Quaker Books

Top 10 Quaker Books : The Journal of George Fox, Thee, Hannah!, A Testament of Devotion, Thy Friend, Obadiah, Rise Up Singing: The Group Singing Songbook, Plain Living: A Quaker Path to Simplicity, The Last Runaway, An Introduction to Quakerism, The Friendly Persuasion, Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality

The Journal of George Fox
AuthorGeorge Fox
George Fox's record of his life and ministry is a Christian classic. Its pages chroncile not only Fox's spiritual travial when he heard a voice that said, "There is one, even Christ Jesus, that can speak to thy condition," but his years of ministry and gathering a people for Christ who became known as the...
Thee, Hannah!
AuthorMarguerite de Angeli
A quick read about a Quaker family living in Philadelphia just before the civil war. We look into the day to day life of this family and meet the people who come to sell door to door. I have heard of a muffin man but had not come across a pepper pot lady before and still can't quite imagine what she was selling,...
A Testament of Devotion
AuthorThomas R. Kelly
Since its first publication in 1941, A Testament of Devotion, by the renowned Quaker teacher Thomas Kelly, has been universally embraced as a truly enduring spiritual classic. Plainspoken and deeply inspirational, it gathers together five compelling essays that urge us to center our lives on God's...
AuthorBrinton Turkle
An interesting story about a seagull that befriends or follows around a little boy, Obadiah. Everyone notices and teases him and the boy doesn’t like it, but when the bird is not there, Obadiah misses him.

I didn’t think the artwork was especially Caldecott worthy. The story is simple and...
Rise Up Singing: The Group Singing Songbook
AuthorPeter Blood
Lyrics and guitar chords for nearly 1,200 songs are arranged in a compact, easy-to-use format in this comprehensive collection. Folk revival favorites; Broadway show tunes; Beatles' songs; hymns, spirituals, and gospel standards; songs about peace, freedom, labor, and the environment are among...
Plain Living: A Quaker Path to Simplicity
AuthorCatherine Whitmire
I was surprised how powerful the concepts in this book were - i love how well articulated the topic of spirituality and the connection to simplicity was and saw connections between my faith with a denomination I wasn't that familiar with before.

A good practice for new years...

The Last Runaway
AuthorTracy Chevalier
New York Times bestselling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier makes her first fictional foray into the American past in The Last Runaway, bringing to life the Underground Railroad and illuminating the principles, passions and realities that fueled this extraordinary freedom movement....
An Introduction to Quakerism
AuthorPink Dandelion
This is a comprehensive introduction to Quakerism which balances a history of the theology of the Quakers or Friends with an overview of present day practice. It charts the growth of the Quaker movement through the 1650s and 1660s, its different theological emphasis in the eighteenth century, and...
AuthorJessamyn West
A quintessential American heroine, Eliza Birdwell is a wonderful blend of would-be austerity, practicality, and gentle humor when it comes to keeping her faith and caring for her family and community. Her husband, Jess, shares Eliza's love of people and peaceful ways but, unlike Eliza, also displays...
Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality
AuthorJ. Brent Bill
People of all faiths and backgrounds are drawn to silence. They yearn for it in these busy and difficult times, but often, when silence becomes available, we don't know what to do with it. For centuries, Quakers have taught that when we are silent, God grants us insights, guidance, and spiritual understanding...
Except for Me and Thee
AuthorJessamyn West
These further adventures of Jess and Eliza Birdwell, the beloved hero and heroine of The Friendly Persuasion, are cause for celebration to the millions who have met them in Jessamyn West's memorable book.

Here are those gallant Quakers, young and in love, meeting the challenges of nature...
AuthorJerry Spinelli
Meet Crash Coogan. Crash seems to be all brawn and no brains, but he will need more than mere muscles to face the upcoming challenges in his life. Now available in paperback, Award-winner Jerry Spinelli has created a hilarious, poignant story of a cocky seventh-grade super-jock. 

AuthorAnn Turnbull
A young Quaker girl and the son of a wealthy merchant face intolerance and persecution in this gripping historical novel that evokes the passion and idealism of young love.

"Don't cry. We won't be parted. I promise."

It is 1662, and England is reeling from the aftereffects of civil...
AuthorRobert Lawrence Smith
The most valuable aspect of religion," writes Robert Lawrence Smith, "is that it provides us with a framework for living. I have always felt that the beauty and power of Quakerism is that it exhorts us to live more simply, more truthfully, more charitably."Taking his inspiration from the teaching of...
AuthorCaroline Dale Snedeker
This treasure of a novel, a Newbery Honor Book, is set on the island of Nantucket just before the War of 1812. Much more than a tale of whaling ships and gentle Quaker eccentricities, it is a tale of friendship-the kind most truly espoused by these 'plain' folk, with all the struggle and complexity one should...
AuthorJoseph Bruchac
To fourteen-year-old Samuel Russell, called "coward" for his peace-loving Quaker beliefs, the summer of 1777 is a time of fear. The British and the Patriots will soon meet in battle near his home in Saratoga, New York. The Quakers are in danger from roaming Indians and raiders—yet to fight back is...
Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation
AuthorParker J. Palmer
With wisdom, compassion, and gentle humor, Parker J. Palmer invites us to listen to the inner teacher and follow its leadings toward a sense of meaning and purpose. Telling stories from his own life and the lives of others who have made a difference, he shares insights gained from darkness and depression...
AuthorKathryn Erskine
Don't call her Matilda. Her name is Matt. And don't even think about getting close to her. She doesn't need anyone. Can't you tell by looking at her, dressed all in black with a spider painted on her face and her ice-cold stare? But most of all, do not bully her. She has been through it all already. But everything...
AuthorKathryn Worth
Tears and laughter alternate in this novel of a young girl's growth to womanhood in the 1830s.

16-year-old orphan Martitia Howland has been transplanted into a Quaker farm family of five intimidating sons and one disapproving daughter. As Martitia runs their gauntlet, she suffers their...
The year is 1768. In eight years, the American Revolution will begin. Newly orphaned, Peter York has been adopted by a deeply religious Quaker fame. Peter chafes under his new guardian's strict and unyielding views and vows to break away. He sees his chance when two runaway indentured servants are reported...
AuthorPhilip Gulley
If God is love, why are so many Christians fearful, and why do so many church leaders sound hateful? Two controversial pastors address issues the church won′t face, calling us to restore grace as the center of the Christian life.

o In If Grace Is True, Pastors Philip Gulley and James Mulholland...
AuthorPhilip Gulley
This is a terribly confused and confusing book. Let me say plainly: I am interested in reading arguments for a specifically Christian universalism.

This, however, is a pick-and-choose theology that is illogical, poorly argued, and based on the simple belief that "God whispered to" the author...
Jesus and the Disinherited
AuthorHoward Thurman
In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900–81) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution...
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