New Books at the UUA Bookstore
The Selma Awakening: How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Changed Unitarian Universalism
ByMark D. Morrison-Reed
"Selma changed the United States, and Selma changed Unitarian Universalism. Mark Morrison-Reed tells the story in exquisite detail, tracing the hundred-year history and the interdependent web of relationships that led hundreds of Unitarian Universalists to march for justice in Selma. In a work of scholarly depth and heartfelt passion, Morrison-Reed gives voice to both his admiration for the achievements of Unitarian Universalists and his anguish at our shortcomings, inviting all of us align our values in practice with our espoused values."
—Dan McKanan, Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Association Senior Lecturer in Divinity, Harvard Divinity School
Not for Ourselves Alone: Theological Essays on Relationship
By Laurel Hallman and Burton D. Carley
"Perhaps individualism was liberating in the rigid cultures of the nineteenth century. Perhaps. Today individualism is not liberating; it separates us. It creates a prison of the self. We are relational creatures. Our very sense of self, ironically enough, emerges from our network of relationships. We become fully human in relationship: with one another, with our past, with our shared aspirations, with our vision of the holy. This marvelous collection explores relationship as a spiritual discipline. What a needed and timely blessing it is."
—Peter Morales, President, Unitarian Universalist Association
The UUA Bookstore Summer hours for July 1, 2014 through Labor Day are 9:00 to 4:00 EDT.
We have many new books and items we would like to share with you. On this page are just some of the books that have been published by our publishing houses, Skinner House and Beacon. We think you will find them thought provoking and enlightening.
Sister Simone Campbell, who gave the Ware Lecture at GA, has a new book, A Nun on the Bus. Do yourself a favor and watch the Ware Lecture online. Sister Simone is a true person of faith and an inspiration to us all.
"Dares to call the [immigration] problem ‘manufactured,’ one that could be solved with the stroke of a pen.”
By Sister Simone Campbell
“[Campbell] is an unusual combination of hard–hitting political strategist and poetry–writing spiritual figure…Campbell’s style of engagement on the Hill is part Zen master, part political tactician.” —Washington Post
"I didn't know that!" I said that to myself several times each chapter. So will you. Susan Ritchie has given us new insights that will shift your understanding of Unitarian history, as they did mine. The Unitarian calling to a catalytic role in interfaith relations has deep roots, but also dangers. Both are traced here.
—John A. Buehrens, author, Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People's History, and past President, Unitarian Universalist Association