News, Volume 9

30 Books For Christian Readers to Watch For in 2017!


With 2017 almost upon us, here are the 30 new books that we are most eager to read in the coming year…

Due to the nature of publishers’ catalogs, this list only spans the first half of the year.  We will do a similar list in June for the second half of the year.

[ Top Ten ] [ Fiction ]  [ Theology ]
[ Praxis ] [ Culture ]  


These titles are arranged in alphabetical order by the author’s last name…

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Frances Fitzgerald

(Simon & Schuster, April)

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”160″ identifier=”1627795987″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”106″][easyazon_link identifier=”1627795987″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]My Life, My Love, My Legacy[/easyazon_link]

Coretta Scott King

(Holt, January)

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Anne Lamott

(Riverhead, April)

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”160″ identifier=”0830844783″ locale=”US” src=”” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”107″][easyazon_link identifier=”0830844783″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Movies Are Prayers: How Films Voice Our Deepest Longings[/easyazon_link]

Josh Larsen

(IVP Books, June)

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Pankaj Mishra

(FSG Books, February)

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