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  • Publishers Lying Low During Driscoll Drama

    Mark Driscoll, who recently weathered plagiarism charges, has made headlines once again, this time for hiring a company that manipulates bestseller lists. Now the Seattle pastor is stepping back from his writing career to focus on his church.

  • Short Takes: Religion Publishing News Briefs, March 12, 2014

    B&H author on Dancing with the Stars; Religion Communicators honor books; Outreach magazine selects winning titles.

  • It is Written: News in Bibles and Sacred Texts, March 12, 2014

    A Bible app for kids has been downloaded more than 2 million times; the CEB focuses on women; findings from a new study on the Bible and American life.

  • Reviews of New and Forthcoming Religion and Spirituality Books, March 12, 2014

    A lyrical memoir about spiritual refueling; a starred review for an examination of the lives of LGBTQ Catholics.

  • Billy Coffey: Writing a Different Ending

    Still captivated by the distinctive small Virginia town where he grew up, Billy Coffey returns to its proxy in his latest novel, which explores what happens when 20 years’ worth of guilt about a young man’s untimely death overtakes three high school classmates.

  • PW Talks with Angie Smith: A Legacy of Love

    Angie Smith wrote her bestselling children's book in memory of her daughter Audrey Caroline, who died the day she was born in 2008.

  • To Forgive Is Divine: Fresh Looks at a Perennial Topic

    Forgiveness has been a struggle since the Garden of Eden, so it’s no surprise authors find a never-ending readership for books on the subject. From memoir to how-to, we take a look at six new books.

  • Indian Publisher Pauses on Second Hinduism Book

    In a continuing controversy, an Indian publisher says it will have independent scholars examine objections from a conservative Hindu group to another book by American religion scholar Wendy Doniger.

  • Touré Roberts: Focusing Through Faith

    Touré Roberts excelled in business, but ended up founding a church in L.A. with many musicians and actors in the congregation. Now his business savvy and unique pastoral experiences have led to a book he hopes will help readers “understand how to move in one direction," using faith to conquer fear, self-doubt, and sin.

  • Hindu Book Controversy Grows

    Amid contested reports that a second book about Hinduism by religion scholar Wendy Doniger may be withdrawn in India, a scholars group is expressing concern about a chilling effect on free inquiry.

  • Chalice Press Acquires Book by Minister Defrocked for Marrying Gay Son

    Chalice Press has acquired a book by United Methodist pastor Frank Shaefer, who was defrocked in December for officiating at his gay son’s marriage six years ago.

  • It is Written: News in Bibles and Sacred Texts, February 2014

    Zondervan releases a new Bible especially designed for single women.

  • Reviews of New and Forthcoming Religion and Spirituality Books, February 2014

    Jim Martin's book about Jesus gets a starred review; Kerry Weber's first book takes mercy to the streets.

  • Allison Pataki: Revising a Traitor’s Story

    Allison Pataki, daughter of former New York State Gov. George E. Pataki, grew up gazing across the Hudson River at West Point Academy and hearing about the life of Benedict Arnold, the most notorious turncoat in American history. But when Pataki uncovered a forgotten romantic triangle and the role of Arnold’s much younger wife in the plot to aid the British, the seed was planted for her novel based on those events.

  • PW Talks with Rabbi Amy Eilberg: Building Peace

    In "From Enemy to Friend: Jewish Wisdom and the Pursuit of Peace," Rabbi Amy Eilberg offers a practical guide to fulfillment of the Jewish religious commandment to “pursue peace” at all levels of life.

  • New Light on Lent: Books Help Readers See Anew

    During the Lenten season Christians are urged to more deliberately contemplate Christ’s suffering and death. But traditional observances, such as penance and fasting, all too often produce dour expressions instead of spiritual fruits. Three new books hope to resurrect the joyful side of this season of sacrifice.

  • Christians Reassess Biblical Views on LGBT People

    Sparked by societal changes, some evangelical Christians have begun to break from a deeply anti-homosexual history. Two new books offer a more welcoming and modern take on Bible passages that are often used to exclude those who are LGBT from full inclusion in the church.

  • Short Takes: Religion Publishing News Briefs, February 2014

    Launches and restructures; appointments and anniversaries; awards and honors.

  • Man or God? Scholars Again Debate the Divinity of Jesus

    At the center of the Christian faith stands a perplexing event--a human named Jesus of Nazareth becomes a living embodiment of God. But over the centuries many Christians have raised questions about this moment: How did such a transformation occur? How can a man be fully human and fully divine at the same time? How did Jesus become God?

  • Accidental Book and Movie Tie-In Brings Monumental Sales

    Cara Putman didn’t plan on her new book sharing Amazon and Twitter space with George Clooney, but she and her publisher aren’t saying no.

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