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Ellen's Review Corner: A Gathering in Hope

Ellen's Review Corner: A Gathering in Hope

Fairfield Friend Meetings, Camby, Indiana Bestselling author Philip Gulley has been wandering around our meetinghouses again. And with gentle humor, he shows us who we are. By Ellen Michaud Friends who long to heal the schisms that separate us one from the other might want to consider Quaker author Philip Gulley’s new novel, A Gathering in Hope, as a candidate for their Meeting’s next book discussion group. Gathering is the latest offering from Gulley, an Indiana pastor (at Fairfield Friends Meeting) whose previous novels have won raves from both Publishers’ Weekly and The Wall Street Journal. The book picks up...

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Ellen's Review Corner: The Anti-War

Ellen's Review Corner: The Anti-War

This month, Ellen's friend, Brian Drayton, is sitting in as guest reviewer.  Brian is an ecologist, recorded Quaker minister, and author of On Living with a Concern for Gospel Ministry and co-author of A Language for the Inward Landscape. “It is clear that in various ways Friends are deeply secularized (as the broader society has become), and that this makes it difficult for us to make any testimony rooted in our experience as Friends that can reach the human heart and speak to the human condition,” writes Brian Drayton, as he sits in Ellen’s Review Corner this month with a...

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Become a QuakerBooks "Bookista"!

Love books? Love bookstores? Love Quakers? Love to volunteer? QuakerBooks of FGC, a walk-in and on-line bookstore at Pendle Hill, the Quaker retreat center in Wallingford, PA, is looking for volunteers. The store at Pendle Hill is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9:00 to 4:00 and Saturdays from 10:00 to 4:00. During a three hour-per-week shift a volunteer may do a variety of things, such as: unpacking and pricing books/other merchandize organizing orders working with our online and in-store book stock shelving new books helping at evening and weekend book talks and signings social media write book descriptions (summary,...

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BookMusings: October 2016

BookMusings: October 2016

In this issue, Ellen's Review Corner features Syria Burning, CIRC shares books from different faith perspectives, and Parker Palmer recommends Rufus Jones: Essential Writings.

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Ellen's Review Corner: Syria Burning

Ellen's Review Corner: Syria Burning

By Ellen Michaud “No hands are clean,” writes former ABC News chief Middle East correspondent Charles Glass. “Syria has become the venue of …`a proxy war’ or wars: the United States versus Russia; the Sunni theocracies of Saudi Arabia and Qatar against the Shiite theocrats of Iran; and Turkey versus Arab nationalists over the attempted restoration of Turkey’s pre-World War I dominance.”   In an age in which much of our national media has closed its news- gathering bureaus abroad to fund a cult of partisan political pundits at home, Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe is a...

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