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Books: April 2014

This month’s reviews include The Essential Elias Hicks, The Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies, and A Guidebook to Prayer.

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Books September 2013

Reviews of Carrie Newcomer’s “Kindred Spirits: A Collection,” Jim Wallis’s “On God’s Side,” Mark Townsend’s “Jesus Through Pagan Eyes,” James […]

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Art as Soul’s Sanctuary: Meditations On Arts and Spirituality among Quakers and Beyond

By Jennifer Elam. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 452), 2018. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. Jennifer Elam is a psychologist, Quaker, and artist/writer/dancer […]

Patricia Morrison attends South Mountain Meeting (NPYM) in Ashland, Ore. She works with artists, writers, musicians, and creative professionals to help them make a living, make a life, and make a difference (innerfireouterlight.com). She is working on a book about how to make work that is at the intersection of creativity and social good financially and otherwise sustainable.


Posted in: February 2019, February 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Gut It to the Studs

By Letitia VanSant. Self‐released (letitiavansant​.com), 2018. 11 tracks. $15/CD or LP; $10/digital download. Letitia VanSant, Quaker indie folk and Americana […]

Patricia Morrison is currently the clerk of South Mountain Meeting in Ashland, Ore. She works with artists, writers, musicians, and creative professionals to help them make a living, make a life, and make a difference (innerfireouterlight.com). She is also a folk singer-songwriter, helping create a farm animal sanctuary and co-owner of Longevity Wellness.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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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 […]

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.com).


Posted in: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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Rise Again Songbook: Words & Chords to Nearly 1200 Songs

Edited by Peter Blood and Annie Patterson. Hal‐Leonard, 2015. 300 pages. $22.50 (7x10) or $25 (9x12)/spiral bound. Discount for 15 […]

Patricia Morrison attends 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 (innerfireouterlight.com).


Posted in: April 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Spiritual Nurture / Quaker Training
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The Beautiful Not Yet

By Carrie Newcomer. Available Light, 2016. 108 pages. $11.99/paperback. 12 tracks. $11.99/CD; $9.49/MP3 album. I once heard Carrie Newcomer recalling […]

Patricia Morrison is the clerk of South Mountain Meeting (North Pacific Yearly Meeting) in Ashland, Ore. A folk singer/songwriter helping to create a farm sanctuary, she also works with artists, writers, musicians, and creative professionals to help them make a living, make a life, and make a difference (innerfireouterlight.com).


Posted in: AFSC Centennial, April 2017 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Parts & Labor

By Letitia VanSant & the Bonafides. Self‐released, 2015. $7/digital. Download available at letitiavansant​.bandcamp​.com. Letitia VanSant, the second (true) name […]

Patricia Morrison attends South Mountain Meeting in Ashland, Ore. A folk singer/songwriter on hiatus from touring to help create a farm, she also works with artists, writers, and creatives to help them find focus, funding, and fulfillment in their work. Learn more at innerfireouterlight.com.


Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Book Reviews: April 2012

Bob Dockhorn on Carol Faulkner’s Lucretia Mott’s Heresy, Tom Hamm on Elizabeth Taylor Stirredge’s Strength in Weakness Manifest, and more […]


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Quaker Works October 2016

A semiannual feature highlighting the recent works of Quaker organizations.

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