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Why I Am a Pacifist

By Tim Gee. Christian Alternative Books, 2019. 88 pages. $10.95/paperback; $5.99/eBook. If the pilgrim鈥檚 path is never easy, how does [鈥

Jerry Mizell Williams is a member of Green Street Meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and book reviews on colonial Latin America.

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Trying

Trying to Be Truthful

By Chel Avery. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 455), 2019. 30 pages. $7/pamphlet. Reflections on trying to be truthful are particularly [鈥

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa., part of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. A retired professor of philosophy, he has long been interested in philosophical questions regarding truth and knowledge.

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Unbelievable

Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today

By John Shelby Spong. HarperOne, 2018. 336 pages. $27.99/hardcover; $18.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook. Many Friends acknowledge the Christian roots of the Religious [鈥

Paul Buckley is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism and travels in the ministry urging revival among Friends. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived: Living as Friends in the Twenty-First Century.

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Resurrecting

Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision

By John Dominic Crossan and Sarah Sexton Crossan. HarperOne, 2018. 224 pages. $39.99/hardcover; $19.99/eBook. John Dominic Crossan, author of numerous [鈥

Ken Jacobsen and his wife, Katharine, until her death in 2017, served as teachers and co-directors in Quaker communities such as Olney Friends School and Pendle Hill. Ken has taught theology and healing at Chicago Theological Seminary and has led retreats on Jesus鈥檚 teachings at Friends Center in Barnesville, Ohio. He keeps his home in Wisconsin as a poustinia, a retreat house for spiritual travelers.

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SoYouWant

So You Want to Talk About Race

By Ijeoma Oluo. Seal Press, 2018. 256 pages. $27/hardcover; $16.99/paperback; $10.99/eBook. When I attend my monthly meeting, I am one [鈥

Lori Patterson lives in Portland, Ore., where she teaches women鈥檚 studies at the local college, attends Multnomah Meeting in Portland (where she serves on the Racial Justice Committee), and runs an independent yarn and fiber dyeing business out of her home.

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Awakening

Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community

By Larry Yang. Wisdom Publications, 2017. 280 pages. $17.95/paperback; $11.99/eBook. With Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community, [鈥

Anna Carolyn McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting. She is the recipient of Pendle Hill鈥檚 2019 Minnie Jane Arts Scholarship and served as writer-in-residence there from March through July 2019. Anna has an MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland.

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The Book of Delights: Essays

By Ross Gay. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019. 288 pages. $23.95/hardcover; $11.99/eBook. I was introduced to Ross Gay when [鈥

Lauren Brownlee is a member of Bethesda (Md.) Meeting and keeps her own daily journal of joy and justice.

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WhenPoets

When Poets Pray

By Marilyn McEntyre. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2019. 160 pages. $19.99/hardcover or eBook. 鈥淚n prayer, as in so many [鈥

Judith Favor of Claremont Meeting in Southern California values true prayer and true poetry. Both are essential nutrients for her contemplative soul.

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