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Imagination & Spirit: A Contemporary Quaker Reader

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Chicken Soup for the Soul - Quaker style Imagination and Spirit offers the "best of the best" by contemporary Quaker authors with a brief biography of each. Features work of Daisy Newman, Jessamyn West, Richard J. Foster, Douglas V. Steere, Thomas Mullen, D. Elton Trueblood, Elizabeth Gray Vining, Scott Russell Sanders, Irene Allen, Phil Gulley, James A. Michener, Thomas K ...more
Paperback, 257 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Friends United Press (first published April 1st 2003)
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Liz De Coster
Sep 16, 2014 Liz De Coster rated it it was ok
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I think this would be great for readers already somewhat familiar with the faith, but I was looking for more of an introductory reader, and I'm not sure this quite fit the bill.
Weavre
Aug 25, 2008 Weavre rated it did not like it
Shelves: quakers
There were basically two kinds of entry in this anthology: sermonettes I wasn't in the mood to read, and short selections from longer works I'd probably like if I could read the whole book.

As it is, though, I find I don't really care for reading "Chapter 4" of this story by such-and-such, followed by a completely different chapter of something else by someone else. The sermonettes probably would have been better as longer explorations, too, backed up with a bit more narrative ... or maybe I'm ju
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Sean
Nov 06, 2010 Sean rated it really liked it
Overall this was a fantastic read. Getting little glimpses into different parts of Quaker thought and life was great. Some were better than others, but they all had something to give with their writing talents. If you're looking for something that can give you a glimpse into contemporary Quakerism then this book will help you to that end.
Gloria
Jun 30, 2010 Gloria rated it liked it
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This is a compilation of writings by a variety of authors with a variety of writing styles. Each excerpt conveys Quaker values and is illuminating when the reader is trying to understand more about this very unique religion. The readings are pleasant, sometimes serious, sometimes humorous.
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