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November 2013: Books & WritingThe metaphor that comes to mind as I contemplate the wonderful and constantly replenished body of Quaker writing is a particularly seasonal one. Let us think of our volume of writing as a cornucopia, a horn of plenty—overflowing with colorful vegetables, ripe fruits, hearty grains, and the rest of the earth’s bounty… We treat the guests in our dining room as we would family, communing in grateful appreciation of the blessings which we have been fortunate to receive, and which we hope to share with others.

Among Friends November 2013

“An Invitation to the Table”: An introduction to the November 2013 issue on “Books & Writing”

Gabriel Ehri is Executive Director of Friends Journal.


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Forum November 2013

Letters from our readers. This month: more stories of Richard Nixon; responses from the humorous texting piece; Quaker interest in […]

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Reading and Writing My Way

A lifetime of reading prepares a spiritual seeker for Friends worship.

Barbara Harroun is an instructor of English at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill., where she lives with her family. Her writing has previously appeared in Buffalo CarpSycamore Review, and issues of Another Chicago Magazine. She joyfully attends the Macomb Worship Group with her beloved children, Annaleigh and Jack.


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The Day After Thanksgiving

Friends Journal poetry

Ruth Naylor, Bluffton, Ohio


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The Best Written Code

The evolution of Quaker books of Faith and Practice.

Thomas Hamm is professor of history and director of Special Collections at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. He is a member of New Castle (Ind.) Meeting in the New Association of Friends. His most recent published work is Quaker Writings, 1650-1920.


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From the Archives: Book Reviews of Young Adult Friends’ Picks

Out of the 14 books (and 1 blog) recommended by young adult Friends in the November 2013 issue, 5 titles […]

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Young Adult Friends’ Picks

A selection of the responses from our survey asking young adult Friends (ages 18–35) to share their reading recommendations on […]

Starred items denote a title that Friends Journal has reviewed in the past.


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Out of Darkness into Light

Exploring our spirituality through metaphor.

Maurine Pyle’s traveling ministry was recorded by Southern Illinois Meeting in 2009. She is pursuing a master’s degree in linguistics at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill.


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Bashō Joins Our Struggle

A Japanese contemporary of George Fox also sought out peace and light.

Jeff Robbins lives in Japan where he designs, builds, and sells developmental play equipment for children, and studies and translates the works of Bashō on humanity. He has attended various Friends meetings, but never joined. You can contact him at [email protected].


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Books November 2013

Books reviewed: Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (ed. by Nick McRae); Powerful Beyond Measure: The Legacy of Quaker Leadership in the […]

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