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Letters to a Fellow Seeker: A Short Introduction to the Quaker Way

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In seven letters to a fictional correspondent, Steve Chase describes his spiritual journey among Quakers. The writer introduces the Quaker way to a newcomer in language that is personal and gentle, while offering powerful inspiration through stories.
Paperback, 98 pages
Published June 2012 by QuakerPress of FGC
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Betty
Apr 01, 2015 Betty rated it really liked it
Title: Letters to a Fellow Seeker
Author: Steve Chase
Genre: Nonfiction, spirituality, Quakers
Setting: Mostly the modern day.
Reason for Reading: This was available to borrow at the Friends Meeting I've been visiting, and I've been looking for a good, short introduction.
Finished In: A day.
Pages: An easy 110.
Copyright Date: 2012
Cover: A photo of a youngish white guy typing on a tablet. There's a Bible on the table beside him.
Excerpt: The book is set up as a series of letters, as the title suggests.
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Chel
Jul 14, 2012 Chel rated it it was amazing
I'm somewhat biased as the publisher of this book, but nonetheless, I do think it's great! Steve Chase describes what Quakers are and what it's like to be a Quaker in a very personal, inviting way. In doing so, he tells the story of his own spiritual journey, shows how he has wrestled with his values, and offers a lot of material for consideration (I was going to say meat to chew on, but remembered how many vegetarian friends I have). I think the book will be engaging not only to people who are ...more
Allison
Jul 15, 2016 Allison rated it really liked it
Loaned to me by a friend. A very readable and engaging summary of the Quaker faith, which I had not read much on since being assigned excerpts from The Journals of John Woolman in college. I found the author's orthodox Christianity a bit unexpected, as I am not accustomed to thinking of the Friends that way--a fact he addresses in the book. Overall, a very good introduction to an unusual faith tradition.
Gloria
Oct 29, 2012 Gloria rated it liked it
Shelves: for-the-spirit
Rather brief, easy to read book that answers many questions that a casual seeker might have. The questions are posed as letters. The questions are clearly meant to direct the reader to certain information. The author candidly answers many questions about style of worship, etc., and includes his own introduction to the Quaker life. Would be a good introduction to the faith.
Zana
Aug 19, 2014 Zana rated it really liked it
Very good introduction to the Quaker way. It was a little strange to read at first, as I've met Steve and the things that he shares in the book about his own spiritual journey are more intimate than I feel like I *should* know given our level of intimacy, but that wore off fast. I wish I hadn't waited an entire year to read it.
Kelly Poe
Nov 25, 2014 Kelly Poe rated it really liked it
I would recommend to anyone curious about the Quaker way or any relatively new Friends. I'm the latter, and this quick read taught me a lot about Quaker history as well as helped to make me much more productive in my silent worship.
Shirley
Apr 03, 2013 Shirley rated it really liked it
Good introduction to conservative Quaker meetings and process. Written as letters to a friend, it is quite personal and well-explained. Easy to read. Worth the time if you are interested in getting a basic understanding of Quakerism.
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