A fascinating deep-dive into Old and New testament historiography, SEARCHING FOR MESSIAH will explore our misguided look for a “messiah” in Judeo-Christian tradition as well as our contemporary fascination with demagogues explaining how it is rooted in misconceptions the author reveals in theological traditions. Author and historian Barrie Wilson, Ph.D is coauthor of LOST GOSPEL and author of HOW JESUS BECAME CHRISTIAN. (Pegasus, September 2020, World Rights)
A chilling analysis of the many ways Americans are being manipulated and divided by an array of increasingly sophisticated tools, including election hacking, “deepfake” videos, AI bots and more. Payton lays out how to protect our democracy from these threats from bad actors (including foreign governments) on an individual and national level. Theresa Payton is the former CIO (Chief Information Officer) for the White House and CEO of Fortalice, a cybersecurity firm. (Rowman, Spring 2020, World exclusive of Japan, Korea, Mainland China, Taiwan)
From Emily J. O’Dell, a Yale Law School research fellow in Islamic Law and editor of SHARIAsource at Harvard Law School, a collection of new translations of Rumi poems, accompanied by contextualizing historical and biographical notes to restore both the original meaning and Islamic/Sufi context to the iconic Persian poet’s mystical poems. (St. Martin’s Essentials, world English and Germany)
THRIVERS: The Surprising Secrets of Happy, High Performing Kids in a Winner-Take-All World, Michele Borba, Ed.D.
From the author of UNSELFIE, educator and parenting expert Michele Borba comes a book about raising kids to roll with the punches and succeed in life–not just in school. Dr. Borba identifies 7 signature strengths that can be nurtured in children from preschool to high school. (Putnam, Spring 2021, World exclusive of translation in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan)
A guide for how to use cannabis safely as couples to promote intimacy and connection. Selby is a psychologist and couples counselor whose books have sold more than 700,000 copies worldwide. (Inner Traditions, Spring 2020, World Rights)
A comprehensive guide for strengthening the couple relationship in blended families as couples try also to negotiate the challenges of blended families, this will be the first book to apply attachment theory to the stepcouple relationship. The author previously wrote The Happy Stepmother. (Rowman & Littlefield, February 2020, World exclusive of translation rights in Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan)
Psychologists and aging experts Robert Bornstein Ph.D. and Mary Languirand Ph.D’s a planning guide for a happy, independent and financially secure retirement for those tens of millions of baby boomers who would like to “age in place,” to Mike Desrossiers at Vibrance Audio, for publication in 2019 (World English).
Pepperdine University Fletcher Jones Chair and professor of humanities Philip Freeman’s translation from the Latin of the timeless faith classic, a simple but profound guide for living with prayer and purpose., for the contemporary spiritual seeker. (St. Martin’s Essentials, Fall 2020, World).
For fans of CLASS MOM and WHERE’D YOU GO BERNADETTE, a hilarious, upmarket debut about a woman struggling with fitting in, letting go, and challenging the status quo as a fish-out-of-water in a new, upscale neighborhood alongside its quirky cast of residents, by the founder of the 85K Writing Challenge. (Lake Union/Amazon Publishing, Fall 2019, World).