Spirituality & Religion

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Cases for Faith, Early Christianity, the Reformation, Self-Discovery | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, October 1, 2016


A balanced and sensitive treatment of suffering; a scholarly look at the birth of Christianity; a source of common ground and common cause; a breath of fresh air on a sorely misappropriated concept; an Emblem of Faith that is first archbishop Thomas Cranmer

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 1, 2016


An outstanding Feud between Nabokov and Wilson; staging Shakespeare in Swahililand and beyond; motivational Game Changers; U.S. immigration in The City of Dreams; Altman’s Treyf offers a warm portrayal of coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s

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Wisdom & Scripture, Activism & Faith, Engaging the Work/Life Balance | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, July 1, 2016


Angel opts for tradition with a book of everyday wisdom; Bowler explains Christmas in the Crosshairs; King’s call to action is a welcome addition; a helpful study in self-transformation; Steindl-Rast’s efforts prove a worthy guide

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: July 1, 2016


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


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


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


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


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.