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Book List:Basic QuakerismCorporate Discernment
EDITED BY BEN PINK DANDELION, STEPHEN ANGELL
This volume provides an indispensable reference work for the study of Quakerism. It is global in its perspectives and interdisciplinary in its approach whilst offering the reader a clear narrative through the academic debates. In addition to an in-depth survey of historical readings of Quakerism, the handbook provides a treatment of the group's key theological premises and its links with wider Christian thinking. Quakerism's distinctive ecclesiastical forms and practices are analyzed, and its social, economic, political, and ethical outcomes examined. Each of the 37 chapters considers broader religious, social, and cultural contexts and provides suggestions for further reading.P,Oxford Univ Press
2013 672 PP. Cloth
BY PAUL BUCKLEY
In 1828, Elias Hicks was the best-known Quaker in the United States. He was a deep and original religious thinker, a commanding and compelling preacher, and though eighty years old, still a faithful traveling minister. Whenever God said, "Go!" he went. If he is remembered at all today, it is for his role in the most traumatic events in the history of the Religious Society of Friends - a series of separations that split American Quakers into two hostile camps - one of which came to be called Hicksite. Over the years, his memory has been lost to stories told by his friends and his opponents.
Inner Light Books 2013 132 PP. Paper
BY JACQUES ELLUL
This new edition of Ellul's seminal work, first published in 1948, brings back into print the volume considered "the necessary primer for all Ellul study." In "The Presence of the Kingdom," Ellul calls upon Christians to be a radical presence in the world, opposing its will to death with a revolutionary way of life that brings the transforming power of the gospel to bear upon all dimensions of individual as well as collective human existence.
H & H 1967 144 PP. Paper
BY DAVID JOHNSON
The first generation of Quakers followed a covenant with God, based on assidious obedience to the promptings of the Inward Light. This process did not require the established churches, priests or liturgies. Quaker prayer then became a practice of patient waiting in silence. Prayer is a conscious choice to seek God, in whatever form that Divine Presence speaks to each of us, moment to moment. The difficulties we experience in inward prayer are preparation for our outward lives. Each time we return to the centre in prayer we are modelling how to live our lives; each time we dismiss the internal intrusions we are strengthening that of God within us and denying the role of the Self.
Inner Light Books 2013 79 PP. Paper
BY ROGER LIPSEY
This compelling, well-illustrated (in black and white) history of the spiritual content of 20th century art focuses on the works of such renowned painters as Kandinsky, Mondrian, Klee, Picasso, Braque, Duchamp, Matisse, and Brancusi. The author interprets each creation within the context of its conception, citing letters, diaries, and interviews that provide insights into the artists' views of spirituality. 121 black-and-white illustrations.
Dover 2004 518 PP. Paper
BY MARK VAN STEENWYK
In "That Holy Anarchist," Mark Van Steenwyk explores the relationship between Christianity and anarchism. The name of Jesus is invoked by those in power as well as those resisting that power. What were the politics of Jesus and how can they continue to inform us as we struggle for justice. Mark is cofounder of the Mennonite Worker, a Christian intentional community in Minneapolis.
Missio Dei 2012 70 PP. Paper
BY HARVEY GILLMAN, DESIGN BY SSALLY RICKERMAN
11" x 17" white mini poster on thick card, with quotation from British Friend Harvey Gillman, that starts: To a Quaker a testimony is a witness to the living truth within the human heart as it is acted out in everyday life. It is not a form of words, but a mode of life based on the realisation that there is that of God in everybody, that all human beings are equal, that all life is interconnected. ...
Troll Press 2013 Tract
A Novel Of The Napoleonic Wars
BY JAY WORRALL
The third novel In Friend Jay Worralls trilogy. In this one Charles Edgemont says goodbye to his pacifist Quaker love in chapter one, and then gets heavily involved in a plot during the Napoleonic wars which could see France attacking India. He has to cope with almost mutiny and murder in his crew - as well as intrique in the Redsea. Not your typical Quaker novel, but those who followed the first two novels will enjoy the fare.
Fireship Press 2013 250 PP. Paper
Pathways And Patterns
BY DAVID W. AUGSBURGER
Conflict is hard enough without mixing cultural differences into it. Add culture as a component, and you have different interpretations of values, different expectations of behavior, different metaphors for conflict - Is it a contest or a dance? Is it creative or destructive? Augsburger's little book, which interweaves folktales, stories, and proverbs from around the world with practical discussion about managing cultural issues in conflict, is considered by many to be the classic work on this topic.
Souvenir Press 1992 310 PP. Paper
Climate Change : A Crisis Of Spirit
BY RON TAYLOR 111
The 2013 Walton lecture.
SEYM 2013 35 PP. Paper
Homosexuality And The Bible
BY K. RENATO LINGS
Danish Quaker Renato Lings examines the biblical stories and passages that are generally assumed to comment on homoerotic relationships, including Noah and Ham, Sodom and Gomorrah, Leviticus 18:22, and others. The author demonstrates how mistranslations of these texts into Greek, Latin, and other languages occurred early, and that serious errors continue to be committed by translators today, explaining the painful controversy about same-sex relationships within the Christian church. I guess they give books odd prices in Denmark.
Trafford 2013 738 PP. Paper
Reclaiming The Ministry Of The Whole
BY NOAH BAKER MERRILL
What insights do Friends' traditional practices for encouraging faithfulness offer us in our time? How might we rediscover this shared spiritual work in ways that help us live faithfully today? How can these reclaimed understandings be practically applied, in our lives, our meetings and the wider world? Through living these practices together, how might we be changed - even transformed - to become ever more available as instruments of Love?
BY DEBORAH UNDERWOOD, ILLUSTRATED BY RENATA LIWSKA
There are many kinds of quiet: Quiet can be delicate. Quiet can be thundering! Quiet can be sweet, and cozy. It will be up to the parent to talk about Quiet in Quaker Meeting Quiet, but this book has all sorts of other Quiet quite beautifully illustrated from deliberate quiet like "sisters asleep quiet" to the quiets you don't think have to think about like "lollipop quiet". I think this is unusually child appropriate for any age up to six or so. This is the board book version With a rather nice soft cushion cover.
HMH 2010 32 PP Cloth
BY JOHN SHELBY SPONG
A master teacher and storyteller, John Shelby Spong makes biblical scholarship accessible for ordinary readers who take the Bible seriously, rather than literally. The books of the Hebrew scriptures and the new testament are given context and demythologized "with charity and clarity."
HarperOne 2011 414 PP. Paper
A Graphic History Of Faith
EDITED BY PAUL BUHLE. ART BY SABRINA JONES, GARY DUMM AND NICK THORKELSON
This may be the first modern comic book to explore the meaning of Jesus and his social message. It combines the talents of three established comic artists in a unique retelling of the stories of Jesus himself, Christian reformers in Europe, civil rights leaders in America, and peace and justice advocates around the world. The result is a provocative, spiritually emerging panorama of faith in action.
Herald Press 2013 128 PP. Paper
BY TRACY CHEVALIER
Ohio, 1850. Modest English Quaker Honor Bright is stranded far from home. Nineteenth-century America is practical, precarious, and scarred by the continuing injustice of slavery. In her new home, Honor discovers that principles count for little, even in a religious community famed for championing human equality. Honor befriends two exceptional people who embody the startling powers of defiance and must decide if she too can act on what she believes, despite personal risk. A tale of the Underground Railroad by the author of The Girl with the Pearl Earring.
Plume 2013 304 PP. Paper
BY C. K. STEIN
The lives of Kay English, an Amish timetraveler: Katie Troyer, who has left the Amish home of her Ohio childhood, joins the worldly life of her cousin Autumn. The two young women travel to Queen Anne's England in search of answers from the history of their own past lives. This novel is sprinkled with Amish recipes.
C.K. Stein 2012 212 PP. Boxed
BY MARY OLIVER
Mary Oliver's dog poems offer a special window into her world. "Dog Songs "collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver's relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Illustrated with images of the dogs themselves, the subjects will come to colorful life. These are poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. In these pages we visit with old friends, including Oliver's well-loved Percy, and meet still others. "Dog Songs "is a testament to the power and depth of the human-animal exchange, from an observer of extraordinary vision.
Penguin 2013 115 PP. Cloth
BY MARY OLIVER
Now in paperback . In this latest collection, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life's work, the marshlandsand coastline of her Massachusetts home. Oliver shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals, and the transformative power of attention. With startling clarity, humor, andkindness, these poems explore the mysteries of our daily experience.
Penguin 2013 77 PP. Paper
BY FGC'S RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COMMITTEE
This popular 1994 book has been brought back as a pdf download in response to continuing demand. Written for parents, teachers, and those with an interest in a multigenerational meeting community, it introduces ways of making the practice of Quaker worship accessible to children. Includes perspectives on how children's experience of worship change at different developmental levels, from preschool into the teens, and describes many activities and approaches for discovering the depths of worship.
FGC 1994 144 PP. E Book
MADE BY FAITH & PLAY CREATIONS
"Now available for the first time! Materials for two new stories from the 2012 edition of Faith & Play: Quaker Stories for Friends trained in the Godly Play Method. Materials in this set can be used for both Love's Way: A story about testimonies for younger children and Living the Ways of the Spirit: A story about testimonies drawing on the life of Jesus. Coming soon: materials for John Woolman Visits the Indians at Wyalusing,also new in the 2012 edition, and replenished sets of materials for Listening for God."
The new Faith & Creations 2013 SET Boxed
Timeless Wisdom For A Better Life Today
BY PHILIP GULLEY
This is by Phil Gulley the Quaker Pastor from Indiana well known to Friends for his sometimes controversial but refreshing books on Christianity, as well as his Harmony novels sequence. His light and humorous touch is visible again here as he explains Quakers their beliefs and testimonies by using examples from his own life and local community. This is an easy to read book that deals with difficult and challenging topics. I think that any Quaker will benefit from this book and find in it inspiration for that most difficult of tasks: talking about your own beliefs and what it means to be a Quaker. five stars two thumbs up etc etc.
Convergent Books 2013 212 PP. Cloth
FROM THE TRACT ASSOCIATION
A simple calendar with quotes from prominent Friends and from the Bible. Lists the months in traditional plain language, i.e. 'First Month,' 'Second Month,' etc.
Tract Association of Friends 2013 CALENDAR Blank
An Ecomystical Theolgy For Friends
BY JO FARROW, ALEX WILDWOOD
The British authors, Jo Farrow and Alex Wildwood, have surveyed recent thinking on the spiritual dimension of the environmental crisis and the wholeness of creation, and have worked to find ecomystical perspectives that will serve Quakers and others as we work to avoid the the degradation and destruction of our living planet.
Pronoun Press 2013 181 PP. Paper
BY PETER FURTADO
A really nice new book from Britain, slim but having lots of information very well presented - Ideal for both adults and older children - PLUS they have found many striking images that I have not seen anywhere else to illustrate Quaker history and practice. The book is part history, part Quaker theology and part examples of the Quaker testimonies in action, all well written by a sympathetic and knowledgeable historian. See the publishers "blurb" below for the best brief sumation of Quakerism I have seen.
Shire 2013 64 PP. Paper
BY REZA ASLAN
In this introduction to a faith that for much of the West remains shrouded in ignorance and fear, Reza Aslan, an internationally acclaimed scholar of comparative religion, examines Islam: its rituals and traditions, the revelation of Muhammad as Prophet and the subsequent uprising against him, and the emergence of his successors. Aslan's comprehensive text explores the complex history of Islam. "No god but God" is an engaging, accessible, and thought-provoking book for young people that is sure to stimulate discussion and encourage understanding of the Islamic faith and the people who follow it.
Ember 2011 166 PP. Paper
BY DIARMAID MACCULLOCH
This "intellectually robust" book explores the two sides of silence - the spiritual practice that has nourished Christians through the centuries, and an uglier form of silence, the kind that may cloak evil and must be broken for the health of Christian society. A lively, intelligent, witty, enjoyable book.
Viking 2013 338 PP. Blank
Pendle Hill Pamphlet 423
BY RON B. REMBERT
As a participant in an ecumenical workshop where he was the only Quaker, Ron Rembert found himself experimenting with new uses for the traditional Quaker practice of responding to queries. This effort to deepen his own prayer life launched further explorations into the value a Quaker may find in such traditions of prayer and contemplation as lectio divina and the Ignatian method of examen. In adapting these practices to a Quaker sensibility, Rembert finds new ways of using queries and explores the significance of writing our prayers. Discussion questions included.
Pendle Hill Publications 2013 36 PP. Paper
The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream
BY GARY YOUNGE
This short and gripping book has four chapters: The Moment, The March, The Speech, The Legacy. It is based on new and important interviews with Clarence Jones, a close friend of and draft speechwriter for Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as Joan Baez, Angela Davis, and other leading civil rights leaders. It brings to life the fascinating chronicle behind "the speech" and other events surrounding the March on Washington. Younge skillfully captures the spirit of that historic day and offers a new generation of readers a critical modern analysis of why "I Have a Dream" remains America's favorite speech.
HaymarketBooks 2013 176 PP. Cloth
A Newcomer Card
FROM QUAKER QUEST
Using lessons learnt in the Quaker Quest process, these simple and attractive cards have been produced for Meetings to have available for visitors and new attenders. You can download and print copies yourself at http://www.fgcquaker.org/resources/newcomers-cards or buy these from us. The wording and style is simple, contemporary, positive and welcoming. 9.25 x 4.5 inches approximate size.
Quaker Press of FGC 2011 CARD Tract
Letters To A Fellow Seeker
Faith And Practice Of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (paper)
An Introduction To Quaker Testimonies
Sparkling Still, Printed Version
Worship In Song - Clothbound
Friends General Conference