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Forum November 2013

Letters from our readers. This month: more stories of Richard Nixon; responses from the humorous texting piece; Quaker interest in […]

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Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love: Four Essentials for the Abundant Life

By J. Brent Bill. Paraclete Press, 2019. 144 pages. $16.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook.

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting, an engineer, a pilgrimage planner, and a graduate of the Master of Ministry program at the Earlham School of Religion (ESR). He first met J. Brent Bill at ESR and learned more than a little about writing well and living well from him.

Posted in: April 2020 Book Reviews, Quaker Book Reviews, The State of Quaker Institutions
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Richard Rohr: Essential Teachings on Love

By Richard Rohr, edited by Joelle Chase and Judy Traeger. Orbis Books, 2018. 288 pages. $22/paperback; $18.50/eBook. n the classic […]

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting and a graduate of the Master of Ministry program at Earlham School of Religion. Like Richard Rohr, he is an Enneagram 1, so an engineer, Quaker, and recovering perfectionist who worries that his life and this review still aren’t quite right.

Posted in: August 2019 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, QuakerSpeak at Five
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Becoming Curious: A Spiritual Practice of Asking Questions

By Casey Tygrett. IVP Books, 2017. 192 pages. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. Got faith? Then why question? Now there’s a question, and […]

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting and a graduate of the Master of Ministry program at the Earlham School of Religion. He enjoys parallel lives in Quakerism and engineering, two fields where questions are at the core of the discipline.

Posted in: February 2018, February 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Gospel—The Book of Matthew: A New Translation with Commentary—Jesus Spirituality for Everyone

Translated by Thomas Moore. Skylight Paths Publishing, 2016. 224 pages. $29.99/hardcover; $19.99/paperback; $19.95/eBook. The other day over lunch, I told […]

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting, where he currently clerks Adult Education and leads occasional Bible studies. He is a graduate of the Master of Ministry program at Earlham School of Religion and secretly enjoyed his required advanced exegesis work on the Gospel According to Matthew.

Posted in: June/July 2017 Books, June/July 2017: Reimagining the Quaker Ecosystem
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Hospitable Planet: Faith, Action, and Climate Change

By Stephen A. Jurovics. Morehouse Publishing, 2016. 155 pages. $18/paperback; $16/eBook. Ever since Evangelical Protestants rediscovered that the world is […]

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting, a systems engineer, and a graduate of Earlham School of Religion with a particular interest in pilgrimage, nature, sacred space, and the intimate relation of science and faith.

Posted in: November 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Social Media
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GreenFaith: Mobilizing God’s People to Save the Earth

By Fletcher Harper. Abingdon Press, 2015. 178 pages. $19.99/paperback or eBook. In the glut of supposedly “eco‐friendly” products, it’s tempting […]

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting, a graduate of Earlham School of Religion, and a systems engineer with a particular interest in pilgrimage, nature, sacred space, and the intimate relation of science and faith.

Posted in: February 2016, February 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Recovering Sacred Presence in a Disenchanted World

By Mary Conrow Coelho. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (Number 433), 2015. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. Mary Coelho’s Pendle Hill pamphlet distills, for […]

Rob Pierson is a member of Albuquerque (N.M.) Meeting (Intermountain Yearly Meeting), a systems engineer, and a graduate of the Earlham School of Religion with an abiding interest in the relation of science and faith.

Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Friends Journal Reviewer Survey

Our volunteer reviewers share some of their all‐time favorite books for Quakers.

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Forum March 2015

Letters, comments, and emails from our readers

Posted in: Forum, March 2015
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