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An Ecomystical Theolgy For Friends
BY JO FARROW, ALEX WILDWOOD
The British authors, Jo Farrow and Alex Wildwood, have surveyed recent thinking on the spiritual dimension of the environmental crisis and the wholeness of creation, and have worked to find ecomystical perspectives that will serve Quakers and others as we work to avoid the the degradation and destruction of our living planet.
Pronoun Press 2013 181 PP. Paper
BY PETER FURTADO
A really nice new book from Britain, slim but having lots of information very well presented - Ideal for both adults and older children - PLUS they have found many striking images that I have not seen anywhere else to illustrate Quaker history and practice. The book is part history, part Quaker theology and part examples of the Quaker testimonies in action, all well written by a sympathetic and knowledgeable historian. See the publishers "blurb" below for the best brief sumation of Quakerism I have seen.
Shire 2013 64 PP. Paper
BY REZA ASLAN
In this introduction to a faith that for much of the West remains shrouded in ignorance and fear, Reza Aslan, an internationally acclaimed scholar of comparative religion, examines Islam: its rituals and traditions, the revelation of Muhammad as Prophet and the subsequent uprising against him, and the emergence of his successors. Aslan's comprehensive text explores the complex history of Islam. "No god but God" is an engaging, accessible, and thought-provoking book for young people that is sure to stimulate discussion and encourage understanding of the Islamic faith and the people who follow it.
Ember 2011 166 PP. Paper
BY DIARMAID MACCULLOCH
This "intellectually robust" book explores the two sides of silence - the spiritual practice that has nourished Christians through the centuries, and an uglier form of silence, the kind that may cloak evil and must be broken for the health of Christian society. A lively, intelligent, witty, enjoyable book.
Viking 2013 338 PP. Blank
Pendle Hill Pamphlet 423
BY RON B. REMBERT
As a participant in an ecumenical workshop where he was the only Quaker, Ron Rembert found himself experimenting with new uses for the traditional Quaker practice of responding to queries. This effort to deepen his own prayer life launched further explorations into the value a Quaker may find in such traditions of prayer and contemplation as lectio divina and the Ignatian method of examen. In adapting these practices to a Quaker sensibility, Rembert finds new ways of using queries and explores the significance of writing our prayers. Discussion questions included.
Pendle Hill Publications 2013 36 PP. Paper
The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream
BY GARY YOUNGE
This short and gripping book has four chapters: The Moment, The March, The Speech, The Legacy. It is based on new and important interviews with Clarence Jones, a close friend of and draft speechwriter for Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as Joan Baez, Angela Davis, and other leading civil rights leaders. It brings to life the fascinating chronicle behind "the speech" and other events surrounding the March on Washington. Younge skillfully captures the spirit of that historic day and offers a new generation of readers a critical modern analysis of why "I Have a Dream" remains America's favorite speech.
HaymarketBooks 2013 176 PP. Cloth
A Newcomer Card
FROM QUAKER QUEST
Using lessons learnt in the Quaker Quest process, these simple and attractive cards have been produced for Meetings to have available for visitors and new attenders. You can download and print copies yourself at http://www.fgcquaker.org/resources/newcomers-cards or buy these from us. The wording and style is simple, contemporary, positive and welcoming. 9.25 x 4.5 inches approximate size.
Quaker Press of FGC 2011 CARD Tract
A Quaker Initiative In Eastern Europe
BY JOHN AND DIANA LAMPEN
British Friends John and Dian Lampen describe visiting Belarus and Ukraine between 1991 and 2004, as they emerged from the Soviet Union, sharing methods of creative conflict handling in schools and inter-active classroom approaches; and working in Croatia, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1996 to 2012 with civil society groups which were trying to forge a positive way forward after the civil wars.
West Midlands Peace Education Project 2013 31 PP. Paper
Contemporary Quaker Poets
EDITED BY NICK MCRAE
The poets presented in Gathered come from all points on the Quaker cultural spectrum. There are Quakers from all over the United States and Quakers from abroad. There are liberal Quakers and conservative Quakers. There are lifelong Quakers, Quakers from hybrid spiritual backgrounds, and those who were once part of Quaker society but have since moved on down other paths. While all of these poets have been touched in some way by the Quaker way of life, the work presented here is not religious or devotional in the traditional sense. Contributors include poets David Ray, Maria Melendez, Laura McCullough, Ellen Wehle, Maryhelen Snyder, Jennifer Luebbers, Errol Hess, Heidi Hart, Sarah Sarai
Sundress 2013 164 PP. Paper
Reflections On Race Remix Edition
BY TIM WISE
Part memoir, part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm. Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise demonstrates the ways in which racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefits, in relative terms, those who are "white like him." He discusses how racial privilege can harm whites in the long run and make progressive social change less likely. He explores the ways in which whites can challenge their unjust privileges, and explains in clear and convincing language why it is in the best interest of whites themselves to do so.
Soft Skull 2011 270 PP. Paper
The Making Of A Creole Culture In Colonial Pennsylvania
BY JOHN SMOLENSKI
The first history of Pennsylvanias founding for 40 years. n Friends and Strangers, John Smolenski argues that Pennsylvania's early history can best be understood through the lens of creolization--the process by which Old World habits, values, and practices were transformed in a New World setting. Unable simply to transplant English political and legal traditions across the Atlantic, Quaker leaders gradually forged a creole civic culture that secured Quaker authority in an increasingly diverse colony. By mythologizing the colony's early settlement and casting Friends as the ideal guardians of its uniquely free and peaceful society, they succeeded in establishing a shared civic culture.
Penn 2013 400 PP. Paper
Anthony Benezet, Father Of Atlantic Abolitionism
BY MAURICE JACKSON
Anthony Benezet (1713-84), recognized by the leaders of the antislavery movement as its founder, transformed Quaker antislavery sentiment into a broad-based transatlantic movement, he translated ideas from diverse sources - Enlightenment philosophy, African travel narratives, Quakerism and theBible -into concrete action.. At the same time, Benezet's correspondents, included Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Rush, Abbe Raynal, Granville Sharp, and John Wesley and gave his ideas an audience in the highest intellectual and politicalcircles.
Univ of Pennsylvania Press 2012 375 PP. Paper
How The Right Manufactures Fear Of Muslims
BY NATHAN LEAN
The spike in anti-Muslim sentiment didn't fall from the sky-it was manufactured by a network of bloggers, funders, pundits, preachers, and politicians. As this concise and readable book demonstrates, hatred sells. It can provide both money and power to those who profit from it. "This book should be required reading" - Karen Armstrong.
PlutoPress 2012 222 PP. Blank
3rd Edition, Epub
BY JAMES NAYLER, BRIAN DRAYTON ED.
Recently revised and expanded! A selection of writings from Nayler's letters, pastoral writings and epistles, with an introduction, biographical sketch, and suggestions for further reading. Includes Nayler's last testimony written two hours before his death ("There is a spirit which I feel, that delights to do no evil") as well as major pieces such as "The Lamb's War," and "To the life of God in All." THIS IS THE EPUB EDITION -- for reading on any ereader EXCEPT Kindle. We will email you a link to download this book by the next working day following your purchase of it. After you download it to your computer, transfer it to your device.]
QuakerPress of FGC 2013 90 PP. E Book
For The Kindle
BY JAMES NAYLER, EDITED BY BRIAN DRAYTON
Recently revised and expanded! A selection of writings from Nayler's letters, pastoral writings and epistles, with an introduction, biographical sketch, and suggestions for further reading. Includes Nayler's last testimony written two hours before his death ("There is a spirit which I feel, that delights to do no evil") as well as major pieces such as "The Lamb's War," and "To the life of God in All." THIS IS THE MOBI EDITION -- for reading on a Kindle. We will email you a link to download this book by the next working day following your purchase of it. After you download it to your computer, transfer it to your device.]
BY LINDA KRANZ
There's only one you in this great big world. Make it a better place. Adri's mama and papa share some of the wisdom they have gained through the years with their eager son. Their words, simple and powerful, are meant to comfort and guide him as he goes about exploring the world. This exquisitely illustrated book explodes with color and honest insights. Kranz's uniquely painted rockfish, set against vibrant blue seas, make an unforgettable and truly special impression. Only One You will inspire parents and children of all ages as they swim through life.
Cooper Square 2011 BOARD BOOK Cloth
BY JUDITH GEARY
From Quaker Author Judith Geary. When Lucius, son of a Roman statesman, is kidnapped by raiders disguised as Celtic warriors, Getorix, the son of a defeated Celtic leader who nevertheless is a friend of Lucius, enlists a slave girl to help rescue him.
Ingalls 2011 245 PP. Paper
BY JUDITH GEARY
From Quaker author Judith Geary. Getorix has one last opportunity to prove himself a hero. At "almost fifteen winters" he marches beside his father, a defeated Celtic leader in a Roman Triumph-- a celebration that ends in death for the defeated. Instead, he faces slavery, a fate worse than death. Can Getorix accept friendship with the Roman who spares his life if the cost is his honor?Modern readers will find that these two youths from opposing cultures inhabit a strangely familiar world.
Ingalls 2006 1259 PP. Paper
Quaker And Leadership
EDITED BY KATHY HYZY
"The Society of Friends has never had many members, But it is not the number that matters. What counts more is their inner strength and their deeds." -Gunnar Jahn, chairman of the Nobel Committee in 1947, What is this inner strength? How does it help shape such effective leaders and organizations? This collection of essays from contemporary American Quaker leaders is a wealth of personal reflections on these questions. For study groups and newcomers to Quakerism, each section includes an introduction and queries for deeper exploration of listening, discernment, and action as led by the Spirit. Contributors include: Shan Cretin AFSC, Robin Mohr FWCC, Joe Volk FCNL.
Western Friend 2013 145 PP. Paper
Reading The Signs Of Daily Life
BY HENRI NOUWEN WITH MICHAEL J. CHRISTENSEN AND REBECCA J. LAIRD
Based on the premise that God is always speaking to us-individually and as a people-this book explores the spiritual practices that help us recognize what God is trying to say. Based on compiled works by Henri Nouwen, a beloved teacher and senior pastor of L'Arche Daybreak community.
HarperOne. 2013 223 PP. Cloth
Kenyan Quaker Peacemaking Response To 2007 And 2013 Elections
BY JUDY LUMB, DAVID ZAREMBKA, KATHY OSSMANN, JOE OSSMANN
Ending Cycles of Violence: Kenyan Quaker Peacemaking Response after the 2007 & 2013 Election documents the many efforts of Friends to bring about peace and prevent any recurrence of that violence. This book presents a brief history of Kenya to explain the causes of the violence, tells the stories of what Friends experienced in the midst of the violence and their response to that violence. Over the past four years many people have been reached by Friends' humanitarian relief, counselling, and the ongoing AVP and HROC work. This new edition has extra chapters about the 2013 election
Produccicones de La Hamaca 2013 187 PP. Paper
BY JOHN CALVI
This book is by John Calvi and about John's work as a Quaker healer. It's not a how to do healing book, but a mosaic of written pieces John set down for over thirty yearsto try and understandhimself, his healing work, spiritual honesty, and giving over to divine leadings.
True Quaker Press 2013 222 PP. Paper
BY SALLY RICKERMAN
A small potpourri of Quakerism and its values, with contributionis from Sally Rickerman, David Yount, Bradford Smith, Johan Maurer, Joe Volk, J. Brent Bill, Rufus Jones, and others. "Just a quick note to say thank you for sending me a copy of "Facets of Quakerism." I really enjoyed reading it (and not just my piece! ha!). It's a great little compilation and I liked it very much."- Brent Bill "Thanks very much for the booklet! I like the approach of letting the disparate voices of Friends speak for themselves, rather than presenting an artificially homogenized response to questions."- Johan Maurer. Second edition adds Testimonies by Harvey Gillman & improved layout.
Troll Press 2013 38 PP. Paper
Reinventors Of Quakerism In The 20th Century
Called "the most remarkable Quaker couple since George Fox married Margaret Fell," Howard and Anna Brinton exemplified what it meant to be a committed Quaker couple in the twentieth century. Through their leadership among western Friends and at Pendle Hill and elsewhere, and through writing, traveling, working for peace, while raising four children, they exerted a defining influence on the development of modern, liberal Quakerism. This is the first book length biography of this important duo.
QuakerBridge Media of FGC 2013 298 PP. Paper
A Journal Of A Circuit Court Judge
BY LAURA MELVIN
Laura Melvin, a retired Judge from Florida, tells how after a career that included imposing two death sentences she found reflecting on what justice really means started both a spiritual and physical journey across America that led her to Quakerism and to ponder deeply on the broken American justice system. A very strong leading and a powerful story. We can take preorders to ship at the gathering.
Melius Press 2013 286 PP. Paper
Gentle Woman Of A Dangerous Kind
PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY JANET SCAGNELLI
This documentary film tells the extraordinary story of a lifelong struggle for human rights and global justice. Marii Hasegawa was born in Japan and immigrated to California as an infant in 1919. Shortly after her college graduation, she was forcibly interned, along with 110,000 Americans of Japanese heritage, during World War II. Following the war, she combined marriage, motherhood, and running a family farm with 60 years of steady, pragmatic, humorous, and soft-spoken work for peace, freedom and justice, beginning with the dawn of the nuclear age and continuing into the 21st century.
Small Steps Films 2012 Disk
BRITAIN YEARLY MEETING
Volume 5 of the Eldership and Oversight handbook series of Britain Yearly Meeting is written to those who take part in Quaker meeting for worship and to those who who have responsibility to care for the quality of meeting for worship. The contents consist of queries organized into such categories as "children and young people in meeting," "spiritual learning," and "ministry."
Quaker Books (BYM) 2013 42 PP Paper
BY QUAKER QUEST
The ninth in the "Twelve Quakers" series from the Quaker Quest program in Britain, this booklet contains the thoughts of twelve Quakers on the subject of truth. What is truth? Is there a difference between truth and Truth? What are the challenges we face when we try to live and act truthfully? (This booklet is not included in the 2008 compilation "New Light.")
Quaker Quest 2013 40 PP. Paper
BY THE SPARKLING STILL WORKING GROUP OF FGC
This newest version of the "Sparklers" curriculum is updated and re-imagined. Novice and experienced religious education teachers will find everything they need to create lessons for children ages 3-8 and build classroom community. This book streamlines the whole lesson-planning process while folding in basic elements of teacher training. Also included are guidance for exploring hard issues, such as grief and divorce, and extensive lists of children's books for enjoyable, meaningful lessons.
Quaker Press of FGC 2013 88 PP Paper
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