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Book List:Basic QuakerismCorporate Discernment
BY ETAN BORITZER
An examination of many aspects of peace in the modern world.
Veronica Lane 2006 40 PP. Paper
A Primer - Php 277
BY GEORGE T. PECK
This little pamphlet reads easily and covers the basics of Quakerism. Includes Friends' form of worship, lifestyle, activities in the world, structure, and terminology.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet 1988 48 PP. Paper
The Great Commandment And The Deepest Yearnings
BY MARCUS BORG
Renowned Jesus and Bible scholar Marcus Borg delves into the story of the Good Samaritan from the Gospel of Luke. Drawing broadly from the Old and New Testaments, he uncovers the deep yearnings a the center of the Great Commandment and charts the possibility for a life lived in God's passion for liberation, peace, and economic justice.
Quaker Press of FGC 2007 AUDIO CD Audio
Quaker Faq's For Younger Friends
BY CHUCK FAGER
Spotting a gap in the market, Chuck Fager has produced this small guide for young Friends on how to respond to an evangelical Christians questions, comments and assertions, even if they are a bit shaky on their Quakerism and indeed on the Bible. Chucks usual writing style and some amusing pictures make this a fun resource as well as a useful one.
Kimo Press 2010 41 PP. Paper
America's New Fundamentalists
BY CHRIS HEDGES
Born from the author's debates with Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, this book finds Hedges asserting that the so-called "new atheism" is as intolerant, chauvinistic, bigoted, anti-intellectual, and self-righteous as religious fundamentalism. In other words, a new form of an old and dangerous faith. "Liberal churches" don't get off much easier. All of these positions suffer from the same fallacy, that the human species can morally progress toward their version of utopia. Hedges considers this provocative and engaging book a call to face reality and his is surely an important voice in the debate on that state of faith is America.
Free Press 2008 185 PP. Paper
(out of stock but can be backordered)
Journeys Through The Soundscape Of Healing And Reconciliation
BY JOHN PAUL AND ANGELA LEDERACH
Around the world communities that have suffered the trauma of unspeakable violence--in Liberia, Somalia, West Africa, Columbia, and elsewhere--are struggling to recover and reconcile, searching for ways not just to survive but to heal. This book tries to show how communities can recover and reconnect through the power of making music, creating metaphors, and telling their extraordinary stories of suffering and survival. With equal measures of insight and compassion. When Blood and Bones Cry Out offers a promising new approach to healing traumatized communities. P,Oxford University Press
2011 288 PP. Cloth
This charming picture book allows your child to imagine what it was like when God created them. From the top of their heads to the tips of their toes they will explore and understand God's delight in creating them.
WaterBrook Press 2008 Cloth
BY ANGELA JOHNSON, DAVID SOMAN
"A small child imagines a future when he will be old with his Grandaddy. . . . The African-American child and grandfather are distinct individuals, yet also universal figures, recognizable to anyone who has ever shared the bond of family love across generations".--School Library Journal, starred review.
Orchard 1990 32 PP. Paper
BY PATRICIA POLACCO
It's time for a family reunion! when Tricia's aunts, uncles, and cousins arrive at her house for an annual family reunion, the fun really begins. And this year, Gramma has promised to teach the children something wonderful-how to catch "lightning" in a jar. With so many people and so much love, this family reunion will certainly prove to be the most memorable one yet. Ages 9-12ish.
Penguin 2007 40 PP. Paper
Really, Really Angry...
BY MOLLY BANG
Sophie gets VERY angry when she wants a turn playing with her favorite stuffed animal. She becomes furious when her mother suggests that it is still her sister's turn and slams teh door as she runs out of the house. She runs and runs, then cries. Slowly she is able to reflect and calm herself down in the solitude and solace of the outdoors. "Raw zigzags of color convey a girl's rage in this compassionate volume, which proposes a cure for anger." -Publisher's Weekly For ages 2-7.
Scholastic 2004 40 PP Paper
BY ALZINA STONE DALE
Graduating from Swarthmore in 1952 Alzina volunteered to help rebuild war-torn Europe. She went with a Quaker (AFSC) work group to a devastated Finland beyond the Arctic circle. She subsequently spent time in London and travelling in Europe. Written with her diaries of the period this is the story of those years.
Tate Publishing 2009 341 PP. Paper
(out of stock but can be backordered)
Reconciliation In The Healing Of Nations
BY WALTER WINK
For Wink `the Powers' are understood as social forces, religious, moral and political structures (the tyrant, the market, the school, the courts, race, and nation) They make themselves the hand servants of the worst of human emotions and motivations and facilitate actions leading to inequality, injustice and ecological destruction, making such actions appear `logical' and `inevitable,' causing good people to act accordingly, even as they may personally regret the results. This quartet of books names, unmasks and shows how one can engage with these powers producing a powerful new theology of nonviolence.
Fortress Press Paper
A True Story In The Movement For Prison Abolition
BY JAMIE BISSONETTE
In 1971, Attica's prison yard massacre shocked the public, prisoners, and political leaders across the United States. Massachusetts residents pledged to prevent such slaughter from ever happening there, and the governor agreed. Thus began a move for reform that eventually led to the prisoners at Walpole's Massachusetts Correctional Institute winning control of its day-to-day operations. When the Prisoners Ran Walpole brings this vital history to life, revealing what can happen when there is public will for change and trust that the incarcerated can achieve it.
South End Press 2008 258 PP. Paper
Toward Justice And Reconciliation In Palestine And Israel
BY AFSC AND THE INTERNATIONAL QUAKER WORKING PARTY ON ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
When the Rain Returns describes the experiences and analyses of an International Quaker Working Party, composed of eleven Quakers and three friends-of-Quakers, who recently visited Israel, Palestine and neighboring countries. It includes their deliberations on what they saw and learned in discussions with more than 90 individuals representing a range of personal histories and political views. It also provides background information, maps, and appendices and can be a valuable resource in understanding this very complex troubling issue. "This document talks about nonviolence and Quaker concepts of peace in the context of what is happening in Israel/Palestine." - Ann Hardt
AFSC 2004 326 PP. Paper
BY TONY BING, RON MOCK, AFSC
A study guide for the companion book.
American Friends Service Committee 2004 52 PP. Paper
BY VERA PROPP
"Eight-year-old Henk lives happily on a farm in Holland with his loving papa and mama-until Henk's natural parents come to reclaim the child they had entrusted to papa and mama when the Jewish family was forced into hiding. The miracle of this tale, based on an actual wartime story, is the constancy of Henk's voice: we see his world entirely through his eyes." - Horn Book
Penguin 1999 101 PP. Paper
BY REBECCA STEAD
Four mysterious letters change Miranda's world forever. By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, like the local grocery store, and they know whom to avoid, like the crazy guy on the corner. But things start to unravel. Sal gets punched by a new kid for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The apartment key that Miranda's mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen. Then mysterious notes start arriving. Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death. Until the final note makes her think she's too late.
Wendy Lamb Books 2009 200 PP. Cloth
Yearling Newberry 2009 199 PP. Paper
Starting A New Friends Meeting
BY DEBORAH HAINES
If you ever need to start a Friends meeting or worship group, this guide will be invaluable. It covers both the philosophical issues (why do Friends need a meeting?) and the practical concerns (where to start!). A resource list of Friends organizations is included along with stories of how other meetings started up.
Quaker Press of FGC 2005 40 PP. Paper
A Quaker Perspective On Moral Discernment
BY JACK CIANCIO
This is a guide for readers to examine their own method of moral discernment from a Christ-centered continuum of moral development. It encourages readers to assume personal responsibility for resolving ethical dilemmas without telling them what is right or what is wrong. Jack Ciancio combines his education in psychology and theology with years of experience in medical ethics to present a Quaker-based Christ-centered model of ethical decision making. He is member of Ararat Friends Meeting of North Carolina Yearly Meeting (FUM).
Pleasant Word 2009 155 PP. Paper
BY AUGUST GOLD AND MATHEW PERLMAN
This book helps children explain their own direct and personal understanding of God in their lives. It explores the spiritual concept of Gods presence with simple practical examples, illustrated with bright photos to help children connect the text to their own lives.
Jewish Lights 2001 32 PP Paper
BY LAWRENCE & KAREN KUSHNER, ILLUSTRATED BY DAWN MAJEWSKI
A gentle way for young children to explore how God is with us every day, in every way.
Jewish Lights 2001 24 PP. Blank
BY T A BARRON
When Grandpa dies, the whole family grieves, and his youngest grandson can't imagine life without him. Everyone has fond memories of Grandpa, but where is he now? The youngest boy thinks he knows; Grandpa is still close by, a part of all the people and places he loved.
Puffin 2001 32 PP. Paper
A Field Guide For Monthly Meeting Clerks
BY ELIZABETH BOARDMAN
Elizabeth Boardman draws on her four years as a monthly meeting clerk and the wisdom of fifteen other experienced clerks to answer questions, simple and profound, including When should I attend committee meetings? How should I relate to the children of the meeting? How do I get support for this job? How do I help sustain the faith community? Where Should I Stand? is designed to spark new questions and additional ideas among readers and to encourage continued discussions at regional gatherings.(Also available as an ebook. Enter the title in the search field at left to find electronic editions.)
Quaker Press of FGC 2008 128 PP. Paper
BY ELIZABETH BOARDMAN
This is an ePub formatted version of the book. WE WILL EMAIL YOU A LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE BOOK ON THE NEXT WORKING DAY AFTER RECEIVING YOUR ORDER. Elizabeth Boardman draws on her years as a monthly meeting clerk and the wisdom of 15 other experienced clerks to answer questions, simple and profound, including When should I attend committee meetings? How should I relate to the children of the meeting? How do I get support for this job? How do I help sustain the faith community? (Enter the title in the search field at left to find print and mobi editions.)
Quaker Press of FGC 2010 128 PP. E Book
BY ELIZABETH BOARDMAN
This is a Mobi formatted version of the book. WE WILL EMAIL YOU A LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE BOOK ON THE NEXT WORKING DAY AFTER RECEIVING YOUR ORDER. Elizabeth Boardman draws on her 4 years as a MM clerk and the wisdom of 15 other experienced clerks to answer questions, simple and profound, including when should I attend committee meetings? How should I relate to the children of the meeting? How do I get support for this job? How do I help sustain the faith community? Where Should I Stand? is designed to spark new questions and additional ideas among readers and to encourage continued discussions. (Enter the title in the search field at left to find print and epub editions.)
Quaker Press of FGC 2011 128 PP. E Book
Vitality Among Friends
BY JAY MARSHALL
Imagine two meetings located near to one another. Who can say with certainty why one thrives for generations and the other never does? Or why, with similar histories in terms of attendance, one meeting suddenly explodes with new growth while the other dwindles? A variety of factors influence patterns of growth and vitality. Where the Wind Blows is the result of surveys and conversations with nine flourishing Friends meetings (FGC) or churches (FUM) of Friends. This project had two primary goals: share positive news of worship and ministry among Friends; and create a resource for Friends seeking assistance with their own quest for vitality.
Earlham School of Religion 2005 169 PP. Paper
BY TOM MULLEN
The Apostle Paul wrote: "I do not even acknowledge. my own actions as mine, for what I do is not what I want to do, but what I detest." Contrary to what many Americans may think, Paul had not just returned from a PTA meeting. Tom Mullen's reflections on teenage music, taking a son to a baseball game, joining the PTA, and mealtime togetherness are just some of the occasions for learning and laughter in this delightful book. You'll find yourself and those you love on these pages and come away knowing that we are all loved beyond anything we do or say...especially at the dinner table.
Friends United Press 2000 119 PP. Paper
BY ELTON TRUEBLOOD
SECONDHAND. Good condition hardback with dustjacket. He was a founder of the Earlham School of Religion, a Quaker seminary in Richmond, and part of a renaissance of American Quaker thought and action spurred on partly by the common experiences of Quaker intellectuals as conscientious objectors during World War II. Author of many, many books.
Harper & Row 1974 169 PP. Cloth
USED - availability checked May 25th 3:40am EDT
The True Story Of American Families On The Homefront
BY KRISTIN HENDERSON
The Quaker author, a member of Friends Meeting of Washington, is married to a Navy chaplain who has served with the Marines in Afghanistan and Iraq. The author focuses on two very different women, Marissa Bootes and Beth Pratt, as their husbands leave for Iraq and they both experience intense indoctrination into life alone.
Houghton Mifflin 2006 336 PP. Cloth