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Twisted Shapes of Light

By William Jolliff. Cascade Books, 2015. 81 pages. $13/paperback; $9.99/eBook. The poems in Twisted Shapes of Light by William Jolliff […]

Michael S. Glaser is a professor emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004 to 2009. He and his wife, Kathleen, offer retreats that fuse Parker J. Palmer’s Courage and Renewal work with reading and writing poetry. Their next retreat will be at Kirkridge in October 2016 (see kirkridge.org).

Posted in: February 2016, February 2016 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Underground Beloved

FJ Poetry: “It’s possible of course to fall in love each morning…”

Alexander Levering Kern lives in Somerville, Mass.

Posted in: January 2016: Quakers and the Political Process, Poetry
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A Convergent Model of Renewal: Remixing the Quaker Tradition in a Participatory Culture

By C. Wess Daniels. Pickwick Publications, 2015. 223 pages. $27/paperback; $9.99/eBook. Quakerism, most agree, is in need of renewal. There […]

Brian Drayton worships with the new Souhegan Meeting in Wilton, N.H., allowed by Weare (N.H.) Meeting.

Posted in: November 2015 Books, November 2015: Books and Pop Culture, Quaker Book Reviews, Uncategorized
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In a Yellow Light

Friends Journal poetry: “Diaper‐clad, / I was dash and go…”

Sunshine F. Branner lives in Alexandria, Va.

Posted in: Poetry, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning
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Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace

By Anne Lamott. Riverhead Books, 2014. 287 pages. $22.95/hardcover; $11.99/eBook. Sitting down to read one of Anne Lamott’s books is […]

Ellen Michaud is a former book review editor of Friends Journal, an editor-at-large for Live Happy magazine, and author of the award-winning Blessed: Living a Grateful Life. She is a member of South Starksboro (Vt.) Meeting and an alumna of the School of the Spirit’s program on Contemplative Living and Prayer.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2015 Books, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning, Uncategorized
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The Angel of Har Megiddo

By Mike King. Stochastic Press, 2014. 447 pages. $15.85/paperback; $5/eBook. British Quaker Mike King, who also wrote the non‐fiction Quakernomics, […]

Karie Firoozmand is the books editor of Friends Journal.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2015 Books, September 2015: Reproduction and Family Planning, Uncategorized
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The Lion First Book of Parables

By Lois Rock, illustrated by Barbara Vagnozzi. Lion Children’s Books, 2014. 64 pages. $14.99/hardcover. Recommended for ages 9 and up. […]

Katie Green is a member of Worcester (Mass.) Meeting and a professional storyteller and workshop leader. She has told stories at the Friends General Conference Gathering and New England Yearly Meeting’s annual sessions.

Posted in: Friends and Other Faiths: Friends and Other Faiths, May 2015 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Listening with the Eyes

Photography as contemplative practice.

Peter West Nutting is a member of Vassalboro (Maine) Meeting. After 35 years of teaching German and French, he is now a freelance translator. Besides photography, his passions are gardening, hiking, winter sports, and managing his tree farm. His photographs may be viewed at www.franklintreephoto.com.

This article is about the author's experience at the 2013 FGC Gathering leading a workshop called "Photography as a Contemplative Practice." All photographs were taken by the workshop participants throughout the week of Gathering.

Posted in: Art, Features, September 2013
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Process: the Good, the Poor, & Schisms

It is my experience that good Quaker process helps us unite in finding God’s path forward and in building community, […]

Mathilda Navias serves as recording clerk and web master for Broadmead Meeting in northwest Ohio. She serves Lake Erie Yearly Meeting as Database Manager as well as being a member of the Nominating Committee, Spiritual Formation Planning Committee, and an ad hoc committee to revise the yearly meeting's manual of Policies & Procedures. She is clerk of the Accessible Literature Working Group, a member of the Growing Subcommittee (formerly Advancement & Outreach), and a member of Central Committee for Friends General Conference. She is also employed part-time as Yearly Meeting Worker for Lake Erie Yearly Meeting, helping with the web site, communications, and special projects. Mathilda has served as co-clerk of a monthly meeting and on numerous monthly and yearly meeting committees.

Posted in: June/July 2012: Faith, Practice, and Community, The Quaker Process Blog
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Be Thou Perfect

Perfection is not a static state of self‐satisfaction. It not only permits growth, it requires growth. Did not Christ grow […]

Kirsten Backstrom, a member of Multnomah Meeting in Portland, Oregon, is a frequent contributor to Friends Journal.

Posted in: Features, May 2001
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