Recently, the UUA staff members that create religious education curricula featured several books on their blog, Call and Response. All available from the UUA Bookstore, these books are intended to help parents interpret Unitarian Universalist values and answer the tough questions children ask outside of Sunday religious education classes.

Parent Trilogy


The Parent Trilogy: Three Programs for UU Parents and Other Adults by Unitarian Universalist Association

This useful little book includes three timeless programs in one volume: Being a UU Parent, Parents as Resident Theologians, and Parents as Social Justice Educators.

Gift of Faith



The Gift of Faith: Tending the Spiritual Lives of Children by Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar

By sharing her own stories and experiences, Nieuwejaar shows that religious community can play an integral role in clarifying and deepening the faith of parents, who inevitably are children’s primary religious educators.

Tending the Flame



Tending the Flame: The Art of Unitarian Universalist Parenting by Michelle Richards

In this first-of-its-kind guide to Unitarian Universalist parenting, mother and religious educator Michelle Richards encourages a practical and proactive approach to raising Unitarian Universalist children.

Chaos Wonder




Chaos, Wonder, and the Spiritual Adventure of Parenting by Sarah Conover and Tracy Springberry

This collection of essays from bestselling authors Barbara Kingsolver, Scott Russell Sanders, and others reflects on how parenting challenges, enriches, and magnifies our spiritual selves.

Nurturing Children



Nurturing Children and Youth: A Developmental Guidebook by Tracey L. Hurd

An insightful tool for understanding youth at each stage of development. Includes key characteristics at each phase and suggestions for supporting the child in the context of UU values.