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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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A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality

Edited by Christopher Herbert, Jonathan Spader, Jennifer Molinsky, and Shannon Rieger. Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, 2018. [鈥

J.E. McNeil is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and an attorney. She has lived in Houston, Tex., where there is no zoning, and Washington, D.C., where there is lots of zoning, and has yet to be convinced that zoning is a good thing.

Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Point of Arrival

By Carrie Newcomer. Available Light Records, 2019. 11 tracks. $12.99/CD; $9.99/MP3 album.

Patricia Morrison attends South Mountain Meeting in Ashland, Ore. (North Pacific Yearly Meeting). She is a writer and coach who works with artists, writers, musicians, and wellness professionals to help them make a living, make a life, and make a difference. She also helps run a farm animal sanctuary. More at linktr.ee/patriciamorrison.

Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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Tales from the New Garden Friends Graveyard

Compiled and edited by M. Gertrude Beal and Max L. Carter. New Garden Cemetery Association, 2019. 132 pages. $10/paperback plus [鈥

Karie Firoozmand is the book review editor for Friends Journal.

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The Tao of Trauma: A Practitioner鈥檚 Guide for Integrating Five Element Theory and Trauma Treatment

By Alaine D. Duncan with Kathy L. Kain. North Atlantic Books, 2019. 352 pages. $21.95/paperback; $14.99/eBook.

Karie Firoozmand is the book review editor for Friends Journal.

Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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Random God Sightings

By Kelly Hanes. Columbus Press, 2019. 196 pages. $14.95/paperback; $8.95/eBook.

Karie Firoozmand is the book review editor for Friends Journal.

Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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In the Stillness: Poems, Prayers, and Reflections

By Elizabeth Mills. Inner Light Books, 2018. 112 pages. $25/hardcover; $12.50/paperback; $10/eBook.

Karie Firoozmand is the book review editor for Friends Journal.

Posted in: Drugs, January 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews
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Pray for Guidance: A Prayer Workbook for Finding Direction for Your Life

By Cathy Curry Smith. Masthof Press, 2019. 125 pages. $14/paperback.

Karie Firoozmand is the book review editor for Friends Journal.

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You Have to Get Lost Before You Can Be Found: A Memoir of Suffering, Grit, and Love of the Himalayas and Basa Village

By Jeff Rasley. Self鈥恜ublished, 2019. 494 pages. $14.99/paperback; $5.99/eBook.

Karie Firoozmand is the book review editor for Friends Journal.

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The Magnificent Journey: Living Deep in the Kingdom

By James Bryan Smith. IVP Books, 2018. 176 pages. $22/hardcover; $21.99/eBook.

Karie Firoozmand is the book review editor for Friends Journal.

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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga

By Traci Sorell, illustrated by Fran茅 Lessac. Charlesbridge, 2018. 32 pages. $17.99/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. Recommended for ages 3鈥7.

Phila Hoopes is a wandering Friend with an eco-spiritual focus and concern for Indigenous culture, sacred lands, and rights. She is a member of Homewood Meeting in Baltimore, Md.

Posted in: December 2019 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Kids, Uncategorized
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