From Abraham to Pope Francis to Buddhisms, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, October 1, 2015


The big story continues to be Pope Francis, by whom and about whom works continue to appear, as his humility shakes up the Roman Catholic Church and his career shines a new light on his avowed model, St. Francis of Assisi.

Celebrating Love, Gratitude, & Heritage | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, July 2015


Harris’s road to love will offer readers hope and help, Kang’s smart, subtle essay should earn him greater renown, Twiss writes with passion and intelligence from an eye-opening viewpoint.

The Power of Silence, Social Gospel, Environmentalism, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, May 15, 2015


This season offers an immense variety of experiences in spirituality, which range in gravity and quality. There are also memoirs and calls to action, for readers of various persuasions.

Leaders Neuhaus, the Wesleys, plus Medieval Theology, Practicing Gratitude, Waiting, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, March 1, 2015


With a focus on embracing change, the known, and even the unknown, this season’s picks are sure to stimulate. From Richard John Neuhaus and Practical Interfaith to Simply Good News and In God’s Hands

Interpreting the Parables, Biblical Anthropomorphism, Sisters on a Mission, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, December 2014


A must for Jewish families and congregations; Levine’s touching and scholarly readings deserve a place on library shelves; Sheridan’s superb study sheds new yet ancient light on the early Church Fathers.

Bird on the Origins of the Gospels, A Guide to Jewish Holidays, Turner’s American God | Spirituality & Religion Reviews


A perfect fit for seminary libraries, religious leaders, and scholars; Jewish seekers and religious leaders will be attracted to Falk’s book; Our Great Big American God should be read with care by Christians across denominations.

Vedic Tradition, Memoirs by Courtney, DeRusha, Kravitz, McGrath on C.S. Lewis, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews

If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis

Peppered with humorous anecdotes and stories, God Laughed is an education in Jewish spirituality, Spiritual Misfit will speak to the lives of many individual seekers, beyond the Narnia novels and into C.S. Lewis’s apologetics

Spirituality & Religion Reviews | February 15, 2014


Reviews of Ronald E. Osborn’s Death Before the Fall, Leo Schaya’s Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah & Judaism, Spiritual Leadership for Challenging Times, Desmond Tutu & Mpho Tutu’s The Book of Forgiving, and a list of titles from the February 15 issue.

Best Books 2013: Spirituality/Religion


Cool, Michel. Francis: A New World Pope. Eerdmans. ISBN 9780802871008. pap. $14. The book for Catholic and non-Catholic readers alike not only to learn about Jorge Maria Bergoglio, the Argentine-born Pope Francis, but to gain from Cool’s shrewd insights into vexing issues facing this new papacy and the church at large. Will Francis prove to […]

Spirituality & Religion Reviews | November 15, 2013


Spirituality & Religion reviews from the November 15, 2013 issue.