Don't Miss These Best New Books in Religion

Don't Miss These Best New Books in Religion

By Megan Habel , Feb 5th 2018

Best New Books

Churches and religious organizations across the country are using books for further education and insight. Over the years, religious leaders and scholars have compiled their findings into many great works. Whether they be for leadership training, small group studies, or book clubs, these picks are the best new books in religion coming out this quarter.

We've compiled 8 of the best new books in religion:

1. Finish First: Winning Changes Everything by Scott Hamilton

Finish First

Most of us feel we were made for something more, but we’re often afraid to allow ourselves to be competitive because we think our finishing first might somehow rob others of their chance to shine. This book encourages the hidden potential, the champion within all of us, to come out — which eventually brings our family, marriage, career, business, and the world around us the greatest possible good.

Available February 6, 2018

2. Our Father: Reflections on the Lord's Prayer by Pope Francis

Our Father

Pope Francis provides new insights into the most popular prayer in Christianity, offering readers a guide to living a life of meaning, purpose, and strength. This new work by Pope Francis illuminates the most important prayer in all of Christianity, verse by verse. He offers unprecedented insight into Jesus's most profound words while exploring the importance of social justice, benevolence, and forgiveness.

Available March 13, 2018

3. Hope for Your Marriage: Experience God's Greatest Desires for You and Your Spouse by Clayton & Ashlee Hurst

Hope for Your Marriage

Every marriage has the potential to be incredible when God is at the center. Designed for couples who desire to have the best marriage possible, Clayton and Ashlee Hurst share personal stories on overcoming fairy-tale pitfalls, keeping Jesus at the center of your marriage, practicing healthy communication, declaring life over your marriage, and leaving a God-honoring legacy.

Available January 23, 2018

4. Stronger Than the Struggle: Uncomplicating Your Spiritual Battle by Havilah Cunnington

Stronger Than the Struggle

Popular Bible teacher Havilah Cunnington cuts through the confusion around our daily struggles in a down-to-earth, realistic approach. With humor and honesty, she lays out practical tools to thrive in the face of hardship, enabling us to walk forward in the confidence that, because of Jesus, we really are stronger than the struggle.

Available January 8, 2018

5. Empowering Leadership: How a Leadership Development Culture Builds Better Leaders Faster by Michael Fletcher

Empowering Leadership

According to author and leadership consultant Michael Fletcher, a major problem in the local church today is a lack of leadership. Leaders who carry the church culture forward and embody its core values need to develop naturally. This book details insights on how to build better leaders faster by creating a leadership development culture in your church or organization and empower your church through great leadership.

Available January 23, 2018

6. Supernatural Power for Everyday People: Experiencing God's Extraordinary Spirit in Your Ordinary Life by Jared C. Wilson

Supernatural Power for Everyday People

Acclaimed writer and pastor Jared C. Wilson reveals how God has a plan for you that involves doing life's ordinary, mundane tasks in a supernatural way. A practical book written in a devotional tone, Supernatural Power for Everyday People shows readers how to rely more fully on the power of the Holy Spirit for growth and satisfaction in their lives.

Available January 23, 2018

7. The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy from Morning to Evening by Laurie Cameron

The Mindful Day

For overscheduled professionals looking to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives, this step-by-step guide draws on contemplative traditions, modern neuroscience, and leading psychology to bring peace and focus to the home, workplace, and beyond. Timeless teachings and straightforward exercises designed for busy schedules show how mindfulness practice can help you navigate any situation with control and clarity.

Available March 27, 2018

8. The Gospel According to God: Rediscovering the Most Remarkable Chapter in the Old Testament by John MacArthur

The Gospel According to God

Written to help readers better understand Jesus's life, death, and ultimate mission, this book looks at an important, yet often misunderstood section of the Bible: Isaiah 53. Explaining the prophetic words of Isaiah 53 verse by verse, MacArthur highlights important connections to the history of Israel and to the New Testament — ultimately showing us how these prophetic words illuminate essential truths for our lives today.

Available March 31, 2018


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This post was written by Megan Habel, the marketing associate at BookPal. She is currently reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle.

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