[Epub] ↠ Silence and Witness: The Quaker Tradition Author Michael L. Birkel – Writerscompany.co.uk

Silence and Witness: The Quaker Tradition I have been a practicing Quaker for my entire life, now 43 years, so when a friend of mine raved about it, I thought, What the heck, let s give it a try My friend says this is one of two books he revisits regularly and after having explored it myself, I can see I too will revisit it What I like most is that Birkel does a wonderful job describing what my inner experience is I spend so much time just lingering in my Quaker form of worship, that I realized I have not spent the time to describe I have been a practicing Quaker for my entire life, now 43 years, so when a friend of mine raved about it, I thought, What the heck, let s give it a try My friend says this is one of two books he revisits regularly and after having explored it myself, I can see I too will revisit it What I like most is that Birkel does a wonderful job describing what my inner experience is I spend so much time just lingering in my Quaker form of worship, that I realized I have not spent the time to describe it He described astutely and accurately what I experience So much so, I felt like we are friends who were sharing in a cup of coffee and savoring the moment His words were rich with recognition and intimate with imagery and resonated deeply for me At the heart of it, he captured why I am a practicing Quaker.I think this is a good book for those who are new to Quaker worship, and I think it will be a companion book for those who have chosen Quaker worship as their faith tradition A brief introduction to Quaker spirituality including both insight to spiritual practices and history of chief figures. An inviting, accessible, and honest introduction to Quaker spirituality The author brings out the value and diversity of the tradition without over idealizing or over simplifying Generous quotations from a range of Friends appear throughout, a multi voiced style that seems appropriate for a book on Quakerism I think I especially appreciated the way he draws on a close reading of John Woolman to offer 8 observations about spiritual discernment This is a book I suspect I ll return to often Bu An inviting, accessible, and honest introduction to Quaker spirituality The author brings out the value and diversity of the tradition without over idealizing or over simplifying Generous quotations from a range of Friends appear throughout, a multi voiced style that seems appropriate for a book on Quakerism I think I especially appreciated the way he draws on a close reading of John Woolman to offer 8 observations about spiritual discernment This is a book I suspect I ll return to often But be careful if you choose to read it you might just come away convinced A wonderful introduction to a tradition that I find myself falling in love with. A clear, concise, well written introduction to Quakerism The sometimes confusing theology and American schisms are presented in an forth right non judgmental way Enough information and sense of the breadth of Friends that the interested reader can go on toin depth study Really good stuff. Shares An Introduction To Quaker Spirituality Covering Its History, Significant Voices, And Its Characteristic Themes, Including Silent Worship, The Way Of Simplicity, Prayer, Discernment, And An Emphasis On Inner Growth


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