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All Around Us

By Xelena González, illustrated by Adriana M. Garcia. Cinco Puntos Press, 2017. 32 pages. $17.95/hardcover or eBook. Recommended for ages 3–7. I read All Around Us to the children in our First-day school (ages four through eight) at Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting. They said they liked the colors and the words. In All Around Us each page […]

Emmy Gay is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.


Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Flowers for Sarajevo

By John McCutcheon, illustrated by Kristy Caldwell. Peachtree Publishers, 2017. 32 pages (plus audio CD). $19.95/hardcover and CD; $6.95/CD only. Recommended for ages 7–10. First, I have a confession: there is no way I could review this book without a certain amount of bias. I have been a huge fan of John McCutcheon’s music for many […]

Dave Austin is a member of Haddonfield (N.J.) Meeting. He is currently at work on a young adult novel about the holocaust in France.


Posted in: May 2018 Books: A Young Friends Bookshelf, Quaker Book Reviews, What Are Quaker Values Anyway?
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Among Friends: Holding in the Light

Our introduction to the April issue on Healing. đź”’ Friends Journal Member? Sign in here! Not an FJ member? To read this piece, please join us today! For $28, you’ll get: A year of Friends Journal delivered to your mailbox (11 issues) and email Full, instant access to the world’s largest online library of Quaker information: every Friends Journal […]

Gabriel Ehri is the executive director of Friends Journal


Posted in: Among Friends, Healing
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Meeting for Worship for Healing

A largely forgotten Quaker practice brings healing and wholeness once more.

Richard K. Lee and Sarah M. (Sally) Lloyd are members of Red Cedar Meeting in Lansing, Mich.


Posted in: Features, Healing
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The Cost of a Healing Gift

The discovery of a gift for healing is only the first step in a process of learning and discipline.

John Jeremiah Edminster, a mid-life convert to Christian faith and unprogrammed Quakerism, is currently studying toward an MDiv degree at Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Ind., where he lives with his wife, Elizabeth. They are members of Clear Creek Meeting in Richmond. He has two adult children.


Posted in: Features, Healing
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Living in Dark Times

By Rex Ambler. Pendle Hill, 2017. 27 pages. $7/Pamphlet. Reading the title of this pamphlet calls up images of the challenges Rex Ambler intends to address. If we are paying attention to what is going on in the world these days, we are likely to feel overwhelmed, battered, knocked off center, and awash in disbelief […]

Pamela Haines is a member of Central Philadelphia (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: February 2018, February 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews
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Being Quaker…Where you are: A Journey Among Isolated Friends in the Northwest

By Sakre Kennington Edson. Western Friend, 2017. 244 pages. $20/paperback; $9/eBook. In the middle of an overly full week, I promised to read this book for Friends Journal. The rash promise turned out to yield an unexpected gift, and I encourage you to open this book for yourself and pass it around your meeting. Sakre […]

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


Posted in: February 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, September 2017
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Evergreen Worship Group circa 2006. Photo courtesy of the author.

Releasing One Another for Faithfulness

Exploring a vision for faithful communities.

Marcelle Martin, a member of Swarthmore (Pa.) Meeting, is the author of Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey. She leads workshops at retreat centers and Quaker meetings. Currently she is the core teacher for the Nurturing Worship, Faith & Faithfulness program at the Woolman Hill Quaker retreat center in Deerfield, Mass. Visit her website at awholeheart​.com.


Posted in: Quaker Lifestyles
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Race & Place: How Urban Geography Shapes the Journey to Reconciliation

By David P. Leong, IVP Books, 2017. 208 pages. $16/paperback; $15.99/eBook. I couldn’t put down David Leong’s guide because it is so full of hope that Jesus Christ’s sacrifice can redeem the most oppressed people in the most neglected places. He channels the Martin Luther King Jr. of Where Do we Go From Here: Chaos […]

Carl Blumenthal is a member of Brooklyn (N.Y.) Meeting.


Posted in: January 2018 Books, Quaker Book Reviews, Quaker Lifestyles
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Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

By Krista Tippett. Penguin Press, 2016. 288 pages. $28/hardcover; $17/paperback; $12.99/eBook. “I’m a person who listens for a living.… This book chronicles some of what I’ve learned.” These are a few of the introductory words written by someone who to many Friends may not need introduction. The voices she listens to are her conversation companions […]

William Shetter is a member of Bloomington (Ind.) Meeting. He is still trying to become wiser, and now and then even succeeds.


Posted in: November 2017 Books, Quaker Libraries
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