynn. Funny, political and prophetic stories have hope, faith and love as their common denominator.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
City, Temple, Stage: Eschatological Architecture and Liturgical Theatrics in New Spain (Nov., $65) by Jaime Lara is a new interpretation of the art, architecture and liturgy created for the conversion of Aztecs by European Franciscan missionaries.
UNIV. OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
Historic Sacred Places of Philadelphia (Nov., $34.95) by Roger W. Moss, photos by Tom Crane, identifies 50 religious locations.
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS
Reading the Sermons on the Mount: Character Formation and Decision Making in Matthew 5—7 (Oct., $29.95) by Charles H. Talbert discovers relevance in the religious message of the opening section of Matthew often overlooked in academic studies.
UTAH STATE UNIV. PRESS
Building the "Goodly Fellowship of Faith": A History of the Episcopal Church in Utah, 1867—1996 (Dec., $44.95) by Frederick Quinn shows that Utah Episcopalians, despite small numbers, have had a significant history.
In Silence: Why We Pray (Oct., $24.95) by Donald Spoto offers an inquiry into the meaning and history of prayer.
Come Thirsty: No Heart Too Dry for His Touch (Oct., $22.99) by Max Lucado reveals the four essential nutrients needed by every soul.
Getting Through the Tough Stuff (Nov., $22.99) by Charles Swindoll invites overworked, stressed-out readers to meet Christ.
In Pursuit of Peace: 21 Ways to Conquer Anxiety, Fear, and Discontentment (Sept., $21.99) by Joyce Meyer lists the ways that readers can experience a life of tranquillity. Ad/promo.
Your Best Life Now: 7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential (Oct., $19.99) by Joel Osteen. A noted pastor encourages people to discover their innate strengths and abilities. Ad/promo. 6-city author tour.
Out of the Question... Into the Mystery (Sept., $19.99) by Leonard Sweet asks readers to consider a God who only wants to provide an honest relationship.
Rise and Shine (Nov., $14.99) by Liz Curtis Higgs is a daily devotional of bite-sized readings geared for women.
From the Library of C.S. Lewis (Nov., $16.99) by James Bell. These 250 selections from Lewis's library offer a glimpse into the shaping of his life.
One Hundred Miracles (Sept., $40) by Christopher Calderhead gathers tales of miracles as told through the pages of our greatest and oldest religious texts. $20,000 ad/promo.
Dogen's Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku (Oct., $65), trans. by Taigen Dan Leighton and Shohaku Okumura, is a masterwork of religious philosophy.
Praying the Names of God (Sept., $16.99) by Ann Spangler sets a 26-week devotional study exploring the primary names of God in the Old Testament.