One Small Plot of Heaven
More than any other single book, this is an intelligent and sensitive manual for Quaker parenting and family life. Elise Boulding, noted sociologist and peace activist, talks about practicing peace making in family life and creating a colony of heaven, "a home of peace from which to help build a more peaceful world." Boulding speaks of children and solitude, the personhood of children, Friends testimonies in the home, families as centers of peace and love, Quaker foremothers as ministers and householders, reweaving the web of family life for lesbians and gays, the re-creation of relationship and the family as a small society. Boulding offers an inspiring vision for the family.