Religion and Spirituality Books Preview: February 2020 – Publishers Weekly

Nonfiction

Feb. 4

Dangerous Prayers by Craig Groeschel (Zondervan, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-3103-4312-7) identifies three specific prayers aimed at inspiring greater faith and tackling fears.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Believe in Miracles: 101 Stories of Hope, Answered Prayers and Divine Intervention by Amy Newmark (Chicken Soup for the Soul, $14.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-61159-997-8) features accounts from ordinary people who claim to have had extraordinary experiences.

Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color by Khristi Lauren Adams (Fortress, $18.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-5064-5568-6) collects stories of and encounters with young women of color on struggle and resilience.

Feb. 11

The Book of Householder Koans: Waking Up in the Land of Attachments by Eve Myonen Marko and Wendy Egyoku Nakao (Monkfish, $18.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-948626-08-8) features a collection of koans created by 21st century Zen Buddhists related to relationships, raising children, money, loss, and more.

Suffer Strong by Jay and Katherine Wolf (Zondervan, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-3103-4457-5). A follow-up to 2016s Hope Heals which depicted Katherines near-fatal brainstem stroke at age 26, this new memoir explores Katherine and Jays evolving strategies for coping with struggle and suffering.

Feb. 17

Citizen: Faithful Discipleship in a Partisan World by C. Andrew Doyle (Church, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-6406-5201-9). Episcopal bishop Doyle examines what it means to live in a community and explores the larger narrative of faith.

Feb. 18

The Mindful Christian: Cultivating a Life of Intentionality, Openness, and Faith by Irene Kraegel (Fortress, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5064-5861-8) looks at mindfulness through the lens of faith and introduces practices aimed at helping readers live more joyfully and wholeheartedly.

Loving Well in a Broken World: Discover the Hidden Power of Empathy by Lauren Casper (Thomas Nelson, $17.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7180-8555-1. Blogger Casper examines what she calls the lost art of empathy in a guide for Christians on how to love neighbors as themselves.

Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader by Derek Penslar (Yale Univ, $26, ISBN 978-0-300-18040-4). Penslar, a historian of Zionism, draws on personal, literary, and political writings to trace Herzls path as the leader of the Zionist movement.

Feb. 25

On the Bright Side by Melanie Shankle (Zondervan, $24.99, ISBN 978-0-3103-4944-0). Blogger (Big Mama) shares lessons learned about comparison, unexpected change, and finding encouragement in a new memoir.

Fiction

Feb. 18

More Than We Remember by Christina Suzann Nelson (Bethany, $15.99 paper, 978-0-7642-3538-2) follows three women drawn together by a life-altering car accident.

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