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Quakers And Christ Today
BY DOUG GWYN
An overview of Quaker perspectives on Christ, Foundationist, Conservative, Ecumenical, Interfaith, Universalist, and non-theist. This booklet touches much that is currently unspoken, at least in Britain, and it hopes to challenge a response from everyone- they hope to maybe stimulate study groups with it's reading.
Kindlers 2013 56 PP. Paper
Witness Of Some Early Quaker Women
BY CATIE GILL, ELAINE HOBBY
The result of a conference organized by the Kindlers in Britain. The participants set the scene of England after the civil war and explain how courageous the early Quaker women really were, travelling widely and speaking out so forcibly. It looks at some of their writings - most little known at the moment. Includes a CD with moving readings of these works.
The Kindlers 2013 43 PP.+CD Paper
The Complete Set, Old And New Testament
AS TOLD & ILLUSTRATED BY BRENDEN POWELL SMITH
See the separate descriptions for the old and new testaments. It is the Bible illustrated by Lego dioramas, Some people really love it, and some adults and children find it a bit challenging (rather like the bible itself). But for me it's a great way to get the bible , gritty bits and all, read by children AND adults.
Skyhorse 2013 GAZILLIONS Paper
BY JULIETTE GARESCHE, R W ALLEY
With 38 thoughts on Conflict resolution, each illustrated by an "Elf" picture this is a cute but useful tome. When conflict does arise, it can be a struggle to find common ground. Conflict Resolution Therapy defines some basic skills to respectfully listen to one another's perspectives and work toward mutually beneficial solutions to our problems. If we know how to deal with conflict constructively, we can come out of these discussions stronger, and with a deepened sense of trust.
One Caring Place 2010 42 PP. Paper
A Zen Approach To Conflict Resolution
BY DIANE MUSHO HAMILTON
gives readers the tools they need for dynamic, vital, and effective relationships, both personal and professional. Diane Musho Hamilton draws on her years of experience as a professional mediator, Zen practitioner, and student of Ken Wilber's Integral Philosophy to present a spiritual approach to conflict resolution, providing teachings along with practices and exercises that can be applied to any sort of relationship in which conflict is a factor. Few people would say they like conflict. Most of us try like heck to avoid it. If we take up meditation practice, we often expect that to make conflict go away. But . . . surprise! It never does.
Shambala 2013 218 PP. Paper
BY CYNTHIA RYLANT, MARLA FRAZEE
Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and two-time Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee imagine a God living among us in this spirited and moving collection of illustrated poems.
2013 32 PP. Cloth
BY AYAAN HIRSI ALI
One of today's most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next.
Free Press 2007 361 PP. Paper
A Radical Vision For A New Generation
BY MATTHEW FOX, ADAM BUCKO
a call to action for a new era of spirituality-infused activism. Authors Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox encourage us to use our talents in service of compassion and justice and to move beyond our broken systems--economic, political, educational, and religious--discovering a spirituality that not only helps us to get along, but also encourages us to reevaluate our traditions, transforming them and in the process building a more sacred and just world.
North Atlantic 2013 250 PP. Paper
NEW TRANSLATION BY M A S ABDEL HALEEM
One of the most influential books in the history of literature, recognized as the greatest literary masterpiece in Arabic, the Qur'an is the supreme authority and living source of all Islamic teaching, the sacred text that sets out the creed, rituals, ethics, and laws of Islam. Yet despite the growing interest in Islamic teachings and culture, there has never been a truly satisfactory English translation of the Qur'an, until now.
Oxford World Classic 2010 464 PP. Paper
The Cry Of The Earth
ESSAYS BY HANH, THICH NHAT HAHN, JOANNA MACY, WENDELL BERRY, SANDRA INGERMAN, RICHARD ROHR,BRIAN
howing the deep connection between our present ecological crisis and our lack of awareness of the sacred nature of creation, this series of essays from spiritual and environmental leaders around the world shows how humanity can transform its relationship with the Earth. Combining the thoughts and beliefs from a diverse range of essayists, this collection highlights the current ecological crisis and articulates a much-needed spiritual response to it. Perspectives from Buddhism, Sufism, Christianity, and Native American beliefs as well as physics, deep psychology, and other environmental disciplines, make this a well-rounded contribution.
Golden Sufi Center 2013 264 PP. Paper
EDITED BY BEN PINK DANDELION, STEPHEN ANGELL
This volume provides an indispensable reference work for the study of Quakerism. It is global in its perspectives and interdisciplinary in its approach whilst offering the reader a clear narrative through the academic debates. In addition to an in-depth survey of historical readings of Quakerism, the handbook provides a treatment of the group's key theological premises and its links with wider Christian thinking. Quakerism's distinctive ecclesiastical forms and practices are analyzed, and its social, economic, political, and ethical outcomes examined. Each of the 37 chapters considers broader religious, social, and cultural contexts and provides suggestions for further reading.P,Oxford Univ Press
2013 672 PP. Cloth
BY PAUL BUCKLEY
In 1828, Elias Hicks was the best-known Quaker in the United States. He was a deep and original religious thinker, a commanding and compelling preacher, and though eighty years old, still a faithful traveling minister. Whenever God said, "Go!" he went. If he is remembered at all today, it is for his role in the most traumatic events in the history of the Religious Society of Friends - a series of separations that split American Quakers into two hostile camps - one of which came to be called Hicksite. Over the years, his memory has been lost to stories told by his friends and his opponents.
Inner Light Books 2013 132 PP. Paper
BY JACQUES ELLUL
This new edition of Ellul's seminal work, first published in 1948, brings back into print the volume considered "the necessary primer for all Ellul study." In "The Presence of the Kingdom," Ellul calls upon Christians to be a radical presence in the world, opposing its will to death with a revolutionary way of life that brings the transforming power of the gospel to bear upon all dimensions of individual as well as collective human existence.
H & H 1967 144 PP. Paper
BY DAVID JOHNSON
The first generation of Quakers followed a covenant with God, based on assidious obedience to the promptings of the Inward Light. This process did not require the established churches, priests or liturgies. Quaker prayer then became a practice of patient waiting in silence. Prayer is a conscious choice to seek God, in whatever form that Divine Presence speaks to each of us, moment to moment. The difficulties we experience in inward prayer are preparation for our outward lives. Each time we return to the centre in prayer we are modelling how to live our lives; each time we dismiss the internal intrusions we are strengthening that of God within us and denying the role of the Self.
Inner Light Books 2013 79 PP. Paper
BY ROGER LIPSEY
This compelling, well-illustrated (in black and white) history of the spiritual content of 20th century art focuses on the works of such renowned painters as Kandinsky, Mondrian, Klee, Picasso, Braque, Duchamp, Matisse, and Brancusi. The author interprets each creation within the context of its conception, citing letters, diaries, and interviews that provide insights into the artists' views of spirituality. 121 black-and-white illustrations.
Dover 2004 518 PP. Paper
BY MARK VAN STEENWYK
In "That Holy Anarchist," Mark Van Steenwyk explores the relationship between Christianity and anarchism. The name of Jesus is invoked by those in power as well as those resisting that power. What were the politics of Jesus and how can they continue to inform us as we struggle for justice. Mark is cofounder of the Mennonite Worker, a Christian intentional community in Minneapolis.
Missio Dei 2012 70 PP. Paper
BY HARVEY GILLMAN, DESIGN BY SSALLY RICKERMAN
11" x 17" white mini poster on thick card, with quotation from British Friend Harvey Gillman, that starts: To a Quaker a testimony is a witness to the living truth within the human heart as it is acted out in everyday life. It is not a form of words, but a mode of life based on the realisation that there is that of God in everybody, that all human beings are equal, that all life is interconnected. ...
Troll Press 2013 Tract
A Novel Of The Napoleonic Wars
BY JAY WORRALL
The third novel In Friend Jay Worralls trilogy. In this one Charles Edgemont says goodbye to his pacifist Quaker love in chapter one, and then gets heavily involved in a plot during the Napoleonic wars which could see France attacking India. He has to cope with almost mutiny and murder in his crew - as well as intrique in the Redsea. Not your typical Quaker novel, but those who followed the first two novels will enjoy the fare.
Fireship Press 2013 250 PP. Paper
Pathways And Patterns
BY DAVID W. AUGSBURGER
Conflict is hard enough without mixing cultural differences into it. Add culture as a component, and you have different interpretations of values, different expectations of behavior, different metaphors for conflict - Is it a contest or a dance? Is it creative or destructive? Augsburger's little book, which interweaves folktales, stories, and proverbs from around the world with practical discussion about managing cultural issues in conflict, is considered by many to be the classic work on this topic.
Souvenir Press 1992 310 PP. Paper
Climate Change : A Crisis Of Spirit
BY RON TAYLOR 111
The 2013 Walton lecture.
SEYM 2013 35 PP. Paper
Homosexuality And The Bible
BY K. RENATO LINGS
Danish Quaker Renato Lings examines the biblical stories and passages that are generally assumed to comment on homoerotic relationships, including Noah and Ham, Sodom and Gomorrah, Leviticus 18:22, and others. The author demonstrates how mistranslations of these texts into Greek, Latin, and other languages occurred early, and that serious errors continue to be committed by translators today, explaining the painful controversy about same-sex relationships within the Christian church. I guess they give books odd prices in Denmark.
Trafford 2013 738 PP. Paper
Reclaiming The Ministry Of The Whole
BY NOAH BAKER MERRILL
What insights do Friends' traditional practices for encouraging faithfulness offer us in our time? How might we rediscover this shared spiritual work in ways that help us live faithfully today? How can these reclaimed understandings be practically applied, in our lives, our meetings and the wider world? Through living these practices together, how might we be changed - even transformed - to become ever more available as instruments of Love?
BY DEBORAH UNDERWOOD, ILLUSTRATED BY RENATA LIWSKA
There are many kinds of quiet: Quiet can be delicate. Quiet can be thundering! Quiet can be sweet, and cozy. It will be up to the parent to talk about Quiet in Quaker Meeting Quiet, but this book has all sorts of other Quiet quite beautifully illustrated from deliberate quiet like "sisters asleep quiet" to the quiets you don't think have to think about like "lollipop quiet". I think this is unusually child appropriate for any age up to six or so. This is the board book version With a rather nice soft cushion cover.
HMH 2010 32 PP Cloth
A Graphic History Of Faith
EDITED BY PAUL BUHLE. ART BY SABRINA JONES, GARY DUMM AND NICK THORKELSON
This may be the first modern comic book to explore the meaning of Jesus and his social message. It combines the talents of three established comic artists in a unique retelling of the stories of Jesus himself, Christian reformers in Europe, civil rights leaders in America, and peace and justice advocates around the world. The result is a provocative, spiritually emerging panorama of faith in action.
Herald Press 2013 128 PP. Paper
BY TRACY CHEVALIER
Ohio, 1850. Modest English Quaker Honor Bright is stranded far from home. Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home, Honor discovers that principles count for little, even in a religious community famed for championing human equality. Honor befriends two exceptional people who embody the startling powers of defiance and must decide if she too can act on what she believes, despite personal risk. A tale of the Underground Railroad by the author of The Girl with the Pearl Earring.
Plume 2013 304 PP. Paper
BY C. K. STEIN
The lives of Kay English, an Amish timetraveler: Katie Troyer, who has left the Amish home of her Ohio childhood, joins the worldly life of her cousin Autumn. The two young women travel to Queen Anne's England in search of answers from the history of their own past lives. This novel is sprinkled with Amish recipes.
C.K. Stein 2012 212 PP. Boxed
BY MARY OLIVER
Mary Oliver's dog poems offer a special window into her world. "Dog Songs "collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver's relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Illustrated with images of the dogs themselves, the subjects will come to colorful life. These are poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. In these pages we visit with old friends, including Oliver's well-loved Percy, and meet still others. "Dog Songs "is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange, from an observer of extraordinary vision.
Penguin 2013 115 PP. Cloth
The Peacemakers Book 1
BY ANNA SCHMIDT
Beth Bridgewater, a German American and Quaker pacifist, finds herself in a nightmare as World War II erupts while she is in Munich. Beth decides to stay to help the helpless. Meanwhile, Josef Buch, a passionately patriotic German, is becoming involved in his own secret ways of resisting the Nazis. Despite their differences, Beth and Josef join together in nonviolent resistance and fall in love. By integrating real events and individuals into the story the author brings this period vividly to life.
Barbour 2013 314 PP. Paper
BY FGC'S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COMMITTEE
This popular 1994 book has been brought back as a pdf download in response to continuing demand. Written for parents, teachers, and those with an interest in a multigenerational meeting community, it introduces ways of making the practice of Quaker worship accessible to children. Includes perspectives on how children's experience of worship change at different developmental levels, from preschool into the teens, and describes many activities and approaches for discovering the depths of worship.
FGC 1994 144 PP. E Book
MADE BY FAITH & PLAY CREATIONS
"Now available for the first time! Materials for two new stories from the 2012 edition of Faith & Play: Quaker Stories for Friends trained in the Godly Play Method. Materials in this set can be used for both Love's Way: A story about testimonies for younger children and Living the Ways of the Spirit: A story about testimonies drawing on the life of Jesus. Coming soon: materials for John Woolman Visits the Indians at Wyalusing,also new in the 2012 edition, and replenished sets of materials for Listening for God."
The new Faith & Creations 2013 SET Boxed
Letters To A Fellow Seeker
Faith And Practice Of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (paper)
An Introduction To Quaker Testimonies
Sparkling Still, Printed Version
Worship In Song - Clothbound
Friends General Conference