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Quaker Meditations On The Gospel Of John
BY DOUGLAS GWYN
The Gospel of John is sometimes known among Friends as "the Quaker Gospel," because it speaks to the Quaker concern for a here-and-now experience of eternal reality in Christ. Conversation with Christ expores this theme through thirteen conversations from the Fourth Gospel in which the history and mystery of Jesus are revealed. Each of these close readings is followed by examples of ways Quakers have grappled with its message and by a guided meditation inviting readers to experience the form Christ takes in our lives. (Also available as an ebook. Enter the title in the search field at left to find electronic editions.)
Quaker Press of Fgc 2011 152 PP. Paper
NEALE DAVID WALSCH
SECONDHAND COPY- Gift to George and Elizabeth Watson. I good condition with Dust jacket.Suppose you could ask God the most puzzling questions about existence - questions about love and faith, life and death, good and evil. Suppose God provided clear, understandable answers. It happened to Neale Donald Walsch. It can happen to you. You are about to have a conversation... I have heard the crying of your heart. I have seen the searching of your soul. I know how deeply you have desired the Truth. In pain have you called out for it, and in joy. Unendingly have you beseeched Me. Show Myself. Explain Myself. Reveal Myself. I am doing so here, in terms so plain, you cannot misunderstand
Putnam 1996 211 PP. Cloth
USED - availability checked May 22nd 9:03am EDT
NEALE DONALD WALSCH
SECONDHAND COPY. Fair condition. The perfect, indispensable companion to Conversations with God, Book 1. Material is organized in a format ideal for group or individual study.
Hampton Roads 1997 260 PP. Paper
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BY DOUG GWYN
This is a ePub formatted version of the book. Download to your computer and then upload from there to any E reader device except a Kindle. WE WILL EMAIL YOU A LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE BOOK ON THE NEXT WORKING DAY AFTER RECEIVING YOUR ORDER. The Gospel of John is sometimes known among Friends as "the Quaker Gospel," because it speaks to the Quaker concern for a here-and-now experience of eternal reality in Christ. Conversation with Christ expores this theme through thirteen conversations from the Fourth Gospel in which the history and mystery of Jesus are revealed. (Enter the title in the search field at left to find print and mobi editions.)
Quaker Press of FGC 2011 139 PP. E Book
BY DOUG GWYN
This is a mobi formatted version of the book. Download to your computer and then upload from there to a Kindle. WE WILL EMAIL YOU A LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE BOOK ON THE NEXT WORKING DAY AFTER RECEIVING YOUR ORDER. The Gospel of John is sometimes known among Friends as "the Quaker Gospel," because it speaks to the Quaker concern for a here-and-now experience of eternal reality in Christ. Conversation with Christ expores this theme through thirteen conversations from the Fourth Gospel in which the history and mystery of Jesus are revealed. (Enter the title in the search field at left to find print and epub editions.)
BY MARGARET LUCAS
A powerful story in the voice of another age. She endured domestic abuse to follow her convincement and joined the peculiar people. A remarkable autobiography of ayoung woman's inner mind and religious choices in the early eighteenth century.
RhwymBooks 1997 77 PP. Paper
2003 Walton Lecture
BY BEN PINK-DANDELION
"I want to think about convincement, how we may view this term in our Yearly Meetings today, and how understanding its original sense could help us regain a language or a frame in which to better describe some of our experience. I want to begin by looking at the profile of our Quakerism, then the nature of early Quaker language in relation to experience, followed by some reflections on the use of language in relation to experience. I'll end with how I think all this may help us revitalise our part of the Quaker movement." The author, from his Introduction.
Southeastern Yearly Meeting 2003 25 PP. Paper
BY NTOZAKE SHANGE
A poetic retelling of part of the life of Coretta Scott (King) who with her husband agitated for Civil Rights and an end to legalized racism. Full page painted illustrations.
HarperCollins 29 PP. Cloth
Race And Civility In Everyday Life
BY ELIJAH ANDERSON
Cosmopolitan canopies are urban spaces that offer a break from the tensions of chafing racial and economic differences, a place for diverse peoples to assemble and rub elbows. Elijah Anderson looks at such spaces in Philadelphia, including Reading Terminal Market and Rittenhouse Square detailing the give-and-take of public interaction. He observes how close and far away people sit, whether they greet each other, how deep or long their interactions are, and whether they break or reinforce barriers. He also chronicles the daily shifting of space used by the homeless, workers, residents, and commuters as they encounter, interact, and evade.
Norton 2011 317 PP. Cloth
Ethics In A World Of Strangers
BY KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH
Ben Pink Dandelion recommends this book strongly in his 2010 Weed lecture, "We are loved let us love". See his comments below. Reviving the ancient philosophy of "Cosmopolitanism," a school of thought that dates to the Cynics of the fourth century BCE, Appiah traces its influence through history to show how Western intellectuals and leaders have wildly exaggerated the power of difference, and neglected the power of one.
Norton 2007 196 PP. Paper
Taking On The Systems Of White Supremacy And Racism
BY CHIP SMITH
White supremacy is more than mere prejudice. The Cost of Privilege tears through the matrix of "race relations" to expose a power structure that has shaped all economic, political and cultural life in the United States, since colonial settler days. On one side of the color line are systematic oppression, super-exploitation and demonization of people of color. On the other, a systematic awarding of privileges, large and small, to everyday working people who cling desperately to "whiteness" and often don't even recognize the role their lives play in a much bigger scheme. "This is the most comprehensive and clear analysis of racism and national oppression that I've seen." - Kozomi
Camino Press 2007 480 PP. Paper
Sustainability And Spirituality In Challenging Times
BY PAM LUNN
The Swarthmore Lecture for 2011. With quiet urgency and deep honesty Pam Lunn addresses the unsustainability of the way we all live in the industrialized West, but this is not a counsel of despair or guilt. Realistic and well informed about the evolutionary basis of cooperation as well as the spiritual dimension, she puts forward and unsentimental argument for the possibility as well as the necessity of community.
Britain Yearly Meeting 2011 147 PP. Paper
Clarence Jordan's Demonstration Plot At Koinonia Farm
BY ANN LOUISE COBLE
A history of Clarence Jordan and his extraordinary "protestplot" a community and farm which was a center for "radical" ideas like pacifism and racial equality.
Heral d Press 2002 240 PP. Paper
Also Meditations & Experiences
BY WILLIAM SHEWEN
William Shewen was an early-convinced and prominent member of the Religious Society of Friends in London in the mid to late seventeenth century; he was also the author of a number of tracts and books. His Counsel to the Christian-Traveller was first published in 1683 and frequently reprinted up to 1838. In this new edition this early and important dissertation on Quaker Faith and Practice is made available to those who desire a deeper understanding of the traditional beliefs of the Religious Society of Friends.
Inner Light Books 2005 116 PP. Paper
BY TIM GEE
Tim Gee is a British Quaker, active in social change movements and an ifluential thinker on such matters. No major campaign has ever been successful without Counterpower - the power that the 'have-nots' can use to remove the power of the 'haves'. This is examined by investigating the history and tactics of the suffrage movement, the labour movement, the anti-war movement, the anti-colonial movement, the environmental movement and today's human rights and anti-globalisation movement. In the context of the financial crisis and the threat of climate change, engagement in system critical social movements is on the increase. This unique book demystifies the power dynamics of social change.
New Int 2011 224 PP. Paper
Exploring The Inner Landscape Of A Teacher's Life
BY PARKER J. PALMER
In this book Quaker author Parker Palmer takes teachers on an inner journey toward reconnecting with their vocation and their students and recovering their passion for one of the most difficult and important of human endeavors. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in print and the movement it inspired, this updated volume includes a conversational CD about the book's ideas.
Jossey-Bass 2007 272 PP. Cloth
With A 70 Minute Dvd
BY PARKER PALMER
This guide is a welcome resource for those who wish to extend their exploration beyond just reading "The Courage to Teach," individually or within a study group. Includes a DVD featuring an interview with Parker Palmer discussing the crisis in education, the heart of a teacher, ways of knowing, and more.
Jossey-Bass 2007 176 PP. Paper
With Color Illustrations By Stevie French
BY ANN PRESTON, EDITED BY RICHARD BEARDS
Ann Preston (1813-1872) is best known as a medical pioneer Quaker activist. Though Cousin Ann's Stories for Children is 162 years old, it still speaks to contemporary concerns. In its address "To My Little Readers" she explains, "I thought I would write a little book, and that would be a good way to speak with you, though I am far away." What Cousin Ann speaks of is eating healthily, avoiding tobacco, abhorring slavery, treating others generously and honestly as well as appreciating the bounty and beauty of God's creation. Edited by Richard Beards of Temple University specializing in Victorian Studies and Children's Literature and Folklore . One of the new Illustrations shown here.
Inner Light 2011 40 PP Paper
Quakerism And The Rise Of Capitalism
BY DOUGLAS GWYN
Doug Gwyn has researched and written extensively on early Quakers in 17th-century England. The Covenant Crucified combines the scholarly and prophetic to compare "covenant":- uniting people under the care of a transcendent God, and "contract":- uniting them primarily through secular visions of self-interest. "This book is critical to our understanding of early Friends and how the movement changed during the first decades. He outlines the distinctive nature of the Quaker "Covenant of Light", and how that was transformed within a generation into a more worldly contractual understanding. It is also a call to Quakers today to recover a sense of covenant for the journey ahead." - Ben Pink Dandelion
QHS 2006 404 PP Paper
This book traces history on the ground in the area known to Quakers as the '1652 Country', as it was in that year George Fox had his vision of "a great people to be gathered". It follows George Fox's route from Pendle Hill and around parts of Yorkshire and Cumbria, visiting all the significant sites. These include Brigflatts Meeting House, Firbank Fell and Swarthmore Hall, which is where George Fox met Margaret Fell, and with their joint organisation the Quakers became a religious society to be reckoned with. This volume is a must have for those interested in the history of friends.
Quaker Books Blank
Remaking The Way We Make Things
BY WILLIAM MCDONOUGH, MICHAEL BRAUNGART
A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism. Instead of "Reduce, reuse, recycle" why not design Products might so that, after their first useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are).
North Point Press 2002 208 PP. Paper
BY JERRY SPINELLI
Seventh-grader John "Crash" Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his relationship with an unusual Quaker boy (Penn Webb) and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance of family. Ages 10-13.
Knopf 1997 162 PP. Paper
How I Grew Up As One Of The Elect, Helped Found The Religious Right, And Lived To Take All (or Almost All) Of It Back
BY FRANK SCHAEFFER
By the time he was 19, Frank Schaeffer's parents, Francis and Edith Schaeffer, had achieved global fame as bestselling evangelical authors and speakers, and Frank had joined his father on the evangelical circuit. He would go on to speak before thousands in arenas around America, publish his own evangelical bestseller, and work with such figures as Pat Robertson & Jerry Falwell. But all the while he felt increasingly alienated, precipitating a crisis of faith that would ultimately lead to his departure-even if it meant losing everything. A fascinating insider's look at the American evangelical movement and a deeply affecting personal odyssey of faith told with honesty, empathy, and humor
Da Capo 2007 410 PP. Paper
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Discover how retirement can lead to new spiritual possibilities.
Skylight Paths Publishing Cloth
Exploring Our Spiritual Journeys Through Drama
BY CAROLINE JONES
This pack contains material for six reflective drama sessions and guidelines on how to use them. The material can be used for one-off sessions or as a series of six over a weekend or number of weeks. Each session lasts two hours and has a similar structure and style of exercise, but a different theme. The themes are the six basic elements of drama: sound and silence, movement and stillness, light and darkness. By using simple, meditative drama techniques the sessions provide an opportunity for a small group to share some aspects of their spiritual journeys.
Britain Yearly Meeting 1994 42 PP. Paper
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A Journey With The Fellowship Of Reconciliation
BY PAUL DEKAR
This history of the FOR in the USA shows that its members have been practical dreamers, both imagining a more peaceful world and working to realize the dream.. Creating the Beloved Community grows out of the author's 40-year involvement with the peace movement, including experience as a founder of the peace studies program at McMaster University. Dekar has combined personal acquaintance with FOR and careful research to produce a history both passionate and thorough history of the organisation and its work.
Cascadia 2005 326 PP. Paper
Ending Violence In Yourself, Your Family, Your Community And The World
BY THICH NHAT HANH
"This newest [book by Naht Hanh] is filled with meditations and practices for individuals and families; since relatively few people choose monasticism as a lifestyle, the practice of household peace through deep listening and loving speech is eminently useable. Moreover, as Nhat Hanh shows in his stories and examples of working with people in conflict, such techniques underlie peace in the political arena as well. Written in Nhat Hanh's characteristically soothing way, this is a practical and basic book of his profound and comprehensive teachings, especially for families with children." - Publishers Weekly
Free Press 2004 224 PP. Paper
More Than 200 Activities For Keeping Peace In The Classroom
BY WILLIAM J. KREIDLER
Teachers learn creative and constructive responses to conflicts occurring in any K-6 class. Offers over 20 conflict resolution techniques with examples, 14 reproducible worksheets, and over 200 class-tested activities and cooperative games.
Scott, Foresman 1984 216 PP. Paper
BY CLAREMONT MONTHLY MEETING
Suggestions for leaders aiming to deepen interpersonal relations and spiritual life among members of a religious body through the sharing of meaningful experiences in fellowship groups.
Claremont MM 1991 18 PP. Paper
True Stories From The Gulf Of Mexico And Beyond
BY SHARON FITZPATRICK
Slightly psychic and intensely dedicated to peace and environmental activism, the author shares true exchanges with ants, birds, spiders, dogs and even a few humans. Mostly set in 2008, these occurrences exemplify the subtle connections among all beings, including our perceptions of the place held in common.
SF 2011 156 PP. Paper
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