Ryan Boin (Mar. 3, hardcover, $28, ISBN 978-1-62040-317-4)
argues that life in Rome never came to a dramatic stop, but instead
a small minority movement rose to transform society politically,
religiously, and culturally.
Divine Sex: A Compelling Vision for Christian Relation-
ships in a Hypersexualized Age by Jonathan Grant (July 21,
paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-1-58743-369-6) helps Christian leaders
understand the cultural forces that make the church’s teaching on
sex and relationships ineffective in the lives of today’s young adults,
and offers pastoral strategies for addressing those forces.
Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome: A Memoir of Humor
and Healing in 30 Religions by Reba Riley (Apr. 1, paper, $17.99,
ISBN 978-0-8272-3120-7). An untreatable chronic illness
prompted the author to visit 30 religions before her 30th birthday
in a quest to heal what she felt life had broken.
Christ in You: Why God Trusts You More Than You Trust
Yourself by Eric Johnson (Apr. 7, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-
8007-9570-2) shows how to move beyond self-imposed limitations
and live with passion, power, and purpose.
Realizing Awakened Consciousness:
Interviews with Buddhist Teachers and a
New Perspective on the Mind by Richard
P. Boyle (June 9, paper, $30, ISBN 978-0-
231-17075-8). A student of cognitive social
science and a Zen practitioner for more than
40 years brings his perspective to developing
a theoretical model for both ordinary and
Flipped: The Provocative Truth That Changes Everything
We Know About God by Doug Pagitt (Feb. 17, paper, $14.99,
ISBN 978-1-60142-637-6) uses the words and thinking of St.
Paul, Jesus, and other major biblical figures to help readers live
more intentionally and faithfully.
Our Lady of the Rock: Vision and Pilgrimage in the Mojave
Desert by Lisa Bitel, photos by Matt Gainer (Feb. 3, paper, $24.95,
ISBN 978-0-8014-5662-6), explores in text and pictures the
monthly religious visions of Maria Paula Acuña at Our Lady of the
Rock in California.
The Faith to Doubt: Glimpses of Buddhist Uncertainty by
Stephen Batchelor (Apr. 14, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1-61902-535-
6). In this spiritual memoir, a contemporary Buddhist teacher
describes his own training, first as a Tibetan Buddhist and then as a
Zen practitioner, and his own direct struggles along his spiritual path.
Why We Pray by William Philip (Feb. 28, paper, $11.99, ISBN
978-1-4335-4286-2) explores four reasons to approach God in
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Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secu-
larism, and Other God Substitutes by Nancy Pearcey (Mar. 1,
hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-7814-1308-4) simplifies the
defense of Christianity by following the apostle Paul’s strategy used
in the book of Romans for engaging a pluralistic society.
Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter: Seven Traditions to
Lead Us Closer to Jesus Christ by Emily Belle Freeman (Feb. 3,
paper, $10.99, ISBN 978-1-60907-977-2). One of the few titles
for adults for the Easter holiday, this gift book tells the story of Jesus
from Crucifixion to Resurrection in short chapters, illustrated with
line art, told in the first-person narrative of seven disciples. 30,000-
copy announced first printing.
Prevail by Cindy Trimm (July, hardcover, $21.99, ISBN
9780768406733 ) offers strategies for overcoming struggles, set-
backs, and disappointments by using the strength of personal char-
acter, worth, and value.
Preaching: Communicating Faith in a Skeptical Age by
Timothy Keller (June 9, hardcover, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-525-
95303-6) helps readers learn to present the Christian message of
grace in a more engaging, passionate, and compassionate way.
A Faithful Farewell: Living Your Last Chapter with Love by
Marilyn Chandler McEntyre (Apr. 21, paper, $15, ISBN 978-0-
8028-7260-9) offers 52 short, poignant meditations on the issues
faced by people who are dying.
Knowledge and Christian Belief by Alvin Plantinga (Mar. 4,
paper, $16, ISBN 978-0-8028-7204-3) presents the ideas in Plantinga’s widely praised book Warranted Christian Belief (2000) in a
shorter, more accessible form.
Get Your Hopes Up! Expect Something Good to Happen to
You Every Day by Joyce Meyer (Apr. 7, hardcover, $22, ISBN
978-1-4555-1731-2) teaches readers how to transform their lives
by tapping into the power of hope. 200,000-copy announced first
Wisdom from Women in the Bible: Giants of the Faith
Speak into Our Lives by John C. Maxwell (Apr. 7, hardcover, $16,
ISBN 978-1-4555-5708-0) sets out lessons on self improvement
and leadership drawn from the examples set by women of the Bible.
100,000-copy announced first printing.
Buddha for Beginners by Stephen T. Asma (May 19, paper,
$15.95, ISBN 978-1-939994-33-2) introduces the reader to
Gautama, a real person who challenged the religious leaders of
his day, and to the ideas that made him change his life and the
philosophical debates that engaged him and formed the core of