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A Bible Study Based On Romans 12
BY ANNE THOMAS
Anne's usual sensitive and creative approach is applied here to Paul's "Letter to the Romans," for private meditation or group study.
Argenta 1986 50 PP. Paper
Listening For The Voice Of Vocation
BY PARKER PALMER
A deep and compassionate guide to seeking your true calling in life by listening to the voice within. In this honest and compelling meditation, Friend Palmer reflects upon vocation, spirit and the life journey with a depth of insight that will touch anyone yearning for an authentic way of standing and serving in the world.
Jossey-Bass 1999 112 PP. Cloth
BY HAGUIT RUBENSTIEN-TOWLER, AARON RUBENSTIEN AND MICHIGAN ARTIST HANNI
"Gems of Quaker Wisdom" is a line of Jewelry highlighting famous Quaker thoughts. Conceived by Eileen & Erin Bagus, The second, "Let your life speak", is a pendant necklace, sterling silver, a three quarter inch disc on an 18 inch chain. A collaborative effort by Haguit Rubenstien-Towler, Aaron Rubenstien and Michigan artist Hanni. Each piece is individually cast by the lost wax method and signed by the artist.
Gems of Quaker Wisdom 2012 BRACELET Boxed
For Faith And Play
FROM FAITH AND PLAY CREATIONS
The materials for telling Let your lives Speak. "When we listen, deep down, we know what is right. Sometimes what is right can be hidden and hard to discern. At other times, what is right may be clear, but following through may be, for some reason, difficult. When Friends both listen for what is right and live in ways that reflect that truth, they are showing INTEGRITY. The word integrity means whole, complete, undivided, and that's the way it feels when we live with integrity." F& P Creations
2011 SET Boxed
Symbolism Of Speaking And Silence Among Seventeenth-century Quakers
Reprinted from the Cambridge University Press original. Amid the spiritual and intellectual turmoil of seventeenth-century England, the Quakers emerged and grew into a distinct and enduring religious movement. This book offers a fresh and striking insight into early Quaker history through a study of their distinctive ways of speaking, which, together with their use of silence, served as a specific identifying feature of the movement..
Wheatmark 2008 180 PP. Paper
Canada's Special Days
BY CAROLINE PARRY
This unique resource describes more than 250 holidays and special days celebrated in Canada. Kids can learn about the origins and significance of each special day, and discover how it is celebrated. The book provides related activities for kids to do on their own or with friends, including games, crafts, science experiments, recipes, riddles, and songs - all designed so that children can learn by doing.A special feature of Let's Celebrate is the inclusion of holidays that were once celebrated in Canada but have gone into decline. Caroline Parry has carefully researched these holidays so that they can continue to be a part of Canadian life. The author is a Canadian Friend.
Kids Can Press 1987 256 PP. Paper
BY JULIUS LESTER, ILLUSTRATED BY KAREN BARBOUR
The author introduces the concept of race as only one component in an individual's or nation's "story." "This stunning picture book introduces race as just one of many chapters in a person's story. Beginning with the line, 'I am a story,' Lester tells his own story with details that kids will enjoy, like his favorite food, hobbies, and time of day. Then he states, 'Oh. There's something else that is part of my story - ...I'm black.'"
Amistad 2008 32 PP. Paper
BY REYNOLDS PRICE
Price recounts how his life has been shaped by numerous and varied spiritual influences, from the Bible-story books his parents bought him before he could read, to the childhood days spent exploring dense woods near his home, to Sundays at church with his father and mother, his travels around the world to magisterial structures as various as St. Peter's and the old Penn Station, and years of study both in and out of the classroom. With no trace of self-pity, he explains how his faith grew and deepened when in 1984 after a life of robust health he suffered a cancer that eventually led to paralysis of his lower body.
Scribner 2006 112 PP. Cloth
Faith And Practice Among Modern Liberal Quakers
BY ELIZABETH BOARDMAN
A lively, imaginary correspondence is used to describe ordinary life among American Quakers in "unprogrammed" Friends Meetings where there is no pastor. Lillian is one of the committed volunteer members who facilitate the silent Meetings for Worship, run the consensus-based business sessions, and sort out theological and ethical issues. She tells her curious friend, Marla, that participants are "seekers." Based in the Christian tradition, Quakers share just one absolute concept: that there is a divine spark in every human being which is to be protected and nurtured. The consequences of that one principle extend to every part of a Quaker life.
Create Space 2012 140 PP. Paper
BY STEVE CHASE
In seven letters to a fictional correspondent, Steve Chase describes his spiritual journey among Friends. The writer, a member of the Quaker Quest travel team, introduces the Quaker way to a newcomer in language that is personal and gentle, while offering powerful inspiration through his own stories. Written as an invitation to inquirers, Letters to a Fellow Seeker will also stimulate discussion among longtime Friends about how we experience and remain true to our Quaker faith. This is a PRC file in Mobi format that can be downloaded to your computer and the transferred to your Kindle.Price reduced from $11.00 through February 21.
QuakerPress of FGC 2012 E Book
A Short Introduction To The Quaker Way
BY STEVE CHASE
In seven letters to a fictional correspondent, Steve Chase describes his spiritual journey among Friends. The writer, a member of the Quaker Quest travel team, introduces the Quaker way to a newcomer in language that is personal and gentle, while offering powerful inspiration through his own stories. Written as an invitation to inquirers, Letters to a Fellow Seeker will also stimulate discussion among longtime Friends about how we experience and remain true to our Quaker faith.
Quaker Press of FGC 2012 98 PP. Paper
A Short Introduction To The Quaker Way
BY STEVE CHASE
EPub version of the book. A prepublication offer, we will send you a link to download the book. In seven letters to a fictional correspondent, Steve Chase describes his spiritual journey among Friends. The writer, a member of the Quaker Quest travel team, introduces the Quaker way to a newcomer in language that is personal and gentle, while offering powerful inspiration through his own stories. Written as an invitation to inquirers, Letters to a Fellow Seeker will also stimulate discussion among longtime Friends about how we experience and remain true to our Quaker faith. Price reduced from $11.00 through February 21.
QuakerPress of FGC 2012 ZAP 98 E Book
With Responses From Sam
BY JUDITH LUMB
When one feels led by the Spirit to a particular action, as I do in writing this, one cannot take credit for the product. I feel less invested in getting recognition than I did in the past, though I cannot say it is completely gone. Humility is a difficult thing to achieve. Striving for it is not a humble act. I have to keep reminding myself of the process by which it came. I had a different plan for today. I thought I was through with these letters. But as I was waking up this morning, this piece was forming in my head.
Producciones de la Hamaca 1996 70 PP. Paper
(out of stock but can be backordered)
BY WILLIAM SLOANE-COFFIN
In Letters to a Young Poet, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke advised to "be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves," for gradually, "you will live into the answers." These words have long struck renowned preacher and activist William Sloane Coffin as a wise way to view a growing and evolving life. In an exchange of letters over the months of an academic year, Coffin writes an imagined friend, a bright, young college student, answering his questions and giving his typically sage advice about problems of faith, the difficulties of personal life, and the ever-more confusing and complex problems of today's world.
Westminster John Knox Press 2005 200 PP. Cloth
BY RAINER MARIA RILKE, TRANSLATED BY M. D. HERTER NORTON
Drawn by some sympathetic note in his poems, young people often wrote to Rilke with their problems and hopes. From 1903 to 1903 Rilke wrote a series of remarkable responses to a young, would-be poet on poetry and on surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world. Those letters, still a fresh source of inspiration and insight, are accompanied here by a chonicle of Rilke's life that shows what he was experiencing in his own relationship to life and work when he wrote them.
W. W. Norton 2004 90 PP. Paper
(out of stock but can be backordered)
BY NIYONU SPANN
Niyonu Spann's passion for equal rights permeates this lecture-booklet. Her poignant queries require soul searching. Booklet includes words to three of her songs sung a cappella at the lecture. This is the record of the 2007 Michener lecture.
Southeastern Yearly Meeting 2007 20 PP. Paper
The Spiritual Pilgrimage Of Fritz Eichenberg - Php 353
BY PHILIP HARNDEN
Fritz Eichenberg, internationally known woodcut artist, has inspired a generation of Quakers and Catholics in their social witness. This author eloquently elucidates five important inspirations for the artist: animals, Lao-Tzu, Russian novelists, Quakers, and the Catholic Worker.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet 2001 38 PP. Paper
A Quaker Guide To Using The Media
BY SIMON RISLEY
This resource focuses on reaching the media to publicize events in your meeting. Risley provides excellent advice on writing press releases, creating photo calls, making contacts, figuring out what's news worthy, handling interviews, evaluating what you've done, and advertising effectively. Though this is focused on a British audience, there is much fine advice for North American Friends here.
Britain Yealry Meeting 1996 57 PP. Paper
Quaker Breaking The Bonds Of Slavery In Ohio And Indiana
BY MARY ANN YANESSA
In this biography of the Levi Coffin, Mary Ann Yanessa tells yesterday's story and raises questions for today. With a brief look at Levi Coffin's early efforts against slavery in North Carolina and later in Newport (now Fountain City), Indiana, the book's major focus is on Coffin's abolitionist activities in Cincinnati from 1847 through the Civil War - and his work on behalf of freed slaves after the war.
Friends United Press 2001 74 PP. Paper
BY DONALD MILLER
A great humanist and polyglot Lewis Mumford wrote 28 books and 1,000 or more articles on history, philosophy, literature, art, architectural criticism, and urban planning, peace and nuclear disarmament - always seeking to promote human values, community and his vision of a better tomorrow, This is a very full biography of a man whose personal life was perhaps not as well lived as it could have been.
University of Pittsburg Press 1989 625 PP. Paper
Civil Rights, Women's Rights, And The Regulation Of Business, 1865-1932
ROSS EVANS PAULSON
studies social and intellectual changes in a critical period of American history--from the end of the Civil War to the early days of the Depression--and argues that attempts to achieve civil rights, women's rights, and the regulation of business faltered because so many Americans ranked liberty for themselves higher than equality with others and justice for all. He integrates the experiences of diverse populations--including African Americans, women, Asian immigrants, Native Americans, and working people--and offers a new interpretation of the ways in which social change and political events interact to reframe the many possibilities of American society.
Duke 377 PP. Paper
A True Story From Iraq
BY JEANNETTE WINTER
"When war seemed imminent, Alia Muhammad Baker, chief librarian of Basra's Central Library, was determined to protect the library's holdings. In spite of the government's refusal to help, she moved the books into a nearby restaurant only nine days before the library burned to the ground. When the fighting moved on, this courageous woman transferred the 30,000 volumes to her and her friends' homes to await peace and the rebuilding of a new library....Winter artfully achieves a fine balance between honestly describing the casualties of war and not making the story too frightening for young children.... It is in the illustrations ... that Winter suggests the impending horror." - SLJ
Harcourt 2005 32 PP. Cloth
Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
BY JAMES LOEWEN
After surveying 18 leading American history texts the author found not one made a good job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past. In this revised edition, packed with updated material, Loewen explores how historical myths continue to be perpetuated in today's climate and adds an eye-opening chapter on the lies surrounding 9/11 and the Iraq War. Thought provoking, nonpartisan, and often shocking.
Touchstone 2007 444 PP. Paper
A Harmony Novel
BY PHILIP GULLEY
Squarely in the crosshairs of the Church's heresy hunters, can Pastor Sam survive? It's a madcap year in Harmony, Indiana, as Sam Gardner struggles through his fourth year as pastor of the Harmony Friends Meeting.
HarperOne 2005 256 PP. Paper
(out of stock but can be backordered)
How Children Live Around The World
BY DK PUBLISHING
"Presented in conjunction with UNICEF, DK's A Life Like Mine: How Children Live Around the World profiles 18 children and explores what life is like for them and other young people, spanning 180 countries. Organized into four sections-Survival, Development, Protection and Participation-the handsomely designed volume, with a bounty of photographs that transport readers to exotic lands, stems from the mission set forth by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Charts, maps and children's quotes add to the thoughtful and informative presentation." -Publishers Weekly
Dorling Kindersley 2002 127 PP. Cloth
BY ELTON TRUEBLOOD
Elton Trueblood understood his spiritual journey to be a life of search. This weighty Friend was one of the great Christian leaders of this century; a "Christian encourager" who "encouraged students of all ages to excel," while he personally maintained a "sensitivity and openness in the worship of God." A study guide makes this a good book for Adult Religious Learning.:
Friends United Press 2009 125 PP. Paper
The Story Of Parry Jones
AS TOLD TO DAFYDD JONES
Parry Jones grew up in Wales, becoming a conscientious objector in WW2. He joined the Friends Ambulance Unit working in London during the Blitz, then in China for 4 years, and finally India for 2 years before coming to America. He was accepted at Swarthmore College , married, and started a family, afterwards working in Pakistan in the mid-1950's before starting a career in teaching that lasted for 20 years. This book is his life story as told to his sons during 3 years of interviews, with countless revisions, and 2 years of editing.
Infinity 2008 146 PP. Paper
EDITED, WITH NOTES, BY RICHARD J. FOSTER, DALLAS WILLARD, WALTER BRUEGGEMAN ET AL.
In this major new Bible, the foremost names in Christian spirituality and biblical scholarship, including Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Eugene Peterson and Walter Brueggemann, come together to provide a unique study Bible that rediscovers Scripture as living and active text of spiritual formation. NRSV translation. Originally published as the Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible.
HarperOne 2009 2048 PP. Paper
A Career Guide For Idealists
BY WILLIAM CHARLAND
Bill Charland, career counselor and employment training consultant, shows how to find meaningful work today by asking the right questions and listening carefully for the answers. The author takes a look at work-its history, meaning, and current trends. Drawing on biblical texts, as well as writings from Quaker and other religious and literary works, he shares stories of those who have found personal satisfaction in their work and offers practical guidance for the search.
Friends United Press 1999 216 PP. Paper
Journal Writing As A Spiritual Quest
BY CHRISTINA BALDWIN
Laying the groundwork for journeys and journals this book is a great support to the long-standing Friends practice of keeping personal spiritual journals.
Bantam 1990 350 PP. Paper