I was not required to write a positive review. Worship of this kind is celebrated by about 89% of Friends worldwide. Though our perceptions of the Divine may differ, our mutual commitment to the Quaker way allows us to stand with one another as Friends and friends. At one time, I would have mightily resisted that view, but now I am quite willing to welcome as brother and sister those persons whose integrity will not permit them to affirm a god they have not encountered. In all three groups, most member organizations, though not necessarily members are from the United States. The Meetinghouse, which had served as a place of worship for the Friends in Ramallah could no longer be used as such and the Annex could no longer be used for community outreach. Nayloron December 26, 2013 Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase I love Philip Gulley's way of lightening a serious load.
It is not entirely theoretical; it includes human experience. Some of these Quakers joined the Church. He also draws on his own life, acknowledging shortcomings in ways that disarm and attest to the Quaker value of integrity of speech. Like Conservatives Friends, Liberal Friends reject and sacraments, such as water baptism and the Eucharist. The Journal of George Fox: An Autobiography. Reviewed by Michele Howe 1 comment16 people found this helpful. While most Christian religions each have their own ideas, we could learn something from the Quakers.
Gulley is published by the new Random House imprint Convergent, which aims at people in the growing ranks of the spiritually curious but religiously unaffiliated. We make life more complex than it needs to be. I did come away from the book feeling like I had my eyes opened to some new ideas that I hadn't thought of before or had thoughts that I have long held confirmed by someone else feeling the same way. Understanding the basic premises of any Faith is the first step in truly understanding that Faith and their belief structure. . I highly recommend this book for a good understanding of contemporary Friends. Modern meetings are often limited to an hour, ending when two people usually the exchange the by.
At the close of the book, Gulley includes a reflective question section where readers ask themselves a question each day for deeper contemplation or for use in a group. Thus, the name Quaker began as a way of ridiculing George Fox's admonition, but became widely accepted and is used by some Quakers. A local in the unprogrammed tradition is called a meeting, or a monthly meeting e. For me, simplicity is an ideal state of being. These religious leaders were suspicious of 's theory, and believed that natural selection needed to be supplemented by another process. Overall, I liked the book because I like to hear what others think about God and faith and life.
They often adopt non-propositional Biblical hermeneutics, such as believing that the Bible is an anthology of human authors' beliefs and feelings about God, rather than Holy Writ, and that multiple interpretations of the Scriptures are acceptable. We not only come to a deeper appreciation of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality, we see how embracing these virtues will radically transform us and our world. It's an easy read, it's not preachy, and it conveys a lot of material to think about. More importantly, though, Gulley is a Quaker the Religious Society of Friends, or Friends Church. Gurneyite Friends subscribe to a set of orthodox Christian doctrines, such as those found in the of faith. In the end, I would have liked to have a bit more on the history and practice of Quakers than this book offered.
Living the Quaker Way includes a 30-day spiritual practice that applies the Quaker tradition of Queries. During and after the 1642—1651 many emerged, including the and others. Still, Gulley might make nightstand Friends—people who flirt with Quakerism, reading about it before going to sleep. Moses Brown broke away from his three brothers, became an , and converted to Christian Quakerism. They make up 49% of the total number of Quakers worldwide.
He also draws on his own life, acknowledging shortcomings in ways that disarm and attest to the Quaker value of integrity of speech. Book Descriptions: Living The Quaker Way Discover The Hidden Happiness In The Simple Life is good choice for you that looking for nice reading experience. The Friends Syrian Mission was established in 1874, which among other institutions ran the , which still exist today. Please read our description and our privacy and policy page. So I was thrilled to find this book by Phil Gulley, a great Quaker writer, aimed at making those values more accessible.
In Kenya, Quakers founded Friends Bible Institute now Friends Theological College in, , in 1942. While I may take issue from time to time, I still find the book to be most readable and educational. They are predominantly atheists, agnostics, and humanists who nevertheless value membership in a religious organization. A small minority of Gurneyite Friends practice entirely unprogrammed worship. In 1650, Fox was brought before the and Nathaniel Barton, on a charge of religious. Quite in opposition to the chronic, hurry-hurry of the day, settling down for a long read is simply medicine to the soul. These practices are often referred to as the testimony against times and seasons.
The Quakers have some interesting ideas on this. Marriage moved me away from the Quaker community in which I was raised but I've always valued the emphasis Quakers place upon simplicity, integrity, community, service, non-resistance, contemplation, and peace within. Sulley illustrates these principles by being open and relaying personal stories throughout his lifetime that relate to each. Quakers in Great Britain only recognized the Orthodox Quakers and refused to correspond with the Hicksites. I love Philip Gulley's way of lightening a serious load.