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Friends Journal is made for readers, learners, and seekers. The Books column aims to introduce our readers to all manner of media relevant to the Quaker experience. Every issue is packed with insightful and honest reviews of books of interest to Friends, including the occasional music album, film, or game.

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Energy Choices AND Toward a Life鈥怌entered Economy

By Robert Bruninga, with Judy Lumb, Frank Granshaw, and Charles Blanchard. Quaker Institute for the Future (Focus Book 11), 2018. [鈥

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting. Her most recent book is Money and Soul, an expansion of a Pendle Hill pamphlet by the same name.

Posted in: February 2020, February 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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Jeremiah-Hacker

Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist

By Rebecca M. Pritchard. Frayed Edge Press, 2019. 126 pages. $13.95/paperback; $5.99/eBook.

Beth Taylor is a member of Westerly (R.I.) Meeting, the author of The Plain Language of Love and Loss: A Quaker Memoir, and she teaches in the Nonfiction Writing Program of Brown University鈥檚 English Department.

Posted in: February 2020, February 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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Separate

Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America鈥檚 Journey from Slavery to Segregation

By Steve Luxenberg. W.W. Norton & Company, 2019. 624 pages. $35/hardcover; $19.95/paperback; $29.73/eBook.

J. E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and an attorney for more than 40 years. She is a sixth-generation Southerner who grew up in the 1950s in segregated Houston, Tex., and studied Southern history at Rice University. She now lives in the colony of the District of Columbia where the history of Plessy still marks the landscape.

Posted in: February 2020, February 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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Reclaiming

Reclaiming Judaism From Zionism: Stories of Personal Transformation

Edited by Carolyn L. Karcher. Olive Branch Press, 2019. 400 pages. $20/paperback.

Steve Chase is the Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.)鈥檚 Peace and Social Concerns Committee liaison to the local chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace and its Occupation Free DC campaign to stop DC police from training with military occupation forces in Israel.

Posted in: February 2020, February 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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Teilhards

Teilhard鈥檚 Struggle: Embracing the Work of Evolution

By Kathleen Duffy. Orbis Books, 2019. 176 pages. $20/paperback; $16.50/eBook.

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.

Posted in: February 2020, February 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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Becoming

Becoming an Ordinary Mystic: Spirituality for the Rest of Us

By Albert Haase. InterVarsity Press, 2019. 176 pages. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook.

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting.

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Christian-Slavery

Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World

By Katharine Gerbner. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. 296 pages. $39.95/hardcover or eBook; $24.95/paperback.

Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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Quakers Reading Mystics

By Michael Birkel. Brill, 2018. 124 pages. $81/paperback or eBook; $30/article. Simultaneously published as issue 1.2 (2018) of Quaker Studies.

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

Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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The-Windings-Path

The Winding Path of Transformation: Finding Yourself Between Glory and Humility

By Jeffrey Tacklind. InterVarsity Press, 2019. 192 pages. $17/paperback; $16.99/eBook.

Ken Jacobsen and his wife, Katharine, until her death in 2017, served as teachers and co-directors in various Quaker communities such as Olney Friends School and Pendle Hill. Ken has taught theology and healing at Chicago Theological Seminary and has led retreats on Jesus鈥檚 teachings. He keeps his home in Wisconsin as a poustinia, a prayer house for travelers.

Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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From-What-is-To

From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want

By Rob Hopkins. Chelsea Green Publishing, 2019. 240 pages. $24.95/hardcover or eBook.

Ruah Swennerfelt is a member of Middlebury (Vt.) Meeting, where she serves on the Earthcare Committee. She is on the Steering Committee of Transition Town Charlotte in Vermont and serves on the Transition U.S. conference planning team.

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