Michael's Notes

Michael's Notes

Welcome to inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop. Our Boston bookstore is open for browsing Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10-4. We hope you'll stop by for a visit!


Greetings all,

Skinner House Books has been busy with some of its best work over the last year or so with the release of these timely and powerful titles. The books listed below -- a few of our latest -- are just a sample of the wealth of resources Skinner House offers to not just UUs, but anyone seeking to engage with vital questions of spirituality and justice from a liberal perspective of faith or no faith.
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In Why Can't I Fix It?: The Questions We Ask When We Love Someone With Addiction, writer and minister Nathan Detering weaves together his own and others' deeply felt experiences of loving those suffering from addiction and responds to questions such as: Why is this happening? What can and can't you do? How do you care for yourself and your family?

The Rough Side of the Mountain: Black Women's Ministries in Unitarian Universalism, from minister and scholar Qiyamah Rahman, celebrates and explores the wisdom, resilience, and contributions of Black UU clergywomen both within and beyond Unitarian Universalism.

Poet Atena O. Danner's Incantations for Rest: Poems, Meditations, and Other Magic, the 2022 volume of Skinner House's longrunning inSpirit series, is an invitation to slow down and rest for those exhausted by the demands and traumas of a racist, ableist society -- an examination of spiritual spaces, a love letter to Black well-being, and medicine for BIPOC people.

Trusting Change: Finding Our Way Through Personal and Global Transformation, by minister and award-winning author Karen Hering, invites readers on the cusp of great change -- which is all of us these days -- to explore the new possibilities emerging in our times. This book offers ten skills for living on the threshold of change as well as spiritual practices and inspiration for connecting with your own inner wisdom.
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All proceeds from your purchases at inSpirit go to support Skinner House Books, Beacon Press, and all other ministries and programming of the UUA. Many, many thanks to all of you for your continued support.

Keep reading!

Michael Colyott, Bookstore Manager


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