Quaker Spirituality

 

Print resources available from the FGC Quaker bookstore, quakerbooks.org, organized by topic.

Contents

Quaker spirituality

  • Exercise—Discover Your Spiritual Type
  • The Journal and Major Essays of John Woolman, Phillips Moulton editor; $25.
  • A Testament of Devotion, Thomas Kelly; $13.95.
  • The Eternal Promise, Thomas Kelly; $13.
  • The Sanctuary of the Soul (Thomas Kelly), Keith Beasley-Topliffe editor; $6.
  • Quaker Spirituality (selected writings), Douglas Steere editor; $24.95.
  • Leading and Being Led, Paul Lacey, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #264; $7.00.
  • Leadings, Jim Corbett, Southeastern YM; $5.
  • Listening Spirituality, Vols 1 & 2, Patricia Loring; $18 & $35.
  • Mind the Light, Brent Bill; $14.95.
  • Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality, Brent Bill; $15.95.
  • Light to Live By: An Exploration in Quaker Spirituality, Rex Ambler; $11.
  • Living from the Center, Valerie Brown, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #407; $6.50.
  • Living the Way: Quaker Spirituality and Community, Ursula-Jane O’Shea; $12.
  • Celebration of Discipline, Richard J. Foster; $23.95.
  • Intimacy with God: An Introduction to Centering Prayer, Thomas Keating; $16.95.
  • Description of the Qualifications Necessary to a Gospel Minister, Samual Bownas; $15.
  • Deepening the Spiritual Life of the Meeting, Edward Hoare; $1.25.
  • Tall Poppies: Supporting Gifts of Ministry and Eldering in the Monthly Meeting, Martha Grundy, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #347; $6.50.
  • Bringing God Home: Exploring Family Spirituality, Mary Kay Rehard, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #362; $6.50.

The Bible

  • The Quaker Bible Index: An Index to Scripture References in the Works of Fox, Barclay, Penn, Woolman, and Others, compiled by Esther Greenleaf-Murer; $30. A CD-ROM disk.
  • The Quaker Bible Reader, Paul Buckley and Stephen Angell, eds.; $19.95.
  • Barclay’s Apology in Modern English, Part A Proposition 3: The Scriptures (pp 46–66); Bobert Barclay, Dean Freiday, ed.; $32.
  • Approaching the Gospels Together, Mary Morrison; $15.
  • A Fresh Look at the Gospels, Mary Morrison; $2. The intro to her book.
  • The Way of the Cross: The Gospel Record, Mary Morrison; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #260; $6.50.
  • But I Tell You, Karen Oberst; $19. Quaker look at the Sermon on the Mount.
  • Reclaiming a Resource: Papers form the Frinds Bible Conference, Jim Corbett, Carol Conti-Entin, Janice Domanick, Chuck Fager, Martha Paxson Grundy, et al; $12.
  • Conversations with Christ (Mobi eBook): Quaker Meditations on the Gospel of John, Doug Gwyn; $11.95.
  • Engaging Scripture: Reading the Bible with Early Friends, Michael Birkel; $12.
  • Finding Our Way in the Bible, Dorothy Reichardt; $12. Eight two-hour unites used in Quaker Studies Program.
  • Let Us See What Love Can Do: A Bible Study Based on Romans 12, Anne Thomas; $4.
  • Listening for the Voice of Truth: Bible Lessons from the 2009 Gathering, Patty Levering; $8. Five lessons for study.
  • Living Out the Kingdom While Living in the Empire: Bible Lessons from the 2007 Gathering, Christopher Sammond; $8. Lessons from the book of Esther.
  • Opening the Scriptures: Bible Lessons from the 2005 Annual Gathering of Friends, Tom Gates; $9.95.
  • Simple Lives, Radiant Faith: Bible Lessons from the 2004 FGC Gathering of Friends, Beckey Phipps; $7.
  • Love Lost in Translation: Homosexuality and the Bible, K. Renato Lings; $28.44.
  • Matthew 18, Wisdom for Living in Community, Connie McPeak Green and Marty Paxson Grundy; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #399; $6.50.
  • What Does an Angel Look Like? Six Meditations for Christmas, Joshua Brown; $9.95; Brown is a Quaker pastor.
  • The Psalms Speak, George Peck; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #298; $6.50.
  • The Riddles of the Fourth Gospel: An Introduction to John, Paul N. Anderson; $22. Anderson is a Quaker scholar.
  • Meanings, Stephen Allott; $12.50. 219 Bible quotes with index.
  • Paul Among the People: The Apostle Reinterpreted and Reimagined in his Own Time, Sarah Ruden; $14. Ruden is a Quaker scholar.
  • Laying Down the Sword: Why We Can’t Ignore the Bible’s Violent Verses, Philip Jenkins; $15.99.
  • Neglected Voices: Peace in the Old Testament, David Leiter; $16.99.
  • The Making of Luke-Acts, Henry Cadbury; paper; $7.50.

Centering

  • Journeying the Heartlands: Exploring Spiritual Practices of Quaker Worship, The Kindlers, Alec Davison & Elizabeth Brown, eds.; $10.
  • Silence and Witness: The Quaker Tradition, Michael Birkel; $18.
  • The Mindful Quaker: A Brief Introduction to Buddhist Wisdom for Friends, Valerie Brown; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #386; $6.50.
  • Living from the Center: Mindfulness Meditation and Centering for Friends, Valerie Brown; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #407; $6.50.
  • Celebration of Discipline: The Path of Spiritual Growth, Richard Foster; $23.95.
  • Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, Cynthia Bourgeault; $16.95.
  • A Guide to Walking Meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh; $8.00.
  • The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh; $14.00.
  • Sadhana: A Way to God—Christian Exercises in Eastern Form, Anthony DeMello; $11.95.
  • Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative Prayer, Richard Foster; $16.00.
  • Meditating with Children: The Art of Concentration and Centering—A Workbook on New Educational Methods Using Meditation, Deborah Rozman; $17.95.
  • From the Center Out—A Curriculum On: Centering & Listening for the Call; Hearing the Call & Deciding What to Do; Responding to the Call & Leading (8th grade), Martha Smith, ed; $9:00.

Discernment

  • Decision Making & Spiritual Discernment: The Sacred Art of Finding Your Way, Nancy Bieber (Quaker); $16.99.
  • Spiritual Discernment: The Context and Goal of Clearness Committees, Patricia Loring; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #305; $6.50.
  • Clearness Committees and their Use in Personal Discernment, Jan Hoffman; $0.60.
  • Leading and Being Led, Paul Lacey; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #264; $6.50.
  • Listening Spirituality: Volume 1, Personal Spiritual Practices Among Friends; Volume 2, Corporate Spiritual Practice Among Friends; Patricia Loring; $18.
  • Leadings, Jim Corbett; Southeastern YM, $5.
  • Practicing Discernment Together: Finding God’s Way Forward in Decision Making, Lon Fendall, Jan Wood, and Bruce Bishop; $16.
  • Listening to Hear, Patty Levering; Southeastern YM, 2012 Michener Lecture; $5.
  • Sacred Compass Paperback: The Way of Spiritual Discernment, Brent Billl; $13.99.
  • Group Spiritual Nurture: The Wisdom of Spiritual Listening, Daphne Clement; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #373; $6.50.
  • Expectant Listening: Finding God’s Thread of Guidance, Michael Wajda; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #388; $6.50.
  • The Presence in the Midst, Peter Eccles; Swarthmore Lecture 2009; BrYM, $16.
  • Silence and Witness: The Quaker Tradition, Michael Birkel.
  • God and Decision-Making: A Quaker Approach, Jane Mace; BrYM, $17.
  • Nudged by the Spirit: Stories of People Responding to the Still, Small Voice of God, Charlotte Fardelmann; $17.
  • How Do I Know It’s A Leading?, Ruth Hyde-Paine; Southeastern YM, $4.
  • Where Christ Presides: A Quaker Perspective on Moral Discernment, Jack Ciancio; $15.99.
  • The Wisdom to Know the Difference: When to Make A Change – And When to Let Go, Eileen Flanagan; $15.95.
  • Grounded In God—Listening Hearts: Discernment for Group Deliberations, Suzanne Farnham, et al; $14.
  • Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community, Suzanne Farnham, et al; $14.
  • Keeping in Tune with God: Listening Hearts Discernment for Clergy, Suzanne G. Farnham & Timothy H. Grayson; $16.
  • Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life, Henri Nouwen, with Michael J. Christensen and Rebecca J. Laird; $25.99.

Eldering

  • Spirit-led Eldering, Margery Mears Larrabee, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #382; $6.50.
  • Tall Poppies: Supporting Gifts of Ministry and Eldering in the Monthly Meeting, Martha Paxson-Grundy, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #347; $6.50.
  • Early Friends and Ministry, Martha Paxson-Grundy; $4.
  • Dealing with Difficult Behavior in Meeting for Worship: Meeting the Needs of the Many While Responding to the Needs of the Few, Ministry & Nurture Committee, Friends General Conference; $8.
  • A Quaker Theology of Pastoral Care: The Art of the Everyday, Zoe White, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #281; $6.50.
  • Patterns of Eldership and Oversight, Committee on Eldership & Oversight, Quaker Home Service (Britain Yearly Meeting); $10.
  • Gifts and Ministries: A Discussion Paper on Eldership, Alastair Heron.
  • Addressing Sexual Abuse in Friends Meetings, Working Party on Sexual Abuse, New England Yearly Meeting Ministry and Counsel; $5.
  • Conflict in Meetings, Committee on Eldership and Oversight, Britain Yearly Meeting; $11.

Nurturing the spiritual life of the family

The gathered meeting

  • The Gathered Meeting, Thomas Kelly; Tract Association Pamphlet, $0.35.
  • The Eternal Promise: A Sequel to A Testament of Devotion, Thomas Kelly; includes two essays: "The Gathered Meeting" and "Hasten unto God."
  • Four Doors to Meeting for Worship, William Taber; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #306.
  • Worship: The Gathered Meeting Revisited, Tom Gates; Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
  • The Amazing Fact of Quaker Worship, George Gorman; Swarthmore Lecture 1973.
  • Beyond Majority Rule: Voteless Decision Making in the Religious Society of Friends, Michael Sheeran; Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
  • Being A Quaker: A Guide for Newcomers, Geoffrey Durham; has a chapter on the gathered meeting; Britain Yearly Meeting.
  • Invitation To A Deeper Communion, Marcelle Martin; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #366.
  • The Dynamics of An Unprogrammed Meeting for Worship, Mary Hopkins; Quaker Press of FGC.
  • Journeying the Heartlands: Exploring Spiritual Practices of Quaker Worship, Alec Davison and Elizabeth Brown, editors; The Kindlers.
  • The Practice of Quaker Worship, Larry Miller; Quaker Press of FGC; pamphlet ($0.85).
  • Quality and Depth of Worship and Ministry, The Committee on Eldership and Oversight, Britain Yearly Meeting.
  • Ripening of Quaker Worship, David Bills; Southeastern Yearly Meeting.
  • Shaped by the Light: The Quaker Experience of Worship, Community and Transformation, Michael Wajda and Alison Levie; Southeastern Yearly Meeting.
  • Touched by God in Quaker Meeting, Kenneth Carroll; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #338.

Gospel order

  • Gospel Order: A Quaker Understanding of Faithful Church Community, Sandra Cronk, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #297; $6.50.
  • Essays on the Quaker Vision of Gospel Order, book by Lloyd Lee Wilson; $17.
  • Spirit-led Eldering, Margery Mears Larrabee, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #382; $6.50.
  • Tall Poppies: Supporting Gifts of Ministry and Eldering in the Monthly Meeting, Martha Paxson-Grundy, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #347; $6.50.
  • Early Friends and Ministry, Martha Paxson-Grundy; $4.
  • Dealing with Difficult Behavior in Meeting for Worship: Meeting the Needs of the Many While Responding to the Needs of the Few, Ministry & Nurture Committee, Friends General Conference; $8.
  • A Quaker Theology of Pastoral Care: The Art of the Everyday, Zoe White, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #281; $6.50.
  • Patterns of Eldership and Oversight, Committee on Eldership & Oversight, Quaker Home Service (Britain Yearly Meeting); $10.
  • Gifts and Ministries: A Discussion Paper on Eldership, Alastair Heron..
  • Addressing Sexual Abuse in Friends Meetings, Working Party on Sexual Abuse, New England Yearly Meeting Ministry and Counsel; $5.
  • Conflict in Meetings, Committee on Eldership and Oversight, Britain Yearly Meeting; $11.

Interspirituality

  • Interfaith Dialogue at the Grass Roots, edited by Rebecca Kratz Mays.

    Patterns and Examples: Experiencing the Spirit of Other Faiths, edited by Peter Jarman.
  • Quakerism and The Interfaith Movement: A Handbook for Peacemakers, edited by Anthony Manousos.
  • I Have Always Wanted to be Jewish: And Now, Thanks to the Religious Society of Friends, I Am, by Claire Gorfinkel; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #350.
  • Quakers and Jews, by Allan Kohrman.
  • Islam from a Quaker Perspective (Updated 2008 with Friends and The Interfaith Movement), by Anthony Manousos.
  • The Mindful Quaker: A Brief Introduction to Buddhist Wisdom for Friends, by Valerie Brown; Pendle Hill Pamphlet.
  • A Quaker in the Zendo, by Steve Smith; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #370.

Editor's note: Most of these resources more directly address "interfaith" concerns than they do "interspirituality," which, for the author of "Interspirituality," is a deeper matter.

 

Jesus

  • But Who Do You Say That I Am?: Quakers and Christ Today, Doug Gwyn; $10.
  • Conversations with Christ: Quaker Meditations on the Gospel of John, Douglas Gwyn; $21.95.
  • Following Jesus the Heart of Faith and Practice, Paul Anderson; $17.
  • Quaker Understanding of Christ, Jones; used; $4. Anthology of articles by Friends.
  • Quakers and the Jesus of History: The 47th Walton Lecture, Betsy Neale and Richard Mitchell; $5.
  • What’s the Password for Jesus? Quaker FAQs for Younger Friends, Chuck Fager; $3.95.
  • Teaching Children about Jesus, Parts 1 & 2, Barbara Caldwell, ed.
  • Living in the Kingdom of God, John Andrew Gallery; $10. Gallery is a Friend.
  • Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way, Walter Wink; $7. A classic.

Meditation

  • Living From the Center: Mindfulness Meditation and Centering for Friends, Valerie Brown; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #407; $6.50.
  • Holy Science: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality, Brent Bill; $16.95.
  • Teaching Meditation to Children: The Practical Guide to the Use and Benefits of Meditation Techniques, David Fontana and Ingrid Slack, $20.95.
  • Meditating with Children: The Art of Concentration and Centering—A Workbook on New Educational Methods Using Meditation, Deborah Rozman; $17.95.
  • Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community, Suzanne Farnham, et al; $14.
  • Listening Below the Noise: A Meditation on the Practice of Silence, Anne LeClaire; $6.25.
  • Making Space: Creating a Home Meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh; $9.95.
  • Open Mind, Open Heart, Thomas Keating; $17.95
  • Sanctuary of the Soul: Journey into Meditative Prayer, Richard Foster; $16.
  • A Guide to Walking Meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh; $8.

 

Vocal ministry

  • Quality And Depth Of Worship And Ministry; The Committee on Eldership and Oversight of Britain Yearly Meeting.
  • On the Vocal Ministry, Ruth Pitman; tract; $0.10.
  • Images and Silence: The Future of Quaker Ministry, Brenda Clifft Heales & Chris Cook; Swarthmore Lecture 1992.
  • On Speaking out of the Silence: Vocal Ministry in the Unprogrammed Meeting for Worship, Douglas V. Steere; Pendle Hill Pamphlet #182; $6.50.