in the arms of God when they lost the man they loved.
Dancing on the Head of a Pen: The Practice of a Writing
Life by Robert Benson (July, hardcover, $14.99, ISBN 978-1-4000-
7435-8) describes the habits, practices, and disciplines that shape
the author’s approach to the craft of effective, artful writing.
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The Doors of Joy: 19 Meditations for Authentic Living by
Daniel Odier (Feb., hardcover, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-78028-671-6) is
a Chinese Zen–based approach to disengagement from habitual ways
of thinking and practice in order to be present throughout the day.
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The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion: A Guide to
Good Religion for Seekers, Skeptics, and Believers by Martin
Thielen (Feb., paper, $15, ISBN 978-0-664-23947-3) uses personal
stories to illustrate the dangers of bad religion and explains that
there is an alternative to abandoning religion: good religion.
From Jesus to the Church: The First Christian Generation
by Craig A. Evans (Feb., hardback, $30, ISBN 978-0-664-23905-
3) looks at how a tumultuous chain of events from 30 to 70 C.E.
led to the separation between the followers of Jesus and other Jews.
Meditation on Perception: Ten Healing
Practices to Cultivate Mindfulness by Bhante
Gunaratana (June, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1-
61429-085-8) shows how to use the unique Bud-
dhist practice of meditation on perception, as
taught by the bestselling author of Mindfulness in
Plain English, to shift perspective and transform
mental and physical health.
Inside the Grass Hut: Living Shitou’s Clas-
sic Zen Poem by Ben Connelly, foreword by
Taigen Dan Leighton (July, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1-61429-
121-3), unpacks the timeless poem “Song of the Grass Roof Hermitage” by Shitou Xiqian and applies it to contemporary life.
Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah & Judaism by Leo Scha-
ya, edited by Roger Gaetani (Feb., paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1-
936597-33-8), contains previously unpublished essays by a scholar
of the Kabbalah and Judaism.
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The Ten Commandments: A Short History of an An-
cient Text by Michael Coogan (Apr., hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-
0300178715) summarizes the complex and surprising history of
one of the world’s most famous texts.
Radiant Truths: Essential Dispatches, Reports, Confessions,
and Other Essays on American Belief, edited by Jeff Sharlet
(Apr., hardcover, $30, ISBN 978-0-300-16921-8), collects American writings on belief from the Civil War to Occupy Wall Street.
Soul Keeping by John Ortberg (Apr., hardcover, $22.99, ISBN
978-0-310-27596-1) uses a popular, story-filled approach to the
subject of what our soul is and how we can care for it.
What Works by Cal Thomas (Apr., hardcover, $18.99, ISBN
978-0-310-33946-5) looks to see what the past can teach about political, economic, relational, and spiritual solutions for today.
Loveology by John Mark Comer (Feb., hardcover, $19.99, ISBN
978-0-310-33726-3) answers questions on sex, love, marriage, romance, dating and singleness with rawness and honesty.
The Beaches and Brides Romance Collection: 5 Historical
Romances Buoyed by the Sea by Cathy Marie Hake, Lynn A.
Coleman, Mary Davis, Susan Page Davis, and Paige Winship Dooly
(June 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-162836194-0). Five stories of
adventure, challenge, and romance are set in historic locations along
Woman of Courage by Wanda E. Brunstetter (Apr. 1, paper,
$14.99, ISBN 978-161626083-5). Amanda Pearson leaves the disgrace of a broken engagement and enters the work of a Quaker mission. 75,000-copy announced first printing.
Where Courage Calls: A When Calls the Heart Novel by
Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan (Feb. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN
978-076421231-4). After a 14-year absence from prairie romance,
Janette Oke returns with her daughter Laurel Oke Logan. When
new schoolteacher Beth Thatcher is assigned a post in a remote min-
ing community, her courage and her heart will be tested in ways she
Undetected by Dee Henderson (Apr. 1, paper, $15.99, ISBN
978-076421243-7). Researcher Gina Gray is on the verge of a
breakthrough in sonar technology, and what she’s told Navy Cmdr.
Mark Bishop is only the beginning.
Child of Mine by Beverly Lewis and David Lewis (June 1, paper,
$15.99, ISBN 978-076421254-3). Beverly Lewis partners with her
husband as co-writer in a family drama. Desperately clinging to the
hope of finding her long-lost daughter, Kelly risks missing out on
the chance to find love—and a family—once more.
Family of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury (July, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN
978-147670737-2) offers a fictional view of six of the family members
of Jesus, designed to create an emotional connection to the Bible.
Threads of Home: A Quilting Story (Part 2) by Jodi Barrows
(Feb. 1, paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-080240938-6). The past threatens
to destroy the good days ahead as four cousins settle into their new
home in Fort Worth, Tex.
The Turning by Davis Bunn (Apr., paper, $14.99, ISBN 978-