God Revised: How Religion Must Evolve in a Scientific Age by Galen Guengerich. As humanity evolved its conception of the universe to coincide with new scientific discoveries, we are evolving our concept of God. Gone is the magical, supernatural deity in the sky who visits wrath upon those who have not followed his word. In a scientific age, we need an experience of a God we can believe in—that grounds our morality, unites us in community, and engages us with a world that holds mystery.
A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World by Thomas Moore. Explores the myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style, either inside or outside formal religion.
Simply Pray: A Modern Spiritual Practice to Deepen Your Life by Erik Walker Wikstrom. Drawing from the wisdom of the world’s religions, Simply Pray offers readers an easy-to-use modern prayer practice free from any particular theological orientation
The Rev. Dr. Forrest Church, whose ministry transformed All Souls from a quiet congregation with a distinguished history into the nation's most visible exponent of liberal religion, died in 2009 after a three-year battle with esophageal cancer. He was 61 years old. Forrest will be remembered as a loving pastor, an inspiring preacher, and a spiritual leader to Unitarian Universalists worldwide.
Reclaiming Prophetic Witness: Liberal Religion in the Public Square, by Paul Rasor, asserts that conservative Christianity is not the only valid religious voice in our national social policy. The 2014-15 Common Read invites Unitarian Universalists to explore and claim our contribution, as religious liberals, to the pressing moral and ethical debates of our contemporary world.