New Book Releases

Daniel Literary Group celebrates our authors' recent releases:

New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber's new NYT bestselling book, Shameless: A Sexual Reformation. Weber unleashes her critical eye, her sharp pen, and her vulnerable but hopeful soul on the caustic, fear-riddled, and religiously inspired messages about sex that have fed Christian's shame.

"Accessibly written, Bolz-Weber's powerful book effectively presents sexually liberating and inclusive guidance within a Christian context." Publishers Weekly

Bestselling author Matthew Paul Turner's new USA Today bestselling children's book, WHEN I PRAY FOR YOU (Waterbrook). With lyricism, whimsy, and heartfelt emotion,Turner
reveals the tender emotions connected with watching a beloved child grow
up and experience the world. Paired with Kimberley Barnes's vivid and
playful illustrations, When I Pray for You is a beautifully affirming book, in which children and parents will see their own stories come to life.

"New moms will welcome the wistful tone and scenes of a child’s joyful discoveries." Publishers Weekly

Professor and counselor Dr. Ron Welch's 10 CHOICES SUCCESSFUL COUPLES MAKE: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS A LIFETIME (Revell). Is every marriage doomed to experience one conflict after another? Certainly not, says Dr. Welch. In this practical and encouraging book, he outlines the 10 specific choices you can make to minimize conflict and increase joy in your marriage.

"Read this book and enjoy deeper fulfillment in your marriage starting today." New York Times bestselling authors Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot

Pastor and host of the popular podcast "Newsworthy with Norsworthy," Luke Norsworthy's GOD OVER GOOD: SAVING YOUR FAITH BY LOSING YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF GOD (Baker Books). With transparency about his own struggles with cynicism and doubt, Norsworthy helps readers trade their confinement of God to an anemic definition of good for confidence in the God who is present in everything.

"Luke Norsworthy's inviting, accessible, and entirely enjoyable new book is an invitation to come to know God better. Or to come to know God for the first time. Highly recommended."  New York Times bestselling author James Martin, SJ

Social activist and author of Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate, Justin Lee's TALKING ACROSS THE DIVIDE: HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE YOU DISAGREE WITH AND MAYBE EVEN CHANGE THE WORLD (TarcherPerigee). Lee reveals how to use empathy, storytelling, and strategic dialogue to break through the barriers that make people resistant to differing views.

"With a combination of psychological research, pop-culture references,
and anecdotes from Justin’s many years of experience mediating
contentious conversations, this book will help you understand people on
the other side of the argument and give you the tools you need to change
their minds–even if they’ve fallen for “fake news.”"

Counselors Stephen James and Chip Dodd's PARENTING WITH HEART: HOW IMPERFECT PARENTS CAN RAISE RESILIENT, LOVING, AND WISE-HEARTED KIDS (Revell). Much more than parents who always get it right, what children need is authentic, engaged parents who make mistakes but still keep moving forward. James and Dodd invite readers to let go of perfectionism and micromanaging as they learn to parent from a place of emotional honesty and intimacy.

"A radical and compelling book. This brilliant resource will give you a path for joy and rich relationships with your children. You (and your children) will not be the same after reading this book."
Bestselling author Dan B. Allender, PhD.

Professor of religion and the director of the Forum on Faith and Life at Concordia College, LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS: JESUS' RADICAL VISION FOR LOVE WITH NO EXCEPTIONS (Fortress). Through poignant memoir, engaging theological reflection, inspiring stories of friendship, creative readings of scripture, and shout-outs to some of love's unsung heroes, Bussie challenges readers to answer God's call to practice a love so vast it includes no one.

"A must-read for all Christians interested in inclusivity for their communities." Publisher's Weekly

 Popular travel writer Lori Erickson's HOLY ROVER: JOURNEYS IN SEARCH OF MYSTERY, MIRACLES, AND GOD (Fortress). Erickson weaves personal narrative with descriptions of a dozen pilgrimages. Both irreverant and devout, Holy Rover will inspire readers to take their own sacred journeys.

"The writing is so good that you'll speed through this book and wish it didn't end. Add the perfect touch of humor, and you won't realize how much serious ground historically and theologically you've covered. Read it with pleasure." New York Times
bestselling author Thomas Moore.

New Testament scholar and popular author Scot McKnight's OPEN TO THE SPIRIT: GOD IN US, GOD WITH US, GOD TRANSFORMING US (WaterBrook). The identity of the Holy Spirit has perplexed believers for centuries. Rather than a scholarly treatise or systematic theology, Open to the Spirit is a practical exploration of more than a dozen biblical themes about the Holy Spirit.

"Scot helps us to know better the One who 'transforms and transcends' mere human abilities." New York Times bestselling author John Ortberg

Austen Hartke, creator of the YouTube series "Transgender and Christian," TRANSFORMING: THE BIBLE & THE LIVES OF TRANSGENDER CHRISTIANS (WJK). Hartke provides access into an underrepresented and misunderstood community and will change the way readers think about transgender people, faith, and the future of Christianity.

"Clear, compelling, and profoundly moving, this book should be on the shelf of every pastor, every parent, and every Christian of good conscience who wants to engage the conversation around gender and sexuality with integrity. I'll be recommending this book to friend and readers for years to come." New York Times
bestselling author Rachel Held Evans.

Writer, speaker, and activist Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's RECONSTRUCTING THE GOSPEL: FINDING FREEDOM FROM SLAVEHOLDER RELIGION (IVP). Just as Reconstruction after the Civil War worked to repair a desperately broken society, our racially compromised Christianity requires a spiritual reconstruction that undoes the injustices of the past.

"A must-read for Christians interested in how race-infused politics and religion undermine the American democratic dream."
Starred review in Publishers Weekly