Being a Quaker Second Edition
Being a Quaker: A Guide for Newcomers is the first substantial introduction to the practical faith of British Quakers to be published in over ten years. Geoffrey Durham has drawn on his own experience and that of many other Friends to create a warm, open and incisive exploration of Quakerism today.
'Quakers joyfully embrace uncertainty.' Quakers' silent meetings are unique and have proved to be transformational. This book examines them in detail and considers the profound spiritual nourishment they offer.
'I was struck by how open minded and open-hearted they were.' Quakers have no creeds, but are committed to action for change in the world. Geoffrey Durham explains the significance of their testimonies to truth, equality, simplicity and peace and observes the many ways in which they put them into practice.
'I feel centred and alive in ways that still surprise me.' With its well-judged balance of information, personal experience, spiritual guidance and practical advice - as well as an extensive list of recommended websites and other resources - this is the perfect book for newcomers. A welcome addition to the bookshelf for anyone interested in the life of the Spirit.
"I really do think this is the best book for newcomers. It is personal, practical and very accessable." - Jennifer Kavanagh