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Funny Books about Religion (Now with 50% More Hilarity!)

Funny Books about Religion (Now with 50% More Hilarity!)

  With the November 15 issue of Booklist, our Spotlight on Religion, in the mail, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit Booklist Executive Editor Keir Graff’s 2012 list, “When Religion IS a Laughing Matter: Funny Books about People Who Believe and the Things They Believe In.” We’ve added 8 titles to the […]

Lofty Ideas and Terrorizing Actions: Julie Berry’s The Passion of Dolssa

Lofty Ideas and Terrorizing Actions: Julie Berry’s The Passion of Dolssa

Berry’s latest is a deep, authentic, and disturbing look at religious fervor. Publishers say that historical fiction is a hard sell, and books with religion at their core are few and far between. Kudos, then, to Berry (All the Truth That’s in Me, 2013) for creating a sweeping saga that not only deeply entwines both […]

2015 National Jewish Book Awards Announced
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2015 National Jewish Book Awards Announced

Now in their 65th year, the National Jewish Book Awards are North America’s longest-running awards program in the field of Jewish literature. For more information about the award system, visit their webpage. See the winning titles below, with Booklist reviews linked when available:   Book of the Year Anonymous Soldiers, by Bruce Hoffman   Fiction The […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Don Miguel Ruiz Talks about The Toltec Art of Life and Death

This week on Well Read, author Don Miguel Ruiz will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his memoir, The Toltec Art of Life and Death: A Story of Discovery. Perhaps best known for his New York Times bestseller, The Four Agreements, Ruiz has made a name for himself as an […]

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Reviews of the Week: Scarlett Dunn, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Pharrell Williams, and More
By November 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Scarlett Dunn, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Pharrell Williams, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from November 16–20 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, November 16 Passover: Festival of Freedom, by […]

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Reviews of the Week: Neil Gaiman, Alister McGrath, Jon Meacham, and More
By November 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Neil Gaiman, Alister McGrath, Jon Meacham, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from November 9–13 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, November 9 The Trouble with Destiny, by […]

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Religion, an Exercise in Nostalgia
By November 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Religion, an Exercise in Nostalgia

Never talk about religion or politics, my mother always told me. But Booklist talks about religion every November, in print and online, so here—with some trepidation—I go. For me, religion has always been, at least in part, an invitation to nostalgia, an opportunity to fondly remember my childhood, when my mother would read to me and […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality
By November 11, 2015 1 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality

The November 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 288 new reviews and 9 new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

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You’ve Gotta Have Faith: We Need More Children’s Books about Religion and Spirituality
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You’ve Gotta Have Faith: We Need More Children’s Books about Religion and Spirituality

I noticed something as I was preparing the Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality for the November 15, 2014 issue of Booklist. Just as we need more diverse books, we need more books about religion and spirituality as well. There have been some great ones over the years. I think my favorite remains The War of […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality
By November 12, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Religion & Spirituality

The November 15 issue of Booklist magazine, which mailed yesterday, is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 282 new reviews and 6 feature articles. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

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