Several new books and videos available from the UUA Bookstore will be useful to leaders of religious education courses and to social justice advocates, including Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Quest, Social Justice Heroes, and the video series Long Strange Trip.
In Spiritual Envy, Michael Krasny, a National Public Radio program host, examines the positive and negative aspects of religion as expressed in culture, literature, and human relationships. The paperback book is $14.95.
Social Action Heroes: Unitarian Universalists Who Are Changing the World, by Michelle Bates Deakin of the UU World staff, includes profiles of UUs who have helped rebuild New Orleans, created community farms in Africa, opposed torture, helped homeless boys in Guatemala, and worked on environmental challenges. Deakin describes the book as “ordinary people doing extraordinary social justice work.” The book was excerpted in the winter issue of UU World. The book is $12.
Long Strange Trip examines the history of Unitarianism and Universalism. Three videos, sold separately, cover the early history of these movements. The editor is Ron Cordes. Each one-hour video is $25.
Also on the bookstore website is a listing of companion resources for Skinner House Books, including discussion guides, videos, articles, and books.