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August 2016: Quaker Spaces

Framing the Light
Jean Schnell
It鈥檚 the Spirit That Makes It Beautiful
Cherice Bock
Grounding Friends Presence on Capitol Hill
Beth Hendricks
A Quaker Space for Our Time
Chris Mohr
Let鈥檚 Grow Together
FJ Book Reviews

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A New Conspiracy Theory

Believing that miracles occur. 馃敀

Marydale Stewart is a retired college English teacher and librarian. She has a chapbook, Inheritance (Puddin鈥檋ead Press, 2008); a poetry collection, Let the Thunder In (Boxing Day Books, 2014); and poems in a number of literary magazines. She is a member of Clear Creek (Ill.) Meeting.


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News, August 2016

News of Friends. 馃敀

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Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker: A Humble Stumble Toward Simplicity and Grace

By J. Brent Bill. Abingdon Press, 2015. 208 pages. $16.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. In Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker, Brent Bill [鈥

Diane Reynolds is a member of Stillwater Meeting in Barnesville, Ohio, and a former member of Patapsco Meeting in Ellicott City, Md.


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Our Life is Love

Our Life Is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey

By Marcelle Martin. Inner Light Books, 2016. 230 pages. $30/hardcover; $17.50/paperback; $10/eBook. Marcelle Martin, known to many for her work [鈥

Marty Grundy is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting of New England Yearly Meeting.


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A Language for the Inward Landscape: Spiritual Wisdom from the Quaker Movement

By Brian Drayton and William P. Taber Jr. Tract Association of Friends, 2016. 180 pages. $20/hardcover. Late in the fourth [鈥

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quaker history, faith, and practice. His most recent book is The Essential Elias Hicks.


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Eastern Light Steve Smith

Eastern Light: Awakening to Presence in Zen, Quakerism, and Christianity

By Steve Smith. QUPublishing, subsidiary of Quaker Universalist Fellowship, 2015. 232 pages. $22/paperback; $8.99/eBook. 鈥淲ho, other than Friends, are genuinely [鈥

Judith Favor appreciates the gladdening light of Steve Smith鈥檚 presence as f/Friend, teacher, guide, and neighbor at Pilgrim Place in Claremont, Calif.


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How to Read Job

By John H. Walton and Tremper Longman III. InterVarsity Press, 2015. 208 pages. $20/paperback; $16.99/eBook. Stop me if you have [鈥

Douglas Bennett is president emeritus of Earlham College. He is a member of Durham (Maine) Meeting (New England Yearly Meeting).


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Spreading the Fire: Challenging and Encouraging Friends through Travel in the Ministry

By Debbie Humphries. Pendle Hill Pamphlets #436, 2015. 32 pages. $7/pamphlet. I travel in ministry quite a bit. And, for [鈥

Brent Bill is Friends General Conference鈥檚 associate secretary for communications, publications, and outreach. A member of West Newton (Ind.) Meeting, his newest book is Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker.


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Metaphors of Meaning

By Linda Wilson. Pendle Hill Pamphlets #437, 2016. 32 pages. $7/pamphlet. The spiritual life is a journey. That metaphorical statement [鈥

Bob Dixon-Kolar, a community college English instructor, lives in northern Illinois and is a member of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting.


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A Lesson in Hope

By Philip Gulley. Center Street, 2015. 260 pages. $24/hardcover; $14.99/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Phil Gulley鈥檚 latest novel, A Lesson in Hope, lives [鈥

Jim Hood teaches English and environmental studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. He is a member of Friendship Meeting, North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative).


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