2024 UWFaith Reading Program

Welcome to the UWFaith Reading Program! 

The Reading Program includes books in five categories: 

  • Education for Mission
  • Leadership Development
  • Nurturing for Community
  • Social Action
  • Spiritual Growth

As you read, you can track your progress using the easy-to-use Book Completion Form. 
When you submit the Report of Completion Requirements, you will be recognized with a Certificate of Recognition this fall. 

What books count? Books are listed in the 2024 Reading Program catalog (<click to download it)This year you can also count books from the 2019, 2020, 2021–2022, 2023, and 2024 Reading Program lists. They are all eligible for Reading Program reporting credit. You can find a combined list of all these books here

You are always welcome to use audiobooks if that’s an easier and more accessible way for you to read the material.

You can also receive Reading Program reporting credit for:

Listening to the Faith Talks podcast: 1 credit in Spiritual Growth for 2+ episodes

Listening to the Voices from the Field podcast: 1 credit in Education for Mission for 2+ episodes

Reading response magazine: 1 credit in Nurturing for Community for reading one year (6 issues)


Reading Program reporting credits can also be earned for being part of a Mission u study:

1 credit in Spiritual Growth for reading a Mission u study on your own

2 credits in Spiritual Growth for joining a Mission u study together with others, as a leader or participant

Several movies are also available for Reading Program reporting credit. In determining the category for credit, identify the category of the original book and apply credit for the film to the same category:

  • Hidden Figures
  • Pushout
  • The Hate U Give

2024 Bonus Books: Each Bonus Book counts for 2 Reading Program reporting credits.
This year’s Bonus Books are organized around the theme Love Your Neighbor.

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, by Robin Wall Kimmerer.

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones.

Our Strangely Warmed Hearts: Coming Out into God’s Call, by Karen P. Oliveto.

I’m Black. I’m Christian. I’m Methodist, edited by Rudy Rasmus. 


  • Reading Period: September 1, 2023 – August 31, 2024
  • Readers should send their forms to their Unit President by August 1, 2024 so that Local Presidents can complete and submit their Annual Reading Program Report by August 15, 2024.

Questions? Contact Dr. Dana Jobe, our Conference Program Resources officer