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Books & Downloads

Unearthing Us: Poems and Practices for Discovering Our Fullest Selves     Unearthing Us Facilitator Guide: 21 Sessions Based on the Poetry of Joe Davis

The 21 sessions in the Unearthing Us Facilitator Guide correspond to the 21 poems in Unearthing Us: Poems and Practices for Discovering Our Fullest Selves by Joe Davis. 

  •  Sessions move through stages of planting, growing, and flourishing that connect to the thematic progression of poems in Unearthing Us.
  • Leaders are invited into pre-work activities to prepare their hearts and minds for facilitating each session. 
  • Sessions include creative responses to each poem along with biblical exploration, community connections, and journaling prompts. 
  • Many groups can use these sessions: senior high youth, intergenerational events, Bible study groups, retreat participants, and other gatherings of people who want to explore poetry and faith together. 

 All sessions are written by Rev. Dr. Jia Starr Brown, an educator, activist, and curriculum designer who provides access to education, tools, and community that we all need to live whole and liberated lives.

The understanding of God that many Christians insist is so clear in the Bible makes faith seem like an all-or-nothing proposition. When much of that rigid projection seems in doubt, it’s not surprising that many people leave behind this take-it-or-leave-it religion. Pastor Mark Feldmeir offers an introduction to a God that many people weren’t aware existed—a mysterious, uncontainable, still-active God who loves and cares for real people with real problems. Life after God offers glimpses of the ineffable God, who can emerge when we forget what we think we’re supposed to believe about God and open us up to the mystery, wonder, and compelling love we crave.

Perfect for book clubs! Download the Reading Group Guide.

In Our Library

Across the Threshold, Into the Questions by Caren Goldman, Ted Voorhees, Amy-Jill Levine (9780819222558) - PaperBack - Religion & Spirituality Christianity                Faith Shift by Kathy Escobar     Free: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most, By Mark Scandrette     From Anger to Zion: An Alphabet of Faith  -     By: Porter Taylor     From Jesus to Christ     God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines     A Gospel of Hope               Book - Paperback     25540140. sy475      Money & Faith: The Search for Enough     9780578069982: Money Sanity Solutions- Linking Money & Meaning     9780819229038: New Clothes: Putting on Christ and Finding Ourselves     The Passionate Jesus: What We Can Learn from Jesus about Love, Fear, Grief, Joy and Living Authentically  -     By: Rev. Peter Wallace          Radiant Rebellion: Reclaim Aging, Practice Joy, and Raise a Little Hell               13529091     29452445. sy475      The Underground Church: Reclaiming the subversive way of Jesus - Kindle  edition by Meyers, Robin. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @