Beginner's Grace: Bringing Prayer to Life, Kate Braestrup. A welcoming modern guide to the simplest, most effective way to satisfy a universal spiritual hunger, Beginner’s Grace is for the religious and nonreligious and even irreligious in its generous, good-humored approach to spirituality. With its insight and warmth, Beginner’s Grace is sure to become a spiritual touchstone for people of all faiths.
A faith for all seasons: Liberal religion and the crises of life by William R Murry. A liberal religous understanding of the pain and suffering in life which mirrors a Unitiarian Universalist philosophy. It is a refreshing approach to the crisis of life that will help many people deal with their feelings of blame and guilt when a loved one dies. This book is a solid reference for those dealing with providing comfort to those grieving.
Finding Grace at the Center: The Beginning of Centering Prayer by M. Basil Pennington. Reflections and advice on Centering Prayer’s possibilities—and its pitfalls—are presented with clarity and simplicity, with a vision of the deeper life of the soul that contemplative prayer can bring about.
Fluent in Faith: A Unitarian Universalist Embrace of Religious Language by Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar. Calling us to embrace our religious language in all its diversity and wide range of meaning. Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar sets forth a vision for Unitarian Universalism where, as an articulate people, we can confidently and gracefully express our faith
Lifecraft: The Art of Meaning in the Everyday by Forrest Church, senior minister at All Soul's Church in New York City and a popular Unitarian Universalist writer, has written a group of meditations on our most challenging question: finding meaning in life. He confronts vanity, illness, death, and the mysteries of prayer from the liberal religious perspective, and his final advice is simply to keep trying: "Turn the page."
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
Sunday and Every Day: My Little Book of Unitarian Universalism by Patricia Frevert. This small book puts a little bit of the Unitarian Universalist faith in a child's hands. Features prayers for worship and everyday use, stories, songs, plus the seven Principles and six Sources in children's language. Ages 5 and up.
Gift Of Faith: Tending the Spiritual Lives of Children by Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar. Filled with practical advice and psychological insight, The Gift of Faith celebrates religion in lives in children. Drawing from her personal stories and experiences, Nieuwejaar illustrates how religious community plays an integral role in deepening the faith of parents, who are children's primary educators. She encourages parents to communicate their beliefs in words and in actions.
Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation by Larry Rosenberg, Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. Using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching, he makes insight meditation practice accessible to modern practitioners.