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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.


Posted in: August 2016 Books, August 2016: Quaker Spaces, Quaker Book Reviews
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Interview with Brent Bill, Quaker Author

How do you see as your role as a Quaker writer? Or do you consider yourself a  writer who is [鈥

Brent Bill is the author of many books including Mind the Light, Imagination and Spirit, and Holy Places. His latest work is Awaken Your Senses: Exercises for Exploring the Wonder of God, which he co-authored with Beth A. Booram. A graduate of the Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind., he serves as a Quaker minister and is the co枚rdinator of the New Meetings Project for Friends General Conference.


Posted in: November 2012: Quaker Books, Writing, and Poetry
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The Three Valleys Worship Group of Montrose, Colo., during a visit by the FGC New Meetings Project. Photo courtesy of Brent Bill.

New Meetings Project

FGC goes on the road to seed new worship groups.

Brent Bill is a lifelong Friend, retreat leader, author, and photographer. A member of West Newton Meeting in suburban Indianapolis, Ind., he serves as the co枚rdinator of FGC鈥檚 New Meetings Project.


Posted in: August 2013: Parenting, Features
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Finding God in the Verbs: Crafting a Fresh Language of Prayer

By Jennie Isbell and J. Brent Bill. InterVarsity Press, 2015. 186 pages. $16/paperback; $12.99 eBook. When I started my job [鈥

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and the current director of education at Pendle Hill. He is the author of Letters to a Fellow Seeker: A Short Introduction to the Quaker Way and Revelation and Revolution: Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness.


Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality (Second Edition)

By J. Brent Bill. Eerdmans, 2016. 159 pages. $15.99/paperback or eBook. Brent Bill鈥檚 writing style gets right to the point [鈥

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Holy Just As I Am

Traveling with infertility.

Suzanne W. Cole is a loud and often overly sassy Quaker who does not attend meeting often enough. They are usually found in conjunction with South Central Yearly Meeting events or near the dessert table. Suzanne will eventually graduate from Earlham School of Religion with an MDiv.


Posted in: Features, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning
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The Ministry of the Written Word

Quakers Uniting in Publications (QUIP) is an international consortium of Quaker book publishers, book sellers, authors, and periodical publishers. This [鈥


Posted in: Features, May 2001
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Discovering Humor in the Bible: An Explorer鈥檚 Guide

By Howard R. Macy. Cascade Books, 2016. 140 pages. $19/paperback or eBook. Quakers have a tradition dating back at least [鈥

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


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2017, September 2017 Books
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Starting Something New: Spiritual Direction for Your God-Given Dream

By Beth A. Booram. InterVarsity Press, 2015. 181 pages. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. Discerning, supporting, and following our leadings while helping each [鈥

Patricia Morrison is currently the clerk of South Mountain Meeting in Ashland, Ore. A folk singer/songwriter helping create a farm sanctuary, she also works with artists, writers, musicians, and creative professionals to help them shine their light into the world with focus, funding, and fulfillment (more at innerfireouterlight鈥.com).


Posted in: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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Update on Indiana Yearly Meeting Breakup

Indiana Yearly Meeting is continuing to head toward schism. Friends Journal last covered this in our June/July issue with a [鈥

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