Women in Faith Formation

We’re currently expanding our list of faith formation resources, but here is a starting list of resources for you, a UCC woman:

The Common Lot: A Journal for Women in the United Church of Christ  UPDATED!
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Girlfriends, Exploring Women’s Relationships in the Bible  NEW!
With her straightforward style, accessible writing, and well-organized study and reflection materials, Barbara Essex continues to make Bible study fun! Girlfriends: Exploring Women’s Relationships in the Bible explores women’s friendships and relationships the good, bad and just plain bitchy by exploring ways in which women interact in the Bible.

It’s Your Time to Shine!  Weekly Spiritual Reflections for Women NEW!
It’s Your Time to Shine! Weekly Spiritual Reflections for Women by Nicole Roberts Jones is a weekly devotional to empower women. With Esther from the book of Esther, as your guide, you will be inspired, encouraged and motivated to follow God’s plan for you.

God Is Still Speaking. 365 Daily Devotionals  NEW!
God is Still Speaking 365 Daily Devotionals is a collection of light-hearted, God-filled, and provocative devotionals for the person who thinks devotionals are “too religious.” Do you wonder if God has anything to say about what you face each day when you get up in the morning? Not sure that the Bible has much to tell you, but you are curious and willing to find out? The Stillspeaking Writers’ Group provide relevant, brief, insightful devotionals designed to give you a powerful jolt each day.

More Bad Girls of the Bible
Barbara Essex has returned with a command performance, More Bad Girls of the Bible, focusing on fourteen new stories of biblical women from the Hebrew Bible and New Testament: Hagar; Shiphrah and Puah; Miriam; Zipporah; Bathsheba; Rizpah; Huldah; a crippled woman; the Syrophoenician woman; Martha and Mary; Samaritan woman at the well; and Mary Magdalene.

Give Me Strength: Personal Prayers for School Teachers
Sharon Harris-Ewing has written her book of prayers, Give Me Strength, to help teachers reconnect, name their truth, and move forward positively in very difficult times. Give Me Strength Personal Prayers for School Teachers offers prayers that deal with those all too common situations and difficulties teachers encounter.