New Books in our Rolling Cart Library

Our Rolling Cart Library has received some new books that help shed light on our UU history and experience, excellent for those who want to learn more about us. They are:

  • A Chosen Faith by John Buehrens and Forrest Church
  • A Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide Edited by Reverend Peter Morales
  • Everyday Spiritual Practice by S. Alexander, Ed.

The books will be on our cart in Shephard Hall and may be borrowed to enjoy at home. Feel free to contact me anytime.

-Ginny
librarian@uufs.org 

Social Action Book Group

The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements by Eric Hoffer

This book was originally published in 1951, but you will find an eerie relevance with today’s trends. Hoffer explores the roots of fanaticism. Who are the individuals most prone to become fanatics in a movement? How do movements encourage this extremism? This book is short and pairs well with our last reading, On Tyranny.

We will discuss this book on Sunday, December 17th at 11:00 a.m. Purchase through Amazon’s UUFS Donation page. Contact social.action.book.group@uufs.org with any questions.

Women’s Book Group

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History by S. C. Gwynne

“…a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.”

Click here to purchase this book through Amazon’s UUFS Donation page. The Women’s Book Group will meet on Thursday, January 25th at Marge Goka’s.  Contact womens.book.group@uufs.org with questions.

From UUA Common Read

Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want  by Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen

“An optimistic book for Americans who are asking, in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, What do we do now? The answer: We need to organize and fight to protect and expand our democracy. Legendary activist Frances Moore Lappé, and organizer-scholar Adam Eichen teamed up to tell the under-reported story of a ‘movement of movements’ arising to tackle the roots of the crisis. To save the democracy we thought we had, argue the authors, we must take our civic life to a place it’s never been.”

Click here to order from inSpirit, the UUA Book and Gift Shop.

Frances Moore Lappé, author of the multimillion-selling Diet for a Small Planet and seventeen other books, is a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the “Alternative Nobel.” Adam Eichen is a Democracy Fellow at the Small Planet Institute, cofounded by Lappé, and a board member of Democracy Matters, and he served as deputy communications director for Democracy Spring. 

 

Note: Buying through the UUA Bookstore provides money to UUA, a worthy cause. If you buy starting from this Amazon link, your purchases directly benefit UUFS.

 

 

 

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