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UMW announces 2012 reading program list


Did Santa bring you a Kindle or NOOK for Christmas?  

For those of you who are eager to begin the reading program, I have listed below the books (of which I am aware)  that are available in e-reader format for you to purchase if you wish.  I am also including those which are available through the Tennessee R.E.A.D.S. program for borrowing.  If
you choose to buy an e-book, watch the prices because sometimes it is cheaper in paperback. For those of you living in Davidson county, you may want to check the public library for which books are available to check out as e-books.

Please Note:The required minimum number of books to participate in the reading program has changed.  Instead of 4 books, one  from each category, there are now 5 books, one from each category including the new category of Leadership which are required to participate.


Abbreviations used:
R= READS program
K= Kindle

United Methodist Women Reading Program 2012 Bonus Books:

Because He Lives: Faith, Hope and Love in Action by Catherine Ritch Guess  
EM/EM (Education for Mission)

Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson, editors  SA/SA (Social Action)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
 by Michelle Alexander SA/SA   (Social Action )  (K)


Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett

Because He Lives (Bonus Book) by Catherine Rich

Guess Cesar Chavez: A Photographic Essay by Ilan Stavans

Forgotten Girls: Stories of Hope and Courage by Kay Marshall Strom & Michele Rickett  ( K)

It's Easier to Reach Heaven Than the End of the Street: A Jerusalem Memoir by Emma Williams

We Wait You: Waiting on God in Eastern Europe by Taryn R. Hutchison  (K)

Bamboo People: a novel by Mitali Perkins


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba ( K, N, R)

Change the World: Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus by Mike Slaughter ( K, N)

More Bad Girls of the Bible by Barbara J. Essex

Old Testament Prophets for Today by Carolyn J. Sharp (K,N)

Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping Up to Leadership and Changing the World by Linda Tarr-Whelan   (K)


Allow God to Wear Your Face: Spiritual Care for Those Who Are Ill by Alice G. Knotts

Asylum Denied by David Ngaruri Kenney and Philip G. Schrag  (K)

Breathe: Finding Freedom to Thrive in Relationships after Childhood Sexual Abuse by Nicole Braddock Bromley  (K, N)

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali  (K,N)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot   (K,N, R)


Color-Blind: The Rise of Post-racial Politics and the Retreat From Racial Equity by Tim Wise   (K, N )

The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands by Margaret Regan  (K,N)

Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril (Bonus Book) by Kathleen Dean Moore & Michael P. Nelson (ed.)  (K, N)

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (Bonus Book) by Michelle Alexander (K)

Rediscovering Values: On Wall Street, Main Street and Your Street by Jim Wallis  (K, N)

The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today by Kevin Bales & Ron Soodalter  (K)

The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara   (N)


All Creation Sings: The Voice of God in Nature by J. Ellsworth Kalas  (K,N)

Hidden In the Rubble: A Haitian Pilgrimage to Compassion and Resurrection by Gerard Thomas Straub

Laugh Your Way to Grace: Reclaiming the Spiritual Power of Humor by Susan Sparks   (K, N)

Ostriches, Dung Beetles and Other Spiritual Masters: A Book of Wisdom From the Wild by Janice McLaughlin

Wasabi Gospel: The Startling Message of Jesus by Shawn Wood  K,N

Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make a Difference by Max Lucado

Francis the Saint of Assisi: A Novel by Joan Mueller  (N)

True When Whispered: Hearing God’s Voice in a Noisy World by Paul Escamilla  (N)


LD – Why Women Should Rule the World by Dee Dee Myers

NC – Creative Aging: Rethinking Retirement and Non-retirement in a Changing World by Marjory Zoet Bankson (K)

SA – Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! By Rebekah Simon-Peter  (K)

SG – Seasons of Salt: Meditations by Millie Horlacher

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