The Library Committee is pleased to receive donations that reflect the categories of our collection. The categories listed below may help you to select donations from your own library for the church collection. Please, when making a donation, be sure to give us your contact information, particularly your phone number and e-mail address, so we may acknowledge your donation. As another reminder, please return any books you have had for over two weeks.
Categories: Biography; BGLT (Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender); Buddhism; Celebrations and Passages; Christianity; Church Leadership; Family Life; Humanism; Inspiration; Meditation; Men’s Studies; Philosophy; Religious Studies; Social Justice; Spirituality; Theology; Unitarian Universalism; Women’s Studies; World Religions.
The church library has just acquired the 2013 UUA Meditation Manual, which is available in the Meditation category. While helping with the data management of our library, Andrew Bores noted that Meditation was our most-used category. This is partly because our worship associates who help the minister in the Sunday services look for worthwhile selections to read in the service. This year’s meditation manual is Falling Into the Sky: A Meditation Anthology, Abhi and Abhimanyu Janamanchi, editors (Boston, Skinner House Books, 2013). Abhi Janamanchi is senior minister of the UU congregation in Clearwater, FL. Abhimanyu Janamanchi is a lifelong UU who has served as youth observer on the UUA Board of Trustees and the UUA Moderator Nominating Committee. The manual is a selection of prayers, meditations, and short essays by UU ministers, lay people, theologians, poets, philosophers, and activists. They each provide personal insights into the workings of the inner self to help us move into a realm where calm replaces busyness, peace overcomes anxiety, and compassion delivers the soul from selfishness.
Book Review by Martha Kluth