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Book by UU authors: See you at Harry’s

See you at Harry’s. By Jo Knowles. Candlewick, 2012. Jo Knowles is an active member of the First Unitarian Society of Hartland, Vt. Over the past six years Knowles has written several books focusing on the hardships adolescents and teenagers face. This book is about Fern, a twelve-year-old who feels invisible in her won [...]

Books by UU author: TV on strike: Why Hollywood went to war over the Internet

TV on strike: Why Hollywood went to war over the Internet. By Cynthia Littleton. Syracuse University Press, 2012. Cynthia Littleton is a member of the UU Community Church in Santa Monica, Calif. She is deputy editor of Variety and has written for UU World magazine on several occasions. The book looks at the 100-day [...]

Book by UU author: The webs of Varok

The webs of VarokBy Cary Neeper. Penscript Publishing House, 2012. Cary Neeper joined the Unitarian Universalist fellowship in Los Alamos, N.Mex., in 1968 and remains an active member today. This is the second title in her young adult/crossover science fiction series The Archives of Varok. In the book, Tandra Grey has crossed millions of miles of [...]

Book by UU author: The evolution of a Western god: 30,000 B.C.E. to the now

The evolution of a Western god: 30,000 B.C.E. to the now. By Maurice Webster. Mill City Press, 2011. Maurice Webster is a member of the UU Congregation of Santa Fe, N.Mex. It is an exploration into the beliefs, visualizations, and perceptions of God over the millennia. Made of three parts, the story focuses primarily [...]

Book by UU author: Youth ministry advising: A complete guide

Youth ministry advising: A complete guide. Edited by Carey McDonald and Jeremie Bateman. Unitarian Universalist Association, 2012. Carey McDonald was a member of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee. Put together by the UUA’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, this book offers tools and advice for youth advisors, religious educators, ministers, and others. It [...]

Book by UU author: Slant of light

Slant of light. By Steve Wiegenstein. Blank Slate Press, 2012. Steve Wiegenstein is a long-time member of the Unitarian Church of Quincy, Ill. The book is about James Turner, a charming writer and lecturer, Charlotte, his down-to-earth bride, and Cabot, an idealist Harvard-educated abolitionist, all dream of building a utopian society. Drawn together in [...]

Book by UU author: 2095: A year of love and longing

2095: A year of love and longing. By Roberta Crawford Morency. Roberta Crawford Morency, 2011. Roberta Crawford Morency is a member of the First UU Congregation of the Palm Beaches, Fla. 2095 is a sci-fi novel that takes place on the fortieth anniversary of the 2055 global warming Catastrophe. Pierre, a Montreal Frenchman, monitors the population [...]

Book by UU author: The iron elephant

The iron elephant. By Roberta Crawford. Vida Publishing, 2001. Roberta Crawford is a member of the First UU Congregation of the Palm Beaches, Fla. who had been prescribed iron for her anemia and nearly died from it. Because of this, in 1980 she founded an international corporation, Iron Overload Diseases Assn, Inc. so that [...]

Book by UU author: A season of non-violence: 64 ways for 64 days

A season of non-violence: 64 ways for 64 days. By Pummy Kaur. First Choice Books, 2011. Pummy Kaur has been a member of Free Church Unitarian in Blaine, Wash. for almost 30 years. This book supplies readers with 64 suggestions, which are intended to be contemplated and implemented into their lives during the Season of [...]

Book by UU author: The Haiku Tao Te Ching: Wisdom of the Tao for people in a hurry

The Haiku Tao Te Ching: Wisdom of the Tao for people in a hurry. By Tom F. Lang. AuthorHouse, 2011. Thomas Lang is a member of the UU Church of Ogden, Utah. A long-time student of the Tao and fascinated by the Haiku art form, Lang decided to combine the two. Lang creates a [...]