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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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Mormon Envoy: The Diplomatic Legacy of Dr. John Milton Bernhisel

Worthen’s biography of Bernhisel is also an elegantly written history lesson. Recommended.

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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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.
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Awakening Dignity: A Guide to Living a Life of Deep Fulfillment

A hopeful and easily accessible handbook written with clarity and authenticity, for those interested in exploring Buddhist teachings or simply hoping to improve the quality of their own lives and the lives of others.
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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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Faithful Disobedience: Writings on Church and State from a Chinese House Church Movement

It is hard to avoid the historical echoes of Anabaptists and English Dissenters as a struggle for religious freedom plays out once again in a different key.
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Unruly Saint: Dorothy Day’s Radical Vision and its Challenge for Our Times

This is best for readers who already have knowledge about Day and her work.

The Devil’s Atlas: An Explorer’s Guide to Heavens, Hells and Afterworlds

A great choice for public libraries and high school and undergraduate art, history, and religion collections.
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The Aromatherapy Companion

Both experienced users of essential oils and novices will likely find this good entry-level book useful.
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Why We Meditate: The Science and Practice of Clarity and Compassion

As valuable for skeptical or reluctant meditative practitioners as it is for experienced ones, this book is actionable, intentional, personal, and practical.
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The Urban Quilted Home: 15 Beginner-Friendly Quilt Patterns for Items Around Your Home

The illustrations are excellent, as is the glossary. This is a first-rate textbook for beginning quilters.
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Cain’s Act: The Origins of Hate

Though brief, this book is a rich interpretation with a depth of ethical implications, expressed clearly in Will Schutt’s translation.

The Kabbalistic Tree

Extensive research with primary-source materials makes this a monumental achievement that will be valuable to scholars and general readers interested in Judaism, religion, and art history.
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Believe for It: Passing On Faith to the Next Generation

This is a sunny Christian conversation primer.
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The Death of Christ: The Bible and Popular Culture vs. Archaeological and Historical Evidence

The text stays close to the primary classical sources but does not broadly engage the larger scholarly conversation about critical research and debates on the life of Jesus.
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How To Know God Exists: Solid Reasons To Believe in God, Discover Truth, and Find Meaning in Your Life

The audience for this book may prove to be narrow, perhaps mostly appealing to like-minded evangelical Christians.
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The Cross in Context: Reconsidering Biblical Metaphors for Atonement

Those interested in biblical and systematic theology, specifically the concept of atonement, will find this book instructive and insightful.
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The Thrill of Orthodoxy: Rediscovering the Adventure of Christian Faith

While those who feel the borders of their Christian faith are under threat may applaud the approach, those left on the outside may find this presentation less than thrilling.
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All Our Griefs To Bear

Those who lead and support congregations would do well to consider this well-supported book. It’s filled with advice about how to adjust to a post-pandemic world.

The Power of Ideas: Words of Faith and Wisdom

Sacks, a sage, never fails to impart an accessible, yet deeply sagacious insight into the modern struggle for a life of meaning and purpose. A valuable list of his published works completes this collection.
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Beyond Welcome: Centering Immigrants in Our Christian Response to Immigration

This book will be of interest to general readers but especially those wanting to know more about immigration or biblical and theological reflections on the topic.
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Clinging to Hope: What Scripture Says About Weathering Times of Trouble, Chaos, and Calamity

Those with an interest in Swindoll or in works written from a biblical perspective will find this book to be useful.

Nonverts: The Making of Ex-Christian America

Bullivant is a playful and knowledgeable guide with fascinating insight into the history and future of this phenomenon.
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Guru to the World: The Life and Legacy of Vivekananda

Useful and perhaps even fascinating for readers interested in Hinduism or in scholarly literature on Vivekananda.
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On Our Knees: 40 Days to Living Boldly in Prayer

Not a bad first step for seekers stuck in the dark night of the soul; Wickham might be able to help.
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Appalachian Zen: Journeys in Search of True Home, from the American Heartland to the Buddha Dharma

Best for larger Buddhism collections or where biographies of common experiences are popular.
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Singing and Dancing Are the Voice of the Law: A Commentary on Hakuin’s “Song of Zazen”

Engaging and profound, Lahn’s insights will be much welcomed by readers looking to deepen their meditation practice. Although grounded in Zen Buddhist philosophy, the essence of his teachings will resonate with people of a variety of backgrounds.

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In the Margins: A Transgender Man’s Journey with Scripture

Recommended for readers looking for new, exciting ways to understand the Bible and Christianity, particularly through the eyes of a trans man who is theologically informed and writes lucidly about his journey.
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Race and Rhyme: Rereading the New Testament

Exhibiting a keen knowledge of the Bible and related scholarship, Sechrest’s work may be a tough read at times for those unversed in biblical scholarship, but it will appeal to those seeking fresh insights from the New Testament.
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Untrustworthy: The Knowledge Crisis Breaking Our Brains, Polluting Our Politics, and Corrupting Christian Community

An accessible and coherent work that brings hope to those who are suffering from the loss of communication and relationships with former friends and estranged loved ones.
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The Inconvenient Gospel: A Southern Prophet Tackles War, Wealth, Race, and Religion

This book is an excellent introduction for those interested in Jordan or in faith-based social justice.

 

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On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World

Ruttenberg’s book sets out guidelines for full-hearted repentance--the kind of atonement that people should do, but often don’t.
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The Dalai Lama: Leadership and the Power of Compassion

That Chih is captivated by the Dalai Lama is beyond question. But this effusive narrative falls just shy of a hagiography. Perhaps for this reason, Chih’s biography fails to capture the depth of this remarkable human being, the Tibetan people, and the distinctiveness of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Hope: A User’s Manual

Written for believers of faith and non-believers too (Dana is careful not to distinguish between the two), this book is recommended for readers wanting a sympathetic voice to guide them through these confusing and isolating times.
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The God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus

Tackling issues often charged with high emotions, Garcia offers a guide to social change with an accessible and easy-to-understood model. Suited for readers interested in religious studies and social justice.
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Agrarian Spirit: Cultivating Faith, Community, and the Land

For those familiar with this topic and the ecology and religion space, there isn’t much that is new or surprising. The author does, however, add an irenic, credible, hopeful voice in the often-heated debates surrounding religious involvement, human responsibility, and society’s future on this planet.
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Roar Like a Goddess: Every Woman’s Guide to Becoming Unapologetically Powerful, Prosperous, and Peaceful

Readers looking for life-coaching advice, admonition, affirmation, inspiration, and encouragement will find it here. The text also contributes general knowledge about Hinduism and Indian culture.
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Kingdom and Country: Following Jesus in the Land That You Love

The conversation of how to navigate the tension of what it means to be Christian and to live in the world is not new. However, this thought-provoking volume asks readers to reconsider their assumptions and offers fresh challenges in this discussion. Best for religious, church, and community organizations.
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Wrestling with Job: Defiant Faith in the Face of Suffering

This simplistic and unsatisfying book is most disappointing for what it chooses to ignore: the awesome and inexplicable mystery of Job as a text and the even greater mystery of redemptive suffering. Recommended for Bible study groups and seminary libraries.
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Streams in the Wasteland: Finding Spiritual Renewal with the Desert Fathers and Mothers

Although there are not enough anecdotes from desert mothers and fathers to fully appreciate them, Arndt’s book (citing Anglican, Orthodox, and Catholic sources) succeeds in showing that they were not some curious aberration but a genuine response that has repeated itself throughout Church history.
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How We Live Is How We Die

Oft-quoted, much beloved, and radiating kindness, Chödrön remains a guiding light for those seeking spiritual growth.
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Sincerely Held: American Secularism and Its Believers

A good choice for religious, political, and legal scholars seeking a thorough confrontation of what historically has and hasn’t counted as a sincerely held religious belief.

Beyond the Darkness: A Gentle Guide for Living with Grief and Thriving After Loss

A book every adult should read. Highly recommended for all libraries.
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I Spoke to You with Silence: Essays from Queer Mormons of Marginalized Genders

Highly recommended for general readers of gender studies and religious studies. This book deserves a broad readership.
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Good and Beautiful and Kind: Becoming Whole in a Fractured World

Villodas’s work, which presents the Christian God as one who seeks to forgive, not punish, and calls on disciples to do the same, will appeal to readers who appreciate a down-to-earth Christianity that is not solely focused on itself.
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The Line: A New Way of Living with the Wisdom of Your Akashic Records

Recommended for collection where works about energy healing and spiritual awakening are in demand.
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Sharing the Gospel with Ease: How the Love of Christ Can Flow Naturally from Your Life

Recommended for seminary libraries and religion and spirituality collections.
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A Curious Faith: The Questions God Asks, We Ask, and We Wish Someone Would Ask Us

This book is best suited to public libraries with audiences looking for religious devotional materials or religious libraries.
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An Explorer’s Guide to John Calvin

Seminaries looking for an easy introduction to Calvin may want to consider.

Evangelical Anxiety: A Memoir

A bold, thought-provoking memoir on the intersections of faith and mental health.
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Reading Black Books: How African American Literature Can Make Our Faith More Whole and Just

An excellent addition to both public and academic libraries.
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Reorganized Religion: The Reshaping of the American Church and Why It Matters

Telling rich stories about people and communities across a vast religious spectrum, Smietana delivers his insights on reimagining American Christianity and organized religion more broadly.
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The Shape of Christian History: Continuity and Diversity in the Global Church

A concise and succinct plan for reading and writing Christian history.
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Hope in 60 Seconds: Encountering the God of the Impossible

Baker’s book means to reach readers who might be in despair, but it should appeal to anyone who, in her words, “need a touch from heaven.”
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God Is Here: Reimagining the Divine

By integrating Eastern practices to illuminate her own spiritual tradition and personal encounters, Spitzer moves beyond merely touting the benefits of mindfulness exercises, even while one wonders whether the Big Person can be integrated with these metaphors and practices or must be left behind.
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All the White Friends I Couldn’t Keep: Hope—and Hard Pills To Swallow—About Fighting for Black Lives

This is a book full of difficult choices, about choosing not to waste energy trying to convince those willfully entrenched in racist narratives, during a personal and historic struggle for meaning, life, and Black joy.
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Two Billion Caliphs: A Vision of a Muslim Future

Recommended for its novel perspectives and invitation for dialogue.
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Don’t Worry: 48 Lessons on Relieving Anxiety from a Zen Buddhist Monk

Highly recommended for general readers interested in Eastern philosophy and open to learning practical approaches to dealing with anxiety. Masuno’s useful advice is particularly needed in recent times.
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The Hidden Order of Intimacy: Reflections on the Book of Leviticus

Although readers might be occasionally disappointed by an infelicitous approach to a delicate topic or a missed opportunity for a critical conversation with pre-modern quotations, reading Leviticus alongside Zornberg still manages to be a thoughtful, informative experience.
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Undoing the Knots: Five Generations of American Catholic Anti-Blackness

Recommended for readers interested in assimilation issues faced by Irish Catholic immigrants as well as the varied aspects of racism in the United States.
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God: An Anatomy

Stavrakopoulou demonstrates scholarly acumen and popular flair.

This Here Flesh: Spirituality, Liberation, and the Stories That Make Us

A challenging and contemplative book, eminently readable as engaging prose while offering insight and depth throughout.
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The Good Life Method: Reasoning Through the Big Questions of Happiness, Faith, and Meaning

Recommended for those interested in improving their lives through an intellectual approach grounded in the realities of life in today’s challenging world.

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Buddhish: A Guide to the 20 Most Important Buddhist Ideas for the Curious and Skeptical

Salguero’s is not a work for academic researchers or readers already versed in Buddhist philosophy; in fact, he dissuades such readers in the introduction. It will most suit niche readers with a skeptic’s mindset who are seeking basic information about Buddhism. Not a necessary acquisition.
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Filled with Fire and Light: Portraits and Legends from the Bible, Talmud, and Hasidic World

People interested in Jewish history, tradition, and texts, as well as general readers interested in religion or historical narratives, will find this book to be informative and useful.
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The Zen of Therapy: Uncovering a Hidden Kindness in Life

Meditation has become increasingly popular in self-help in recent years; Epstein’s book is recommended for anyone interested in exploring the potential benefits of a meditation practice.
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Muhammad, the World-Changer: An Intimate Portrait

An excellent account of Jebara’s personal understanding of the Prophet Muhammad that could inspire readers to undertake their own similar journey.

Jehovah’s Witnesses: A New Introduction

With accessible writing, this is a much-needed examination of a pivotal religious movement.

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Wholehearted Faith

Evans’s honest questioning of Christian teachings and a God she mostly (but doesn’t always) believe in will strike a chord with believers and agnostics alike.
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Women and Religion: Global Lives in Focus

Highly recommended for students working on research papers or projects. This work will also appeal to anyone interested in learning about the religious lives of women or to those interested in a more inclusive society.
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On Consolation: Finding Solace in Dark Times

Readers interested in history or philosophy (whether or not they are religious), will find Ignatieff’s blend of spirituality and self-help to be particularly significant.
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Introduction to the Spiritual Life: Walking the Path of Prayer with Jesus

Pitre offers a fine introduction to Catholic spiritual life that would be accessible to any reader seeking to go beyond simple prayers and discover the richness of the Catholic spiritual tradition; it might be appreciated by non-Catholic readers as well.

Fierce Love: A Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness That Can Heal the World

Lewis’s infectious optimism (about the power of love and its potential to change society) will reignite hope in many readers who might be weary from personal and professional struggles.
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Following the Call: Living the Sermon on the Mount Together

Individual readers and discussion groups interested in Gospel-based spirituality will appreciate this book’s broad-based approach to a familiar scripture passage.
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Shoutin’ in the Fire: An American Epistle

This faith-centered memoir will find an audience particularly among readers interested in the intersection of religion, gender, and politics.
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The Monastic Heart: 50 Simple Practices for a Contemplative and Fulfilling Life

For readers seeking solace and a deeper spiritual practice, or anyone with an interest in Benedictine monastic practices. With its advice on contemplation, this is also a helpful guide for groups.
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Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet

General readers will benefit from Nhat Hanh’s focus on mindfulness and positive at the individual level. Recommended for anyone wanting a better world for future generations.
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Good News about Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World

Christians in general and ones specifically concerned about social justice will find this book to be almost essential reading.
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Being with God: The Absurdity, Necessity, and Neurology of Contemplative Prayer

To advocate for a non-productive spirituality, Sherrill focuses on the pragmatic benefits of contemplation and offers a handful of spiritual life hacks for readers in need of advice or guidance.

To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, and Radical Hope

Interspersed with allusions to Toni Morrison’s seminal Beloved, Bailey’s book is simultaneously evocative and provocative.
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You Are Not Your Own: Belonging to God in an Inhuman World

Recommended for readers who are seeking Christ-centered solutions for some of society’s problems.
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Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul

Witkowski does an admirable job covering an extraordinary life. Her book will appeal first to people of faith, but jazz lovers will find it valuable too.
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Abuelita Faith: What Women on the Margins Teach Us about Wisdom, Persistence, and Strength

Armas’s gift for storytelling and in-depth research in Latine theology make for an account that’s accessible for lay readers as well as religion scholars interested in Christian theology through the lens of Indigenous knowledge systems. For public and academic libraries focused on inclusive, representational theological collection development.

American Religious History: Belief and Society through Time

A valuable resource for teachers, students, and anyone interested in religion and contemporary American society.

If God Is Love, Don’t Be a Jerk: Finding a Faith That Makes Us Better Humans

Complete with a discussion guide, this is a sobering yet inspiring discourse for open-minded, thoughtful readers.
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Even If: Trusting God When Life Disappoints, Overwhelms, or Just Doesn’t Make Sense

With its frequent reminders that we are not alone, this personal account is recommended for the reader who needs encouragement to move forward through life’s darker moments.

Kabbalah and the Founding of America: The Early Influence of Jewish Thought in the New World

Ogren has authored a tour de force with this well-written and captivating volume that reexamines the role of religion in the period leading up to American independence. A must for readers interested in an often untold perspective on the history and religious identity of the United States.

Praying with Jane Eyre: Reflections on Reading as a Sacred Practice

More than just a celebration of Jane Eyre, Zoltan’s touching account, spanning spirituality, literature, memoir, and self-help, will resonate with fans of re-reading as a meditative practice.

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Millennial Nuns: Reflections on Living a Spiritual Life in a World of Social Media

A personal collection that offers a firsthand glimpse into lives that most of us will never know, but which social media is making less of a mystery.
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Christians Against Christianity: How Right-Wing Evangelicals Are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith

An examination and call to action that will be of particular interest to readers of White Evangelical Racism, by Anthea Butler, or Jesus and John Wayne, by Kristin Kobes Du Mez.

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One Faith No Longer: The Transformation of Christianity in Red and Blue America

Yancey and Quosigk lean toward identifying conservative Evangelicalism as historical Christianity
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New Religions: Emerging Faiths and Religious Cultures in the Modern World

An excellent starting point for those who wish to explore new religions further. Recommended for anyone interested in emerging religions, and an essential resource for academic and religious libraries.
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The Always God: He Hasn’t Changed and You Are Not Forgotten

Highly recommended for readers who are seeking reassurance of God’s presence in their lives. Stephens’s latest work, in its substance and delivery, compares to books by Mark Hamilton or Max Lucado.
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Woman Evolve: Break Up with Your Fears and Revolutionize Your Life

Roberts argues that Eve is a role model to be emulated because of her ability to move beyond her past and partner with God to create a hopeful future. Her words will draw in fellow Evangelical Christians who are navigating fear or insecurity.

Freeing Jesus: Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence

As with mysticism, highly personal accounts of Jesus run the risk of portraying the Jesus one wants to see, rather than encountering the transformative power of the Spirit. Bass neatly avoids most of this and so provides a portrait of Jesus for progressive Christians of all stripes that is as tangible, compelling, and biblical as the Christ of their more fundamentalist counterparts.

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The Most Beautiful Disaster: How God Makes Miracles out of Our Mistakes

While there is a bit of a reliance on “the enemy” to explain bad behavior, Carpenter’s message is basically a hopeful one that emphasizes her concept of God’s love.
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Family of Origin, Family of Choice: Stories of Queer Christians

These moving narratives, offering firsthand perspectives from a racially diverse group of LGBTQ Christians and their families, will resonate with many.
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Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair

A thoughtful approach to a vital topic. It will especially appeal to fans of Jemar Tisby’s The Color of Compromise.
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Karma: A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting Your Destiny

A must for devotees of Sadhguru. This work will also be of interest to those trying to explore the complex topic of karma in a more conversational form. However, readers seeking an academic exploration of karma may want to consider other resources.
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