A Modest Proposal: For the Revitalization of the Quaker Message in the United States
This little piece grew out of a series of blogs that Bill wrote out of his interest in the future of the Friends message in North America. Particularly, he writes that he was not so much interested in the institutional survival of the Religious Society of Friends (and it’s various structures) as he was a recapturing of the vitality of the Quaker understanding of the Gospel — a Good News that combines the story and work of Christ Jesus with the amazing power of the testimonies as an understanding of how the Gospel is to be lived. He shows statistics that appear to indicate there is widespread interest in the general public in the Quaker understanding of the Gospel and how we, as the Friends “church,” are failing to reach out to people who seek places to connect with this message.
Author: J. Brent Bill. J. Brent Bill is a writer, photographer, popular speaker, retreat leader, and Quaker minister. His other books include Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker: A Humble Stumble toward Simplicity and Grace and Sacred Compass: The Way of Spiritual Discernment.
Publisher: Johnny B Books