Foreword Reviews

Kristen Rabe, Book Reviewer

Book Review

If God Is Love, Don't Be a Jerk

by Kristen Rabe

John Pavlovitz’s If God Is Love, Don’t Be a Jerk issues a passionate, timely plea for Christians to return to a faith of love and service. Organized religion has missed the mark, Pavlovitz argues. By implying that white Americans are... Read More

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The New Manifesto

by Kristen Rabe

You will never read a book quite like Sam Ernst’s experimental novel "The New Manifesto", whose wildly creative, careening story defies expectations. Described as the first and only novel by prolific biographer Arthur B. Johnson, the... Read More

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Seasons in Hippoland

by Kristen Rabe

Wanjikũ Wa Ngũgĩ’s dreamlike coming-of-age novel "Seasons in Hippoland" is about the power of storytelling. Mumbi grows up in Victoriana, a country populated by freedom fighters and generals and oppressed by a succession of men in... Read More

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A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching

by Kristen Rabe

Urban bird lovers will love Rosemary Mosco’s Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching, an exuberant, insightful, and enchanting book that shows appreciation for the natural world. It may even appeal to nature-loving teenagers—if they can... Read More

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Something Wonderful

by Kristen Rabe

The short stories collected in Jo Lloyd’s "Something Wonderful" are luminous, startling, and diverse. In them, characters search for meaning, value, and truth, often describing their circumstances with wry bluntness. In “Work,” a... Read More

Book Review

Baby Bomb

by Kristen Rabe

"Baby Bomb" is a wise, entertaining, and compassionate relationship survival guide for new and expectant parents. While many parenting guides focus on infants and are geared toward raising healthy, well-adjusted children, "Baby Bomb"... Read More

Book Review

Seasons Between Us

by Kristen Rabe

The dazzling speculative fiction anthology "Seasons Between Us" features a range of distinct and powerful voices. These stories imagine parallel worlds in which different rules apply, animated by androids, aliens, selkies, and dryads.... Read More

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