Webinar: How to Write a Compelling Book Review 


April 29, 2024
1:00 PM ET
Presented on Zoom



Unlock the art of crafting compelling book reviews in this session, tailored for students and scholars of religion and theology, and especially for first-time reviewers. Delve into practical techniques and strategies to write fair, thorough, and incisive reviews that contribute meaningfully to academic and public discourse. 

Reading Religion (RR) is an openly accessible book review website published by the American Academy of Religion (AAR). The site provides up-to-date coverage of scholarly publishing in religious studies, reviewed by scholars with special interest and/or expertise in the relevant subfields. Reviews are concise, comprehensive, and timely. 


Kimberly Davis | Davis is senior editor of Reading Religion, a publication of the American Academy of Religion. Previously, Davis was a journalism instructor at the University of Georgia, the University of Maryland, and Trinity Washington University. She also served as a communications director and consultant for various political campaigns and nonprofit organizations. In her nearly 30-year career, Davis has worked for Ebony magazine, several newspapers, and as a freelance writer and academic editor. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and earned a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia.