A Near Sympathy
This book is an invitation to a friendship with John Woolman, as well as an invitation to consider what John Woolman has to say to us today. Michael Birkel, professor of religion at Earlham College, acquaints readers with the spiritual disciplines and resources that nurtured John Woolman's empathy with the stranger. Woolman's deep spiritual life empowered him to engage the world as a witness on behalf of the disenfranchised, and for the earth and all its creatures. Includes a group discussion guide.