UMW Books/ Reading Program

 

The  Reading Program encourages critical thinking about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books. It gives participants an opportunity to deepen their spirituality and to broaden their understanding of the UMW’s mission work. Books may be read for credit within a three year period. After that time. Books rotate to the general church library. A notebook for each member is kept for them to record their readings as they complete a book. A list of all books that are current are listed in the notebook.

 

For books from 2009 to 2015 please check the Library UMW Notebook.

 

2008 SELECTIONS

EDUCATION FOR MISSION

End of the Spear:  A True Story by Steve Saint       

They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky:  The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan by Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng Benjamin Ajak

Miniskirts, Mothers and Muslims:  A Christian Woman in a Muslim Land by Christine A. Mallouhi

 

NUTURING FOR COMMUMITY

For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire by James Yee      

Grace Matters:  A Memoir of Faith, Friendship and Hope in the Heart of The South by Chris P. Rice

Who’s Raising Your Child:  Battling the Marketers for Your Child’s Heart And Soul by Laura J. Buddenberg & Kathleen M. McGee     

Keeping Spiritual Balance as We Grow Older:  More than 65 Creative Ways to Use Purpose, Prayer, and the Power of Spirit to Build Meaningful Retirement by Molly Srode & Bernie Srode     

I Choose to Stay:  A Black Teacher Refuses to Desert the Inter City by Salome Thomas

 

SOCIAL ACTION

Enrique’s Journey by Sonia Nazario          

When the Rivers Run Dry:  Water—The Defining Crisis of the 21st

Century by Fred Pearce        

Hard Line:  Life and Death on the U.S.-Mexican Border by Ken Ellingwood

 

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Jesus’ Parables of the Lost and Found by James W. Moore          

Longing to Pray:  How the Psalms Teach us to Talk with God by

 J. Ellsworth Kalas        

Leap of Faith:  Memoirs of An Unexpected Life by Queen Noor (Large

Print)       

10 Gospel Promises for Later Life by Jane Marie Thibault (Large Print)   

Letters to a Young Doubter by William Sloane Coffin    

Living Bountifully!  The Blessing of Responsible Stewardship by Linda H.

Hollies

 

 

2007 SELECTIONS

EDUCATION FOR MISSION

The Blindfold’s Eyes:  My Journey from Torture to Truth, by Sister Dianna Ortiz

(This book counts as one book in Education for Mission and one book in

Social Action)

The Storyteller’s Companion to the Bible:  New Testament Women by Dennis E. Smith and Michael E. Williams          

Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

 

NUTURING FOR COMMUMITY

Beginning Again:  Benedictine Wisdom for Living with Illness by Mary C. Earle

SOCIAL ACTION

Taught by America:  A Story of Struggle and Hope in Compton by Sarah Sentilles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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