Hijacked: Responding to the Partisan Church Divide by Michael Slaughter and Charles Gutenson, with Robert P. Jones (Feb., paper, $15), ISBN 978-1426742361) explores ways to rescue your church from the infiltration of partisan politics.
Embraced by God: Celebrating Who and Whose You Are by Babbie Mason (Feb., paper, $18.95, ISBN 978-1426741340). The gospel singer shares her personal journey to understanding how very much God loved her, not as a singer or teacher but as His child.
A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life by Lama Marut (June, $16, paper, ISBN 978-1582703732) offers a guide to the good life using a series of insightful lessons, meditations, and exercises.
Bible Basics for Catholics by John Bergsma (May, $14.95, paper, ISBN 978-1594712913) is an authentically Catholic introduction to the “big picture” of salvation history by a biblical scholar and teacher.
My Peace I Give You by Dawn Eden (May, $16.95, paper, ISBN 978-1594712906) shows how the lives of the saints have given the author hope and aided her journey of spiritual healing after childhood sexual abuse.
Heroes and Monsters by Josh James Riebock (March, paper, $16.99, ISBN 978-0-8010-1398-0) explores issues of trust, obedience, intimacy, dreams, grief, and purpose that form people into who they are.
Heaven Is Now by Andrew Farley (April, hardcover, $17.99, ISBN 978-0-8010-1438-3) shows how to awaken the five spiritual senses in order to see, hear, smell, taste, and feel the grace of heaven, even in the midst of trouble.
What Christians Believe About the Bible: A Concise Guide for Students by Don Thorsen and Keith Reeves (July, paper, $19.99, ISBN 978-0801048319) introduces the basics of history, interpretation, and theological understandings of the Bible to equip readers to think critically about scripture.
The Gospel After Christendom: New Voices, New Cultures, New Expressions, edited by Ryan K. Bolger (July, paper, $27.99, ISBN 978-0801039430). International contributors from emerging contexts around the world explore the best current thinking about the mission and practice of the church.
The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda E. Brunstetter (April, $14.99, paper, ISBN 978-1602608115). Six unlikely men and women join Amish widow Emma Yoder for quilting classes, but their most important lessons have nothing to do with quilts.
Leadership Excellence by Pat Williams and Jim Denney (Feb., $19.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-1616267278). The senior vice president of the Orlando Magic offers guidance drawn from historical and present-day leaders in business, sports, religion, and politics.
Baylor Univ. Press
Jesus and the Demise of Death: Resurrection, Afterlife, and the Fate of the Christian by Matthew Levering (April, $29.95, paper, ISBN 978-1602584471) offers a constructive theology that considers Jesus’ descent into hell and resurrection as parts of a robust vision of the Christian bodily resurrection.
LDS in the USA: Mormonism and the Making of American Culture by Lee Trepanier and Lynita K. Newswander (Feb., $24.95, paper, ISBN 978-1602583276) examines the tensions at the intersection of the nation’s sometimes bizarre misunderstanding of Mormon beliefs and the suspicious acceptance of the best-known Mormons into American civic and political life.
A Twist of Faith: An American Christian’s Quest to Help Orphans in Africa by John Donnelly (July, $25.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-0807001325). The unlikely story of how faith and determination compelled an American to travel to Africa and open a school for children orphaned by AIDS.
The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis (April, $19.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-0764209772). Popular Amish fiction author Lewis opens her new series in Hickory Hollow, Pa., where classically trained violinist Amelia Devries stumbles into an Old Order Amish community in a rainstorm and meets an Amish man questioning his future. 240,000 first printing.
Touching the Sky by Tracie Peterson (June, $14.99, paper, ISBN 978-0764206160). Laura Marquardt is faced with a difficult choice after her sister Carissa marries her Confederate suitor and Laura overhears information about a Confederate plot.
God and Charles Dickens: Recovering the Christian Voice of a Classic Author by Gary L. Cooledge (June, $19.99, paper, ISBN 978-1587433207) examines Dickens’s faith, showing how Christian beliefs and practices permeate his work.
Dispatches from Bitter America by Todd Starnes (Feb., $14.99, paper, ISBN 978-1433672750) offers conservative political satire. 20,000 first printing.
The Subversive Kingdom by Ed Stetzer (May, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-1433673825) is a personal call for Christians to reorient their lives to match what Jesus described of His people.
Buddhist Text Translation Society
Buddhist Patriarchs—Lineage of India by Master Hsu Yun and Master Hsuan Hua (July, $17.95, paper, ISBN 978-1-60103-011-5). Biographical sketches of Indian Buddhist patriarchs descending from Shakyamuni Buddha until the 28th Patriarch Bodhidharma, complete with prose, verses, commentary, illustrations, and notes.
PregMANcy: A Dad, a Little Dude, and a Due Date by Christian Piatt (April, $16.99, paper, ISBN 978-0827230323) is an honest and humorous memoir looking at life and household changes when the author and his wife learn they’re expecting their second child—an unplanned pregnancy.
I Heart Sex Workers: A Christian Response to People in the Sex Trade by Lia Claire Scholl (June, $19.99, paper, ISBN 978-0827216624) examines the forces leading individuals into prostitution and provides a Christian response.
Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible by Elizabeth Drescher and Keith Anderson (May, $20, paper, ISBN 978-0819227744). A hands-on strategy guide for religious leaders who want to enrich and extend their ministries using digital media.
From Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer Christ by Patrick S. Cheng (March, $20, paper, ISBN 978-1596272385). A gifted, young, high-profile gay theologian synthesizes liberation, queer, and postcolonial theology in developing a view of Christ.
The Dating Fast: 40 Days to Reclaim Your Heart, Body, and Soul by Katherine Becker (April, $16.95, paper, ISBN 978-0824526924) offers young single Catholic women a 40-day retreat for putting Christ in the center of their lives.
The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler with Jared Wilson (April, $17.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-1433530036). Popular pastor and speaker Chandler in his first book reminds the church of what is of utmost importance: the gospel.
Date Your Wife by Justin Buzzard (June, $10.99, paper, ISBN 978-1433531354) is a guide for husbands looking to strengthen, save, or spice up their marriage and pursue their wives using the gospel.
Wm. B. Eerdmans
Juvenilization of American Christianity by Thomas Bergler (May, $25, paper, ISBN 978-0802866844) traces the way in which youth ministries have breathed new vitality into African-American, Evangelical, mainline Protestant, and Roman Catholic churches and argues that this “juvenilization” of churches has led to widespread spiritual immaturity, consumerism, and self-centeredness.
Work Matters: A Biblical Perspective on Labor by R. Paul Stevens (May, $16, paper, ISBN 978-0-8028-6696-7) examines more than 20 biblical accounts from Genesis to Revelation, exploring through them the theological meaning of every sort of work, manual or intellectual, domestic or commercial.
The Other Side of Suffering: The Father of JonBenet Ramsey Tells the Story of His Journey from Grief to Grace by John Ramsey with Marie Chapian (March, $24.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-0892963850) recounts how Ramsey survived unspeakable tragedy and learned to hope again.
Do Yourself a Favor... Forgive: Learn How to Take Control of Your Life Through Forgiveness by Joyce Meyer (April, $19.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-0446547277) tackles one of the most important and difficult issues in faith: forgiveness.
Ethics of Hope by Jürgen Moltmann (May, $29, paper, ISBN 978-0800698584) is the world-renowned theologian’s assessment of the human prospect, as well as its imperatives.
Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics by Ross Douthat (April, $26, hardcover, ISBN 978-1439178300) argues that Christianity’s place in American life has increasingly been taken over, not by atheism, but by heresy: debased versions of Christian faith that breed hubris, greed, and self-absorption.
Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (May, $24, hardcover, ISBN 978-1451656008). The “Ground Zero Imam” invites readers to a deeper understanding of the role of moderate Muslims in America and in the world.
Golden Sufi Center
The Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee (May, $12.95, paper, ISBN 978-1890350352) brings together the Christian and Sufi mystical traditions, drawing on St. Teresa of Avila’s stages of prayer.
India: A Sacred Geography by Diana L. Eck (March, $27, hardcover, ISBN 978-0385531900) examines Hindu religious ideas and narratives and shows how they have been inscribed in the land itself.
Did Jesus Exist? by Bart Ehrman (March, $26.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-0062204608). The bestselling author and leading biblical scholar offers decisive textual evidence for Christ’s existence. 100,000 first printing.
The American Bible by Stephen Prothero (May, $29.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-0062123435). The bestselling author and noted religion scholar offers a comprehensive collection of texts that have defined and redefined what it means to be an American. 60,000 first printing.
Illusion by Frank Peretti (March, $26.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-1439192672). Middle-aged Mandy is killed. Then her grieving husband encounters a teen identical to her. Is it magic—or something darker?
Three Free Sins by Steve Brown (Feb., $14.99, paper, ISBN 978-1451612264). The author’s outlandish promise of free sins encourages Christians to give themselves a break and enjoy God’s love and forgiveness.
My Brother, the Pope by Georg Ratzinger (March, $24.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-1586177041). The older brother of the pope writes of their life together from childhood through the present. 50,000 first printing.
Following the Path by Joan Chittister (April, $18, hardcover, ISBN 978-0307953988) offers practical advice in these tough economic times on how readers—some of whom have been laid off— can find their passion in life and start a new chapter.
Why Catholicism Matters by Bill Donohue (May, $22.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-0307885333). Always willing to speak his mind and put up the good fight, the president of the Catholic League reminds readers of the wealth of charity and wisdom that exists in the Catholic tradition.
Fixing the Moral Deficit by Ron Sider (Feb., $15, paperback, ISBN 978-0830837953) offers a moral and practical way to fix our national deficit crisis that is consistent with Christian principles and that truly provides justice for all.
The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus by Robin Meyers (Feb., $24.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-118-06159-6) offers a countercultural invitation to get beyond the myriad boundaries, rivalries, and schisms that keep Christians from living out the loving and life-giving teachings of Jesus.
The Post-Black White Church: Becoming the Beloved Community in a Multi-Ethnic World by Efrem Smith (July, $24.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-118-03658-7) contains a blueprint for developing and sustaining a multi-ethnic and Christ-centered community using theology, practical ministry models, and real stories of believers.
Our Religious Brains: What Cognitive Science Reveals About Belief, Morality, Community and Our Relationship with God by Ralph D. Mecklenburger (April, $24.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-58023-508-2) looks comprehensively at the insights and challenges of cognitive studies for all religions.
From Defender to Critic: The Search for a New Jewish Self by David Hartman (April, $35, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-58023-515-0) explores how the struggles of the renowned Orthodox theologian with his halakhic spirituality reshaped and renewed his faith.
Exploring Prosperity Preaching: Biblical Health, Wealth, and Wisdom by Debra J. Mumford (May, $15.99, paper, ISBN 978-0817017088) traces prosperity preaching to its origins and examines its common teachings, carefully weighing biblical texts against the larger scriptural testimony concerning health, wealth, and spiritual wisdom.
Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy by Andrew Preston (Feb., $37.50, hardcover, ISBN 978-1400043231) examines how religion has influenced American foreign relations.
Messy: God Likes It That Way by A.J. Swoboda (March, $12.99, paper, ISBN 978-0825441684) challenges Christians to believe in the God who can be revealed in the mess of life.
The Illuminated Kaddish: Interpretations of the Mourner’s Prayer, written and illustrated by Hyla Shifra Bolsta (May, $27.50, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-60280-190-2) is a full-color, contemporary, illuminated manuscript and modern meditation with images that reflect the spirit of the Kaddish.
Prayers and Reflections for Newlyweds by Aaron A. Del Monte (March, $15.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-0764820854) is intended to help couples grow together in faith and create new memories with meditations, prayers, discussion questions, and activities.
Small Mercies: Glimpses of God in Everyday Life by Nancy Jo Sullivan (April, $12.95, paper, ISBN 978-0829436952) helps second-half-of-life women develop a deeper faith by seeking God in the imperfections of everyday life.
Thrift Store Graces: Finding God’s Gifts in the Midst of the Mess by Jane Knuth (March, $13.95, paper, ISBN 978-0829436921). In this follow-up volume, thrift store volunteer Knuth reveals how when we help the poor, they end up helping us.
God of Love: Finding the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Mirabai Starr (April, $15.95, paper, ISBN 978-0982324677). The acclaimed translator and author champions the underlying unity of peace and justice teachings in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The King Is Coming: Preparing to Meet Jesus by Erwin W. Lutzer (May 1, $12.99, paper, ISBN 978-0802403179). The well-known church leader explains end-times prophecy and what it means.
Church Behind the Wire: A Story of Faith in the Killing Fields by Barnabas Mam with Kitti Murray (May, $14.99, paper, ISBN 978-0802405975). Commissioned by communists as a spy in the concentration camps, Mam converted to Christianity and later became the foremost evangelist and church planter in a land broken by genocide.
New City Press
From Big Bang to Big Mystery: Human Origins in the Light of Creation and Evolution by Brendan Purcell (Feb., $34.95, paper, ISBN 978-1565484337). A study by the renowned priest and academic combines the latest discoveries in paleoanthropology, genetics, neuroscience, and other sciences with the insights of philosophers and theologians about “the Big Bang of Human Consciousness.”
New Hope Publishers
Character: The Pulse of a Disciple’s Heart by Norman C. Blackaby and Gene Wilkes (April, $16.99, paper, ISBN 978-1596693470) enables readers to develop godly character through biblical case studies.
Demolishing Supposed Bible Contradictions, vol. 2 by Tim Chaffey with Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge (April, $12.99, paper, ISBN 978-0890516492) offers evidence against the toughest of biblical critics.
New Page Books
A New Way to Be Human: Seven Spiritual Pathways to Becoming Full Alive by Robert V. Taylor (April, $15.99, paper, ISBN 978-1601632159) recounts the author’s life from fighting apartheid alongside Desmond Tutu to his appointment as one of the United States’ highest ranking, openly gay Episcopal priests. Tutu provides a foreword.
Vatican II: Fifty Years of Evolution and Revolution in the Catholic Church by Margaret Lavin (May, $18.95, paper, ISBN 978-2896463299) concisely discusses Vatican II and how its teachings have shaped Catholic Church practices over the past 50 years.
Astrology and Cosmology in the World’s Religions by Nicholas Campion (June, $23, paper, ISBN 978-0814717141) offers an overview of the astrologies of the world’s religions in context within theories about the wider universe.
The Pope and I: How the Lifelong Friendship Between a Polish Jew and John Paul II Advanced Jewish-Christian Relations by Jerzy Kluger with Gianfranco Di Simone (May, $26, hardcover, ISBN 978-1570759703). The never-before-told first-person account of the relationship between the author and Pope John Paul II, and how that friendship helped to overcome the Catholic Church’s legacy of anti-Semitism.
Gandhi and the Unspeakable: His Final Experiment with Truth by James W. Douglass (Feb., $24, hardcover, ISBN 978-1570759635). The bestselling author of JFK and the Unspeakable shines new light on the death of Mohandas Gandhi.
Oxford Univ. Press
Font of Life: Ambrose, Augustine, and the Mystery of Baptism by Garry Wills (April, $21.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-0199768516) recounts a vital chapter in the history of early Christianity—the fateful meeting of Saints Augustine and Ambrose.
Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans by David Niose (July, $27, hardcover, ISBN 978-0230338951) looks at how nonbelievers across the country are challenging the Religious Right in the culture wars.
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Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh (May, $14.95, paper, ISBN 978-1-935209-89-8) is an election-year contribution from the venerable Zen master reaching across all political and faith affiliations to show how ethics based in mindfulness can help reach a compromise and re-establish communication after misunderstandings.
Mindfulness in the Garden: Zen Tools for Digging in the Dirt by Zachiah Murray (May, $12.95, paper, ISBN 978-1-937006-15-0) offers simple mindfulness verses (gathas) to bring the reader/gardener’s awareness to the present moment while gardening. Intro. by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Healing the Future: Personal Recovery from Societal Wounding by Dennis Linn, Sheila F. Linn, and Matthew Linn (May, $19.95, paper, ISBN 978-0809147755) addresses how the toxic aspects of our society affect people personally and offers both research and simple techniques to help create a positive future.
Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning by Massimo Faggioli (March, $14.95, paper, ISBN 978-0809147502) presents the theological and historiographical debate about Vatican II on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.
Gospel Treason by Brad Bigney (June, $14.99, paper, ISBN 978-1596384026) shows how to live joyfully and avoid modern-day idols leading to “treason” against the gospel.
Princeton Univ. Press
Sin: The Early History of an Idea by Paula Fredriksen (June, $24.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-0691128900). The award-winning historian of religion tells the surprising story of early Christian concepts of sin, exploring the ways that it came to shape ideas about God and humanity.
The Book of Mormon: A Biography by Paul C. Gutjahr (April, $24.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-0691144801) looks at how the Mormons’ sacred text emerged in history and examines how it launched Mormonism into one of the fastest growing new religions on the planet.
Proving History: Bayes’s Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus by Richard C. Carrier (April, $28, hardcover, ISBN 978-1616145590) proposes Bayes’s theorem as a solution to establishing historical criteria in the study of Christian origins.
Sufi Talks: Teachings of an American Sufi Sheikh by Robert Frager (July, $19.95, paper, ISBN 978-0-8356-0893-0) is a collection of spiritual conversations drawn from weekly teachings given by one of the best-known and well-respected Western Sufi teachers.
Choose Joy by Kay Warren (April, $21.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-8007-2172-5) is intended to empower women by helping them understand that joy is within their grasp—every day.
Hiking Through by Paul Stutzman (May, $13.99, paper, ISBN 978-0-8007-2053-7). When Stutzman lost his wife to breast cancer, he left his career, traveled to Georgia, and began a 2,176-mile hike through 14 states that took four and a half months and changed his life.
Sparks of Divinity by B.K.S. Iyengar and compiled by Noëlle Perez-Christiaens (May, $18.95, paper, ISBN 978-1930485327). The teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar from 1959 to 1975 are compiled by one of his first Western students.
The Food and Feasts of Jesus: Inside the World of First Century Fare, with Menus and Recipes by Douglas Neel and Joel Pugh (May, $39.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4422-1290-9) offers a new perspective on life in biblical times by taking readers inside the meals that Jesus ate with people, from banquets to simple fare.
My Life in Jewish Renewal by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, with Edward Hoffman (June, $35, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4422-1327-2) chronicles the life of one of America’s most celebrated rabbis: “Reb Zalman,” as he is fondly known to friends and followers.
St. Augustine’s Press
Ignatius of Loyola Speaks by Karl Rahner, trans. by Annemarie S. Kidder (May, $13, paper, ISBN 978-1587313868) channels the founder of the Jesuits to explain the order’s importance, which Rahner called his “last will and testament.”
Screen Jesus: Depictions of Christ in Film and Television by Peter Malone (July, $55, hardcover, ISBN 978-0810883895) examines the different depictions of Jesus in the movies from the silent era to present day.
Seven Stories Press
God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse by Slavoj Žižek and Boris Gunjevic´, trans. by Ellen Elias-Bursac (April, $21.95, paper, ISBN 978-1609803698). Renowned Marxist theorist Žižek and radical theologian Gunjevic´ offer a critical inquiry into the three major faiths—Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—and dissect the role of faith in the 21st century.
Tao Te Ching: An All-New Translation by Lao Tzu, trans. by William Scott Wilson (June, $19.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-1590309919), renders the classic anew and authentically, accompanied by Chinese ink paintings and ancillary material.
Natural Brilliance: A Buddhist System for Uncovering Your Strengths and Letting Them Shine by Irini Rockwell (March, $18.95, paper, ISBN 978-1590309322) offers a simple yet profound Buddhist typology system that can enhance self-awareness, improve relationship dynamics, and boost effectiveness.
SkyLight Paths Publishing
Gathering at God’s Table: The Meaning of Mission in the Feast of Faith by Katharine Jefferts Schori (May, $21.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-59473-316-1) explores the meaning of mission in the context of contemporary life.
Writing—The Sacred Art: Beyond the Page to Spiritual Practice by Rami Shapiro and Aaron Shapiro (April, $16.99, paper, ISBN 978-1-59473-372-7) is a fresh, unapologetic guide to writing as a spiritual practice.
God Loves Broken People: And Those Who Pretend They’re Not by Sheila Walsh (March, $21.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-1400202454). The popular speaker and writer offers assurance that God has a divine plan hidden underneath human pain and mistakes.
By Faith, Not by Sight: The Inspirational Story of a Blind Prodigy, a Life-Threatening Illness, and an Unexpected Gift by Scott MacIntyre with Jennifer Schuchmann (April, $19.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-0849947216). American Idol’s first ever disabled finalist shares his inspiring story of being a musical and academic prodigy who prevails over life-threatening obstacles to become a pop sensation.
Godforsaken: Bad Things Happen. Is There a God Who Cares? Yes. Here’s Proof by Dinesh D’Souza (March, $24.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-1414324852) approaches the classic topic with new historical and scientific proof and presents why God is truly worthy of worship and love.
Winning Balance by Shawn Johnson (June, $19.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-1-4143-7210-5) is the memoir of the gold medal gymnast on what she has learned so far about love, faith, and attaining one’s dreams.
Univ. of North Carolina Press
Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn ‘Arabí, Gender, and Sexuality by Sa’diyya Shaikh (March, $49.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-8078-3533-3). Reading the works of Ibn ‘Arabí, 13th-century Sufi poet, mystic, and legal scholar, through a critical feminist lens, Shaikh examines how Sufi metaphysics and theology might allow for fundamental shifts in Islamic gender ethics and law.
Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South by Jeff Wilson (April, $36.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-0-8078-3545-6). Wilson explores how Buddhists are adapting to life in the conservative evangelical Christian culture of the South, and how traditional Southerners are adjusting to them.
My Story, My Song: Mother-Daughter Reflections on Life and Faith by Lucimarian Roberts, as told to Missy Buchanan with reflections by Robin Roberts (April, $18, hardcover, ISBN 978-0835811071), is the memoir of Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, with reflections by Good Morning America coanchor and daughter Robin Roberts. 50,000 first printing.
Revelations by Elaine Pagels (March, $27.95, hardcover, ISBN 978-0670023349) explores the history of the most controversial book of the Bible, by the bestselling author.
The Fourth Fisherman: How Three Mexican Fishermen Who Came Back from the Dead Changed My Life and Saved My Marriage by Joe Kissack (March, $19.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-0307956279). Three fishermen stranded at sea and a Hollywood executive drifting aimlessly in his life collide and find a common lifesaver in the Bible. 60,000 first printing.
The Girl’s Still Got It: Take a Walk with Ruth and the God Who Rocked Her World by Liz Curtis Higgs (July, $14.99, paper, ISBN 978-1578564484) invites readers to step through the portal of time and experience the day-to-day lives of Ruth and Naomi. 75,000 first printing.
This Truth Never Fails: A Zen Memoir in Four Seasons by David Rynick (June, $15.95, paper, ISBN 978-1614290087) is a playful narrative of a year in the life of an unusual Zen master.
Westminster John Knox
Jesus and His World: The Archaeological Evidence by Craig A. Evans (March, $25, hardcover, ISBN 978-0664234133) explores the latest archeological evidence about the historical Jesus and his world.
Lent for Everyone: Mark, Year B: A Daily Devotional by N. T. Wright (Feb., $15, paper, ISBN 978-0664238940) offers reflections for the Lenten season from the Gospel of Mark.
Yale Univ. Press
The Message and the Book: Sacred Texts of the World’s Religions by John Bowker (March, $30, hardcover, ISBN 978-0300179293) is a single-volume guide to the great faiths of the world, examined in light of their sacred texts.
The Teavangelicals: The Inside Story of How the Evangelicals and the Tea Party Are Taking Back America by David Brody (June, $22.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-0310335610) introduces Americans to the history, issues, and main players of the Tea Party movement, and examines its relationship to the politics of American evangelicals.
Coming Home by Karen Kingsbury (July, $21.99, hardcover, ISBN 978-0310266242). The Baxters make plans to come together for a summer lakeside reunion, a celebration like they haven’t had in years. But before the big day, the unthinkable happens