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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.

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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Mela and the Elephant

By Dow Phumiruk, illustrated by Ziyue Chen. Sleeping Bear Press, 2018. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover or eBook. Recommended for ages 5–8. […]

Lisa Rand works with youth at a public library in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Posted in: Friendly Competition?, May 2019: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews
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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.

Posted in: Features
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