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Friends Journal is made for readers, and we look forward to introducing our readers to all manner of books relevant to the Quaker experience. Every issue is packed with insightful and honest reviews of books of interest to Friends.

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The Divine Mind: Exploring the Psychological History of God鈥檚 Inner Journey

By Michael Gellert. Prometheus Books, 2018. 286 pages. $26/hardcover; $11.99/eBook. As a Conservative Jew鈥攖he muddled middle between Reform and Orthodox鈥擨 [鈥

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting and retired as an arts critic from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.


Posted in: Meetings and Money, October 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys

Edited by Eddie Moore Jr., Ali Michael, and Marguerite W. Penick鈥怭arks. Corwin, 2018. 472 pages. $27.95/paperback or eBook. Some years [鈥

Patience A. Schenck is a member of Annapolis (Md.) Meeting and lives at Friends House in Sandy Spring, Md. She is passionate about ending racism with a current emphasis on criminal justice reform.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

By Jeanne Theoharis. Beacon Press, 2018. 288 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $18/paperback (available in Jan. 2019); $24.99/eBook. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. [鈥

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and serves on the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Growing Diverse Leadership and Peace and Social Concerns Committees.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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This Child of Faith: Raising a Spiritual Child in a Secular World

By Sophfronia Scott and Tain Gregory. Paraclete Press, 2017. 196 pages. $16.99/paperback; $11.99/eBook. How timely that this deeply personal memoir [鈥

Claire J. Salkowski is a member of Stony Run Meeting in Baltimore, Md. She has worked in both public and private schools and was founder, teacher, and head of Free State Montessori School. She is currently an Alternative Dispute Resolution specialist and an educational consultant.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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White Fragility: Why It鈥檚 So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

By Robin DiAngelo. Beacon Press, 2018. 192 pages. $16/paperback; $12.99/eBook. Robin DiAngelo, the white woman who wrote this book, has [鈥

David Etheridge is a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) and clerk of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting Working Group on Racism.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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Presence and Process: A Path Toward Transformative Faith and Inclusive Community

By Daniel P. Coleman. Barclay Press, 2017. 232 pages. $20/paperback; $6.99/eBook. At the end of his remarkable book, Daniel Coleman [鈥

Peter West Nutting is a member of Vassalboro (Maine) Meeting and Central Committee of Friends General Conference and regularly gives workshops on 鈥淧hotography as a Contemplative Practice.鈥


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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Immersed in Prayer: Stories from Lives of Prayer

Edited by Michael Resman. What Canst Thou Say?, 2017. 172 pages. $9.95/paperback. Immersed in Prayer: Stories from Lives of Prayer [鈥

Judith Favor is grateful she grew up in Oregon. Her mystical soul was formed in fluid moments of unity with Holy Mystery, countless immersions in rainstorms and puddles, streams, rivers, lakes and oceans.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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Vintage Saints and Sinners: 25 Christians Who Transformed My Faith

By Karen Wright Marsh. IVP Books, 2017. 224 pages. $20/hardcover; $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. Vintage Saints and Sinners: 25 Christians Who Transformed [鈥

Bob Dixon-Kolar is an assistant professor of English at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. He and his family are members of Evanston (Ill.) Meeting.


Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2018, September 2018 Books
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The Ecology of Quaker Meeting

By James W. Hood. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 449), 2018. 32 pages. $7/pamphlet. James Hood, a member of Friendship Meeting [鈥

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A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur鈥檚 Struggle for Purpose

By Paula Tarnapol Whitacre. Potomac Books, 2017. 320 pages. $32.95/hardcover or eBook. The story of Julia Wilbur鈥檚 life and work [鈥

Gwen Gosney Erickson is the Friends Historical Collection librarian and archivist at Guilford College and a member of Friendship Meeting in Greensboro, N.C.


Posted in: August 2018 Books, Going Viral with Quakerism, Quaker Book Reviews
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