Nonfiction

Sept. 1

Letters to the Church by Francis Chan (David C. Cook, $16.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8307-7658-0). Bestselling author and pastor Chan reminds readers how powerful the church can be and calls this generation to passionately pursue God’s vision.

C. S. Lewis’ Little Book of Wisdom: Meditations on Faith, Life, Love, and Literature by C.S. Lewis, compiled by Andrea Kirk Assaf and Kelly Anne Leahy (Hampton Roads, $15.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-57174-845-4). This concise volume holds Lewis’s thoughts on love, faith, ethics, morality, and myth.

The Circle of Nine: An Archetypal Journey to Awaken the Divine Feminine Within by Cherry Gilchrist (Weiser, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-57863-632-7) presents nine archetypes that represent different, but equally important aspects of the feminine psyche.

Teacher Training with Jesus: 10 Lessons from the Master by Susan O’Carroll Drake (Judson, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8170-1550-3) combines biblical study, inspirational anecdotes, and practical suggestions for Christian schoolteachers, as well as for teachers of Sunday school and church Bible study groups.

Sept. 4

Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons by Rowan Williams (Eerdmans, $12 paper, ISBN 978-0-8028-7656-0) addresses frequently asked questions on what it means to be human, with meditations that draw from findings in neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and literature.

Seeing Green: Don’t Let Envy Color Your Joy by Tilly Dillehay (Harvest House, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7369-7494-3) uncovers seven common sources of envy and challenges readers to change the way they think about God’s glory.

Lies Men Believe: And the Truth That Sets Them Free by Robert Wolgemuth (Moody, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-8024-1489-2) exposes the lies that men most commonly believe and shows how to combat those lies with God’s truths.

Keep Christianity Weird: Embracing the Discipline of Being Different by Michael Frost (NavPress, $7.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-63146-851-3) draws from movements—particularly “Keep Austin Weird” and “Keep Colorado Springs Lame”—to show the uniqueness of the Christian story to those outside the faith, explaining the originally unconventional ideas the religion proposed.

This Precarious Moment: Six Urgent Steps That Will Save You, Your Family, and Our Country by James Garlow and David Barton (Salem, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-62157-790-4). Garlow, Skyline Church senior pastor, and Barton, Wallbuilders founder and president, look to the Bible for solutions to problems facing contemporary American society.

Didn’t See It Coming: Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences by Carey Nieuwhof (WaterBrook, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-7352-9133-1). Pastor and podcaster Nieuwhof believes readers can overcome any struggle by avoiding seven obstacles: cynicism, compromise, disconnectedness, irrelevance, pride, burnout, and emptiness.

The Minority Experience: Navigating Emotional and Organizational Realities by Adrian Pei (IVP, $17 paper, 978-0-8308-4548-4). Organizational consultant Adrian Pei describes key challenges ethnic minorities face in majority-culture organizations, examining history and what both minority and majority cultures need to know in order to work well together.

Love Like That: 5 Relationship Secrets from Jesus by Les Parrott (Nelson Books, $22.99; ISBN 978-1-4002-0781-7) is a guide to relating to people and becoming more loving that uses psychology, sociology, and teachings from the Bible.

Sept. 5

The Gospel in Dorothy L. Sayers: Selections from Her Novels, Plays, Letters, and Essays, edited by Carole Vanderhoof (Plough, $18 paper, ISBN 978-0-87486-181-5). Vanderhoof collects writings about the themes of faith, doubt, and human nature as they appeared in the work of mystery novelist Dorothy L. Sayers.

Sept. 8

Magic for the Resistance: Rituals and Spells for Change by Michael Hughes (Llewellyn, $15.99, ISBN 978-0-7387-5996-8). This book of spells against tyranny from activist and magician Hughes grew out of his popular online spell, “Spell to Bind Donald Trump and All Those Who Abet Him.

Sept. 11

Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love by Michelle LeClair, with Robin Gaby Fisher (Berkley, $27, ISBN 978-1-101-99116-9). LeClair, former president of Scientology’s international humanitarian organization, writes about leaving the church over her newly accepted sexual identity, which the Church forbid.

Healing the Soul of a Woman: How to Overcome Your Emotional Wounds by Joyce Meyer (FaithWords, $24, ISBN 978-1-4555-6024-0). Bible teacher Meyer draws on her own history of abuse to show women how Christ’s redeeming love heals emotional wounds and brings joy to life.

True Inclusion: Creating Communities of Radical Embrace by Brandan Robertson (Chalice, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8272-3718-6). Theologian and activist Robertson points to a clear biblical imperative for more inclusion in the sanctuary and public square, and shares practical steps for becoming a community of radical embrace.

The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation by Miles McPherson (Howard, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-5011-7219-9). McPherson, founder of the Rock Church in San Diego, speaks out about the pervasive racial divisions in today’s Christian church.

Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide by Anthony Le Donne (Oneworld, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-1-78607-144-6). Separating fact from fiction, Le Donne places Jesus within the context of first-century Judaism and explores the debate about his status as “Son of God” among the early Christians.

Sept. 13

The Battle for Bonhoeffer by Stephen R. Haynes (Eerdmans, $19.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8028-7601-0). Author of several books on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Haynes examines “populist” readings of the theologian and includes an open letter pointedly addressing Christians who support Trump.

Sept. 15

The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home by Russell Moore (BH, $22.99, ISBN 978-1-4627-9480-5). A well-known figure of the Southern Baptist Convention, Moore teaches readers that family is an echo of the Gospel, and they can always find a home in God’s family.

Reclaiming Joy: A Primer for Widows by Ella Wall Prichard (Baylor Univ., $24.95, ISBN 978-1-4813-0848-9) explores the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians, a letter that features joy as a source of comfort and hope, as Prichard grapples with the death of her husband.

Sept. 17

Hallelujah, Anyhow! by Barbara Harris with Kelly Brown Douglas (Church, $14.95 paper, 978-1-64065-089-3). Retired minister Harris, the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion, presents the story of her life.

Sept. 18

Stretched Too Thin: How Working Moms Can Lose the Guilt, Work Smarter, and Thrive by Jessica N. Turner (Revell, $22.99, ISBN 978-0-8007-2349-1) aims to show the working mom how to work and parent guilt-free by establishing clear work boundaries, setting achievable goals, cultivating deeper friendships, deepening faith, and navigating all aspects of a life with many moving parts.

Gradual Awakening: The Tibetan Buddhist Path of Becoming Fully Human by Miles Neale (Sounds True, $17.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-68364-209-1) presents a Buddhist path dedicated to authentic personal growth and overcoming materialism, hedonism, and nihilism.

Spiritual Science: Why Science Needs Spirituality to Make Sense of the World by Steve Taylor (Watkins, $16.95 paper, ISBN 978-1-78678-158-1). Taylor, lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University, compiles evidence for a spiritual view of reality, drawing on the insights of philosophers, physicists, mystics, spiritual traditions, and indigenous cultures.

Irresistible: Reclaiming the New That Jesus Unleashed for the World by Andy Stanley (Zondervan, $19.99, ISBN 978-0-310-53697-0). Pastor Stanley shows how distortions of the Gospel have left many with an anemic version of Christianity that undermines credibility and evangelistic effectiveness.

Sept. 25

Open to God: Open to the World by Pope Francis, with Antonio Spadaro (Bloomsbury Continuum, $16 paper, ISBN 978-1-4729-5901-0). Over the course of 16 conversations with Jesuit priest Spadaro, Pope Francis presents his hopes and aspirations for the church in the future.

This Is the Day: Reclaim Your Dream. Ignite Your Passion. Live Your Purpose by Tim Tebow (WaterBrook, $25, ISBN 978-0-525-65030-0). The Heisman-winning quarterback tells readers to stop postponing dreams and start making them happen now.

Jesus Calling for Christmas by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson, $15.99; ISBN 978-1-4003-0918-4) is a compilation of 50 seasonally appropriate devotions based on the 14-year-old bestseller Jesus Calling.

The Cash and Carter Family Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from Johnny and June’s Table by John Carter Cash (Nelson Books, $29.99; ISBN 978-1-4002-0188-4) features recipes from the musicians’ home.

Sept. 30

Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense by Paul David Tripp (Crossway, $19.99, ISBN 978-1-4335-5677-7). Pastor Tripp weaves together his personal story, years of counseling experience, and biblical insights to help readers in the midst of suffering.

Fiction

Sept. 4

Freedom’s Light by Colleen Coble (Thomas Nelson, $15.99 paper, 978-0-78521-938-5) puts a historical spin on a romantic suspense story of faith and love set during the Revolutionary War.

Everything She Didn’t Say by Jane Kirkpatrick (Revell, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8007-2701-7). Carrie follows her husband through the American West on a journey that takes her through heartache, disappointment, and a life of adventure.

The First Love by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7642-1968-9). Lewis returns to Amish country with the story of a young woman seeking hope and healing.

The Cost of Betrayal by Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey, and Lynette Eason (Bethany House, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7642-3173-5). Three bestselling authors collaborate on a high-stakes romantic suspense novella collection.

Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson (Tyndale, $24.99, ISBN 978-1-4964-2829-5) is a time-slip novel about hidden treasure, a castle, and ordinary people who resisted evil in their own extraordinary way.

Sept. 11

Ours for a Season by Kim Vogel Sawyer (WaterBrook, $14.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-7352-9008-2). An Old Order Mennonite couple’s vows and beliefs are challenged when a childhood friend resurfaces.

Sept. 25

Swimming in the Deep End by Christina Suzann Nelson (Kregel, $15.99 paper, ISBN 978-0-8254-4557-6). An elite high school swimmer who is Christian becomes pregnant and must face the possibility of not swimming, as well as the gossip of her community.