This I Believe
Edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
Featuring a star-studded list of contributors that includes John McCain,
Isabel Allende, and Colin Powell (as well as pieces from the original 1950s
series including Helen Keller and Jackie Robinson), the collection also
contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer, a woman who sells yellow pages
advertising in Fort Worth, TX and a man who serves on the state of Rhode
Islands parole board. The result is a stirring, funny and always provocative
trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of Americans whose beliefs,
and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them, reveal the
American spirit at its best.
Audio Renaissance, 2006, Audio CD, Total Playing Time: 6 hours (on 5 CDs)
Reason and Reverence: Religious Humanism for the 21st Century
by Rev. Dr. William R. Murry
Answering the critics who find humanism lacking the power to inspire, Murry
brings a new vision of religious humanism; one that evokes compassion,
spirituality and a language of reverence while grounded in reason, community,
social responsibility, science and ethics.
Rev. Murry is the Emeritus Minister
at River Road UU Church, former president of Meadville Lombard Theological School,
and UUCR's guest minister for September 2, 2007.
Skinner House Books, 2006, Paperback, 208 pages
$16.00 (Price on 8/15/2007)
Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--And Doesn't
by Stephen Prothero
Stephen Prothero explains why religious illiteracy is rampant in the United States and traces its surprising historic roots. Includes a quiz for readers to test their knowledge.
HarperSanFrancisco, 2007, Hardcover, 304 pages
$16.47 (Price on 3/6/2007)
The Book of New Family Traditions: How to Create Great Rituals for Holidays & Everydays
by Meg Cox and Sarah McMenemy (Illustrator)
Life isn't like it used to be, and we need to invent new traditions for today's families. Meg Cox guides you through the simple steps that help families fully cherish all of those special moments and milestones.
Running Press Book Publishers, 2003, Paperback, 128 pages
$10.36 (Price on 1/4/2007)
Forgive for Good
by Frederic Luskin
Recommended by Deborah Khan in a recent sermon, this book shows why forgiveness is important for mental and physical health and suggests practical steps for healing.
HarperSanFrancisco, 2003, paperback, 240 pages
$11.16 (Price on 10/30/2006)
by Rev. Peter Laarman (Editor)
Fourteen essays on the meaning of moral values, including one by UUA President, Rev. Bill Sinkford, asking what really constitutes a God-approved marriage and family.
Beacon Press, 2006, paperback, 228 pages
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by Daniel O. S. B. Homan and Lonni Collins Pratt
Radical Hospitality is a heartfelt introduction to the spiritual discipline of hospitality.
Paraclete Press. 2005, paperback, 233 pages
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by Michael Lerner
Presenting an eight-point progressive spiritual covenant with America, Lerner provides a blueprint for how the Democratic Party can effectively challenge the religious right.
HarperSanFrancisco, 2006, Hardcover, 416 pages
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by Jimmy Carter
Carter puts forward a passionate defense of separation of church and state, and a strong warning of where the country is heading as the lines between politics and rigid religious fundamentalism are blurred.
Simon & Schuster, 2005, Hardcover, 224 pages
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by Rick Warren
The Purpose-Driven Church shifts the focus away from church building programs to emphasizing a people-building process. Warren says, If you will concentrate on building people, God will build
Zondervan, 1995, Hardcover, 400 pages
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by Kate Holbrook, Ann S. Kim, Brian Palmer and Anna Portnoy
Global Values 101 grew out of one of the most popular courses ever offered at Harvard University, in which some of the most original thinkers of our day sat down with students and explored how ideas can make us more engaged, involved, and compassionate citizens.
Beacon Press, 2006, Paperback, 256 pages
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by Kevin Seamus Hasson
Meet the Pilgrims and the Park Rangers, symbols of our cultural wars. With stories both poignant and funny (particularly the tale of the "Sacred Parking Barrier") Hasson looks for common ground.
Encounter Books, 2005, Hardcover, 159 pages
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by Marian Wright Edelman, Barry Moser (Illustrator)
Marian Wright Edelman has drawn from a variety of cultures and peoples to compile these timeless stories, poems, songs, quotations, and folktales that speak to all children to let them know that they can make a difference in today's world.
Amistad, 2004, Hardcover, 112 pages, Reading level: Ages 4-8
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Based on a landmark survey of American husbands across the country, VoiceMale is full of surprising revelations and the strong feelings that men have about their lives -- and about the women who share those lives with them.
Simon & Schuster, 2006, Hardcover, 272 pages,
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Mary K. Sellon and Daniel P. Smith
Tools to help congregations learn how to build and maintain relationships that nurture a sense of fulfillment and commitment within the faith community.
Simon & Schuster, 2004, Paperback, 124 pages,
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M. J. Ryan (Editor)
365 blessings organized by season make every mealtime more nourishing. From a wide variety of traditional and contemporary sources.
Conari Press, 2002, Paperback, 280 pages,
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by Tara Brach
Mentioned by Rev. Lynn Strauss in her September 18 sermon: Religious Community.
Bantam, 2004, Paperback, 352 pages,
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Divided by God: America's Church-State Problem--and What We Should Do About It
by Noah Feldman
In Divided By God, Noah Feldman examines the unique, fascinating balance the United States has pursued for well over 200 years now -- the attempt at democratic government by the people in a country made up of many religions, and many highly religious people.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005, Hardcover, 320 pages
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Whose Bible Is It? A History of the Scriptures Through the Ages
by Jaroslav Pelikan
Pelikan presents an outstanding introduction to the development, use and acceptance of the bible over the centuries.
Viking, 2005, Hardcover, 288 pages
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Why the Jews Rejected Jesus : The Turning Point in Western History
by David Klinghoffer
The history of the Jews resistance to Christianity, by a noted historian and writer.
Doubleday, 2005, Hardcover, 256 pages
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After the Apple: Women in the Bible : Timeless Stories of Love, Lust, and Longing
by Naomi Harris Rosenblatt
Rosenblatt's common-sense explainations of time bible stories will appeal to both men and women.
Miramax Books, 2005, Paperback, 288 pages
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God's Politics : Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It
by Jim Wallis
In this bestselling new book, Wallis explains how true faith transcends political categories.
HarperSanFrancisco, 2005, Hardcover, 416 pages
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Don't Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives
by George Lakoff, Howard Dean (Foreword), Don Hazen (Introduction)
George Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments. Recommended by Rev. Sue Turner in a recent sermon.
Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2004, Paperback, 144 pages
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Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy
by Christopher Phillips
Christopher Phillips is a man on a mission: to revive the love of questions that Socrates inspired long ago in ancient Athens. Read the book and join UUCR's Socrates Cafe.
W. W. Norton & Company, 2002, paperback, 241 pages
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Books for Kids & Families
The Philosophers' Club
by Christopher Phillips, Kim Doner
Tricycle Press, 2001, Hardcover, 44 pages
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The Kids' Guide to Working Out Conflicts: How to Keep Cool, Stay Safe, and Get Along
by Naomi Drew
Free Spirit Publishing, 2001, Paperback, 144 pages
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Our Family Meeting Book: Fun and Easy Ways to Manage Time, Build Communication, and Share Responsibility Week by Week
by Elaine Hightower, Betsy Riley, Michele Borba
Free Spirit Publishing, Paperback, 2002, 129 pages, $11.53
Don't Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money : The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years
by Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller
Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press, Paperback, 2000, 368 pages, $11.53
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A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism
by John A. Buehrens, Forrest Church, Robert Fulghum, and Denise Davidoff
Beacon Press, 1998, Paperback, 240 pages
The Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide
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Soul Work: Anti-Racist Theologies in Dialogue
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Books by Forrest Church
Lifecraft: The Art of Meaning in the Everyday
by Forrest Church
Beacon Press, Paperback, 2001, 144 pages, $10.40
Restoring Faith: America's Religious Leaders Answer Terror with Hope
by Forrest Church (Editor)
Walker & Co., Paperback, 2001, 128 pages, $10.00
Life Lines: Holding On (and Letting Go)
by Forrest Church
Beacon Press, Paperback, 1997, 192 pages, $11.20
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