Holy Silence: The Gift of Quaker Spirituality

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Paraclete Press, Apr 1, 2005 - Religion - 147 pages
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People of all faiths and backgrounds are drawn to silence. We yearn for it in these busy and difficult times, but often, when silence becomes available, we don't know what to do with it. For centuries, Quakers have taught that when we are silent, God grants us insights, guidance, and spiritual understanding that is different from what we might realize in our noisy, everyday lives. This wise book invites us to discover this and other unique gifts of the Quaker way. It is a satisfying experience and taste of a spiritual tradition unflinching in its dedication to listening for the sounds and voice of God. "A quietly lovely book in a hasty, clanging world. Holy Silence is a cooling balm." -Philip Gulley, author of the best-selling Home to Harmony series

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User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

Really liked this well written introduction to Quaker silence. Definitely would suggest this for people interested in learning a bit about the history of Quakerism plus the impact and purpose of silence in meetings. Read full review

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User Review  - Gabrielle Baalke - Goodreads

This book made me happy. Read full review

About the author (2005)

J. BRENT BILL is recognized as one of the most important communicators of the spirituality of the Quaker tradition today. He is the Executive Vice President of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, Inc. and the author of many books including Imagination and Spirit: A Contemporary Quaker Reader. Bill's writings have appeared in such publications as The Christian Century and Christianity and the Arts. A Friends minister, he and his wife Nancy live in Mooresville Indiana.

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