Every year the United Methodist Women of First UMC-Brighton & Whitmore Lake purchase books that are recommended by the national organization. Reading Program books are divided into five categories: Education for Mission,
Leadership Development, Nurturing for Community, Social Action and Spiritual Growth. We want to share these with the entire congregation. Anyone may check out books from the UMW library located in the parlor, Brighton Campus. There is a sign out book with easy instructions on the cover.
Contact Maggie Shrier or Shirley Sechrist
The Book of Joy is the result of a 7 day meeting between the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, two of the world’s most influential spiritual leaders. At this meeting they discussed the important question: how do we find joy despite suffering?
In 2015 Desmond Tutu traveled to India to the home of the Dalai Lama. They both had spent a lifetime fighting non-violently against oppression in their countries and leading millions of people in their spiritual journeys.
The two wise men help the reader learn the process of turning suffering into joy.
“We create most of our suffering, so it should be logical that we also have the ability to create more joy. When it comes to personal happiness there is a lot that we as individuals can do.”
-Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu
Douglas Abrams, Tutu’s co-writer and editor, documented the conversation and put it in the form of this book.