The books published by Fuller Press are available online through the AYWN Publications website. Books published by Beacon Press are available for purchase at online resellers.
A Little Book on Prayer, ( 6″x6″ hard cover, 64 pages ), Fuller Press, 2009
For those who are unsure, afraid of trying to pray, here are comforting suggestions. Table of Contents: Introduction, Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Why Pray Anyhow?, What is Prayer?, Is Anybody Up There Listening?, Ways of Praying, Being Ready to Receive, Pray Without Ceasing. $10 plus $4 shipping.
A Little Book on Forgiveness (6″x6″ hard cover, 54 pages), Fuller Press, 2008
Forgiveness book is viewed not as a single act, but as a way of being. “It is our best chance as human beings to find at last the peace of body and soul that we seek.” Table of Contents: Part I Five Principles for Forgiveness, Part II Forgiveness as a Catalyst for Spiritual Growth. $12 plus $4 shipping. OUT OF STOCK. Digital copies available for $8.
A Little Book of Reflections (6″x6″ hard cover, 54 pages), Fuller Press, 2011
A collection of short, reflections on life’s spiritual challenges: 29 topics, including Compassion, Courage, Faith, Fear, Forgiveness, Loss, Love, Prayer, Suffering, Spiritual Journey and transformation. $15 plus $4 shipping.
Wanting Wholeness, Being Broken (267 pages), Fuller Press, 1998
1998 book of sermons. Sections include: Longing for the Way, Hungering for Connection, Searching for the Holy, Realizing the American Dream, Meeting the Day with Courage, Seasons of Renewal, The Circle of Being. 33 sermons. $10 plus $4 shipping.
Threatened with Resurrection: A Book of Sermons II (294 pages), Fuller Press, 2006
Sections include: Partnering with the Divine, Right Relationship with Others, Becoming What You Were Meant to Be, Courage for the Dark Nights of the Soul, A Faith That Endures. 36 sermons. $10 plus $4 shipping.
Unitarian Universalist Culture: The Present and The Promise, (Monograph, paperback, 28 pages), Fuller Press, 2006
Marilyn Sewell identifies cultural challenges that keep Unitarian Universalism from growing and offers a new focus for the future.
Breaking Free: Women of Spirit at Mid-Life and Beyond, Beacon Press, 2004
Breaking Free is a collection of personal essays by women in the second half of their lives — essays in which they examine what age and life have taught them and reflect upon their lives and experiences. Contributors include Vivian Gornick, Audre Lorde, Erica Jong, Grace Paley, Terry Tempest Williams, Isabel Allende, Barbara Hurd, Sandy Boucher, and Maya Angelou.
Cries of the Spirit, Beacon Press, 1991
Brimming with the inspirational words and thoughts of our finest writers, Cries of the Spirit is a beautiful sourcebook of poetry and prose in praise of life and all that it entails. Here women’s voices fill the age-old silence about matters central to their experience, from menstruation, sexual intimacy, and childbirth to caretaking, household rituals, and death. These writings represent a healing vision of the sacred that emerges from the particular consciousness of women — a vision that partakes of the world of earth and flesh. Contributors include Denise Levertov, Jane Hirschfield, Mary Oliver, Alice Walker, Audre Lorde, Tess Gallagher, and Sharon Olds.
Claiming the Spirit Within, Beacon Press, 1996
This rich and diverse anthology of more than 300 poems celebrates the sacredness of women’s lives: the experiences that shape them, the relationships that sustain them, and the legacy that they build. In these poems, woman defy conventions and limits, fall in love and out again, wonder at their own bodies, grow old, and sing of the earth and sky. They pray, give birth, and make sense of suffering. Contributors include Margaret Atwood, Rita Dove, Louise Erdrich, Tess Gallagher, Nikki Giovanni, Joy Harjo, and Maxine Hong Kingston.
Resurrecting Grace: Remembering Catholic Childhoods, Beacon Press, 2001
Resurrecting Grace is a collection of personal essays about the often painful and humorous experience of growing up in the One True Faith. These short confessional pieces about the saints, the nuns, hidden desires, and overt transgressions — and of course the guilt, the guilt, the guilt–is one for proud Catholics, former and recovering Catholics, and Catholics by association. Contributors include Frank McCourt, Brian Doyle, Tobias Wolff, James Carroll, Patricia Hampl, Sandra Cisneros, Mary Gordon, and many others.
NOTE: All these books are still in print. Cries of the Spirit was Noted With Pleasure by the New York Times Book Review in 1991, and has sold over 70,000 copies.