Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel
However Dark the Times by Os Guin-
ness (Aug., paper, $16, ISBN 978-0-
8308-3671-0) calls for a new renaissance
that challenges darkness with the hope of
Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections
on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the
Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels, edited
by Jennifer Grant and Cathleen Falsani
(Oct. 28, hardcover, $24, ISBN 978-
1-4555-7882-5) is a collection of essays
about troubling passages in the Bible.
Post-Christian: What’s Left? Can We
Fix It? Do We Care? by Christian Piatt
(Aug. 12, hardcover, $20, ISBN 978-1-
4555-7311-0) offers a road map to the
future of faith.
God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes:
Reflections of Children and Grandchildren
of Holocaust Survivors, edited by Men-
achem Z. Rosensaft, prologue by Elie
Wiesel (Dec., hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-
1-58023-805-2), contains life-affirming
reflections from 90 prominent and not-so-
prominent contributors from 16 countries
who reveal how their personal legacy has
shaped their perspectives and actions.
Judaism’s Ten Best Ideas: A Brief
Guide for Seekers by Arthur Green (Sept.,
paper, $9.99, ISBN 978-1-58023-803-
8) introduces Judaism’s most important
ideas, illuminated by classical stories and
personal narratives from a world authority
on Jewish thought and spirituality.
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Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting,
Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the
Bergholz Barbers by Donald B. Kray-bill (Aug. 21, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN
978-1-4214-1567-3) provides an insider’s
perspective into how a small community
of Amish people, nurtured in a religious
tradition of nonviolence and forgiveness,
transformed into a culture of revenge and
Pulpit & Politics: Separation of
Church & State in the Black Church by
Marvin McMickle (Oct. 15, paper, $22.99,
ISBN 978-0-8170-1751-4) argues for the
vital role of the preacher in the pulpit and
in serving the community.
Fields of Blood: Religion and the
History of Violence by Karen Armstrong
(Nov. 4, hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-307-
95704-7) examines the impulse toward vio-
lence in each of the world’s great religions.
150,000-copy announced first printing.
Get Your Joy Back: Banishing Resentment
and Reclaiming Confidence in Your Special
Needs Family by Laurie Wallin (Nov., paper,
$13.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4339-8) is writ-
ten by a mother of special needs children.
Around the Table with the Catholic
Foodie: Middle Eastern Cuisine by Jeff
Young (Nov., paperback, $25.99, ISBN
978-0-7648-2529-3). The Catholic Foodie
blogger takes readers on his recent pilgrim-
age to the Holy Land for savory experiences
of Middle Eastern cuisine.
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Approaching Easter by Jane Williams
(Jan. 1, hardcover, $16.95, ISBN 978-0-
7459-5199-7). A Lent and Easter companion is illustrated throughout with fine art.
One Nation, Under Gods: A New
American History by Peter Manseau
(Jan. 27, hardcover, $28, ISBN 978-0-
316-10003-8) offers a groundbreaking
new look at the story of America.
Love Will Steer Me True by Jane and
Ellen Knuth (Oct., paper, $14, ISBN 978-
0-8294-4143-7) shows how a mother and
daughter swerve and weave their way into
a new understanding of themselves, their
familial relationship, and their faith.
Every Reason to Leave and Why We
Chose to Stay Together by Vicki Rose, with
Dana Wilkerson (Aug. 1, paper, $13.99, ISBN
978-0-8024-0655-2) provides an example of
what God can and will do to restore a seemingly
irreparably broken marriage.
Growing Up Social: Raising
Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven
World by Gary D. Chapman and Arlene
Pellicane (Sept. 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN
978-0-8024-1123-5) can help parents
reclaim their home from an overdepen-
dence on screens.
Christ Walk: A 40-Day Spiritual
Fitness Program by Anna Fitch Courie
(Dec., paper, $18, ISBN 978-0-8192-
3169-7) outlines a program for individuals
Teaching and Learning
in the Christian Church
“A hands-on tool
and reference for
to invite new
life into and
church. For those
who take the faith formation of
God’s people seriously, this is a
—Mary Young, Assistant Professor
of Christian Education & Director
of the Master of Arts in Christian
Education, Virginia Union University