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Journey into life: Inheriting the story of early Friends (Swarthmore Lecture Book 2013)

Journey into life: Inheriting the story of early Friends (Swarthmore Lecture Book 2013) [Kindle Edition]

Gerald Hewitson , Simon Best
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“In seeking to understand the words of early Friends, it seemed as if I was following a thread in a labyrinth. As I penetrated deeper more seemed to be revealed – a book, a conversation, an insight, a revelation – and a Way opened.”

The stories of Quakers, past and present, as individuals and as communities, are important. They can reveal a truth that is beyond words, can guide and inspire us. In this powerful and often challenging book, Gerald Hewitson weaves his own story – from his humbling upbringing to his coming into being as a convinced Quaker – into the context of the Quaker tradition. Punctuated by the words of early Friends, Journey into life explores how the stories and texts of Quakers in the past can offer a vision of how to transform and invigorate our Quakerism now; by examining the faith, politics and metaphors of Quaker heritage, the author shows how understanding the spiritual awareness of early Friends opens us to a new conviction and truth in the present.

Originally from South Yorkshire, Gerald found Quakers in the late 1970s and is one of two founder members of now flourishing Holyhead Meeting. He has served the Society in a number of ways, most recently with his wife Gwyneth as Resident Friend at Pendle Hill Quaker Center, Philadelphia, in autumn 2011.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 205 KB
  • Print Length: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Quaker Books (25 May 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D0SW05W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #401,340 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A constant spritual support 10 Mar 2014
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I bought this because I heard GH speak at Britain Yearly Meeting and was impressed. The book is slightly different from his speech. I have found it a useful text to inspire my own spiritual practice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quietly affirming 16 Mar 2014
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I included this book in my collection of contemplative reads for Lent. Like the Quaker faith, I found it to be beautiful in its simplicity and eloquent in its quiet affirmation of seeking what is holy in each of us as creations of the Divine.
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