Welcome to PW's redesigned religion and spirituality newsletter, Religion BookLine! Today's news includes a roundup of books on the beliefs of public figures such as Johnny Cash and Queen Elizabeth. Also, Buddhist press Parallax has tapped its own senior editor Hisae Matsuda to be publisher, and more.
Biographies reveal the beliefs behind the personas of Mr. Rogers, Johnny Cash, and Queen Elizabeth. more
Parallax Names New Publisher
After a year-long search, non-profit Buddhist publisher Parallax Press has named Hisae Matsuda, previously senior editor, to the role of publisher. more
A Guide to Fighting Anti-Semitism: PW Talks to Bari Weiss
‘New York Times’ opinion writer Bari Weiss, who felt compelled to fight the rise in anti-Jewish hatred after a white supremacist murdered worshipers at her former synagogue, urges readers of her new book to call out anti-Semitism wherever they see it. more
Baker Names Two New EVPs
Following the retirement of Dave Lewis, Baker Publishing Group announced the promotions of Nathan Henrion to executive v-p of sales and Mark Rice to executive v-p of Marketing, Ada Divisions. more
The Galápagos Islands: A Spiritual Journey
In this enjoyable first entry in a new series that brings together travel, spirituality, and ethical reflections based on a single locale, former pastor Brian McLaren (A New Kind of Christian
) explores how he found a personal “wild theology” while visiting the Galápagos Islands.
Seane Corn (front, center), author of Revolution of the Soul (Sounds True, Sept.), greeted fans and signed copies of the book at an event on Monday at Bookends in Ridgewood, New Jersey, the second city along her book tour.
Photo: Wendy Gardner