Books by UU authors
by Kenneth Sutton
Historic Hiking Trails: A Directory of Over 900 Routes with Awards Available to Hikers. By Steve Rajtar. McFarland and Company, 2002 ; $45. Available from the publisher, (336) 246-4460. Arranged by state, this unique compendium includes trails in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, as well as interstate trails, for which hikers receive patches or medals upon completion. The author, a lawyer and Scout leader, is a member of the First Unitarian Church of Orlando, Florida.
Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems: Advice from Those Who Have Succeeded. By Anne M. Fletcher. Houghton Mifflin, 2001; $14 . Challenges many long-held assumptions about recovery, offers traditional and nontraditional routes to sobriety, and includes a directory of resources. The author, a health and medical journalist, is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato, Minnesota.
Long River Winding: Life, Love, and Death along the Connecticut: A Journey Upriver and through History. By Jim Bissland. Berkshire House Publishers, 2003; $18.95. The author, a professor of journalism, is a member of the Maumee Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bowling Green, Ohio.
ReGeneration: Telling Stories from Our Twenties. Edited by Jennifer Karlin and Amelia Borofsky. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 2003; $14.95. “For the two of us,” the editors write, “waking up in our twenties is like finding ourselves transformed into Kafka's infamous insect.” An anthology about the questions people in their twenties are asking and the answers they are generating. Amelia Borofsky, a teacher and writer, is a member of the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, Hawaii.
Sicilian Feasts. By Giovanna Bellia La Marca. Hippocrene Books, 2003; $24.95. More than 160 recipes from the author's native Sicily, including instructions on making traditional fruit-shaped marzipan. The author is a member of the Central Unitarian Church in Paramus, New Jersey, where she leads an annual marzipan workshop.
Prisoner of Liberté: Story of a Transylvanian Martyr. By Judit Gellérd. Uniquest, 2003; $14.95. Available from the UUA Bookstore, (800) 215-9076 . The story of the Rev. Imre Gellérd (1920-1980), a leading Unitarian minister and scholar who was imprisoned by the Communist regime in Romania. Dr. Judit Gellérd, his daughter, founded the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council.
The Power of Appreciative Inquiry: A Practical Guide to Positive Change. By Diana Whitney and Amanda Trosten-Bloom. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2003; $27.95. After defining “appreciative inquiry,” which focuses upon “positive potential,” the authors offer fundamental principles and real-life examples of the process, as well as practical guidelines for the “4-D Cycle.” Once you get the jargon down, this is a useful addition to the field of organizational development. Amanda Trosten-Bloom, an organizational consultant, is a member of Columbine Unitarian Universalist Church in Littleton, Colorado.
Credo International: Voices of Religious Liberalism from around the World. By Don McEvoy. Humanunity Press, 2003; $20. Available from 703 Stratford Court #11 , Del Mar CA 92014. The author, a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church in San Diego, California, has drawn upon historical sources to create faith statements from sixty-one prominent Unitarians and Universalists.