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Open For Transformation

Open For Transformation

Being A Quaker

BY BEN PINK DANDELION
"If we as Quakers want our Quaker approach to faith to be vibrant, cohesive, coherent and socially useful, we need to be clear about what we are and what we are not." In the last 150 years the backdrop to our Quaker experience has changed. Have we as Quakers been prey to inroads of secularism and individualism? Have these inroads left Quakers in Britain a diffuse and diluted faith community? Ben Pink Dandelion asks rigorous and difficult questions about what it means to be Quaker today within this context. In this important and exciting book we are challenged to consider how we retain an authentic encounter with the Divine, how we become a transformed and transforming community.

Britain YM 2014 113 PP. Paper

$18.00 (in stock)

Blessing Love, A Widows Story

Blessing Love, A Widows Story

BY JUDY BRUTZ
Friend Judy Brutz shares her last months of life with her husband while he was dying from brain cancer and at the same time she was being treated for Hepatitis C. Their fifty year marriage had the usual ups and downs of marital problems, and yet, underneath they continued to share a deep and abiding love and a spiritual bond which saw them through difficulties and blossomed into full maturity in their last months side-by-side. Theirs is the story of hope, joy and the healing of a relationship. After David's passing the blessing of their love continues as Judy faces questions of "Who am I?" and asks, "David, help me."

Pine River Press 2014 193 PP. Paper

$12.00 (in stock)

Soldiers Girls

Soldiers Girls

The Battles Of Three Women At Home And At War

BY HELEN THORPE
Quaker Helen Thorpe follows the lives of 3 women over 12 years on their paths to the military, overseas to combat, and back home...and then overseas again for two of them. These women, who are quite different in every way, become friends, and we watch their interaction and also what happens when they are separated. We see their families, their lovers, their spouses, their children. We see them work hard, deal with the attentions of men, and struggle to stay connected to their families. We see some of them drink too much, have affairs, and react to the deaths of fellow soldiers. And we see what happens to one of them when the truck she is driving hits an explosive in the road.

Scribners 2014 397 PP. Cloth

$28.00 (in stock)

A Sustainable Life

A Sustainable Life

Quaker Faith And Practice In The Renewal Of Creation

BY DOUGLAS GWYN
What are the qualities of Quaker faith and practice that contribute to living sustainably in the world today? How have Quakers learned to create the kind of individual and community life that can prepare us to live fully and responsibly in a time of social and planetary change? Doug Gwyn explores how Friends--historically and now--strive for a balance within a network of principles, including Light and Seed, equality and community, unity and differentiation, peace and nonviolent action, and more.

Quaker Press of FGC 2014 208 Paper

$14.95 (in stock)

Blessed

Blessed

Living A Grateful Life: Heardwarming Stories About Women And Hope

BY ELLEN MICHAUD
For so many women wrapped up in the craziness of modern life, blessings can be hard to recognize. In this heartwarming collection of stories, award-winning Quaker author Ellen Michaud offers a glimpse of the everyday joy that is frequently tucked unnoticed in and around the edges of our lives. Tales of inspiring women and life's magical moments.

BestYou 2011 176 Paper

$9.99 (in stock)

John Woolman Visits The Indians At Wyalusing Kit

John Woolman Visits The Indians At Wyalusing Kit

A Quaker Risks A Dangerous Journey To Visit People With Lives Very Different From His

FAITH & PLAY CREATIONS
This is a KIT and needs some finishing before use. Goes with the Faith & Play story about John Woolman and the Wyalusing Native Americans. Contains felt underlay and pieces for settlers homes and longhouses, Yarn, 5 Figures, and felt clothing for them.

Faith and Play Creations 2014 KIT Boxed

$22.50 (in stock)

God And The Gay Christian

God And The Gay Christian

The Biblical Case In Support Of Same-sex Relationships

BY MATTHEW VINES
As a young Christian man, the author confronted the tension between his understanding of theBible and the reality of his same-sex orientation. Based on intensive research, he addresses such questions as: What does the story of Sodom and Gomorrah really say about human relationships? Do biblical teachings on the marriage covenant preclude same-sex marriage or not? Can celibacy be a calling when it is mandated, not chosen? Unique in its affirmation of both an orthodox faith and sexual diversity, this book is both an interpretation of key biblical texts and the story of a young man navigating relationships with family and church, discovering what it means to be a faithful gay Christian.

Convergent 2014 213 Paper

$22.99 (in stock)

The Happy Atheist

The Happy Atheist

BY P. Z. MYERS
Drawing from the author’s popular science blog, “Pharyngula,” this funny and fearless book expresses an infectious love of evolutionary science and an equally infectious disdain for creationism, biblical literalism, intelligent design theory, and other products of godly illogic. Forceful and articulate, scathing and funny, “The Happy Atheist” is a reaffirmation of the revelatory power of humor and the truth-revealing powers of science and reason.

Vintage 2013 190 Blank

$15.00 (in stock)

Quakernomics

Quakernomics

An Ethical Capitalism

BY MIKE KING
Explores Quaker enterprises from 1700 to the twentieth century as examples of an ethical capitalism,. It offers an exploration of the theory and practice of Quaker enterprise through the centuries, set against the ideas of prominent economists such as Smith, Marx, Marshall, Schumpeter, the Austrian School, Keynes, and Friedman,Covering the work of Quaker chocolatiers, iron masters and bankers, 'Quakernomics' presents a historical account of the Quakers' practice of a 'total capitalism', which King argues we should regard not as an antiquated nicety but as an immediately relevant guide for today's global economy.

Anthem Press 2014 275 PP. Paper

$25.00 (in stock)

Thee & Me

Thee & Me

A Beginner's Guide To Early Quaker Records

BY LISA PARRY ARNOLD
Written for the genealogist, this book helps descendants of Quakers research their ancestry. The author, a member of the Global Content Team at ancestry.com, was born and raisedas a Quaker. This book provides a wealth of information for finding and also for interpreting Quaker records in the British Isles and in North America. Explanations of things like vocabulary, meeting structure, membership practices, record keeping, and calendars make this a handy resource for any amateur Quaker historian.

Arnold 2014 195 PP. Paper

$19.99 (in stock)

The Little Book On Judging

The Little Book On Judging

Counsel From The Scriptures And The Epistles Of George Fox On Right And Wrong Judging

BY TERRY H.S. WALLACE
“Judgment has gotten a bad name over the years and for a good reason” writes Terry Wallace, who has compiled and written an introduction for this brief collection of advice on “right and wrong judging” found in Christian scripture and in the epistles of George Fox. In short sections, much depth of perspective is offered “for all who have felt the bitterness and pain of unjust judgment, the redemptive effects of good judgment, and would like to know the ground and foundation of true judgment.”

Foundation Publications 2014 51 PP. Paper

$8.50 (in stock)

Angels Of Progress

Angels Of Progress

A Documentary History Of The Progressive Friends 1822-1940

COMPILED EDITED, AND INTRODUCED BY CHUCK FAGER
The Progressive Quakers, though long forgotten by historians, were the radical seed of activist American religion in much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They included pioneer crusaders for abolition and women's rights. They denounced authoritarianism in churches and many traditional dogmas as well. They championed the application of reason to doctrine, the Bible and theology; yet they were also welcoming to the burgeoning spiritualist movement.

Kimo Press 2014 469 PP. Paper

$19.99 (in stock)

Her Honor

Her Honor

Rosalie Wahl And The Minnesota Women's Movement

BY LORI STURDEVANT
This is the remarkable story of the first woman to be named to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Quaker feminist Rosalie Wahl (1924-2013) emerged from the Kansas dustbowl of the Great Depression, struggled for community improvement, entered law school at age 38, and worked for gender and racial justice through a vigorous and inspiring career.

Minnesota Historical Society Press 2014 268 PP. Paper

$18.95 (in stock)

Simple Faith

Simple Faith

BY ANNA SCHMIDT
Quaker Anja Steinberg could not save her Jewish husband and young daughter from the Nazis, but she follows her calling to help Allied airmen escape from behind enemy lines. When American Peter Trent’s plane is shot down, he parachutes into a field near Anja’s grandfather’s farm. Peter is not just one in a long line of soldiers Anja will assist"she is falling in love with him, which could be life threatening for Peter, for Anja, and for her ten-year-old son. This is book two in the author’s Peacemakers series.

Shiloh 2014 319 PP. Paper

$12.99 (in stock)

Spirit Level

Spirit Level

Why Greater Equality Makes

WILKINSON, RICHARD
Why do Americans mistrust their fellow citizens more than the Japanese do? Why do we have more homicides than the Spanish, Australians, and Danes put together? The answer may be this simple: we have more inequality. Quaker researcher Richard Wilkinson, who has played a formative role in international research on inequality, and Kate Picket, a professor of epidemiology, provide hard evidence indicating that individuals in societies with a bigger gap between rich and poor are worse off on almost every measure of wellbeing from life expectancy to illiteracy. They also suggest positive solutions for moving toward a happier, fairer future.

Current Affairs 2010 374 PP. Paper

$18.00 (in stock)

The Power We Call God

The Power We Call God

Threshings Matter For Quaker Visioning

BY FRANK PARKINSON
The power of God is known in new ways for many today. That of God within cannot but be informed by counseling, biology, and neurology. Our understanding of God without is infused with visions and images of space walkers and cosmologists. Today, understanding must be global and our faith about bridge building. In four sections (Quakerism--Past, Present, and Future, Truth--Religiouos and Scientific, Myths, Gods and Self-Identity, and A New Narrative Theology) this booklet will spark strong responses. It is aimed expecially to those bold Quaker study groups engaging with contemporary ideas.

Kindlers 2011 42 PP. Paper

$9.00 (in stock)

Visioning New Fire

Visioning New Fire

Working For Quaker Renewal: Conference Inputs & Outcomes

KINDLERS
A significant cross section of contemporary British Quakers met for an intensive weekend with a clear wish to explore their longing for a revitalized Religious Society of Friends. In the process, they rediscovered some of the enthusiasm and fire that early Friends knew. This booklet is their journey. It contains a record of the five talks, the choice of workshops, the evening’s cantata, and the focusing in sessions of deep threshing. CD included.

Kindlers 2014 71 PP + CD Paper

$12.00 (in stock)

Quaker Poems

Quaker Poems

The Heart Opened

BY STANFORD J. SEARL, JR.
A collection of fifty poems about Quaker worship, history, activism, and values. An intense, insightful, and vibrant presentation of Quaker life, it sings praise to the possibilities available through wilence, waiting, and contemplation, and explores the drive for peace and love that propels the Quakers' spiritual travels.

2014 123 PP. Paper

$10.95 (in stock)

Our Life Is Love And Peace

Our Life Is Love And Peace

BOURNE, TRACY
Australian Friends’ 2014 annual Backhouse Lecture is published here in a finely made booklet with unfortunately small type. This lecture addresses the impending crises and great changes to which Quakers are called to respond. How can we act with strength when our worshipping communities are fractured along generational lines? Tracy Bourne looks to the Quaker tradition of spiritual activism to argue that we need children and young people to help us prepare for the difficult times ahead. Children carry the energy of new life and reveal the greatest gift of the Spirit: love.

Quakers Australia 2014 54 PP. Paper

$16.00 (in stock)

Quaker And Naturalist Too

Quaker And Naturalist Too

BY OS CRESSON, FOREWORD BY DAVID BOULTON
The author of this book identifies himself as 100% Quaker and 100% naturalist (someone who believes that natural forces adequately account for our world without supernaturalism or mystical transcendentalism). Included is his essay "Quakers from the Viewpoint of a Naturalist," which David Boulton describes as "the best short statement of what it means to be a nontheist Friend that I have read anywhere." Other sections explore religion and science, unity within Quaker diversity, and Quaker history.

Morning Walk Press 2014 177 PP. Paper

$15.95 (in stock)

El Espiritu Se Levanta

El Espiritu Se Levanta

Voces Jovenes Cuaqueras

EDITED BY ANGELINA CONTI, CARA CURTIS, C. WESS DANIELS, ET AL.
Este libro celebra, critica, cuestiona, y refleja sobre la experiencia de la fe cuaquera. Esta coleccion de escritura y arte grafico fue creada por adolescentes y jovenes adultos cuaqueros de todo el mundo y de toda la amplia gama teologica y cultural de la Sociedad Religiosa de los Amigos. --- This is the Spanish translation of "Spirit Rising: Young Quaker Voices," an anthology of writing and art by Quaker teens and young adults worldwide.

QUIP and QuakerPress 2014 386 PP. Paper

$17.50 (in stock)

Princess Ruth

Princess Ruth

Love And Tragedy In Hawaii: A Novel

BY JO ANN LORDAHL
Princess Ruth of the Kamehama family was a member of the founding dynasty of the kingdom of Hawaii and served as its royal governor from 1855-1874. This novel is deeply grounded in the history of Hawaii, its relationship with colonialists, and life on the island of Kauai. Although a work of fiction, it is carefully researched with 54 pages of endnotes. The author is a member of the Friends meeting in Honolulu.

2011 333 PP. Paper

$18.95 (in stock)

An Easter Story For Friends Story Materials

An Easter Story For Friends Story Materials

THE FAITH & PLAY WORKING GROUP
These are the story materials that accompany the newest Faith & Play story -- An Easter Story for Friends: A Story about the Power of God's Love. They will be AVAILABLE IN LATE MARCH. PLEASE DO NOT ORDER NOW -- the price listed here is not the actual price, which we don't yet know. Meanwhile, you can download the story free at www.fgcquaker.org/resources/free-faith-play-gift.

Faith & Play Creations 2014 ZIPLOC Boxed

$50.00 (in stock)

Dialogues With The Divine

Dialogues With The Divine

BY SONDRA SULA
Quaker mystic Sondra Sula writes "Many talk to God, some listen, but few record their exchanges word for word. I do-and have been-for over a decade. I never tire of chatting it up with the creator of the universe, and for some inexplicable reason, God never tires of chatting it up with me." Sula and God discuss generosity, compassion, illness, fear, serenity, gratitude, and much more.

Turning Stone Press 2013 266 PP. Paper

$23.95 (in stock)

We Learn To Swim In Winter

We Learn To Swim In Winter

BY PAUL LACEY
Fifty well-crafted and occasionally humorous poems by Quaker educator Paul Lacey touch on topics of aging, weather, l iterature, travel, witness, and more.

2013 97 PP. Paper

$15.99 (in stock)

"but Who Do You Say That I Am?" Quakers And Christ Today

"but Who Do You Say That I Am?" Quakers And Christ Today

Pendle Hill Pamphlet #426

BY DOUGLAS GWYN
Quakers are often challenged when people ask us what we believe. Are we Christians? Some Friends would say yes, some no, and many would hesitate"it depends on what you mean by “Christian.” Doug Gwyn explores the different stances Quakers have assumed in relation to Christianity. Each of these perspectives makes a contribution to the larger Quaker community, but Gwyn also offers queries testing the limits of each and inviting readers to consider how we are “present-day pioneers in a stream of radical hospitality.” This is an American version of Gwyn’s Kindle pamphlet by the same title. Discussion questions included.

Pendle Hill 2014 36 PP. Pamphlet

$7.00 (in stock)

Forest Has A Song

Forest Has A Song

BY AMY LUDWIG VANDERWATER
The graceful, appealing watercolor illustrations perfectly suit these charming poems that invite young readers into the woodland world at every season. A spider is a "never-tangling dangling spinner / knitting angles, trapping dinner." A tree frog proposes, "Marry me. Please marry me... / Pick me now. / Make me your choice. / I'm one great frog / with one strong voice." VanDerwater lets the denizens of the forest speak for themselves in twenty-six lighthearted, easy-to-read poems. As she observes, "Silence in Forest / never lasts long. / Melody / is everywhere / mixing in / with piney air. / Forest has a song."

Clarion 2013 32PP. Cloth

$16.99 (in stock)

The Girl With A Brave Heart

The Girl With A Brave Heart

A Tale From Tehran

BY RITA JAHANFORUZ
After showing kindness to a strange old woman, Shiraz receives the gift of beauty but her lazy and unkind stepsister, Nargues, suffers a less pleasant fate in this adaptation of the Grimm's fairy tale, Mother Hulda, reset in Tehran, Iran.

Barefoot Books 2010 32 PP. Paper

$7.99 (in stock)

Growing Up Muslim

Growing Up Muslim

Understanding The Beliefs And Practices Of Islam

BY SUMBUL ALI-KARAMALI
Sumbul Ali-Karamali offers her personal account of being Muslim, discussing the many and varied questions she fielded from curious friends and schoolmates while growing up in Southern California--from diet, to dress, to prayer and holidays and everything in between. She also provides an academically reliable introduction to Islam, addressing its inception, development and current demographics.Through this engaging work, readers will gain a better understanding of the everyday aspects of Muslim American life, to dispel many of the misconceptions that still remain and open a dialogue for tolerance and acceptance.

Delacorte 2012 213 PP. Cloth

$6.95 (in stock)

Twerp

Twerp

BY MIKE GOLDBLATT
It's not like I meant for him to get hurt. Julian Twerski isn't a bully. He's just made a big mistake. So when he returns to school after a weeklong suspension, his English teacher offers him a deal: if he keeps a journal and writes about the terrible incident that got him and his friends suspended, he can get out of writing a report on Shakespeare. Julian jumps at the chance. And so begins his account of life in sixth grade--blowing up homemade fireworks, writing a love letter for his best friend (with disastrous results), and worrying whether he's still the fastest kid in school. Lurking in the background, though, is the one story he can't bring himself to tell.

Random House 2013 274 PP. Cloth

$16.99 (in stock)

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