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BookMusings: September 2016

BookMusings: September 2016

BookMusings is the official eNewsletter of QuakerBooks of FGC. Each issue highlights books and themes carefully selected by bookstore staff for your enjoyment, as well as information about sales and other unique opportunities available to our readers. Below is the introductory text and table of contents.   View the complete eNewsletter online or as a PDF.   Dear Friend, As we await the first crisp hints of fall, it's delightful to anticipate the good books we'll curl up with as the days get colder. In this BookMusings for the beginning of fall you'll find a book review from Ellen Michaud, books providing a Quaker...

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Ellen's Review Corner: Le Flambeau School of Driving

Ellen's Review Corner: Le Flambeau School of Driving

By Ellen Michaud   photo by Peggy Senger Morrison One moment with Peggy Senger Morrison—Quaker pastor, author, therapist, motorcycle enthusiast, mother, grandmother and founder of Oregon’s Freedom Friends’ Church—and the myth among non-Friends that Quaker women are quiet, gentle little creatures who go quietly into the night will be shattered forever. I don’t know how the myth got started, particularly since quite a few of our historical sisters harangued people in the streets and most of the women I know today are up to their elbows in social issues with Magic-markers, email, demonstrations, T-shirts, and letters-to-the-editor. But once Peggy Senger...

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BookMusings: August 2016 Newsletter

BookMusings: August 2016 Newsletter

  BookMusings is the official eNewsletter of QuakerBooks of FGC. Each issue highlights books and themes carefully selected by bookstore staff for your enjoyment, as well as information about sales and other unique opportunities available to our readers. Below is the introductory text and table of contents.   View the complete eNewsletter online or as a PDF.   Dear Friend, Want a Quaker bestseller, or maybe you're looking for some classic Quaker writing? Either way, this BookMusings, and QuakerBooks, has something for you. With our shiny website makeover, and new bookstore manager, QuakerBooks is invigorated for the end of summer and prepared for the...

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Ellen’s Review Corner: Holy Nation

Ellen’s Review Corner: Holy Nation

By Ellen Michaud Sarah Crabtree’s new book Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution is a gift that allows Quakers to see with fresh eyes what we do, how we’re perceived, and who we are. Tossing Sarah Crabtree’s Holy Nation: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution on top of the pile of books strewn across my cottage’s dining room table, I picked up my coffee, leaned back in my chair, and wondered where on earth this author had come from. The clarity of her writing was exceptional. Her intuitive understanding of when to shift the...

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FGC Gathering Bestsellers

Here's the list you've waited for -- the best selling titles of #FGC16 Gathering. 10  Worship in Song (hymnal) by QuakerPress of FGC 9 Le Flambeau School of Driving by Peggy Morrison 8 Fit for Freedom; Not for Friendship: Quakers, African Americans, and the Myth of Racial Justice by Donna McDaniel and Vanessa Julye.  Special price: $5!  7 Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith by Ruah Swennerfelt 6 Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker by J. Brent Bill 5 Light Within: Then and Now by Rex Ambler 4 Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got it...

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