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Books December 2013: A Young Friends Bookshelf

Reviews of children’s books.

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Book Reviews: May 2012

Peace on Earth: Poems and Prayers for Peace By Sophie Piper. Illustrated by Giuliano Ferri. Lion UK, 2011. 48 pages. $9.99/Hardcover. […]

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No One Place for Home

A restless Friend finds fellowship and service opportunities with spiritual neighbors. 🔒 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an […]

Lisa Rand attends Bally Mennonite Church in Berks County, Pa. She also prays and serves the hungry at Christ Episcopal Church in Pottstown, Pa. Lisa writes a book review blog at Lighttoreadby​.wordpress​.com.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2016: Almost Quaker
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I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness

By Susan Verde, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2017. 32 pages. $14.95/hardcover; $13.46/eBook. Recommended for […]

Lisa Rand works in youth services at a public library in Berks County, Pa.

Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story

By Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus, illustrated by Evan Turk. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016. 48 pages. $18.99/hardcover; $5.99/eBook. […]

Lisa Rand lives on a small farm in Berks County, Pa. She writes a blog at Lighttoreadby​.wordpress​.com.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Summers, Young Friends Bookshelf
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Meditation Is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids

By Whitney Stewart, illustrated by Sally Rippin. Albert Whitman & Company, 2015. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover; $6.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 4–8. […]

Lisa Rand lives on a small farm in Berks County, Pa. She writes the blog Light to Read By at lighttoreadby​.wordpress​.com.

Posted in: May 2016 Young Friends Bookshelf, May 2016: Gender and Sexuality, Quaker Book Reviews
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Winter Candle

By Jeron Ashford, illustrated by Stacey Schuett. Creston Books, 2014. 28 pages. $16.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4–11. Come December in […]

Lisa Rand lives on a small farm in Berks County, Pa. She blogs at lighttoreadby​.wordpress​.com.

Posted in: December 2015 Books, December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Monastic Longings: On Laziness, Discipline, and Devotion

“You would make a wonderful nun.” Katherine said this to me with a grin, and I acted insulted because I […]

Lisa Marie Rand, a member of Unami Meeting in Pennsburg, Pa., is a freelance editor and writer, and a proofreader for Friends Journal.

Posted in: Features
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Moving Inward through Yoga

My spiritual life was nourished abundantly during my pregnancy, in part because of the natural turning inward that this time […]

Lisa Marie Rand is a member of Unami Meeting in Pennsburg, Pa. She teaches yoga and leads workshops on meditation, embodied prayer, and other religious education topics.

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Repentance and Return

I have been carrying a burden of shame for a gross error in judgment. It creeps up on me at […]

Lisa Rand, assistant editor of Friends Journal, is a member of Goshen (Pa.) Meeting.

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