Suggested Reading

For Adults

Read Beliefs and Principles in Unitarian Universalism, which describes the basics of Unitarian Universalism.

Review 2U’s Safe Congregations Policy.

*A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism by Forrest Church and  John A. Buehrens.  This title is often stocked in the religion section at major bookstores.

Specifically, For Parents

*The Gift of Faith: Tending the Spiritual Lives of Children, Second Edition by Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar

Parenting as Spiritual Journey: Deepening Ordinary & Extraordinary Events into Sacred Occasions by Rabbi Fuchs-Kreimer

The Intentional Family: Simple Rituals to Strengthen Family Ties by William J. Doherty, Ph.D.

10 Principles for Spiritual Parenting: Nurturing Your Child’s Soul by Mimi Doe

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

For Children

Unitarian Universalism

uu & me  a magazine that helps kids think about what reallymatters

*Unitarian Universalism Is a Really Long Name by Jennifer Dant. An introduction to Unitarian Universalism with simple text and lively full-color art that offers youngsters useful and accessible answers to questions like Who Are We?, What Do We Believe? and Do We Pray?  For children ages 5-9.

*My UU ABCs by William Cleary. A UU activity book with puzzles, lessons, and pictures to color. Ages 3-7.

*UU & Me! Collected Stories Edited by Betsy Hill Williams.  Twenty-six stories from the first five years of uu & me, the kids’ magazine published by the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF). Fact and fiction, historical and modern, mythical and real-life, these stories have the power to spark imagination and stimulate reflection on how our faith informs our real lives. Ages 5-10.

*I Can Make a Difference by Marian Wright Edelman. These timeless stories, poems, songs, quotations, and folktales speak to all children to let them know that they can make a difference in today’s world. They are drawn from a variety of cultures and peoples.  Grades 2-4.

*A Lamp in Every Corner: Our Unitarian Universalist Storybook by Janeen K. Grohsmeyer

*What if Nobody Forgave? & Other Stories of Principle; collected and edited by Colleen M. McDonald

*A Bucketful of Dreams: Contemporary Parables for All Ages
by Christopher Buice

*Aisha’s Moonlit Walk: Stories and Celebrations For the Pagan Year
by Anika Stafford (ages 5 – 12)

What is God? / Spirituality

*Hide & Seek With God by Mary Ann Moore. 29 enchanting tales present God in a variety of multicultural, non-sexist ways – as a transcendent mystery, a spiritual force, peace and silence, the mother and father of life, light and darkness and more.

All I See is Part of Me by Chara M. Curtis and Cynthia Aldrich

Old Turtle by Douglas Wood and Cheng-Khee Chee

What is God? By Etan Boritzer is an excellent introduction to world religions and how religions are similar.

Where Is God? by Lawrence and Karen Kushner – board book for 0 – 4 years old.

Because Nothing Looks Like God by Lawrence and Karen Kushner  for ages 4 and up.

Where Does God Live? by August Gold & Matthew J. Perlman

In God’s Name by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

Becoming Me: A Story of Creation by Martin Boroson

Mother Earth by Nancy Luenn

What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies by Trevor Romain (ages 5 – 12)

Prayer / Worship

*A Child’s Book of Blessings and Prayers by Eliza Blanchard

Peace On Earth: A Book of Prayers from Around the World; collected and illustrated by Bijou LeTord

*Can be found at the UUA Bookstore.