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Being a Quaker: A Guide for Newcomers (Second edition, revised and updated)
 
 

Being a Quaker: A Guide for Newcomers (Second edition, revised and updated) [Kindle Edition]

Geoffrey Durham
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‘I was struck by how open-minded and open-hearted they were’.

Being a Quaker: A Guide for Newcomers is the definitive introduction to the faith of British Quakers in the 21st century. An inspiring exploration of the beliefs and commitment of a unique religious group, it was an instant sell-out when it first appeared in 2011. Geoffrey Durham has now revised and updated the book for its second edition, incorporating new developments and fresh thinking.

With its well-judged balance of personal experience, spiritual guidance and practical advice, this book explains how Quaker meetings can change people, and then goes on to show the nature of the change. Quakers insist on working for peace, equality, simplicity and truth in their everyday lives and find themselves nourished and enriched by the experience.

Being a Quaker: A Guide for Newcomers includes extracts from the testimony of Quakers of all backgrounds and beliefs, talking about the ways in which they put their religion into practice. It is a warm and incisive first book for all readers interested in Quakers, and an exhilarating read for anyone absorbed by the life of the Spirit.

‘This book contains everything you always wanted to know about Quakerism but were afraid to ask. It is an ideal gift to give to newcomers who want to understand what ‘the Quaker way’ is all about.’ The Friend

About the Author


Geoffrey Durham became a Quaker in 1999. He was a contributor to the successful Twelve Quakers and … series of books, has compiled an anthology, The Spirit of the Quakers, and is a regular speaker at Quaker events. He has worked professionally in the performing arts for over forty years.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 334 KB
  • Print Length: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Quaker Quest (8 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CPVOB8Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #59,164 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction to the world of Quakers 19 July 2014
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An excellent introduction to the world of Quakers :)
A definite must-read for anyone interested or would like to know more about what the Quakers do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 27 Mar 2014
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I am interested in The Religious Society of Friends and this was a straightforward and easy way to learn about them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quakerism 14 May 2014
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A clear guidance for anyone wishing to become a Quaker or learn about Quakerism .
Well written and easy to read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It allows for someone to get a view of what a Quaker is. 3 Oct 2013
By Paul Kamann - Published on Amazon.com
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I found the book refreshing. It explained what to expect from a Quaker worship service. It went on the explain what Quakers practice in their relation to the world around them. I found it easy to read and its content thought provoking.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simple introduction 3 Oct 2013
By Pedro - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a simple introduction to being a Quaker. No evangelizing and this is from a liberal Quaker tradition. Would recommend to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book about Quakerism by a true Quaker 1 Jun 2014
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Like the author, I found myself to be a Quaker during my adulthood. Durham understands Quakerism from the inside as well as from the outside. By reading this book, you, the outsider, may feel tempted to explore Quakerism from the inside as he did. A dangerous book, perhaps!
5.0 out of 5 stars A genuine option for consideration 8 Jan 2014
By Oils - Published on Amazon.com
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Outstanding introduction to this timely philosophy! Offered without any hint of excess or the definitive, this is it! A rewarding journey comfortably achieved through this refreshing read!
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