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Books May 2013: A Young Friends Bookshelf

Reviewed books: Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship, by Edward Hemingway; Good People Everywhere, by Lynea Gillen, illustrated by Kristina [ā€¦]

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Books April 2013

Why Canā€™t We Talk? Christian Wisdom on Dialogue as a Habit of the Heart by John Backman. Skylight Paths Publishing, [ā€¦]

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Books March 2013

Books Reviewed: ā€œDays of Destruction, Days of Revoltā€ by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco. ā€œDorothee Soelle: Mystic and Rebelā€ by [ā€¦]

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Review: Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

By Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan. Columbia University Press, 2011. 320 pages. $29.50/hardback, $22/paperback. Asked a question about whether [ā€¦]

Richard Taylor is a member of Germantown Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and is active in the meeting's task force on ending mass incarceration. Dick is also developing a website designed to encourage Christian preachers to avoid anti-Judaism in their sermons and in the church's readings from the New Testament.

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Thanks and Wow: Two Prayers from Anne Lamottā€™s Latest

This post continues our online book discussion of Anne Lamottā€™s Help, Thanks, Wow, the Friends Journal selection for February. Chapter [ā€¦]

Jana Llewellyn is associate editor at Friends Journal.

Anne LamottĀ is the author of theĀ New York TimesĀ bestsellersĀ Grace (Eventually),Ā Plan B, Traveling Mercies,Ā andĀ Operating Instructions, as well as several novels, includingĀ RosieĀ andĀ Crooked Little Heart. Her most recent books are Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Sonā€™s First SonĀ andĀ Help, Thanks, Wow. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in Northern California.

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Books February 2013

Reviewed this month: Embracing Israel/Palestine: A Strategy to Heal and Transform the Middle East. By Rabbi Michael Lerner. Reviewed by [ā€¦]

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Interview with Anne Lamott, Author of Help, Thanks, Wow

Even though many Quakers use the phrase, ā€œhold in the light,ā€ there is something to be said for the moments [ā€¦]

Anne LamottĀ is the author of theĀ New York TimesĀ bestsellersĀ Grace (Eventually),Ā Plan B, Traveling Mercies,Ā andĀ Operating Instructions, as well as several novels, includingĀ RosieĀ andĀ Crooked Little Heart. Her most recent books are Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Sonā€™s First SonĀ andĀ Help, Thanks, Wow. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in Northern California.

Jana LlewellynĀ is associate editor at Friends Journal.

Posted in: February 2013, Quaker Book Reviews
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Asking for Help: Anne Lamottā€™s Help, Thanks, Wow

This is the first installment of our February book club discussion of Anne Lamottā€™s, Help, Thanks, Wow. Even if you [ā€¦]

Jana Llewellyn is associate editor of Friends Journal.

Anne LamottĀ is the author of theĀ New York TimesĀ bestsellersĀ Grace (Eventually),Ā Plan B, Traveling Mercies,Ā andĀ Operating Instructions, as well as several novels, includingĀ RosieĀ andĀ Crooked Little Heart. Her most recent books are Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Sonā€™s First SonĀ andĀ Help, Thanks, Wow. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in Northern California.

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Books January 2013

Ending Cycles of Violence: Kenyan Quaker Peacemaking Response after the 2007 Election By Judy Lumb. Producciones de la Hamaca (Belize) [ā€¦]

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Books: Young Friends Book Shelf

Oh No, George By Chris Haughton. Candlewick Press, 2012. 32 pages. $15.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 2 and up Reviewed by [ā€¦]

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