The following books and DVDs are available at the UUA Bookstore.

UU University 2009 –– This 3-disc DVD set includes 7.5 hours of the very best materials from UU University 2009 in Salt Lake City. Excerpts from more than 50 hours of programming include innovative ideas around multigenerational ministry, multicultural congregations, stewardship, governance, and theology—perfect for those interested in leadership development grounded in our faith. $45

Ministry in the Borderlands –– (DVD) Presentation at UU University 2008 by the Rev. Nick Carter, president of Andover Newton Theological Seminary, on communicating and working with “people who think differently and pray differently.” $8

A Ready Hope: Effective Disaster Ministry for Congregations –– A Ready Hope is described as “an initiation for people of faith who are new to the ministry of disaster preparedness and response. By the Rev. Kathryn Hauelsen and Carol Flores, Lutherans who have been active in disaster recovery work. Published 2009.  $18

Designing Contemporary Congregations: How to Attract Those Under Fifty –– The author, the Rev. Lauren Beth Bowers, pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Randolph, Mass., identifies strategies to develop contemporary worship, fellowship, evangelism, social justice, and rituals, and to train leaders to lead contemporary congregations. Published 2008.  $14

The Power of Stories: A Guide for Leading Multiracial and Multicultural Congregations –– The Rev. Jacqueline Lewis, senior minister for Vision, Worship, and the Arts, at Middle Collegiate Church in New York City, shares examples of congregational leaders who have successfully overcome the challenges of leading multicultural congregations through telling stories about who they are and what the communities they lead are about, and the lessons that can be learned from them. Published 2009.  $16

Heart to Heart: Fourteen Gatherings for Reflection and Sharing –– Resources for 14 small group gatherings on topics such as forgiveness, loss, nature, money, and friendship. Heart to Heart, by the Rev. Christine Robinson, senior minister of First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, N. Mex., and Alicia Hawkins, member of the board of the UU Small Group Ministry Network, offers readings, journaling suggestions, and exercises to help participants prepare for the spiritual practice of sharing in community. Promotes listening rather than back-and-forth discussion. Published in 2009.  $14

About the Author
Don Skinner
Don Skinner is editor of InterConnections and a member of the Shawnee Mission UU Church in Lenexa, Kansas.

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