Edited by William W. Emilsen & Elizabeth A. Watson
The contributors to Growing Up Uniting were encouraged to be as honest and creative as possible. Most importantly we asked them to write from the heart, to be themselves. With an eye on what helpful knowledge might be gleaned from these reflections, we then offered some non-obligatory suggestions relating to their experience of church as stimuli. Most contributors took up these suggestions but not in a wooden or mechanical manner. Rather, many incorporated them into their reflections with literary flair and lightness of touch that are a joy to read.
We believe that Growing Up Uniting shines a light on important aspects of the Uniting Church’s life that have rarely been examined before. The book captures thoughtful voices from the first generation to grow up in the Uniting Church. It contains insights that are fresh and authentic. Growing Up Uniting, we believe, is a testimony to the Church’s ability to encourage its people to be courageous and honest and unafraid to be themselves.
Printed copies of the book available here