Check out these 9 new books on religion and spirituality!
Summer is winding down and fall is swiftly approaching. Not only does this mean a drastic change in wardrobe, it also means a plethora of new books to devour. One genre to definitely keep an eye out for this fall is Religion & Spirituality. There are a bunch of highly anticipated new release religion books you’ll want to pick up in the coming months. Whether you’re looking for a new small group read or something for the entire congregation, these new releases are sure to get people reading and talking.
9 new books on religion you should read this fall:
1. The Broken Way: A Daring Path Into the Abundant Life by Ann Voskamp (Sept. 6)
As a bestselling author of titles like One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp has already offered millions of people valuable words of wisdom when it comes to living each day to its fullest. In her latest and much-anticipated book The Broken Way, Voskamp offers a vision of hope for people who feel like their time has run out. For those who feel broken in some way, this book provides useful advice on how you can open yourself up to love and start living a full life.
2. Everything Is Possible: Finding the Faith and Courage to Follow Your Dreams by Jen Bricker (Sept. 6)
Jen Bricker’s story is truly one of hope and inspiration. Bricker was born without legs and her parents gave her up for adoption because they didn’t think they could raise her. Fortunately, she was raised by loving adoptive parents who instilled in her the lesson that there wasn’t anything she couldn’t do. This ideology led her to a life full of fulfilling journeys and experiences, all guided by her faith in God and his plan for her. Bricker uses her story to ultimately motivate others to live life without fear and not be deterred by what they they think they can or can’t do.
3. A Mile Wide: Trading a Shallow Religion for a Deeper Faith by Brandon Hatmaker (Sept. 13)
Author Brandon Hatmaker is known for renovating homes on television, but now he’s taking the concept of renovation to the next level. In A Mile Wide, he tackles renovating lives. Hatmaker is using his own life long journey with the Church and his faith to impart wisdom that can change people’s everyday lives. Hatmaker uses these experiences to offer practical advice for Christians that can potentially "renovate" both themselves and their community.
4. What If This Is Heaven?: How Our Cultural Myths Prevent Us from Experiencing Heaven on Earth by Anita Moorjani (Sept. 13)
After having a near death experience, bestselling author Anita Moorjani is still filled with questions. As she discusses in her latest book, these questions aren’t a bad thing — in fact, they’re a great thing. By questioning the myths that guide much of our lives, we allow ourselves to be fully knowledgeable of what is directing us. What If This Is Heaven? combines Moorjani’s real life ponderings with some of life's biggest questions.
5. Twilight at Blueberry Barrens by Colleen Coble (Sept. 20)
Filled with suspense, romance, and faith, this upcoming work of Christian fiction is perfect for your small group's next book study. The story revolves around Kate Mason and her family’s failing blueberry farm business. Her misfortunes ultimately lead her into a dream scenario as she nannies for the man renting out the cottage on her property. But everything isn’t so picture perfect when family troubles come to haunt Kate and her burgeoning romance.
6. Making Sense of God: An Invitation to the Skeptical by Timothy Keller (Sept. 20)
It seems as though in our modern world, it’s often difficult to realize the value of Christianity. Yet, in his latest book, bestselling author and pastor Timothy Keller makes a strong case for how there’s still a wealth of value in being a Christian. For Keller, Christianity is so much more than doctrines and texts — it’s a way of living life with meaning and fulfillment.
7. Riley Unlikely: With Simple Child-Like Faith, Amazing Things Can Happen by Riley Banks-Snyder (Sept. 22)
Like many great stories, Riley Banks story is one of highs and lows. Since the age of 13, her faith has guided her to help the lives of children and families in Kenya. Year after year she has gone to Kenya to bring hygiene kits and backpacks to children in need of these resources. She’s even working to raise money for a new learning complex to be put in Kibwezi, Kenya. While Riley has devoted much of her life to these children, she herself is unable to have children of her own. Yet, with her faith and religion, she has come to realize that her work in Kenya has blessed her with children in a different way.
8. Jesus Always: Embracing Joy in His Presence by Sarah Young (Oct. 4)
Sarah Young — author of the bestselling Jesus Calling — is publishing another 365-day devotional. Readers are looking forward to this latest devotional because it will offer new reflections people can enjoy each day. Much like Jesus Calling, Sarah Young uses Jesus’ voice to speak to readers and guide them through the struggles of everyday life, providing words of wisdom to bring joy.
9. Living Among Lions: How to Thrive Like Daniel in Today's Babylon by Jason & David Benham (June 28)
Despite the fact that he lived 2,400 years ago, authors Jason and David Benham think the Bible’s Daniel is the perfect model for today’s modern Christians. Just like Daniel, modern Christians are surrounded by a world that is constantly changing and are also constantly fighting against God. So, like Daniel, today’s Christians need to remain strong and never leave their faith behind. The Benham brothers help modern Christians become stronger in their faith thanks to the teachings and wisdom of Daniel.
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This post was written by Sydney Moorhead, the product specialist at BookPal. She is currently reading Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli.