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A Consideration of Metaphors

Our spiritual metaphors can help us experience the truth from different perspectives.

Rhiannon Grant works at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham, UK, supporting Quaker Roles courses and the Centre for Research in Quaker Studies. She is a member of Bournville Meeting, part of Central England Area Meeting, and Britain Yearly Meeting. Her book on Quaker theology, _Telling the Truth about God_, will be published in March 2019.


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Forum December 2018

Letters from our readers. šŸ”’ Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please [ā€¦]

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From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

By Kai Cheng Thom, illustrated by Waiā€Yant Li and Kai Yun Ching. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017. 40 pages. $17.95/hardcover; $9.99/eBook. [ā€¦]

Retired school librarian Margaret T. Walden is a member of Cleveland (Ohio) Meeting. Some of her grandchildren, whom she loves dearly, are in the LGBTQ community.


Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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Where Are You Hiding, God?

By Elisabeth Zartl. Westminster John Knox Press, 2017. 24 pages. $12/hardcover. Recommended for ages 4ā€“8. Since the original title of [ā€¦]

Margaret Crompton (Britain Yearly Meeting) is the author of the Pendle Hill pamphlet number 419, Nurturing Children's Spiritual Well-Being.


Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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Rescue and Jessica: A Lifeā€Changing Friendship

By Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, illustrated by Scott Magoon. Candlewick Press, 2018. 32 pages. $16.99/hardcover or eBook. Recommended for [ā€¦]

James Foritano attends Cambridge (Mass.) Meeting.


Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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Meet Me at the Well: The Girls and Women of the Bible

By Jane Yolen and Barbara Diamond Goldin, illustrated by Vali Mintzi. Charlesbridge, 2018. 112 pages. $18.99/hardcover; $10.99/eBook. Recommended for ages [ā€¦]

Paul Buckley is a member of the Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Quakerism. His most recent book is Primitive Quakerism Revived.


Posted in: December 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, Quakers and Christianity
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The Inner Guide versus the Inner Critic: The Journey from Judgment to Love

By Christine Wolff. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 448), 2017. 34 pages. $7/pamphlet. Christine Wolff, a psychologist using the Diamond Approach, [ā€¦]

Marty Grundy is a member of Wellesley (Mass.) Meeting, New England Yearly Meeting.


Posted in: Books That Have Changed Us, November 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Butlerā€”Diane P. Butler, 63, on August 2, 2017, at home in Ithaca, N.Y. Diane was born on June 4, 1954, [ā€¦]

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Contempt Is a Bitterā€Tasting Word

Rebuilding community among people who do not agree.

J. E. McNeil is an attorney and a member of Friends Meeting of Washington (D.C.) with a masterā€™s in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University. She has trained thousands in different matters around the country and is currently providing training by request on ā€œConversations with the Other.ā€


Posted in: Features, September 2018
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The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys

Edited by Eddie Moore Jr., Ali Michael, and Marguerite W. Penickā€Parks. Corwin, 2018. 472 pages. $27.95/paperback or eBook. Some years [ā€¦]

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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