Hurry Less, Worry Less (Apr., $13 paper) by Judy Pace Christie outlines 10 strategies for living the life one longs for.
Growing the Soul (Apr., $10 paper) by Delia Halverson maintains that tending an earthly garden can nurture a spiritual garden as well.
Some Things Are Too Good Not to Be True (May, $13 paper) by James W. Moore uses scripture and life's experiences to follow Jesus' example.
Mother Teresa: A Life of Dedication (Apr., $35) by Raghu Rai. Nearly 100 photos pay homage to Mother Teresa's spiritual commitment.
Finding My Way in a Grace-Filled World (Mar.) by William Droel and Living in Ordinary Time: The Letters of Agatha Rosetti Hessley (Apr., $9.95 each, paper) by MaryEllen O'Brien follow The Spiritual Apprenticeship of a Curious Catholic (Jan.) by Jerry Hurtubise and Watching My Friend Die: The Honest Death of Bob Schwartz (Feb.) by Mark Hare in a new series, The American Catholic Experience.
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The Early Coptic Papacy: The Egyptian Church and Its Leadership in Late Antiquity (Mar., $26.50) by Stephen J. Davis. This first volume in a new history analyzes the development of the papacy from its origins to the rise of Islam.
How to Achieve Total Enlightenment: A Practical Guide to the Meaning of Life (May, $14.95) by Sam Martin tells how to build a shrine to Buddha, make your own communion wafers and get perfect abs through yoga.
The Art of Chakra Balancing (May, $16.95) by Susan Shienfield aims to relieve depression and stress.
The Challenge of Islam—Encounters in Interfaith Dialogue (Mar., $29.95 paper) by Douglas Pratt enables outsiders to understand the religion of Islam.
Religion and Morality (Apr., $29.95 paper) by William J. Wainwright addresses issues arising from religion's relationship to morality.
Theology and Modern Physics (Aug., $29.95 paper) by Peter E. Hodgson looks at the theological implications in recent scientific discoveries.
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The Palace of Glory: God's World and Science (Apr., $28 paper) by Arthur Peacocke considers Darwinism and religious belief, divine action and more.
Hope: Challenging the Culture of Despair (Apr., $28 paper), edited by Christiaan Mostert, looks at the role of hope in daily life during a time of terror and uncertainty.
Celebrating the Rest of Your Life: A Baby Boomer's Guide to Spirituality (Mar., $12.99 paper) by David Yount encourages boomers to infuse life with vitality and hope.
To Henry in Heaven: Reflections on the Loss of a Child (Mar., $8.99 paper) by Herbert Brokering imagines life in heaven for children lost to stillbirth or miscarriage.
Morning B.R.E.W.: A Divine Power Drink for Your Soul (June, $12.99 paper) by Kirk Byron Jones is based on an acronym for Being still, Receiving God's love, Embracing personhood and Welcoming the day.
AVE MARIA PRESS
God Has No Religion: Blending Traditions for Prayer (Apr., $14.95 paper) by Frances Sheridan Goulart encourages one to break out of a devotional comfort zone. Spiritual Book Associates selection.
The Art of Discernment: Making Good Decisions in Your World of Choices (May) by Stefan Kiechle and The Sevenfold Yes: Affirming the Goodness of Our Deepest Desires (May, $9.95 each, paper) by Willi Lambert are new to the Ignatian Impulse series.
Evangelicals and Tradition: The Formative Influence of the Early Church (June, $16.99 paper) by D.H. Williams integrates ancient ways with present-day resources. Advertising.
Is the Reformation Over? An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary Roman Catholicism (July, $24.99) by Mark A. Noll and Carolyn Nystrom examines the post-Vatican II world. Advertising.
The American Evangelical Story: A History of the Movement (Aug., $17.99 paper) by Douglas A. Sweeney. Historical details enrich this survey. Advertising.
In the Shadow of Billy Graham (Apr., $18.99) by Jay Dennis profiles T.W. Wilson, Graham's longtime personal assistant.
Being Sick Well (Apr., $14.99 paper) by Jeffrey H. Boyd asserts that those with chronic illnesses can live fully despite their conditions.
Praying Backwards (June, $12.99 paper) by Bryan Chapell demonstrates how "In Jesus' name, amen" is not the end, but a beginning to the understanding of prayer.
The Storekeeper's Daughter: Daughters of Lancaster County (Mar., $8.97 paper) by Wanda E. Brunstetter. One afternoon turns Naomi's ideal, slow-paced life into a tragedy that must be surmounted.
Prayers and Promises for Moms (Mar.) by Rachel Quillin and Nancy Farrier and ...Dads (Mar., $12.97 each) by John Hudson Tiner celebrate and encourage each parent. 30,000 first printing each.
The 21 Most Effective Prayers of the Bible (May, $7.97 paper) by Dave Early emphasizes prayers that get results. 15,000 first printing.
The Enneagram for the Spirit (July, $16.95 paper) by Mary Horsley is an illustrated self-help guide that employs an ancient Sufi nine-pointed diagram.
The Messiah Myth: The Near Eastern Roots of Jesus and David (Apr., $35) by Thomas L. Thompson argues that the biblical characters of Jesus and David should be viewed not as historical figures, but as embodiments of Babylonian, Egyptian and Near Eastern traditions.
BAYLOR UNIV. PRESS
Living Through Pain: Psalms and the Search for Wholeness (June, $29.95) by Kristen M. Swenson calls on ancient wisdom to deal with pain.
Performing Israel's Faith: Narrative and Law in Rabbinic Theology (June, $24.95 paper) by Jacob Neusner introduces the complexities of rabbinic thought.
Roadside Religion: In Search of the Sacred, the Strange and the Substance of Faith (May, $24.95) by Timothy K. Beal takes in such religious attractions as Golgotha Fun Park and Holy Land USA.
Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak (Aug., $15 paper), edited by Saleemah Abdul-Ghafu, collects writers under 40.
A Life with Purpose: The Story of Bestselling Author and America's Most Inspiring Minister, Rick Warren (Mar., $14) by George Mair is a biography of the founder of the Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, Calif., whose book has sold more than 20 million copies.
Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries (Apr., $12.99 paper) by Kathy Collard Miller posits that trust in God can help overcome worry and anxiety.
Levi's Will (June, $12.99 paper) by W. Dale Cramer. A son seeks forgiveness within an Amish community.
First Dawn (July, $12.99 paper) by Judith Miller. The first in the Freedom's Path series is a saga set amid sharecroppers on the Kansas prairie.
The True Power of Water (Apr., $16.95 paper) by Masaru Emoto describes the healing properties of water.
Flying with Shamans in Fairy Tales and Myths (Mar., $16.95 paper) by Nana Nauwald deals with such themes as shape-shifting, helper animals and spirits.
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The Book of Contemplation: 77 Words for Thought and Meditation (Apr., $10 paper) by H. Wyatt Rollins. A single word per page allows rumination without distraction.
Dipa Ma: The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master (May, $14.95 paper) by Amy Schmidt retells the life of a major figure in contemporary Buddhism.
BOG WALK PRESS
In Search of Sacred Places: Looking for Wisdom on Celtic Holy Islands (Mar., $19.95) by Daniel Taylor interweaves spiritual quest, travel, memoir, history and theological reflection.
Seeding Your Soul: Six Considerations for Spiritual Growth (Mar., $14.95) by Dianne R. Costanzo contains brief meditations on trust, generosity, love, transformation, forgiveness and healing.
Real Sex: The Naked Truth About Chastity (Apr., $17.99) by Lauren F. Winner confronts a sex-obsessed culture.
Subversive Orthodoxy: Outlaws, Revolutionaries and Other Christians in Disguise (Apr., $19.99 paper) by Robert Inchausti notes how many cultural critics had their secular thought influenced by Christianity.
BROADMAN & HOLMAN
So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny and the Battle for Religious Freedom (Mar., $24.99) by Roy Moore with John Perry. The former Alabama chief justice claims that government officials are obliged to acknowledge God forthrightly.
Monkey Business: The True Story of the Scopes Trial (May, $24.99) by Marvin Olasky and John Perry supports the belief in divine creation.
Get Off My Honor! The Assault on the Boy Scouts of America (July, $12.99) by Hans Zeiger. Oliver North wrote the foreword to this defense of the organization.
Emily Ever After (June, $10.95 paper) by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt is a comic novel about a young woman in publishing who remains true to her faith. 25,000 first printing.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
Value and Virtue in the Godless Universe (Mar., $55, paper $19.99) by Erik J. Wielenberg argues that we still have moral obligations even if God does not exist.
God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law (June, $28.99) by Marci Hamilton asks the question: Should law govern the conduct of religious individuals and institutions?
CARROLL & GRAF
The Secret History of Lucifer (July, $25) by Lynn Picknett is a revisionist characterization of the figure who was originally a pagan goddess of light.
CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA PRESS
The Pinckaers Reader: Renewing Thomistic Moral Theology (July, $27.95) by Servais Pinckaers collects 20 significant essays.
Unveiling the Secret Life of Bees (Mar., $12.99 paper) by Amy Lignitz Harken uses the characters in The Secret Life of Bees to probe roles of women in the Bible and the church.
Prayer for People Who Can't Sit Still (Mar., $18.99 paper) by William Tenny Brittian visits both ancient times and the techno-generation to share 10 types of kinesthetic prayer.
The Nearly Perfect Crime (Mar., $18.99) by Francis MacNutt maintains that healing prayer is in need of restoration.
Manifest Presence (May, $19.99) by Jack Hayford reviews different aspects of worship that shape us into the image of Jesus Christ.
How Can I Ask for Physical Healing? (May, $13.99 paper) by David J. Smith is a guide for exercising faith in God for healing.
Observing Spirit: Evaluating Your Daily Progress on the Path to Heaven (Apr., $17.95 paper) by Peter Rhodes measures spiritual growth through weekly tasks and meditations.
Studies in Cistercian Art and Architecture, Vol. 6 (May, $49.95), edited by Meredith Parsons Lillich, depicts nuns' houses in France, Germany, Spain and elsewhere, as well as artifacts the women have produced. Advertising.
Understanding Rancé: The Spirituality of the Abbot of La Trappe in Context (May, $31 paper) by David N. Bell projects the 17th-century figure against his colorful French world.
Celebrating the Pagan Soul: Our Own Stories of Inspiration and Community (May, $12.95 paper), edited by Laura Wildman, features words from important figures in the pagan world.
From the Ten Commandments to Chicken Soup: A Celebration of Judaism and All Things Jewish (Aug., $15.95) by Michael Shapiro is a tribute to the heritage.
CLEAR BOOKS (dist. by IPM)
The Divine Romance: Tales of an Unearthly Love (Apr., $14.95 paper) by John Davidson presents ancient teachings of early Christianity in an accessible fashion.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
The Future of Religion (Mar., $24.50) by Gianni Vattimo and Richard Rorty positions religion in a post-modern, post-metaphysical and post-Christian world.
The Baptists in America (June, $35) by Bill J. Leonard identifies Baptist beliefs and practices as well as the varied groups that claim the name.
When Heroes Love: The Ambiguity of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David (July, $45) by Susan Ackerman indicates the inadequacy of the modern concept of homosexuality when reading ancient texts.
Priests in Love: Catholic Clergy and Their Intimate Friendships (Mar., $12.95) by Jane Anderson is based on interviews with 50 Australian priests conducted over a nine-year period.
The Emmaus Mystery: Unearthing Evidence for the Risen Christ (June, $29.95), edited by Carsten Peter Thiede and Matthew D'Ancona, discloses the actual site of Emmaus, where Jesus revealed himself after rising from the dead.
Persistence of Faith: Religion, Morality and Society in a Secular Age (June, $15.95 paper) by Jonathan Sacks suggests that faiths must remain open to criticism and participate more in national debates on moral issues.
Battle Cry for a Generation (Mar., $19.99) by Ron Luce advises how to reclaim America's youth for Christ.
Lies Husbands Tell Their Wives (Mar.) and Lies Wives Tell Their Husbands (Mar., $12.99 each, paper) by Tim and Sheila Riter. Each confronts the 12 most common untruths.
A Passionate Life (May, $14.99 paper) by Michael Breen and Walt Kallestad aims to transform the life of every believer through biblical principles presented in the form of eight simple shapes.
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A Treasure Trove of Blessing and Protection, The Seven Chapter Prayer of the Great Teacher Padmasambhava (Apr., $12.95 paper). Mike Dickman translates this guide for followers of the Nyingma tradition.
CORNELL UNIV. PRESS
Prophetic Politics: Christian Social Movements and American Democracy (May, $34.95) by David S. Gutterman covers the Civil Rights movement, Promise Keepers and more.
Antisemitism and Its Opponents in Modern Poland (July, $24.95 paper) by Robert Blobaum et al. examines variations of prejudice.
Mocha with Max (Mar., $13.99) by Max Lucado. Each page offers an inspiring thought.
When God Is Silent (Mar., $14.99) by Charles R. Swindoll makes God's truths a reality to those experiencing loss, uncertainty and doubt.
The Choice Is Yours (Apr., $14.99) by John C. Maxwell leads to better decision-making in 16 key aspects of life.
Live Learn Lead to Make a Difference (Apr., $14.99) by Don Soderquist. The former head of Wal-Mart advances values of integrity and ethics in the workplace and elsewhere.
Path of Wisdom, Path of Peace: A Personal Conversation with the Dalai Lama (Apr., $16.95) by the Dalai Lama deals with such topics as the meaning of life and the nature of true love.
Catholic Q & A: Answers to the Most Common Questions About Catholicism (Apr., $17.95 paper) by John J. Deitzen presents this book to the general trade market for the first time.
God and Man at Georgetown Prep: How I Became a Catholic Despite 20 Years of Catholic Schooling (May, $18.95 paper) by Mark Gauvreau Judge is a humorous, edgy look at his experiences in three prestigious U.S. Catholic schools.
Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It (May, $17.99) by Jerry B. Jenkins. The revised edition includes new anecdotes, a study guide on marital fidelity and a DVD.
The Feminist Mistake: The Radical Impact of Feminism on Church and Culture (May, $17.99 paper) by Mary Kassian challenges society to recover from the excesses of feminism.
Sex and the Supremacy of Christ (May, $15.99 paper), edited by John Piper and Justin Taylor. Contributors counsel freeing the church from cultural and sexual captivity.
You Can Never Get Enough of What You Don't Need: The Quest for Contentment (Apr., $14.95 paper) by Mary Ellen Edmunds contends that material possessions don't bring happiness.
Better Than You Think You Are (Apr., $15.95) by Ardeth G. Kapp removes dark clouds that challenge one's confidence.
Eve and the Mortal Journey: Finding Wholeness, Happiness and Strength (May, $18.95) by Beverly Campbell applies Eve's experiences to daily life today.
Kaddishel: A Life Reborn (Mar., $21.95) by Aharon Golub with Bennett W. Golub. The Holocaust-survivor moved to Israel and then to the U.S. and is now the last remaining family member to recite the memorial prayers.
The Siddur Companion (Mar., $18.95) by Paul Vishnay seeks to make daily Jewish prayer services more spiritually fulfilling.
DEVORSS & CO.
Lifting the Veil of Silence: Spiritual Help for Hearing Loss (Apr., $10.95 paper) by Susan Roberts provides techniques and affirmation for families attempting to cope.
Forgiveness: Forgiven and Forgiving: The Power and Reality of Authentic Christian Forgiveness (Mar., $11.99 paper) by Gary Inrig explores what it means to be forgiven people in God's eyes.
Faithful Hearts: The Adventure of Spiritual Mentoring (Mar., $8.99 paper) by Jan Kempe proclaims that discipleship is life-changing.
Why the Jews Rejected Jesus (Mar., $24.95) by David Klinghoffer explains why Judaism's rejection of claims for Jesus' divinity marked the beginning of Western civilization. 20,000 first printing.
Mother Angelica: A Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve and a Network of Miracles (May, $19.95) by Raymond Arroyo is the first biography of the founder of EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network). 35,000 first printing.
Prayer Is a Place: America's Spiritual Landscape Observed (June, $26) by Phyllis Tickle. PW's former religion editor recounts her 12 years chronicling religion in American culture. 15,000 first printing.
Charles W. Colson: A Life Redeemed (July, $27.95) by Jonathan Aiken is called the first and only authorized biography. 35,000 first printing.
Peace in the Storm: Meditations on Chronic Pain and Illness (Apr., $12.95 paper) by Maureen Pratt helps readers identify their own spiritual and physical needs.
On a Wing and a Prayer (July, $23.95 paper) by Katherine Valentine. In the New England town of Dorsetville, miracles are never far away. 15,000 first printing.
Praying Naked: The Spirituality of Anthony De Mello (Aug., $9.95 paper) by Francis Stroud reintroduces the spiritual blending of East and West.
The Beliefnet Guide to the Kaballah (May, $9.95 paper) by Arthur Goldwag discusses both historical and contemporary meditative practices. 17,500 first printing.
The Beliefnet Guide to Evangelical Christianity (May, $9.95 paper) by Wendy Murray Zoba clears up confusion and misconceptions. 17,500 first printing.
The Essential Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Commentary of Patanjali's Ancient Classic (June, $9.95 paper) by Geshe Michael Roach and Christie McNally is a new reading of one of yoga's foundational texts.
Faith, Word and Culture: Forty Years After Vatican II (Apr., $18.95 paper), edited by Liam Bergin, speaks to the perception of the Second Vatican Council as a work still in progress.
The Way It Was: An Exposition of the Narrative of the Birth of Jesus (Apr., $18.95 paper) by Matthew Byrne pushes aside mists that cloud a true vision of the event.
Carried by the Current: A Benedictine Perspective (June, $18.95 paper) by Ambrose Tinsley details the three mainstays of Benedict's rule for life: prayer, lectio and work.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
Sermons from Duke Chapel: Voices from "A Great Towering Church" (Apr., $34.95), edited by William H. Willimon, selects the best sermons delivered over 75 years.
The Modern Jewish Girl's Guide to Guilt (Aug., $23.95) by Ruth Andrew Ellenson collects essays by Daphne Merkin, Molly Jong-Fast and others.
WM. B. EERDMANS
Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology (Spiritual Theology, Vol. 1) (Mar., $25) by Eugene H. Peterson is a clear and practical statement of what it means to live out the Christian life.
A Different Jesus? The Christ of the Latter-Day Saints (Mar., $16 paper) by Robert L. Millet highlights both differences and beliefs in common.
John Marco Allegro: The Maverick of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Mar., $25) by Judith Anne Brown covers the life and work of the man who challenged conventional assumptions about the development of Christianity.
Did God Have a Wife? Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel (Apr., $25) by William G. Dever relies on recently discovered evidence and new insights into biblical texts.
The Right to Be Wrong: Religion and Freedom in Pluralistic America (Apr., $25.95) by Kevin Seamus Hasson paves the way to a new understanding of religious freedom and culture wars.
Joseph and His Brothers (May, $42) by Thomas Mann is John Woods's new translation of this retelling of the biblical story of Joseph, the entire tetrology of which is here in one volume.
The Healing Touch: Experiencing God's Love in the Midst of Our Pain (Apr., $12.95) by Todd Outcalt presents scripture and faith as a means of healing everything, from minor emotional traumas to massive, life-altering tragedies. 25,000 first printing.
Forever Young: Ten Gifts of Faith for the Graduate (May, $14.95) by Pat Williams and Karen Kingsbury draws lessons from scripture and elsewhere to teach how to enjoy life. 50,000 first printing.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Thirteen and a Day: The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Across America (May, $23) by Mark Oppenheimer takes a revelatory look at Jews in their diversity. 30,000 first printing. Author tour.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY
How to Start Your Own Mom Time (Apr., $12.99) by Lisa Whelchel. A DVD is included with this citation of four ingredients for a successful "time out."
The New Strong-Willed Child Workbook (May, $14.99 paper) by James Dobson teaches how to apply guidelines specified in The New Strong-Willed Child.
The Merton Annual, Vol. 17 (Mar., $19.95 paper), edited by Victor Kramer, continues the series devoted to monographs about Thomas Merton.
The Animals' Lawsuit Against Humanity: An Illustrated 10th Century Iraqi Ecological Fable (Apr., $14.95 paper) by Ikhwan al-Safa and Rabbi Kalonymus. All members of the animal kingdom complain of the dreadful treatment they have received.
The Book of Illumination/Signs of Success on the Spiritual Path: Desisting from Selfish Calculation (Apr., $25.95 paper) by Shaykh Ahmad Ibn 'Ata' Allah Al-Iskandari assesses the human urge to create idols for ourselves and out of ourselves.
Finding God in the Singing River: Christianity, Spirit, Nature (Mar., $20 paper) by Mark I. Wallace finds God the spirit in earth community and inhuman bodies without giving up a Christ-centered theology.
The Church Enslaved: A Spirituality of Racial Reconciliation (Apr., $15 paper) by Tony Campolo and Michael Battle exposes the realities of racial division in churches. Author tour.
Mary: Images of the Mother of Jesus in Jewish and Christian Perspective (Apr., $17 paper) by Jaroslav Pelikan et al. examines Mary's place in Jewish, Protestant and Catholic traditions.
Introduction to World Religions with CD-ROM (Apr., $45), edited by Christopher Partridge. International experts discuss the world's major beliefs.
Losing Moses on the Freeway: America's Broken Covenant with the Ten Commandments (June, $24) by Chris Hedges issues a call to heed the commandments' wisdom. Author publicity.
FRESH VOICES BOOKS (dist. by IPG)
Confessions of a Girl—Truth to Be Told (Mar., $7.95) by Tessa Hershberger challenges young women and girls to live the life for which they were called.
Understanding the Bible Text: Onkelos on the Pentateuch (Apr., $49.95) is an Aramaic translation of the first five books of the Bible, with commentary and appendices by Israel Drazine and Stanley M. Wagner.
GEORGETOWN UNIV. PRESS
The Moral Theology of Pope John Paul II (Mar., $26.95) by Charles E. Curran names the beliefs that underlie the pope's moral teachings.
GOLDEN SUFI CENTER
Moshkel Gosha: A Story of Transformation (Apr., $14) by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee tells an ancient Persian story about the healing power within us. Advertising.
The Silence of John (Mar., $19.95) by D.S. Lliteras is a novel that depicts the pain and anguish of Jesus on the cross. 25,000 first printing.
Peace Is the Way (Mar., $23) by Deepak Chopra takes a spiritual approach to end war and violence for all time. 200,000 first printing. Author publicity.
Laughing Jesus: Religious Lies and Gnostic Wisdom (July, $24.95) by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy indicts Jewish, Christian and Islamic fundamentalism. 25,000 first printing. Author publicity.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
The Sins of Scripture (Apr., $24.95) by Bishop John Shelby Spong analyzes biblical texts used to justify oppression and violence against women and homosexuals. 50,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
What We Ache For (Apr., $21.95) by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. Creativity is seen as a way of cultivating a spiritually rich life. 75,000 first printing. Author tour.
What Christians Believe; Made for Heaven; Paved with Good Intentions; Virtue and Vice (Mar., $9.95 each) by C.S. Lewis are four mini-hardcovers merchandised as C.S. Lewis Gift Books. 75,000 first printing each. Advertising.
The Journeys of Socrates (Apr., $23.95) by Dan Millman is the life story of the gas station attendant and teacher from Way of the Peaceful Warrior. 100,000 first printing. Advertising. Author tour.
The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus (Mar., $22.95) by Marvin Meyer provides the actual texts of all the Gnostic Gospels and gospel-like writings. 30,000 first printing. Publicity.
HARVARD UNIV. PRESS
Taking Faith Seriously (Mar., $29.95), edited by Mary Jo Bane et al. Nine case studies illustrate how religion can play a role in strengthening a democracy.
What Is Gnosticism? (Apr., $16.95 paper) by Karen L. King explores the concept of heresy as a tool in forming religious identity.
More Faith in My Day (Mar., $10.99 paper) by Emilie Barnes invites women to revisit Proverbs.
Moonlight on the Millpond (Mar., $11.99 paper) by Lori Wick is a fictional tale about romance, forgiveness and faith.
A Sassy Girl's Guide to Loving God: Discovering the Ultimate Relationship (Mar., $10.99 paper) by Michelle McKinney Hammond focuses upon a Christian's relationship with the Father.
Spirituality of Later Life: On Humor and Despair (Mar.; $39.95, $24.95 paper) by Rev. Elizabeth MacKinlay includes discussions on how to provide effective pastoral practice in aged care.
Gay Catholic Priests and Clerical Sexual Misconduct: Breaking the Silence (June; $39.95, $14.95 paper) by Robert E. Goss and Donald L. Boisvert indicts Roman Catholic teachings on homosexuality and sexuality.
Dealing with the Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Menopause: Finding Hope in the Midlife (June; $24.95, $12.95 paper) by Dana E. King, M.D., et al. stresses the link between spiritual and emotional health.
Living Faithfully with Disappointment in the Church (July; $39.95, $14.95 paper) by J. LeBron McBride addresses personal spiritual disillusionment with the church.
The Fathers of the Church: A Comprehensive Introduction (Apr., $44.95) by Hubertus Drobner includes maps, timetables and an extensive bibliography.
HERDER & HERDER
Sacrament of Unity: The Eucharist and the Church (Apr., $19.95 paper) by Walter Cardinal Kasper is timed for 2005, the year the pope has proclaimed as the Year of the Eucharist.
Traveling with the Saints in Italy: Contemporary Pilgrimages on Ancient Paths (May, $16.95 paper) by Lucinda Vardey summarizes the teachings of 10 saints while also providing maps of the key places in their lives. Advertising.
How to Read a Church: A Guide to Symbols, Images and Rituals in Churches and Cathedrals (July, $18 paper) by Richard Taylor explains the principal features of churches and what each represents.
Women in Islam: An Anthology from the Qur'n and Hadiths, 2nd Edition (Apr., $18.95 paper), edited by Nicholas Awde, includes key references covering chastity, sex, marriage, divorce, status rights and inheritance.
Stainless Heart: The Wisdom of Remorse (June, $12.95 paper) by Clelia Vahni. Guilt destroys us, says Vahni, but true remorse is the entry into truth.
Faith at War: A Journey on the Frontlines of Islam, from Baghdad to Timbuktu (May, $26) by Yaroslav Trofimov. The Wall Street Journal reporter illuminates hidden relationships linking the Islamic world to our own.
Proof (Mar., $12.99 paper) by Bill Bright and Jack Cavanaugh. After his daughter converts to Christianity, a New York attorney takes the Holy Spirit to trial to win her back.
When Did Caesar Become a Salad and Jeremiah a Bullfrog? (Mar., $12.99 paper) by Martin Babb. Bite-sized essays induce smiles.
You (July, $14.99) by Ed Young answers "Do I matter to anyone?" to help readers see how valuable they are in God's eyes.
Finding a Man Worth Keeping (Aug., $14.99 paper) by Victorya Rogers offers 10 proven dating secrets for Christian women looking for Mr. Right.
Om, Baby! Pilgrimage to the Eternal Self (May, $16 paper) by Jack Haas. A spiritual journey through India concludes Haas's autobiographical trilogy.
The Best of Guideposts (Mar., $19.95) celebrates the magazine's 60th anniversary with a volume of stories. 40,000 first printing.
Miracles of the Bible (Mar., $15.95), edited by Julie K. Hogan, retells 65 miracles with accompanying color photographs of ancient monuments and lands. 15,000 first printing.
The Blessing of a Mother's Love (Mar.) and ...Father's Love (Mar., $8.95 each), edited by Peggy Schaefer, are illustrated collections of quotes, verses, excerpts and images to celebrate maternal and paternal love.
Seeds of Faith: Hope and ...Joy (both Mar., $5.95 each) are gift books with excerpts from Norman Vincent Peale's sermons and writings on these subjects.
Sophia House (Mar., $24.95) by Michael O'Brien is the sixth and final entry in the Children of the Last Days series.
You Can Understand the Bible (Mar., $15.95 paper) by Peter Kreeft introduces both the Old and New Testaments.
Literary Giants, Literary Catholics (Mar., $15.95) by Joseph Pearce continues the survey of major writers of the last two centuries.
INDIANA UNIV. PRESS
Amish Life: Living Plainly and Serving God (June, $29.95). Photographs by Darryl D. Jones depict the Amish today.
On the Edge of the Future: Esalen and the Evolution of American Culture (July; $21.95, cloth $50), edited by Jeffrey J. Kripal and Glenn W. Shuck, places new age's spiritual home in the context of American religious history.
An Amish Patchwork: Indiana's Old Orders in the Modern World (Mar.; $19.95, cloth $40) by Thomas J. Meyers and Steven M. Nolt affirms the beliefs, values and history of Indiana's 19 Old Order Amish and two Old Order Mennonite communities.
Woman's Book of Guardians: Divine Guides, Muses, Totems and Protectors for Everyday Life (Mar., $12.95 paper) by Peg Streep is an introduction to those presences who have protected and nurtured women for centuries.
Pele's Wish: Secrets of the Hawaiian Masters and Eternal Life (Apr., $12.95 paper) by Sondra Ray focuses on the wisdom and spirituality of the Hawaiian ancients.
The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity (Mar., $14.95 paper) by Jeffery J. Bütz reveals what Jesus transmitted to James, his chosen successor.
The Gospel of Thomas: The Gnostic Wisdom of Jesus (Apr., $14.95 paper) by Jean-Yves Leloup examines the gospel that records the actual words of Jesus.
INNER TRADITIONS/BEAR & CO.
The Secret Initiation of Jesus at Qumran: The Essene Mysteries of John the Baptist (July, $22.95 paper) by Robert Feather emphasizes the strong link between the Qumran Essenes and New Testament teachings.
The Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching (Mar., $16.95 paper) by Mantak Chia and Tao Huang outlines techniques for achieving spiritual immortality.
The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers (Mar., $19.99) by Amy Hollingsworth conveys the legacy of the author's long friendship with Fred Rogers. 150,000 first printing. $85,000 ad/promo.
His Miracles (Mar., $13.99) is a 365-day devotional with selections from various authors, including Max Lucado and Oswald Chambers. 100,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
9 Things Graduates Must Do to Succeed in Life (Apr., $12.99) by Henry Cloud. The psychologist shares principles for success. 50,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.
The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Real (Apr., $13.99 paper) by Neta Jackson shares more lessons from the prayer group. 50,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
What Mary & Joseph Knew About Parenting: Surprising Insights from the Best (and Worst) Parents in the Bible (Apr., $14.99 paper) by Rick Osborne translates scripture into parenting lessons. 35,000 first printing.
The Soul Tells a Story (May, $16) by Vinita Hampton Wright integrates the worlds of Christian spirituality and creativity.
Into the Region of Awe (May, $17) by David C. Downing probes mysticism as part of C.S. Lewis's faith and writing.
Aslan's Call (May, $10 paper) by Mark Eddy Smith points out the truest reality to be found in C.S. Lewis's world of Narnia.
God in the Flesh (July, $15) by Don Everts connects the reader to the humanness of God.
ISLAMIC SUPREME COUNCIL OF AMERICA
In the Mystic Footsteps of Saints, Vol. 3and Vol. 4 (May, $10.99 each paper) by Shaykh Muhammad Nazim Adil al-Haqqani. These books in the Sufi Wisdom series are guides to daily serenity and peace.
The Practice of Sufi Meditation and the Healing Power of Cosmic Energy (July, $17.95 paper) by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani charts the path from delusion into reality.
Leading the Passover Journey: The Seder's Meaning Revealed, The Haggadah's Story Retold (Mar., $24.99) by Rabbi Nathan Laufer uncovers hidden meaning in rituals and customs. $20,000 ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
Judaism, Physics and God: Searching for Sacred Metaphors in a Post-Einstein World (Mar., $24.99) by Rabbi David W. Nelson reports that modern physics can enhance our understanding of Judaism and God. 10-city author tour.
Judaism for Two: Partnering as a Spiritual Journey (Mar., $16.99 paper) by Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer and Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener asserts that Jewish teachings can strengthen both straight and gay relationships. 10-city author tour.
The New Jewish Baby Book, 2nd Edition: Names, Ceremonies and Customs—A Guide for Today's Families (Mar., $19.99 paper) by Anita Diamant is expanded and updated. 10-city author tour.
Godliness: Translating God (May, $21.99) by Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis. The rabbi leads readers through his own process of understanding God's call. $25,000 ad/promo. 10-city author tour.
JEWISH PUBLICATION SOCIETY
The Moriah Haggadah: Collector's Edition (Mar., $150). Illuminations by Avner Moriah enrich the book of Passover. Ad/promo.Author publicity.
The Song of Songs: The Honeybee in the Garden (June, $75). Illuminations and commentary by Debra Band are directed to art-book lovers and Bible devotees. Ad/promo.Author publicity.
Christian Wisdom of the Jedi Masters (Apr., $16.95) by Dick Staub details spiritual themes in Star Wars that echo Christian theological truths.
The Last Word and the Word After That: A Tale of Faith, Doubt and a New Kind of Christianity (Apr., $21.95) by Brian McLaren is a fable for a troubled world.
We Jews: Who Are We and What Should We Do? (Apr., $24.95) by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz addresses some of the most difficult questions confronting Jews in crisis today.
If Grace Is So Amazing, Why Don't We Like It: How God's Radical Love Turns the World Upside Down (Apr., $22.95) by Donald McCullough is a practical look at grace.
Kosher Living: It's More than Just Food (Apr., $22.95) by Rabbi Russell Rathbun guides the reader through Jewish ethics and morality in everyday life.
The Seasons of a Restless Heart: A Spiritual Companion for Living in Transition (Apr., $21.95) by Debra K. Farrington is a means of navigating spiritual challenges during change.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
Ordained Women in the Early Church: A Documentary History (June, $48), edited by Kevin Madigan and Carolyn Osiek, for the first time collects doctrinal evidence in a single volume.
Disciples of the Desert: Monks, Laity and Spiritual Authority in Sixth-Century Gaza (July, $39.95) by Jennifer L. Hevelone-Harper revisits the desert city of Tawatha, home of the thriving monastery of Abbot Seridos.
More than a Parting Prayer: Lessons in Care-giving for the Dying (Mar., $15) by William H. Griffith can assist both lay people and the clergy.
Our Help in Ages Past: The Black Church's Ministry Among the Elderly (Apr., $14) by Bobby Joe Saucer with Jean Alicia Elster encourages recognition of the benefits the elderly have to offer.
Getting to Amen: Eight Strategies for Managing Conflict in the African American Church (May, $14 paper) by Lora-Ellen McKinney is based on Christian principles, psychological theory and research into African-American religious culture.
KABBALAH (dist. by PGW)
True Prosperity (Mar., $16.96) by Yehuda Berg encourages financial success without the spiritual downside it often seems to bring. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
God Wears Lipstick (Mar., $17.95) by Karen Berg unleashes the Kabbalistic power inside every woman. 50,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
Creating Miracles: Technology for the Soul (Mar.) and Fear Less... (Mar., $9.95 each) by Yehuda Berg share secrets that have helped millions. 20,000 first printing each. $35,000 ad/promo.
The Old Testament: An Islamic Perspective and The New Testament... (May, $124.95 set) by Jay R. Crook compare biblical stories with those found in Islamic texts.
A History of Jews in the Modern World (Aug., $40) by Howard M. Sachar chronicles the achievements and traumas of the Jews over the last four centuries. 20,000 first printing.
Meet Me in Managua: The Powerful Story of Nicaragua Reborn (Mar., $14.99) by Wendy Murray Zoba. A senior writer for Christianity Today recounts the rebuilding of a country nearly destroyed by greed and neglect.
The Costly Call: Modern-Day Stories of Muslims Who Found Jesus (Apr., $10.99 paper) by Emir Fethi Caner and H. Edward Pruitt portrays Muslims who persevere despite rejection, torture and threats of death.
Experiencing the Great I Am: 40 Faith-Building Stories from Contemporary Christians You Know (May, $12.99 paper) by Bryant Heflin and Cindy Heflin features the thoughts of Jim Cymbala, Chonda Pierce and others.
When People Throw Stones: A Leader's Guide to Fielding Personal Criticism (Apr., $11.99 paper) by Blaine Allen indicates when to shrug off and when to heed criticism. Advertising.
The Emergence of Ethical Man: Answers by Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (Mar., $25), edited by Michael Berger, discloses what it means to be human.
Understanding the Hebrew Bible: A Guide for the Perplexed (Mar.; $18.95, cloth $29.50) by Elliott Rabin orients the reader to a vast compendium of biblical materials.
Women at the Seder: A Passover Haggadah (Mar., $16.95) by Joel B. Wolowelsky. Commentary in this traditional Passover Haggadah celebrates the emergence of women into the public arena of the synagogue.
Manifesting God (Mar., $12 paper) by Father Thomas Keating reflects on contemplative prayer.
Abortion: A Mother's Plea for Maternity and the Unborn (Mar., $12.95 paper) by Marybeth T. Hagan encourages readers to raise their moral awareness and look more deeply into the pro-life movement.
And God Said, "Play Ball!": Amusing and Thought-Provoking Parallels Between the Bible and Baseball (Apr., $19.95) by Gary Graf takes lessons from the lives of Jesus, Yogi Berra, Joseph of Nazareth, Hank Aaron and others.
Spiritual But Not Religious?: An Oar Stroke Closer to the Farther Shore (Mar., $13.95 paper) by Reid Blackmer Locklin claims that the two cannot be separated.
Saint John's Bible: Illuminating the Word: The Making of The Saint John's Bible (Apr., $39.95) by Christopher Calderhead is the first handwritten and illuminated Bible that a Benedictine monastery has commissioned in 500 years. Author tour.
Benedictine Daily Prayer: A Short Breviary (June, $39.95), edited by Maxwell E. Johnson, is founded on traditional prayer patterns.
LITURGY TRAINING PUBLICATIONS
Illustrated Psalms of Praise (Mar., $16.95). Amy Reese's art enhances English and Spanish editions of Psalms 104, 148 and 150.
Sons of the Goddess: A Young Man's Guide to Wicca (Apr., $15.95) by Christopher Penczak provides an approach for males.
Gabriel: Communicating with the Archangel for Inspiration & Reconciliation (Apr.) and Raphael... for Healing & Creativity (May, $10.95 each) by Richard Webser tell how.
A Witches Notebook: Lessons in Witchcraft (May, $12.95) by Silver RavenWolf shares more of the witch's know-how.
Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft: Shadows, Spirits & the Healing Journey (July, $17.95) by Christopher Penczak is the third in his series of witchcraft teachings.
Revolution of Love: The Meaning of Mother Teresa (Mar., $18.95) by David Scott looks behind sentimental stereotypes. 15,000 first printing.$30,000 ad/promo.
In This House of Brede (Mar., $13.95 paper) by Rumer Godden launches the Loyola Classics program, which will reprint eight titles of literary and Catholic fiction annually. $30,000 ad/promo for the series.
Swimming with Scapulars: True Confessions of a Young Catholic (Apr., $19.95) by Matthew Lickona is the story of a pre-modern faith lived with a post-modern sensibility. $25,000 ad/promo.
Guidance 24/7: How to Open Your Heart and Let Angels into Your Life (Apr., $10.95 paper) by Christel Nani eliminates pride that stands in the way of asking for God's help. $30,000 ad/promo.