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

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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

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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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 | November 15, 2013

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

Christianity’s Growth, September 15, 2012

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Reviews of Peter Brown’s Through the Eye of a Needle and Robert Louis Wilken’s The First Thousand Years.