Caroline Kidd, secretary of program resources
FAITH TALKS are a series of approximately one hour broadcasts on a number of subjects that fit into the Spiritual Growth category and can be counted in this way: if you log in and listen to two that counts as one book; if you listen to three, that counts as two books. Some that I have enjoyed are: “ AAPI Heritage Month,” “Attacks on Asian-American/ Pacific Islanders,” Black History Month,” “Soul Care,” and “Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.” To receive these, log into: www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/faithtalks. You need to register to receive them. There is no charge for doing so.
To continue to review some of the books on the 2021 list that I haven’t lifted up previously:
40 Days with Wesley by Rueben P. Job—This spiritual growth book is to be used as a daily guide for spiritual renewal which includes prayer, scripture, Wesley reading reflections, journaling, etc. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism and a great evangelist, was a believer in using method to achieve deeper understanding and to grow as a disciple.
Cinderella Liberator by Rebecca Solnit—In this modern twist on the classic tale, a resourceful Cinderella meets her fairy godmother, goes to a ball, and makes friends with a prince. But that is where the familiar story ends. In this version, Cinderella plays an active role in writing her own destiny and learns that a prince might need rescuing too.
There are also some movies available on the website that can count as one book each.