The Prayer Game

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What does prayer mean to you? Explore different ideas and share them with others in this entertaining and thought-provoking game for 2–8 players Play time – about 20 minutes Jennifer Kavanagh (Originator) is a Quaker writer, retreat leader and associate tutor at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre. She is also the creator of Journey Home game. The idea for this game came from the need for something different for a workshop session on prayer. It has been played by a variety … Read More

Seeds that Change the World

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Quaker Press of FGC is pleased to announce its first new release in almost four years – Debbie Humphries’ Seeds that Change the World: Essays on Quakerism, Spirituality, Faith, and Culture. The Quaker tradition at its best is a practice-based religious path that embodies the ability to hold paradoxical truths with deep love and a minimum of hierarchy. Each of these elements is an important capability, that the world as a whole needs today. These capacities are developed through regular … Read More

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

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