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Book Musings: Finding Your Spiritual Path

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How do we know when we've found the best spiritual path for us? How do the belief systems we were raised with help us find - or lose - our faith? This week's featured titles lift up their own perspectives to these questions. This Child of Faith talks about raising a spiritual child in a secular world from the viewpoint of Sophfronia Scott and her son, Tain Gregory. Tain's experience of faith was forever changed after he survived the Sandy Hook shootings when he was in third grade.

Our second title comes to us from Quaker storyteller Philip Gulley, who writes about how being raised by a Catholic mother and a Baptist father across the street from a family of Jehovah's Witnesses paved the way for his journey of becoming a Quaker pastor in Unlearning God.

Whether you're walking your spiritual path or still searching, safe travels to you all. 

In the Light,
Audrey Greenhall, Manager for QuakerBooks

P.S. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, QuakerBooks will not be fulfilling online orders this Thursday. Normal business operations will resume on Friday. 


Featured Titles "This Child of Faith" and "Unlearning God"

Featured Titles for November 20th, 2018

This Child of Faith
by Sophfronia Scott  and Tain Gregory

In This Child of Faith, Sophfronia and Tain share stories, experience and ideas to help parents get to the heart of a question that becomes more perturbing as our world grows ever more complicated: How do you help a child have faith—real faith, something he or she owns and not a regurgitation of something they've heard? How do you create a life space where they can learn to understand what they believe? Tain's stories include early encounters with death and, of course, the shootings at Sandy Hook where he was present in his third grade classroom on the morning of December 14, 2012. Tain is now entering an age where his peers are questioning everything and saying "everything just goes black" when you die, but because of his faith, Tain knows differently.

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Unlearning God: How Unbelieving Helped Me Believe
By Philip Gulley

With his trademark humor and down-home wisdom, Philip Gulley serves as just the spiritual director a wayward pilgrim could warm to, inviting readers into his own sometimes rollicking, sometimes daunting journey of spiritual discovery. He writes about being raised by a Catholic mother and a Baptist father across the street from a family of Jehovah's Witnesses--all three camps convinced the others are doomed. To nearly everyone's consternation, Philip grows up to be a Quaker and a pastor. In Unlearning God, Gulley showcases his well-loved gift as a storyteller and his acute sensibilities as a public theologian in conversations that will charm, provoke, encourage, and inspire.

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