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CHANGE! INNOVATION!—THE EXITEMENT CONTINUES!!

by | Aug 14, 2021 | UMW-Conference-Mailchimp

Caroline Kidd, secretary of program resources

There are many changes involved in the United Methodist Women Reading Program this year, and some of them have been developed somewhat recently.

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.

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