November is book time at Friends Journal. This year’s expanded issue has 16 titles. Come explore!
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November 2018: Books That Have Changed Us
Features: To Imagine Change through Many Voices by Detmer Kremer, The Light Will Rip You Up by Caroline Morris, Genesis by John A. Minahan, and Jesse Stuart’s The Thread That Runs So True by Robert Stephen Dicken.
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Among Friends: Our introduction to the November books issue.
Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.Posted in: Among Friends, Books That Have Changed Us
The pages of a book can unpack the truths and realities of those we do not know.
Detmer Kremer is a writer and reader based out of the Netherlands and London, where he is currently attending graduate school. He is a former participant of Quaker Voluntary Service in Atlanta, and considers Atlanta (Ga.) Meeting one of his homes.Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, Features
Navigating anorexia with Simone Weil
Caroline Morris attended Portland Seminary of George Fox University, where she wrote a thesis on the connection between anorexia and asceticism, and is a current student at Earlham School of Religion.Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, Features
Outer space and Inner Light
John A. Minahan is head of the English department at Lincoln School in Providence, R.I., where he also teaches courses in psychology and in world religions. John is the author of three books and has a doctorate in literature from Brown University. He has been a college professor, professional musician, and stay-at-home father.Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, Features
A ninth‐grade assigned reading foreshadows a vocation to teach.
Robert Stephen Dicken is a member of First Friends Meeting in New Castle, Ind. Since retiring in 2002 from teaching high school English, he can be found reading, writing, drawing, guitar-playing, community volunteering, bragging about his three sons, and entertaining five grandchildren.Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, Features
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