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December 22, 2003
Issue No. 23 Site News

I haven't gotten the articles I've been planning on writing done, but I have added material written by others recently:

"Let Your Lives Preach" - Friends often quote this statement from founder George Fox. A small group of Plain Friends provides this essay on it.

Friends Christmas Experiences, Part 5 - In 1998, I collected experiences and reflections from many Friends regarding Christmas. Recently I received a copy of a message shared in worship on this subject by David Hadley Finke, which I got permission to add to the site. I'm inviting other Friends to provide additional experiences and reflections for this page.

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Strangely enough, although I've been checking headlines regularly, I haven't found things appropriate to add since my last Newsletter. So this heading is a bit of a misnomer in this issue. I will invite folks to read my own seasonally appropriate reflections on The Magnificat.

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A Living Faith: An Historical and Comparative Study of Quaker Beliefs
Cover imageWilmer Cooper, founding Dean of Earlham School of Religion, provides an historical look at the beliefs of Friends (Quakers). Includes study questions.
Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home
Cover imageRichard J. Foster. Describes 21 types of Christian prayer. Harper San Francisco, 1992. 288 pages.
Journal of George Fox
Cover imageThe auto- biography of the founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).
Celebration of Discipline
Cover image20th Anniversary Edition of Richard J. Foster's million- selling work on Christian spiritual disciplines.
Imagination & Spirit: A Contemporary Quaker Reader
Cover imageA selection of excerpts from 15 contemporary Quaker authors who reached the mainstream market. See review.

Recommended Art Print: see all prints

The Peaceable Kingdom
by Edward Hicks
29 in. x 23 in.

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