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Bluffing Is Murder (Books in Brief)

By Tace Baker. Barking Rain Press, 2014. 177 pages. $12.95/paperback; $5.95/eBook. Sleuth Lauren Rousseau is back in this sequel to Speaking of Murder. She is actually a Quaker linguistics professor, but Lauren has to be a sleuth when the murder of her insurance agent makes her a suspect. Add an attractive martial arts teacher, a […]

Karie Firoozmand is the Friends Journal books editor.


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Seeking the Light: A Story of Quaker Culture and Homewood Friends Meeting (Books in Brief)

By Emma Hohenstein. Self-published, 2014. 90 pages. $30/hardcover. This short book is the precursor to young author and photographer Emma Hohenstein’s senior thesis project of researching Quaker archives, mapping the arc of Quakerism, and using personal narrative and direct sources to illustrate the importance of an involved younger generation of Friends. The setting for Seeking […]

Karie Firoozmand is the Friends Journal books editor.


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A Garden Grows: Quakerism in Nazi Germany (Books in Brief)

Translated by Mary Mills. Self-published, 2014. 90 pages. $5.99/eBook. This book, in electronic format only, is a collection of translations from the German essays of Hans Albrecht, clerk of German Yearly Meeting during the Nazi era. Those with an interest in history may be interested to read about not only the efforts of German Quakers […]

Karie Firoozmand is Friends Journal’s Books editor.


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The Way of Grace: Finding God on the Path of Surrender (Books in Brief)

By Glandion Carney. IVP Books, 2014. 160 pages. $15/paperback; $12.99/eBook. If you have ever loved anyone—or been anyone—for whom an illness changes life forever, then you will enjoy this book tremendously. Carney, an ordained minister, finds himself dealing with Parkinson’s disease while still actively working as a minister. This book is about his process of […]

Karie Firoozmand is Friends Journal’s books editor.


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