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The Pursuit of Safety: A Theology of Danger, Risk, and Security

Though there is much to consider with Lundgren’s approach and angle, the book’s potential value seems to dissipate. It reads like an unchallenged premise due to its lack of counterpoints and lack of evidence that adequately supports its argument about safety as a false idol.
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The (Good) Food Solution: A Shame-Free Nutritional Journey to Food Freedom, Spiritual Nourishment, and Whole-Body Health

Most of the recommendations offered in this book are not new to readers concerned about their weight and health. But this title packages wellness culture as a virtue, which could be dangerous if readers do not also seek help from medical professionals.
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Why I Am Roman Catholic

Levering uses numerous quotes from saints, theologians, and obscure sources to support his arguments about Catholicism, ecumenism, and theological interpretations. Best for traditionalist Catholics and like-minded readers.
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Trustworthy: Thirteen Arguments for the Reliability of the New Testament

This title presents simple explanations of how to examine an ancient text for authenticity and veracity. A valuable work for not only religion collections but also seminaries.
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A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church, Year C

An important work of great value for liturgists, preachers, and prayer groups. Even if used only as a tool to reencounter God’s word, it will provoke thought and new considerations that can enrich preaching. A recommended addition to seminary and parish libraries and large theology collections.
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Historical Dictionary of Confucianism

This well-researched, well-written reference is packed with information on one of the world’s foremost intellectual, moral, philosophical, and social systems. It’s an indispensable resource for high school and undergraduate students doing term papers, reports, and projects.
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Feh: A Memoir

A page-turning memoir that shouldn’t be missed. Auslander’s nonfiction writing style is often compared to David Sedaris, and readers will see why with this title. It could motivate readers to keep trudging onward, even when life seems overwhelming.
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Buddhism: The Religion of No-Religion

An approachable set of lectures, especially helpful for readers studying Watts and Buddhism in the U.S. from the 1960s to 1973.
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When God Became White: Dismantling Whiteness for a More Just Christianity

Kim has many laudable criticisms and analyses and offers readers insights into the workings of Christianity. The book would benefit, however, from more time spent on its heaviest topics.

The Divine Christology of the Apostle Paul: Retrospect and Prospect

Informative, challenging and ultimately quite engrossing, this highly recommended title carefully unpacks selected New Testament passages. It reveals new facets and offers insights into profound and depthless truths about Paul and his understanding of who and what Jesus was.
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Women and the Church: From Devil’s Gateway to Discipleship

This recommended scholarly volume offers a fresh, feminist view of the Catholic Church’s history and teachings.
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Walking the Theological Life: Discovering Method for Theology in the Lives of Biblical Characters

Gaines’s approach is a novel one, and readers will gain much insight into theology. This book will be especially useful in academic settings.
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Who Really Wrote the Bible?: The Story of the Scribes

This illuminating book aptly examines who really wrote the Bible and is accessible for both scholars and general readers.
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The Catholic Case Against War: A Brief Guide

A solid case for why the Catholic Church’s position against war is realistic. Cochran provides a much-needed reassessment and refinement of “just war” theory, which is an ethical and moral framework for determining when war is justified.
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The Heart of Tibetan Buddhism: Advice for Life, Death, and Enlightenment

A useful, informative book about a Tibetan Buddhist approach to mindfulness meditation.

The Buddha: Life and Afterlife Between East and West

This fascinating book expertly weaves together a formidable mass of scholarship into an accessible, inviting summary that contextualizes an extensive history of religious encounters within a relatively brief work. It also sheds light on the long and global interconnections of religious ideas and highlights the often ridiculous ways that people have misunderstood and misrepresented one another throughout time.
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Who Is a True Christian?: Contesting Religious Identity in American Culture

A fascinating theological project about the problem of Christian demarcation.
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Joseph White Musser: A Mormon Fundamentalist

Rosetti is to be commended for writing the first scholarly book about Musser. This accessible volume puts him in his rightful place among Mormon thinkers; recommended for readers interested in American religious and sectarian history.
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The Afternoon of Christianity: The Courage To Change

While much of the book is aimed at the Catholic Church, the points are applicable to Christianity as a whole. Will appeal to readers interested in a scholarly analysis of the current state of Christianity in the modern world.

Lotus Girl: My Life at the Crossroads of Buddhism and America

An excellent memoir with a sense of humor. It’s full of insight and context regarding a distinctive slice of American Buddhist history.
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The Divine Economy: How Religions Compete for Wealth, Power, and People

A helpful title that frames religions as a business. Graduate students, scholars, and readers with a solid religious education will value this title the most.
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Worth Fighting For: Finding Courage and Compassion When Cruelty Is Trending

The essays feel as raw and as powerful as Pavlovitz’s blog. His confrontational style lends itself more to prodding and validating his fellow progressives than persuading conservative evangelicals. Still, his hopefulness about the fight for social justice is refreshing.

The Exvangelicals: Loving, Living, and Leaving the White Evangelical Church

A much-needed look at evangelicalism from a perspective that’s both investigative and personal. It offers intriguing, compelling insight with expert reporting.

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The God of Wild Places: Rediscovering the Divine in the Untamed Outdoors

A compelling, thematically rich, and deeply personal book, for readers exploring spirituality, personal growth, and the intricate relationship between faith and the natural world.
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The Devil Sat on My Bed: Encounters with the Spirit World in Mormon Utah

General readers will enjoy this book’s many stories about spiritual experiences and the accessibility of its arguments. Academics, too, can appreciate how the author situates the specifics of the Mormon experience in the larger theoretical discourse of spirit manifestations in other cultures.
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No Bullet Got Me Yet: The Relentless Faith of Father Kapaun

Readers interested in military and Korean War history and faith-based stories will enjoy this book about a man whose simple yet profound piety influenced all who came in contact with him, regardless of their faith or background.
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Exploring American Jewish History Through 50 Historic Treasures

An intriguing, illustrated volume that showcases the link between Jewish artifacts and U.S. history.
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Listening for God in Torah and Creation: A Weekly Encounter with Conscience and Soul

Written from the perspective of progressive British Judaism, this will appeal to readers looking for a modern take on the Torah. While this type of book could be read weekly in conjunction with the Torah passage for that week, there is enough ongoing narrative to sustain a straight-through reading.
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Judaism Is About Love: Recovering the Heart of Jewish Life

A relevant and useful title that’s perfect for readers interested in Judaism, theology, religious ethics, or social justice.

Buddhism: A Journey Through Art

A stunning debut volume in which the photography reigns and the clear and brief descriptions add to the enjoyment of the viewed item. No need to be a practitioner of Buddhism to appreciate and understand the beauty of these art works. Best suited for anyone who enjoys art, Buddhism, and the history of Asia.
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The 5 Resets: Rewire Your Brain and Body for Less Stress and More Resilience

Readers looking for a quick fix might want to skip the history and preamble and jump right to the five resets; this book allows them to pick up and start anywhere.
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The Life of the Qur’an: From Eternal Roots to Enduring Legacy

An extensively researched look at the text of the Qur’an. It is sure to appeal to Muslims, religious scholars, and any readers interested in learning more about the sacred scripture of Islam.

Land of My Sojourn: The Landscape of a Faith Lost and Found

Essential reading for Christians who have lost hope.

Prophets and Prophecy: God Speaks in Ancient Israel and Judah

An expertly written, compelling read about prophets as humans, which is distinctive since that topic often goes unaddressed in scripture scholarship. Ideal for religious studies readers and for Bible study groups.
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The Wood Between the Worlds: A Poetic Theology of the Cross

Readers interested in biblical theology or in the New Testament more generally will find this book to be helpful.
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Even If He Doesn’t: What We Believe about God When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

Gentle Christian wisdom that offers a fresh take on the link between suffering, faith, spirituality.
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The Artistic Sphere: The Arts in Neo-Calvinist Perspective

This quite specialized topic is best suited for well-informed art academicians or philosophers.
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A Fundamental Theology of the Priesthood: Additional Perspectives

A fascinating look at how leading contemporary theologians see the priesthood and what the implications may mean for the office of priestly ordination. Best suited for those interested in religion and pastoral ministry.

American Zion: A New History of Mormonism

A book about Mormonism that will stand the test of time. General readers should be riveted by a story well told; scholars will be engaged by arguments worth debating.
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Light of the Word: How Knowing the History of the Bible Illuminates Our Faith

Best for readers interested in the historical context of biblical scripture and evangelical beliefs.
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The Lost World of the Prophets: Old Testament Prophecy and Apocalyptic Literature in Ancient Contexts

Some readers may view this as a covert attack on the authority of scripture, but many others will find the questions posed in this title to be incidental to gaining a deeper and more nuanced appreciation of biblical prophecy.
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Religion of Sports: Navigating the Trials of Life Through the Games We Love

Fans of most sports and readers of varied interests and levels of spirituality will find humor, insight, and wisdom in Chopra and Levin’s book. It’s very readable and highly recommended.
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Demystifying Evil: A Biblical and Personal Exploration

A biblically dense read and a valuable resource that encourages people to confront and understand what evil is and how to fight it.
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Seeing One Thing Through: The Zen Life and Teachings of Sojun Mel Weitsman

An interesting tribute to a man that shared the essence of Buddhist practice with others for more than five decades. Readers interested in Buddhist practice will find his writings and teachings approachable and inspiring.
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Dancing in My Dreams: A Spiritual Biography of Tina Turner

With Turner’s recent death, this tome is a thoughtful tribute. Its scholarly approach may appeal more to students of religion and pop culture than the average Turner fan.
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Lowell L. Bennion: A Mormon Educator

A powerful example of faith in action. Readers seeking more knowledge about this type of spiritual approach will come away wondering why there aren’t more people like Bennion. Highly recommended for its clear prose.
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Get Shown the Light: Improvisation and Transcendence in the Music of the Grateful Dead

For Grateful Dead scholars only.

We of Little Faith: Why I Stopped Pretending To Believe (and Maybe You Should Too)

A personal history of opportunities won and lost. Cohen makes an entertaining, searching argument that atheists should actively engage societal assumptions.

Owning the Unknown: A Science Fiction Writer Explores Atheism, Agnosticism, and the Idea of God

Skeptics of religious belief and fans of science fiction are likely to love this book. People of faith may be somewhat uncomfortable with the topics discussed, but Wilson handles these subjects in a respectful and considerate manner.
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Damaged but Not Destroyed: From Trauma to Triumph

Despite the book’s unabashedly Christian folksiness, Todd is intent upon addressing hard subjects, such as generational trauma, the venomous yearning for public validation, and the crippling effects of abuse, shame, and denial. Vibrant Christian collections will want this.
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I Am Asking in the Name of God: Ten Prayers for a Future of Hope

Readers interested in a summary of Catholic social teaching will find these essays worthwhile.
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C.S. Lewis in America: Readings and Reception, 1935–1947

A careful and modest addition to the scholarly conversation around the life and works of C.S. Lewis.
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The Surprising Genius of Jesus: What the Gospels Reveal About the Greatest Teacher

An insightful examination, appealing to both theologists and laypeople.
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A Bird’s-Eye View of Luke and Acts: Context, Story, and Themes

An excellent book for college or seminary courses. General readers with interest in Luke and Acts will like it too, as it is academic in approach but also accessible.
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100 Places To See After You Die: A Travel Guide to the Afterlife

Readers who don’t mind some irreverence can imaginary-armchair-travel to Valhalla (Norse mythology), the Heaviside Layer (Cats), the Djalia (Black Panther’s Wakanda), and the Outer Planes (Dungeons & Dragons).

The Afterlife Book: Heaven, Hell, and Life After Death

A thorough, well-researched, and nonjudgmental book. An excellent resource for readers exploring the true final frontier of death and beyond.

Soul Boom: Why We Need a Spiritual Revolution

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a reflective blend of religion and pop culture. Recommended for fans of hopeful, humorous takes on heavy topics, as in Kristin Chenoweth’s I’m No Philosopher, But I Got Thoughts.
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World Religions in Seven Sentences: A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic

This title is better at assuring Christians of their own position than challenging their interlocutors. Readers are left with little understanding of other religions’ appeal.

Loving Our Own Bones: Disability Wisdom and the Spiritual Subversiveness of Knowing Ourselves Whole

An excellent, impressive addition to the conversation around theology and disability that shines on many levels.
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Hidden Light: Judaism and Mystical Experience in Israeli Cinema

International-film enthusiasts will applaud the author for providing such in-depth consideration of Israeli films; others might simply be grateful for a list of new movies. Best for only the most comprehensive film studies collections.
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Centering Jesus: How the Lamb of God Transforms Our Communities, Ethics, and Spiritual Lives

Christians who consider themselves evangelical will especially be drawn to this title that focuses on Christian discipleship and spiritual growth for troubled times.
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He Called Me Sister: A True Story of Finding Humanity on Death Row

This deeply moving book is a personal challenge to doctrinaire notions of justice verses the Christian conviction that each person is redeemable.

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Home Is Here: Practicing Antiracism with the Engaged Eightfold Path

What initially looks like a reworking of Buddhism becomes a recovery of it from the dominant culture. A great and intriguing source for readers to work through, featuring stories, analyses, and proposed exercises.
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Life After God: Finding Faith When You Can’t Believe Anymore

An intriguing attempt at a process theology that’s apologetic but in need of more precision and heft.
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Christian Nationalism and the Birth of the War on Drugs

This groundbreaking work will be appreciated particularly by scholars, but those with an interest in history or Christian history will likely find it engaging as well.
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Jewish Sunday Schools: Teaching Religion in Nineteenth-Century America

This title offers a window into the formation of the American Jewish community. A very well-researched book of interest to anyone who ever attended or sent their child to a Jewish Sunday school.
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Wake Up to Wonder: 22 Invitations to Amazement in the Everyday

Although all of the subjects March commends to the reader are Christians, the suggested practices are not bound by any religious faith and open to anyone who strives to live deliberately.
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Searching for Agabus: Embracing Authenticity and Finding Your Way to You

Recommended for all popular devotional collections.

The Sacred Life of Bread: Uncovering the Mystery of an Ordinary Loaf

A wonderful conflation of all that is theological and spiritual with the art of bread making. Best for ministers, parish leaders, and bread makers.
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Creating the Canon: Composition, Controversy, and the Authority of the New Testament

Readers of the New Testament will find this book to be both intriguing and informative.
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American Idolatry: How Christian Nationalism Betrays the Gospel and Threatens the Church

Heartfelt, incisive, and worthy of thoughtful consideration.
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The Evangelical Imagination: How Stories, Images, and Metaphors Created a Culture in Crisis

Often insightful and rewarding in its commentary on the Victorian roots of evangelical Christian ideas, this book could confront current issues a bit more strongly.
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The New Fight for Life: Roe, Race, and a Pro-Life Commitment to Justice

Watson challenges his evangelical audience to look beyond legal restrictions on abortion and consider more compassionate responses.
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Faith and Fake News: A Guide to Consuming Information Wisely

This book gives sound advice to readers who engage in debates on social media platforms.
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Vengeance Is Mine: The Mountain Meadows Massacre and Its Aftermath

This book will likely capture the attention and admiration of historical scholars.
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Intimate Strangers: A History of Jews and Catholics in the City of Rome

A fascinating and readable history that’s essential for those interested in Jewish or Italian history.
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Oral Roberts and the Rise of the Prosperity Gospel

Those interested in U.S. religious history or in 20th-century televangelism will find this well-researched and informative book to be of value.
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QAnon, Chaos, and the Cross: Christianity and Conspiracy Theories

This book treats conspiracy theories like an aberration, instead of confronting the possibility that recent events might be a natural development within the evangelical movement itself.
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Beyond Doubt: The Secularization of Society

A scrappy work of scholarship and worthwhile addition to the conversation.
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Washed Ashore: Family, Fatherhood, and Finding Home on Martha’s Vineyard

The author’s journey will be a familiar one to many readers who struggle to find meaning in their day-to-day existence and their ability to conquer any threats against it.

The Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism: How the Evangelical Battle over the End Times Shaped a Nation

This is an exceptional resource for readers looking to understand conservative Christianity. The book also illuminates much of U.S. religious history in general.
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Bad Mormon: A Memoir

Recommended for fans of the show, of course. This memoir will also appeal to readers who enjoy reading about women successfully navigating adulthood and motherhood.
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All of Us Together in the End

A post-pandemic voyage for the spiritually adventuresome.

Living Theravada: Demystifying the People, Places, and Practices of a Buddhist Tradition

This is an immensely informative book and a beneficial entry point into understanding this religious tradition.
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Christendom: The Triumph of a Religion, AD 300–1300

Well-researched with extensive footnotes and bibliography. For history buffs who can’t get enough of this stuff.

Armageddon: What the Bible Really Says about the End

Lucid and compelling, Ehrman challenges readers to encounter the ancient Book of Revelation once again. This title makes it worthwhile.

Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism

A disturbing read at times, but an important one, especially given the growth of the white supremacy movement in this era.
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Christianity and Critical Race Theory: A Faithful and Constructive Conversation

People interested in critical race theory and Christians concerned about faith integration and social justice will find this book to be very helpful.
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Stories Behind the Poses: The Indian Mythology That Inspired 50 Yoga Postures

Suggest to readers looking to broaden and deepen yoga practice, and include in displays with yoga guides and training manuals.
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The New Crusades: Islamophobia and the Global War on Muslims

Those interested in Islam, religious persecution, or the relationship between religion and politics will find this insightful and disturbing.
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Living Resistance: An Indigenous Vision for Seeking Wholeness Every Day

A work of both spiritual direction and challenge toward social engagement, with welcoming, lambent prose. Curtice is a fresh and intelligent voice in the genre.
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From Bonham to Buddha and Back: The Slow Enlightenment of the Hard Rock Drummer

Like a rollicking drum solo, Moss’s writing will reward readers willing to go along for the ride. The author’s passion and joy for both music and spirituality are radiant.
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What Makes You Come Alive: A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman

Brown’s vibrant portrait is sure to pique curiosity into Thurman’s writings and open meaningful conversation about what the relationship between spirituality and social action can be today.
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Grace in the Gray: A More Loving Way To Disagree

A gentle, Christian perspective on strength in weakness and authenticity in the gray spaces.
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Love Outside the Lines: Beyond the Boundaries of Race, Difference, and Preference

One’s man’s racial pilgrimage of self that will likely inspire many readers to look within and at others through a different lens.
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Mormon Envoy: The Diplomatic Legacy of Dr. John Milton Bernhisel

Worthen’s biography of Bernhisel is also an elegantly written history lesson. Recommended.
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The Man Born To Be King: Wade Annotated Edition

Readers interested in Sayers’s religious writings or in general religious literature will find this book to be informative and useful.
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The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise

While the premise and the prose seem a bit meandering at times, Iyer’s latest book is a joyful travelogue that many readers will likely enjoy.

The Wonder Paradox: Embracing the Weirdness of Existence and the Poetry of Our Lives

Warmth and enthusiasm suffuse Hecht’s enchanting prose, which make this book a moving, hopeful read.
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Hope Leans Forward: Braving Your Way Toward Simplicity, Awakening, and Peace

Each beautiful chapter develops a topic drawn from Buddhist thought, followed by a section born from interviews with contemporary practitioners and activists, a mindfulness exercise, and a concluding set of reflective queries in the Quaker style. Perfect for those who want to progress on their spiritual journey.
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