UUA Publications Update for December 2018
Holiday Gift Suggestions from inSpirit!
The holiday guide from inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop is now available! Check out this great resource for gift ideas for all of your loved ones. From inspiration titles and children's books to unique UU items, it's all here! Free standard shipping within the U.S. on orders of $50 or more is also available now through December 14th. Your purchase from inSpirit contributes directly to the work of the Unitarian Universalist Association—thank you, and happy holidays. Here are some of our favorites from the holiday guide:
A Treasury of African American Christmas Stories—A collection of Christmas stories written by African-American journalists, activists, and writers from the late 19th century to the modern civil rights movement. (Beacon Press)
Gmorning, Gnight! Little Pep Talks for Me & You—From the creator and star of Hamilton, Lin Manuel-Miranda, with beautiful illustrations by Jonny Sun, comes a book of affirmations to inspire readers at the beginning and end of each day.
Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry—A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century. (Beacon Press)
Love Like Thunder: Meditations—In the 2018 volume of the inSpirit Series, Jess Reynolds' lyric poetry flows like water between genders, between body and spirit, and between earth and sky. (Skinner House)
Fireside Stories: Tales for a Winter's Eve—Drawn from countries and cultures all around the world, these eight stories express the magnificent and unique aspects of the winter season.
Side with Love Canvas Tote—Side with Love everyday with our durable, fair trade canvas tote.
Announcements and Resources
Holiday Resources from Skinner House
Resources for children and adults for the winter season:
Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism—In a fresh collection of thoughtful essays, 20 writers explore the blessings and challenges of Jewish Unitarian Universalist identity and community.
The Garden of Time—In this story based on ancient Jewish legend, Adam and Eve decide what holidays they will celebrate. Illuminates Judaism, the calendar, and the environment for both children and adults.
Pagan and Earth-Centered Voices in Unitarian Universalism—Essays by some of the most prominent leaders in Unitarian Universalist Paganism bring Pagan and Earth-centered theo/alogy to life for a new generation.
Aisha's Moonlit Walk—A fictional modern-day family celebrates eight pagan holidays over the course of a year.
Christian Voices in Unitarian Universalism—Personal stories from laity and clergy alike reveal what it means to be a Unitarian Universalist Christian today.
Meet Jesus—Meet Jesus introduces children to Jesus' life and message of love, kindness, peace and tolerance with simple text and lively, full-color illustrations.
Skinner House on Instagram
We’re thrilled to announce that Skinner House is now on Instagram. Regular content includes graphics, resources, meditations, giveaways, behind-the-scenes photos, and other great bookish fun! Instagram is a simple, fun, and creative way to capture, edit, and share photos, videos, and messages. You can create an account here. Skinner House is also on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Goodreads—we can’t wait to connect with you!
December's Justice and Spirit Goodreads Book Club Pick!
December's Justice and Spirit Goodreads Book Club pick is The Way of Jesus: Living a Spiritual and Ethical Life by Jay Parini (Beacon Press). Part guide to Christian living, part spiritual autobiography, The Way of Jesus is renowned poet and novelist Jay Parini's exploration of what Jesus really meant, his effort to put love first in our daily lives. A lifelong Christian who has at times wavered and questioned his beliefs, Parini recounts his own efforts to follow Jesus's example, examines the contours of Christian thinking, and describes the solace and structure one can find in the rhythms of the church calendar. Parini's refreshingly undogmatic approach to Christian thinking incorporates teachings from other religions, as well as from poets and other writers who have helped Parini along his path to understanding.