Sparks of Wonder (Skinner House) by Rebecca Brooks and Erika Hewitt provides resources for theme-based ministry for the whole congregation, including services, readings, songs, spiritual practices, reflection questions, and ideas for engaging at home, all related to five themes: Humility, Journey, Chaos, Power, and God. Hewitt is the author of The Shared Pulpit: A Sermon Seminar for Lay People (Skinner House, 2014) and Story, Song and Spirit: Fun and Creative Worship Services for All Ages (Skinner House, 2010).
College Chaplain Alice Connor introduces How to Human: An Incomplete Manual for Living in a Messed-Up World (Fortress), joining her Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation (Fortress, 2017).
Among the Many (Paraclete) is a DVD for those who have lost a loved one to drug addiction. Marilyn E. Gootman’s When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving & Healing (Free Spirit) has been updated. Gootman recommends Caring for Kids After Trauma, Disaster, and Death, free online from the New York University Child Study Center.