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Quaker Bestsellers 2016

The top ten best-selling books from the 2016 FGC Gathering.


Posted in: September 2016
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Solutionary Rail: A people-powered campaign to electrify America鈥檚 railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future

By Bill Moyer, Patrick Mazza and the Solutionary Rail Team. Backbone Campaign, 2016. 107 pages. $19.95/paperback. Many years ago, as [鈥

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting and active in New England Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Earthcare Ministry Committee. She is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.


Posted in: January 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Lifestyles
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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate鈥擠iscoveries from a Secret World

By Peter Wohlleben. Greystone Books, 2016. 251 pages. $24.95/hardcover; $24.99/eBook. 鈥淎fter you鈥檝e read Wohlleben鈥檚 book, a walk in the woods [鈥

Ruah Swennerfelt, a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting, is a homesteader and activist. She is the author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith and numerous articles on living simply.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2017, September 2017 Books
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A Sustainable Life: Quaker Faith and Practice in the Renewal of Creation

By Douglas Gwyn. QuakerPress of FGC, 2014. 166 pages. $14.95/paperback; $6.50/eBook. If you鈥檙e expecting that A Sustainable Life is just another [鈥

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She served as general secretary for Quaker Earthcare Witness for 17 years and is now retired. She is active in her town鈥檚 Transition Initiative and, with her husband, attempts to live a sustainable life.


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The Ecology of Quaker Meeting

By James W. Hood. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 449), 2018. 32 pages. $7/pamphlet. James Hood, a member of Friendship Meeting [鈥

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The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy

By Michael McCarthy. New York Review Books, 2016. 273 pages. $24.95/hardcover; $14.99/eBook. 鈥淧eople from a planet without flowers would think [鈥

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Burlington (Vt.) Meeting. She currently serves as clerk of New England Yearly Meeting鈥檚 Earthcare Ministry Committee and is author of Rising to the Challenge: The Transition Movement and People of Faith.


Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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