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On the Spirituality of Lightheartedness

By Helen Steere Horn. Pendle Hill Pamphlets (number 456), 2019. 26 pages. $7/pamphlet.

J. Brent Bill, a member of West Newton (Ind.) Meeting, is a photographer, writer, and retreat leader who lives in Indiana. His newest book Beauty, Truth, Life, and Love is slated for release this month.

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Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others

By Barbara Brown Taylor. HarperOne, 2019. 256 pages. $25.99/hardcover; $15.99/paperback; $12.99/eBook.

Diane Reynolds is Quaker, formerly a member of Patapsco Meeting in Ellicott City, Md., and now a member of Stillwater Meeting in Barnesville, Ohio. She is the author of The Doubled Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and The American Nutcracker.

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The Tiny Journalist

By Naomi Shihab Nye. BOA Editions, Ltd., 2019. 128 pages. $24/hardcover; $17/paperback; $9.99/eBook.

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.

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Spiritual Simplicity

There’s more to simplicity than tidying up our physical spaces.

Andrew Huff served with Quaker Voluntary Service in Boston, Mass. in 2015–16. He attends Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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My Year of Living Eschatologically

Awareness of end times comes to a Friend diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Muriel (Mickey) Edgerton is a lifelong Friend, having grown up in the Midwest in Friends United Meeting pastoral worship. She is a graduate of Earlham School of Religion and has been a hospice chaplain for the past 25 years. A 60-year member of Gwynedd (Pa.) Meeting, she is a 15-year resident of Foulkeways at Gwynedd.

Posted in: Features, September 2019
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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, […]

Anna Carolyn McCormally is a member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting. She is the recipient of Pendle Hill’s 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.

Posted in: Quaker Book Reviews, September 2019, September 2019 Books
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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. In 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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Food Choices, Relationship, and God

Learning to understand what we are actually hungry for.

Lorene Ludy is a member of Lincoln (Neb.) Meeting. She is a Benedictine Oblate and a Stephen Minister. She likes to eat and hang out with God.

Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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Interrupting the Family Barbecue: In Search of the Planetary Health Diet

The urgency of transforming our systems for food production.

After retiring in early 2015, Jim Ross jumped back into creative pursuits. He’s since published 75 pieces of nonfiction, several poems, and 200 photos in 80 journals in North America, Europe, and Asia. Jim and his wife—parents of two health professionals, grandparents of four toddlers—attend Sandy Spring (Md.) Meeting.

Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
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