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Friends Journal Book Reviews, November 2017

This month鈥檚 reviews include The Gathered Meeting by Steven Davison, Hiking Naked by Iris Graville, and Becoming Wise by Krista Tippett.

 

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Called to Community: The Life Jesus Wants for His People

Edited by Charles E. Moore. Plough Publishing House, 2016. 357 pages. $18/paperback; $9.99/eBook. As Quakers know, community building is hard, [鈥

Diane Reynolds lives in Barnesville, Ohio, and is a member of Stillwater Meeting. She is the author of The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and an adjunct English professor.


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Meeting God in Scripture: A Hands-On Guide to Lectio Divina

By Jan Johnson. InterVarsity Press, 2016. 256 pages. $17/paperback; $16.99/eBook. We Quakers have a rather complicated relationship with the Bible. [鈥

Brent Bill recently retired from his position as associate secretary for communications, publications, and outreach at Friends General Conference. He is a member of West Newton Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., and his newest book is Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality (Second Edition).


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The Beacons of Larkin Street

By Judith Favor. Apocryphile Press, 2017. 269 pages. $19.95/paperback; $3.99/eBook. When a turning point in a novel is framed by [鈥

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


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The Reynolds Family, the Nuclear Age, and a Brave Wooden Boat; Mum: The Conscience, Courage, and Compassion of Barbara Reynolds

The Reynolds Family, the Nuclear Age, and a Brave Wooden Boat. By Jessica Reynolds Renshaw. Self-published, 2017. 278 pages. $12/paperback; [鈥

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Reunion: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners

By Bruxy Cavey. Herald Press, 2017. 207 pages. $21.99/hardcover; $18.99/eBook. This book has a conversational writing style that made me [鈥

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Active Peace: A Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World

By G. Scott Brown. Collins Foundation Press, 2016. 197 pages. $19.95/paperback. I learned about this book through the Metta Center [鈥

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Live Like You Give a Damn!: Join the Changemaking Celebration

By Tom Sine. Cascade Books, 2016. 195 pages. $24/paperback; $9.99/eBook. The acorn, you may say, can be very afraid when [鈥

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The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America

By Sarah van Gelder. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2017. 208 pages. $18.95/paperback or eBook. In this exciting book, the word 鈥渞evolution鈥 doesn鈥檛 [鈥

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