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November 2018: Books That Have Changed Us

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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鈥檚 The Thread That Runs So True by Robert Stephen Dicken.

Poetry: Communion by Nancy L. Bieber and If I Had Grown in Some Generous Place by Kat Griffith.

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Our Annual Books Issue!

November is book time at Friends Journal. This year鈥檚 expanded issue has 16 titles. Come explore!

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The Book You鈥檙e Looking For

Among Friends: Our introduction to the November books issue.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.


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To Imagine Change through Many Voices

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.


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The Light Will Rip You Up

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.


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Genesis: Outer Space and Inner Light

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.


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The author's grandparents on the porch of their cabin in Kentucky.

Jesse Stuart鈥檚 The Thread That Runs So True

A ninth鈥恎rade 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.


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Communion

FJ Poetry: 鈥淢ean cheese bread / snuggly sandwiched into bags鈥

Nancy L. Bieber lives in聽Millersville, Pa.


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If I Had Grown In Some Generous Place

FJ Poetry: 鈥淚f I had grown in some generous place鈥斺 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ [鈥

Kat Griffith lives in聽Ripon, Wisc.


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Forum November 2018

Letters from our readers and news from Friends Journal.

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