The Blessings of Faith Communities—Request for Book Proposals
Skinner House Books announces a search for an author or authors to write a book about the blessings of participating in a liberal religious faith community. The book would be fairly short, written in an informal, non-academic way. It could be thought of as an alternative to the increasing number of calls to be “spiritual but not religious.” Instead, this book holds up what is good about religiosity—such as community, ritual, pastoral support, mutual caring, exposure to new ideas, and participating in social justice works while part of a faith community. It would use real-life stories and examples to show rather than tell about why Unitarian Universalists and other religious liberals find congregational life so sustaining.
The structure of the proposed book is up to the submitter(s).
Proposals should include the following, all in one document:
- your name/s, addresses, and contact information
- your qualifications to write this book
- a summary of the book (2–10 pages) which describes what it is and how it would be structured, including a table of contents
- a draft of the Introduction
- a sample chapter (not necessarily the first chapter)
Submissions should be sent by October 1, 2017 to:Betsy Martin bmartin [at] uua [dot] org Skinner House Books 24 Farnsworth Street Boston, MA 02210-1409
If you have questions, please contact Mary Benard, Editorial Director of Skinner House Books, at mbenard [at] uua [dot] org.