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The Secret Chord

By Geraldine Brooks. Viking, 2015. 302 pages. $27.95/hardcover; $16/paperback; $13.99/eBook. In Geraldine Brooks’s midrash of the story of King David, […]

Joan Dyer Liversidge, a member of Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting, has traveled among Friends and other people of faith to learn and grow in her own relationship with God. She finds stories of women, both biographical and fictional, a source of great inspiration.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2016, September 2016 Books
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Ministry of Tourism

A historic meetinghouse becomes a place where the public can learn about Friends.

Since 2013, Lynne Calamia has overseen the operation, maintenance, and upkeep of the historic Arch Street Meeting House and burial ground. She holds a PhD in American Studies from Penn State University. Lynne is a member of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia.

Posted in: August 2016: Quaker Spaces, Features
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The Emancipation of B

By Jennifer Kavanagh. Roundfire Books, 2015. 138 pages. $13.95/paperback; $4.99/eBook. When I was a student of literature and theater, one […]

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The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle

By Jude Isabella, illustrated by Simone Shin. Kids Can Press, 2015. 32 pages. $18.95/hardcover. Recommended for ages 8–12. This large […]

Alison James is a member of South Starksboro (Vt.) Meeting.

Posted in: December 2015 Books, December 2015: Economic Justice and Poverty, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Testimony: Quakerism and Theological Ethics

By Rachel Muers. SCM Press, 2015. 192 pages. $56/paperback or eBook. Testimony is an exploration of the source, character, and […]

Tom Paxson is a member of Kendal Meeting of Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square, Pa., and has been involved in ecumenical work for Friends General Conference since 1990.

Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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Peace bridge between Canada and the United States at the east end of Lake Erie.

Vigils and Demonstrating

The demonstrator can influence only through contagion.

Richard D. Hathaway, a member of Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Meeting, is professor emeritus of English at SUNY New Paltz. His publications include Sylvester Judd's New England (1981) and Reflections from Silence (2011), published by Quaker Books of Britain Yearly Meeting.  He was chairperson of the legislative committee of the Poor People's Campaign.

Posted in: Features, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists
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Sharing the Gifts of the Spirit

What Friends Have to Offer the Wider Church Silence washed over the hundreds of women and men gathered together in the […]

Micah Bales lives in Washington, DC, where he is active in planting a new Quaker church - Capitol Hill Friends. He coordinates outreach and web strategy for Earlham School of Religion and is a member of Rockingham Monthly Meeting of Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative). Micah regularly publishes on his blog, The Lamb's War, located at http://www.lambswar.com.

Posted in: January 2012: Convergent Friends
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