Religion and Spirituality Book Preview: July 2022
Exploring “Rumi’s Gift” through a spiritual lens, a “challenging look” at Revelation and a Buddhist guide to compassion are among the titles released by religion and spirituality publishers in July.
July the 5th
The Heroic Heart: Awakening Boundless Compassion by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo (Shambhala, $18.95 business paper, ISBN 978-1-6454-7055-7). Palmo, a Buddhist nun, explores the path of compassion found in classical Buddhism.
Make space: take control of your space, time, energy and money to live wisely by Jennifer Berry Ford (Baker, $16.99, 978-1540902153), a “professional organizer,” aims to help readers declutter their homes, eliminate distractions and strengthen their faith, according to the publisher.
Reverse Apocalypse: Anchoring Revelation in the Gospel of Peace by Jeremy Duncan (Herald, $17.99 trade paper, ISBN 978-1-5138-1039-3) is “a thought-provoking look at the Apocalypse”, according to TPthe exam.
What will they think? : Nine Women in the Bible Who Can Help You Live Your Life Boldly by Grace Valentine (Thomas Nelson, $17.99, 978-0785293040) describes the lives of Esther, Deborah, Sarah, Mary Magdalene and other women in the Bible who focused on God rather than “bowing to peer pressure or people-pleasing,” according to the editor.
Opening Up: How Your Pain Becomes the Path to Reviving by Jacob Armstrong (Thomas Nelson), a pastor, explores seven ways people try to avoid emotional breakdowns and how living in vulnerability can lead to hope.
Analog Christian: Cultivating Contentment, Resilience, and Wisdom in the Digital Age by Jay Y. Kim (IVP, $17 business paper, ISBN 978-1-5140-0316-9). Kim’s first book dealt with the impact of technology on Christian views of the church, and here he examines its effects on discipleship in the church.
Rumi’s Gift by Emily Jane O’Dell (St. Martin’s Essentials, $17.99, 978-1250261373), Sufism scholar and practitioner, explores the mystical and spiritual meanings of Rumi’s work.
The heart of the mountains by Pepper Basham (Barbour, 15.99 commercial paper, ISBN 978-1-6360-9325-3). In the aftermath of World War I, an Englishwoman and an alcoholic veteran come to terms with their shattered lives at a time when Appalachian culture and traditions are being challenged.
July the 5th
The Deadly Shallows: Coastal Guardians #3 of 3 by Dani Pettrey (Bethany, $15.99, 978-0-7642-3086-8) is set the day after a mass shooting at a Coast Guard base where Brooke and Noah must race to find the perpetrator before he doesn’t strike again.