God Among the Shakers: Search for Stillness & Faith at Sabbathday Lake

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Hyperion, Mar 3, 1999 - Religion - 288 pages
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In the tradition of "Plain and Simple" and "The Cloister Walk", this book offers a rare, intimate account of one woman's journey into the world of the Shakers--a radical Christian sect whose belief in a Mother-Father God, equal rights for all, and direct interaction with the spirits of the dead shocked other established religious communities Print ads. NPR sponsorships .

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A research book for me. This is a story about a writer who goes to live with the present day Shakers in Sabbathday Lake, Maine. Written in the late nineties. It helped me see the Shaker religion in a new light and how their beliefs softened somewhat and changed over the years. Nicely written. Read full review

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The voices of the remaining 8 Shakers in the world today were fascinating and thought provoking. They come across as truly beautiful, spiritual people. Skees was at her best when discussing the ... Read full review


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Skees holds a master's degree in world religions from Harvard University. She writes on women's spirituality and international religion for national publications.

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