Spirituality & Religion

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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: July 1, 2016

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From fresh new translations of Pushkin’s Novels, Tales, and Journeys to biographies of notable historical figures and First Women, plus self-help how-to’s for Designing Your Life and a look at a long-standing tradition, Christmas in the Crosshairs

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 15, 2016

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Françoise Gilot on Her Life with and Without Picasso; visionary versemakers Dove and Rich; music man Gleason; an articulate Rise and Fall of Nations; where to find The World’s Best Drinks and Street Food

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 1, 2016

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In 1971, there was Never a Dull Moment, Hasson on Believers, Thinkers, and Founders, how to do Adult Stuff, plus military picks, baseball books, and writerly advice from Mattison in The Kite and the String

Kierkegaard on Diversity, Environmentalism & Faith, American Exceptionalism, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, May 1, 2016

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IN HER PREFACE to The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr writes that there’s artifice to the relationship between memoirist and reader; each, in his or her own way, struggles with the concept of story.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: March 1, 2016

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From the art of Women Who Read to Conversations with Classic Film Stars; basketball legends, past and present; new titles for National Autism Awareness month; faith journeys that include a Revelation

Faith Journeys, Returning to Judaism, Finding Belief in the Middle of War | Spirituality & Religion, March 1, 2016

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Many of these books raise more questions than answers, whether an author is reevaluating his or her beliefs, as demonstrated in Edgar Bronfman’s Why Be Jewish?, Dennis Covington’s Revelation, and Lesley Hazelton’s Agnostic, or reconsidering biblical teachings as noted theologians Bart D. ­Ehrman and John Shelby Spong do in their latest works.

Questions of Faith, America’s Holidays, Atheism, Popes Gregory I and Paul II | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, January 1, 2016

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THE LIVES OF RELIGIOUS FIGURES are of perennial interest, and this season brings biographies of Pope Gregory I and Pope John Paul II as well as studies of controversial figures such as Judas Iscariot and Meister Eckhart.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: January 1, 2016

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From George Condo to Sonia Delaunay, the arts are recommended. Biogs from Reed, Reed, and Roberts, plus Creating Leaders in the library, fitness titles for 2016, and America’s Favorite Holidays

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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 1, 2015

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Frank Gehry, Ardennes 1944, optimism in the workplace, artists Monet and Mondrian, plus Crafts DIY, Spirituality & Religion columns, Olympic dreams, The Typewriter Revolution, soccer scandals, and Pope Francis Effect