Best Books 2012: Spiritual Living

My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus

Abdul, Rauf F. Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero to a New Vision of Islam in America. Free Pr: S. & S. ISBN 9781451656008. $24; eISBN 9781451656022. Moving the Mountain belongs to the class of spirituality titles that are not only growthful for the individual soul but a necessity for the body politic. Abdul, named […]

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, November 30, 2012


Brush up on your British Secret Service intelligence with Corera’s history of the M16. Learn the latest in business model trends–customizing a nation. Keyes offers her Reiki wisdom in a new healing health guide. The many faces of Christmas are revealed in Plaut’s new investigation of how secular and religious American Jews interpret holiday tradition. May music be with you, in all its complex constructs as you revel in movement with Rahaim. Richard Burton’s Diaries doth not protest too much!

Arts & Humanities Reviews | November 15, 2012


reviews of David Roberts’s Alone on the Ice, Robert C. Sibley’s The Way of the Stars, and Peter Benjaminson’s Mary Wells, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews from the Nov. 15 issue.

Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2013, Pt. 3: Inspiration, Recipes, and Advice from Henry Cloud, Daphne Oz, and Others


Blum, Susan with Michele Bender. The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease. Scribner. Apr. 2013. 416p. ISBN 9781451694970. $27.99; eISBN 9781451695007. HEALTH An assistant clinical professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Blum herself suffered from an autoimmune condition, increasingly common owing […]

Arts & Humanities Reviews | October 1, 2012


Reviews of Deirdre Bair’s Saul Steinberg, Kurt Vonnegut: Letters, and John J. Collins’s The Dead Sea Scrolls, plus a full list of arts and humanities reviews in the Oct. 1 issue.

Christianity’s Growth, September 15, 2012


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

Arts & Humanities Reviews


Reviews of Eve LaPlante’s Marmee & Louisa, The Book of Genesis, and David Byrne’s How Music Works, plus a full list of Arts & Humanities reviews from the Sept. 15 issue.

Mormons & Mormonism Reviews, Sept. 1, 2012


Reviews of Joanna Brooks’s The Book of Mormon Girl and J. Spencer Fluhman’s A Peculiar People.

Arts & Humanities Reviews, August 2012


Reviews of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II, Natasha Trethewey’s Thrall, and James D. Tabor’s Paul and Jesus: How the Apostle Transformed Christianity, plus a full list of Arts & Humanities reviews in the August issue.

Barbara’s Picks, Feb. 2013, Pt. 3: Cory Doctorow, Kim Harrison, and Garry Wills


Doctorow, Cory. Homeland. Tor Teen. Feb. 2013. 400p. ISBN 9780765333698. $17.99. DYSTOPIAN Ignore the “teen” in Tor Teen; Doctorow is the ultimate crossover author, whose sharp writing and commitment to investigating the hot-button political and technological issues of today (and tomorrow) engage YA and adult readers alike. This sequel to Little Brother, a New York […]

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