YAY! We’ve made it to the final post of this week’s look at alllllll the fabulous new releases coming out in the next four months that I can’t wait to read. Normally, this is my least favorite post of the week, and let’s be honest – it’s probably yours, too. We are fiction readers ’round here, to be sure. BUT this season, the book I’m MOST EXCITED ABOUT is a non-fiction release, so without further delay let’s look at Late 2022 Non-Fiction New Releases (September-December).
Here is the schedule of posts we’ve done so far, in case you missed one!
Tuesday: Contemporary Fiction (non-Amish & non-mystery/suspense)
Wednesday: Historical Fiction (non-Amish & non-mystery/suspense)
Friday: Mystery/Suspense (non-Amish)
Saturday: Amish Fiction
TODAY: Non-Fiction – including the book I’m MOST EXCITED ABOUT this season!!!
In my continued quest to streamline these posts I’m only selecting the few that most caught my eye to spotlight here. I’ll also include links to ALL the September-December 2022 releases, each in their own list by month, not just the ones I’m featuring here on the blog. You can also keep up with 2022’s new books as I learn about them by bookmarking the ‘2022 Releases‘ page on my blog menu & checking it periodically!
Normally, I go in chronological order by release date …. but (drum roll please) I’m starting out with the book I’m most excited about because (another drum roll please) it’s MINE! 😀
spotlight on titles i’m most giddy about
(click on book title to go to its goodreads page if available)
THE BOOK I’M MOST EXCITED ABOUT
GETTING PAST THE PUBLISHING GATEKEEPERS
Hope Bolinger, Linda Fulkerson,
Rowena Kuo & Carrie Schmidt (that’s me!)
Scrivenings Press, LLC / October 11, 2022
If you’re struggling to get past the publishing gatekeepers, this book will give you a behind-the-scenes peek at how to win the heart of each type of publishing professional. In fact, Getting Past the Publishing Gatekeepers won’t just give you a peek—it will give you a guided tour. In this book, four publishing professionals—an agent, a publisher, an editor, and an influencer—share what it takes to unlock each “gate” within the publishing industry. Getting Past the Publishing Gatekeepers is a must-have resource for all aspiring authors, and it offers insights to help multi-published authors as well.
THE CLUTTER FIX
Bethany House / September 13, 2022
If you struggle with a disorganized, cluttered home, decorator and author Shannon Acheson is here to help. She will help you create the space that best serves the rhythms and routines of your family through checklists, cheat sheets, charts, and fun coloring sheets. Clutter isn’t just about the stuff. It’s about how you feel in your home–and in your mind.
PART OF MY WORLD
Tyndale Momentum / September 13, 2022
Join Disney Legend Jodi Benson on a magical journey from a Midwestern town to the bright lights of Broadway and the recording booth where she brought one of the most beloved Disney princesses of all time to life! Written with warmth, humor, and disarming vulnerability, Part of My World is a captivating glimpse behind the curtain at the making of one of the most celebrated animated movies of all time, and a must-read for Disney fans of all ages.
HELP IS HERE
Thomas Nelson / September 13, 2022
Bills pile up. Savings accounts go down. Marriages go south. Pandemics rage. Work goes off the rails. Stress goes off the charts. Suddenly, you feel powerless to calm life’s chaos. It’s all too much to take on by yourself. But pastor and bestselling author Max Lucado has great news for you–Help Is Here. The Bible makes more than a hundred references to the Holy Spirit, and Jesus says more about the Spirit than he does about the church, marriage, finances, and the future. But do we really know the Spirit? No more walking this path alone. No more carrying weight you were not intended to bear. It’s time for you to enjoy the presence of the Holy Spirit and experience the vigorous life he offers. You can rest easy knowing that Help Is Here.
Ruth Chou Simons
Harvest House / September 13, 2022
From the bestselling author and artist behind GraceLaced and Beholding and Becoming comes this gorgeously illustrated Advent exploration of what it means to intimately experience God’s presence in our daily lives. Ruth Chou Simons welcomes you and your family to partake in a season of surrender as you discover the true miracle behind Christmas: that while we journey to grow in our relationships with Jesus, He has already come so He can be with us forever. Christmas Day is not the end of our celebrations, but the beginning! Emmanuel is an invitation to rejoice in the everlasting fellowship and hope God extended to us on the day of His Son’s birth, guiding us to realize that having God with us all year long is Christmas’s most incredible gift.
Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith & Lori Stanley Roeleveld
Kregel / September 20, 2022
Many conversations are happening at home and in church about difficult and timely topics–but when it comes to race, too many Christians are silent. It’s time to speak up. But where do we start? Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith and Lori Stanley Roeleveld enter a transparent and open dialogue about race, privilege, bias, and discrimination. As you witness the real-time process of meaningful discussion, you’ll see how these women model healthy conversations–giving voice to pain without blame, expressing anger without ridicule, and asking questions without guilt. These pages are filled with vulnerable personal stories, biblical teaching, conversation starters, and practical next steps. By the end, you too will be equipped to have your own colorful conversations, and find your place in healing the racial divide and bringing together the body of Christ.
VOICES OF LAMENT
edited by Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
Revell / September 20, 2022
Inspired by Psalm 37, Voices of Lament is a powerful collection of reflections from Christian Women of Color on themes of injustice, heartache, and deep suffering. Their essays, prayers, poems, and liturgies lay bare the experiences of the oppressed even as they draw us into deeper intimacy with God and a more fulsome understanding of each other. For anyone who longs to better express and understand the beauty of lament held in holy tension with hope and love, this extraordinary collection presents both well-known and new voices from various ethnic and people groups and different generations, putting God’s faithfulness on full and glorious display.
MORE THAN YOUR NUMBER
Beth McCord & Jeff McCord
Thomas Nelson / September 20, 2022
More Than Your Number takes a deeper dive into the world of the Enneagram by moving past the quickly assigned and sometimes stereotypical Enneagram Types to consider and engage your unique, multidimensional personality that makes you so much more complex than just a number. Explore the Enneagram beyond the surface in a thought-provoking journey to discover your previously unexplored Enneagram Internal Profile (EIP). By clearly identifying five unique parts–such as “family members” within your internal world–you’ll be able to not only name what has affected you your entire life, whether positively or negatively, but also understand and apply the truth of how God intends to redeem and use all of you, not just parts of you. Discover your real identity in Christ, readjusting your internal world toward a healthier path for your unique personality type.
TRUTH OVER TRIBE
Patrick Miller & Keith Simon
David C. Cook / October 4, 2022
As culture warriors divide the world into us and them—fracturing families, friendships, and churches—most of us long for an end to the constant fighting. But does a practical path exist? Jesus lived in a culture split by tribalism, but he resisted its allure by choosing something bigger: truth. He’s now inviting you to apply his ancient path to the modern culture war. How would your community change if you became a catalyst for Christlike unity? Rejecting tribalism is the first step.
BRIGHT HOPE FOR TOMORROW
Zondervan / October 25, 2022
What if we could tap into the apostles’ longing to simply be in the presence of the resurrected Christ without getting entangled in date-setting or disagreements about the Millennium? And what if this fresh hope could drive our daily responses to temptation, affliction, discouragement, and life in a broken world? In Bright Hope for Tomorrow, pastor Chris Davis points the way forward. Exploring the return of Jesus on the terms of the New Testament letters, this book looks at portraits of Jesus’ appearing, rhythms necessary to maintain expectancy (including gathering, fasting, and resting), and the practical transformation such anticipation effects. Bright Hope for Tomorrow is not the next new thing. Rather, it is a recovery of what has been lost by end-times studies that have veered into peripheral concerns. Join this return to the gospel center: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.
THE SECRET GARDEN DEVOTIONAL
Barbour / November 1, 2022
The Secret Garden Devotional offers lovely inspiration that explores the themes of faith, family, contentment, wisdom, and joy in the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, cherished by generations of readers. Each reading corresponds with a chapter from the book and invites you to embrace God’s guiding hand in your life as you are becoming His new creation. With themes of growth, spiritual nourishment, God’s love and care, and His transforming power, this beautiful chapter-by-chapter devotional includes original artwork throughout. Each reading includes examples from the novel, scripture, life application, and prayers perfect for groups, book clubs, or personal reflection.
THE 3-MINUTE JOURNAL OF JOY
Ink & Willow / November 15, 2022
The best way to find joy is simply to look for it every day. Maybe you’ll experience it in the tickle of a kitten’s whiskers against your face, the gentle quiet of the season’s first snowfall, the luxury of a few minutes all to yourself, or the sound of heartfelt laughter with friends. Even on days where nothing seems to go right, something around you can brighten your mood and change your outlook if you just spend a few minutes focusing on it. And if you spread that joy to others, their day will be brightened alongside yours. With this in mind, allow The 3-Minute Journal of Joy to be your guide as you record moments of blessing and cultivate an overall posture of joy.
A SHORT GUIDE TO READING THE BIBLE BETTER
George H. Guthrie
B&H Books / November 15, 2022
A Short Guide to Reading the Bible Better is an accessible handbook to help you better read God’s Word, whether you are new to the Bible or have been reading it faithfully for decades. This book was designed to be read together by an entire church, studied by a small group, or engaged by an individual looking to sharpen his or her Bible reading skill. A clear and concise roadmap for reading God’s Word well, this book will equip you to open God’s Word with intention, purpose, and context every time, so that you may see God transform your hearts and minds as you read.
IVP Academic / November 29, 2022
Drawing from his experience training students to study the Bible, Andrew Abernethy provides a holistic method that helps readers listen carefully to what God was saying to the original audience and what God is saying to us today. Chapters provide guidance on interpreting biblical genres, factoring in historical backgrounds, reading each passage in context, tracing the redemptive storyline of Scripture, and more. Then, building on a strong grasp of Scripture’s meaning, readers engage the traditional practice of lectio divina and consider how to respond faithfully to the text. The goal, Abernethy says, is to encounter God and to be shaped by the Word as we savor its richness. Filled with practical features such as illustrations, maps, timelines, and discussion questions, Savoring Scripture is a valuable guide for students and anyone who wants to study the Bible more effectively.
IN GOOD TIME
Jen Pollock Michel
Baker Books / December 13, 2022
Whether we’re trying to find time, save it, manage it, or make the most of it, one word defines our relationship with the clock: anxiety. Yet is productivity really the only grid for the good life? Have you ever imagined a life without hurry, relentless work, multitasking, or scarcity? A life that is characterized instead by presence, attention, rest, rootedness, fruitfulness, and generosity? This is the kind of life we are meant for, says Jen Pollock Michel. But if we want to experience freedom from time anxiety, we have to reimagine our relationship with time itself.
In the pages of In Good Time, she invites you to disentangle your priorities from our modern assumptions and instead ground them in God’s time. Then she shows you how to establish 8 life-giving habits that will release you from the false religion of productivity so you can develop a grounded, healthy, life-giving relationship with the clock.
Thomas Nelson / December 27, 2022
Pastor Chris Hodges has spent years studying the prayers of the Bible and the models of prayer that the scriptures provide for Christians. Now, he shares with readers the teachings and methods he’s used to successfully help hundreds of thousands of people understand how to spend time in conversation with God–and enjoy every minute. Written in the personable, relatable, and always biblically based style that has become Hodges’s hallmark, Pray First is a revolutionary how-to manual for all Christians who want to experience a dynamic, intimate prayer life with God.
But wait! There’s more!!!
there’s no way I could have included every Non-Fiction release for September-December, so I’ve compiled all the new releases by each separate month in these Amazon lists.
add these to your wish list
What about you? Which Late 2022 Non-Fiction New Releases are you most anxious to read? (Hint: Getting Past the Publishing Gatekeepers is definitely one of the correct answers here haha) What makes you excited about these books?
If you don’t see your book mentioned here OR in my amazon lists, I apologize! It’s impossible to keep up with all the books LOL! Please feel free to leave your release info for Christian / clean Non-fiction in the comments.
Congratulations Carrie! You must be thrilled! So proud of you!!🤗📚💜
aww thanks! I’m thrilled & terrified all at the same time lol
I can’t wait to get my copy of YOUR BOOK!!! Congratulations!
ahhh it’s so crazy! lol
So excited for you, Carrie! Congratulations on your new book!
thank you, Haley!!
Congratulations CARRIE. So happy for you.
thank you, Lucy!!