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Beyond Goodness Sex

A response to Friends school educator Al Vernacchio鈥檚 book. 馃敀 Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? [鈥

Su Penn ([email protected]) previously spoke to Quakers about sex in a 2014 FGC Gathering plenary. Like Walt Whitman, she believes that nothing is profane which can be spoken of with love in the presence of God. Invite her to visit your meeting; you will probably like her and learn something.

 

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Testimony: Quakerism and Theological Ethics

By Rachel Muers. SCM Press, 2015. 192 pages. $56/paperback or eBook. Testimony is an exploration of the source, character, and [鈥

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting of Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square, Pa., and has been involved in ecumenical work for Friends General Conference since 1990.


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Traditional Quaker Christianity

Assembled and edited by Terry H. Wallace, Susan S. Smith, John C. Smith, and Arthur Berk. Ohio Yearly Meeting, 2014. [鈥

Marty Grundy is a member of Cleveland (Ohio) Meeting of Lake Erie Yearly Meeting.


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A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture

By C. Wess Daniels. Pickwick Publications, 2015. 223 pages. $27/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Quakerism, most agree, is in need of renewal. There [鈥

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


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Recovering Sacred Presence in a Disenchanted World

By Mary Conrow Coelho. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (Number 433), 2015. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. Mary Coelho鈥檚 Pendle Hill pamphlet distills, for [鈥

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting (Intermountain Yearly Meeting), a systems engineer, and a graduate of the Earlham School of Religion with an abiding interest in the relation of science and faith.


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Finding God in the Verbs: Crafting a Fresh Language of Prayer

By Jennie Isbell and J. Brent Bill. InterVarsity Press, 2015. 186 pages. $16/paperback; $12.99 eBook. When I started my job [鈥

Steve Chase is a member of Putney (Vt.) Meeting and the current director of education at Pendle Hill. He is the author of Letters to a Fellow Seeker: A Short Introduction to the Quaker Way and Revelation and Revolution: Answering the Call to Radical Faithfulness.


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Personality and Place: The Life and Times of Pendle Hill

By Douglas Gwyn. Plain Press, 2014. 512 pages. $20/paperback; $15/eBook. Buy on FJ Amazon Store Querencia (from the Spanish verb 鈥渜uerer鈥) is a metaphysical [鈥

Valerie Brown is a member of Solebury Meeting in New Hope, Pa., and a long-time Pendle Hill teacher and retreat leader. She is principal of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC (leadsmartcoaching.com), specializing in leadership and mindfulness training.


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Nixon鈥檚 First Cover鈥怳p: The Religious Life of a Quaker President

By H. Larry Ingle. University of Missouri Press, 2015. 288 pages. $50/hardcover or eBook. In the wake of the Watergate [鈥

Robert Dockhorn is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.


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Coming Home: Ministry That Matters with Veterans and Military Families

By Zachary Moon. Chalice Press, 2015. 79 pages. $14.99/paperback; $7.50 eBook. Buy on FJ Amazon Store If you want to gain insight into what [鈥

Tracey Waite has been a member of Little Falls Meeting in Fallston, Md., for 20 years. She is married to a Vietnam veteran and has been privileged to learn from the experiences and perspectives of many military veterans.


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