UMW Reading Program

2012 UMW READING PROGRAM
These are the books for the 2012 UMW reading list the UMW leadership committee has purchased. These books either are already or will soon be available in our church library. The complete UMW reading list is available in the library, as well as in the October 2011 issue of Response magazine. There is a great variety of subjects and we are very excited about the offerings this year. Our list includes:
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
1. More Bad Girls of the Bible by Barbara J. Essex
2. Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World by Linda Tarr- Whalen
3. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba
4. Change the World: Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus by Mike Slaughter
EDUCATION FOR MISSION
5. Because He Lives: Faith, Hope and Love in Action by Catherine Ritch Guess
6. It’s Easier to Reach Heaven Than the End of the Street: A Jerusalem Memoir by Emma Williams
7. Forgotten Girls: Stories of Hope and Courage by Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett
8. We Wait You: Waiting on God in Eastern Europe by Taryn R. Hutchinson
NURTURING FOR COMMUNITY
9. Allow God to Wear Your Face: Spiritual Care for Those Who Are Ill by Alice G. Knotts
10. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali
11. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
SOCIAL ACTION
12. Color-Blind: The Rise of Post-racial Politics and the Retreat From Racial Equity by Tim Wise
13. The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter
SPIRITUAL GROWTH
14. Hidden in the Rubble: A Haitian Pilgrimage to Compassion and Resurrection by Gerard Thomas Straub
15. All Creation Sings: The Voice of God in Nature by J. Ellsworth Kalas
16. Wasabi Gospel: The Startling Message of Jesus by Shawn Wood

In addition, these children’s books are on the 2012 UMW reading list and have been purchased for the church library:

EDUCATION FOR MISSION
1. 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy and Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah
NURTURING FOR COMMUNITY
2. Amazing Faces by Lee Bennett Hopkins
3. What Will You Be, Sara Mee? by Kate Aver Avraham
SOCIAL ACTION
4. Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace by Jen Cullerton Johnson

Also on the 2012 UMW Reading list and available at Hennepin County Libraries (HCL) or Ramsey County Libraries (RCL) with the numbers of copies in parentheses are:
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
1. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba (HCL: 41, RCL: 5)
2. Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World by Linda Tarr- Whalen (HCL: 3)
EDUCATION FOR MISSION
3. It’s Easier to Reach Heaven Than the End of the Street: A Jerusalem Memoir by Emma Williams (RCL: 2)
4. Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett (HCL: 4)
NURTURING FOR COMMUNITY
5. Asylum Denied by David Ngaruri Kenney and Philip G. Schrag (HCL: 2, RCL: 1)
6. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali (HCL: 10, RCL: 4)
7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (HCL: 165, RCL: 15)
SOCIAL ACTION
8. The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Border by Margaret Regan (HCL:2, RCL:2)
9. Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson (HCL:7) A BONUS BOOK
10. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarnation in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander (HCL:8, RCL:2)
A BONUS BOOK
11. Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street and Your Street by Jim Wallis (HCL: 11, RCL: 5)
12. The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter (HCL: 3, RCL: 2)
SPIRITUAL GROWTH
13. Hidden in the Rubble: A Haitian Pilgrimage to Compassion and Resurrection by Gerard Thomas Straub (HCL:5)
14. Laugh Your Way to Grace: Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor by Susan Sparks (HCL:2, RCL:2)

We know many women at our church are reading these books. The district UMW records the books read by each UMW chapter. If you read or have read one of these books from the (complete) reading list, please notify us by leaving a note in the library or by calling Nancy Gale at 763.509.0622.