Heart of Oneness

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An exploration of the oneness at the heart of the universe Publishing 24th November 2017 by Christian Alternative Books (imprint of John Hunt Publishing Ltd) – Heart of Oneness – a little book of connection by Jennifer Kavanagh. ISBN: 978-1-78535-685-8 (Paperback) £6.99 $10.95 EISBN: 978-1-78535-686-5 (e-book) £3.99 $5.99 Our screens and newsfeeds are full of violent images; our world is full of poverty, inequality and injustice. We find it hard to live together, in our families, communities, or in the … Read More

The Newcomers

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The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom by Helen Thorpe From an award-winning, “meticulously observant” (The New Yorker) writer comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans. The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado, in an English Language Acquisition class created specifically for … Read More

The Machine Society

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Rich or poor. They want you to be a prisoner.   Mike Brooks’ debut novel is an adventure story set in a dystopian future in which our taste for branding, consumerism and artificial reality is boundless. In /The Machine Society/, he weaves together psychological insight, philosophical reflection and spiritual inquiry to give us a novel that is both a deep satire on modern life and a rich metaphor for our longing to find inner peace. Dean Rogers lives in the … Read More

The Beyond Within

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What future for Quakerism?   Derek Guiton’s The Beyond Within is a courteous, plain-speaking critique of the militant strand within Quaker non-theism which advocates a future for Britain Yearly Meeting based on “radical religious humanism,” a form of atheism. Written as a commentary on David Boulton’s Through a Glass Darkly, it focuses on three themes which are central to the continuing crisis in British Quakerism − inclusivity, transcendence, and religious language. Affirming that for Quakers, transcendence and immanence are indivisible, … Read More

Discernment and Inner Knowing

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Discernment and Inner Knowing: Making Decisions for the Best by Joycelin Dawes This ground-breaking study of spiritual and secular discernment explores Quaker discernment – individual and decision-making in a group – through the eyes of Theory U, a secular framework for change. The book explains and applies the methods and visual map of ‘Theory U’ to shed light on Quaker practice. This form of ‘mutual irradiation’ between Quaker discernment and Theory U brings greater clarity and strength to Quaker discernment … Read More

Face to Face

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Face to Face: Early Quaker Encounters with the Bible by T. Vail Palmer, Jr. 6 X 9 inch, 288 p. paperback ISBN: 978159490374 Cost: $20.00 Through most of our history Friends have taken the Bible seriously and have looked to it for guidance. Friends have been leaders in testifying against war and working for peace, in recognizing the equality of women and men in Christian ministry, in working against slavery and advocating for social justice. Yet we find in the … Read More

Come Away and Pray

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Come Away and Pray: God is Light by Judy Brutz Come Away and Pray, God is Light invites quiet moments of contemplation. Ponder statements of Quaker thought as well as scriptural verses. “I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness: and in that I saw an infinite love of God…” George Fox, 1624 – 1691 “Let women then go on – … Read More

Holy Silence

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Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality by J Brent Bill J. Brent Bill’s Holy Silence is a contemporary classic on sacred silence. With warmth, wisdom, and gentle humor, Bill presents the Quaker practice of silence and expectant listening to a wider Christian audience. This revised and expanded edition includes new spiritual silence practices and a new section on incorporating holy silence into worship. Written by one of the most respected interpreters of the Quaker tradition, Holy Silence opens up … Read More

Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker

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Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker: A Humble Stumble Toward Simplicity and Grace by J Brent Bill On quick observation, the Quaker lifestyle boasts peace, solitude, and simplicity—qualities that are attractive to any believer of any denomination or religion. Yet living a life of faith is not as simple as it may look. In fact, it’s often characterized more by the stumbles than the grace. “When someone asks me what kind of Christian I am,” says Quaker author J. Brent … Read More

Finding God in the Verbs

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Finding God in the Verbs: Crafting a Fresh Language of Prayer by Jennie Isbell and J. Brent Bill Do you long for deeper communion with God? Spiritual director Jennie Isbell and Quaker minister Brent Bill know how easy it is to lapse into repetitious refrains of prayer: “Our hearts told us that we had lapsed into easy God speak. We weren’t reaching deep into our spirits and drawing out living words of praise, confession, concern, intercession and longing. We were … Read More

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