Friends Past and Present: The Bicentennial History of Cincinnati Friends Meeting (1815–2015)


By Sabrina Darnowsky. Self-published, 2015. 334 pages. $18.15/paperback; $0.99/eBook.

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Fortunate indeed are those meetings with a published history for new and seasoned Friends to learn the meeting’s story. This is an impressive volume, whose 334 pages are a testament to the amount and variety of work that go into writing this kind of book. The narrative itself, including photos and other images, is 279 pages. There are also a family tree, a table of recorded ministers (up to the present-day), a glossary, bibliography, endnotes, and an 11-page index. This book is sure to be interesting reading and a very rich resource.

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