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Friends Journal is made for readers, and we look forward to introducing our readers to all manner of books relevant to the Quaker experience. Every issue is packed with insightful and honest reviews of books of interest to Friends.

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Becoming Fully Human: Writings on Quakers and Christian Thought

By Michael Langford. Friends of the Light, 2019. 456 pages. $19.14/paperback; $4.99/eBook.

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism and travels in the ministry urging revival among Friends. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived: Living as Friends in the Twenty-First Century.

Posted in: Friends in Africa, October 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Forgotten Gospel of Jesus

By Charles W. Heavilin. Christian Faith Publishing, 2018. 118 pages. $13.95/paperback; $9.99/eBook.

Max L. Carter is a member of New Garden Meeting in Greensboro, N.C., and the retired William R. Rogers director of Friends Center and Quaker studies at Guilford College.

Posted in: Friends in Africa, October 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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ChoosingPeace

Choosing Peace: The Catholic Church Returns to Gospel Nonviolence

Edited by Marie Dennis. Orbis Books, 2018. 272 pages. $25/paperback; $20.50/eBook.

Steve Chase is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and the manager of Academic Initiatives at the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC).
An earlier version of this review was published in the September 2019 issue of International Journal on World Peace.

Posted in: Friends in Africa, October 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Climate Church, Climate World: How People of Faith Must Work for Change

By Jim Antal. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018. 242 pages. $56/hardcover; $25/paperback; $23.50/eBook.

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting. She and her husband live in a solar-powered house where they grow most of the vegetables and fruits they consume. They are active with the Transition Town Movement in their town and nationally.

Posted in: Friends in Africa, October 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Healing Earth: An Ecologist鈥檚 Journey of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship

By John Todd. North Atlantic Books, 2019. 200 pages. $24.95/paperback; $17.99/eBook.

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: Friends in Africa, October 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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TheKidnapped

The Kidnapped: A Collection of Short Stories

By Dwight L. Wilson. Running Wild Press, 2018. 182 pages. $16.99/paperback; $7.99/eBook.

Jim Hood teaches English and environmental studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. He is a member of Friendship Meeting, North Carolina Yearly Meeting (Conservative).

Posted in: Friends in Africa, October 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Our Child of the Stars

By Stephen Cox. Jo Fletcher Books, 2019. 496 pages. $26.99/hardcover; $15.92/paperback; $3.99/eBook.

Rausie Hobson is a member of Rocky River Meeting in Siler City, N.C., Friends Church of North Carolina. She is a retired ESL teacher and public librarian, a member of Quakers Uniting in Publications, and was publications board clerk of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (FUM) for many years.

Posted in: Friends in Africa, October 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Threshold of Light

By Michael S. Glaser. Bright Hill Press. 2019. 54 pages. $10/paperback.

Brian Drayton worships with Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H) Meeting.

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Why I Am a Pacifist

By Tim Gee. Christian Alternative Books, 2019. 88 pages. $10.95/paperback; $5.99/eBook. If the pilgrim鈥檚 path is never easy, how does [鈥

Jerry Mizell Williams is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and book reviews on colonial Latin America.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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Trying to Be Truthful

By Chel Avery. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 455), 2019. 30 pages. $7/pamphlet. Reflections on trying to be truthful are particularly [鈥

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa., part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. A retired professor of philosophy, he has long been interested in philosophical questions regarding truth and knowledge.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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