[Reading] ➮ Practicing Peace: A Devotional Walk Through the Quaker Tradition ➶ Catherine Whitmire – Soaringeaglecasino.us

Practicing Peace: A Devotional Walk Through the Quaker TraditionQuaker Author Catherine Whitmire Shares Stories Of Successful Nonviolent Movements Throughout History Partnered With Quotes Mined From Over 350 Years Of Teachings On Peace Query Questions Lead Readers On A Journey To Self Discovery And Through The Stages Of Practicing Peace First By Focusing Inwardly, Then Turning Our Eyes To Practice Peace In The World Around Us This Resources Serves As A Devotional Guide To The Quaker Discipline Of Practicing Peace For Spiritual Seekers Of Any Religious Tradition.

[Reading] ➮ Practicing Peace: A Devotional Walk Through the Quaker Tradition ➶ Catherine Whitmire – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • Paperback
  • 270 pages
  • Practicing Peace: A Devotional Walk Through the Quaker Tradition
  • Catherine Whitmire
  • English
  • 07 November 2018
  • 9781933495071

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➮ Practicing Peace: A Devotional Walk Through the Quaker Tradition ➶ Catherine Whitmire – Soaringeaglecasino.us


  1. says:

    Let me preface this by saying if you re not a Quaker I m not read it anyway I chose this book as one of my starting the new year off right reads It was so thought provoking So many intrinsic negativities that I don t even think most of us are conscious of because we are reared in a society that thrives on survival of the fittest and violence are examined by various speakers of the faith One that deeply resonated with me given our current political climate was the suggestion by the author that, instead of expounding a lot of energy being angry towards what you feel is wrong with society or the government or the world take those energies and use them to create the world that you want to live in It sound simple, but it was so freeing for me almost to be given permission to do what I ve been feeling in my spirit for a long time, which is to distance myself from social media, political media, etc Not a bury my head in the sand but, instead of getting sucked in and bogged down by all the doom and gloom, to model the behavior that I hope we as a society can return to one where we recognize the value of others and ourselves as human being and, therefore, deser...


  2. says:

    I really am thoroughly enjoying this book I was raised my by grandparents My grandmother was Christian Science and my grandfather was was Quaker This book brought back a lot of the pillars and tenants they both strived to instill in me One passage that really struck home was Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my people, ye have done it to me At the beginning, it might be well to note that this responsibility to accept everyone, has a very different catch in it, self acceptance The psychologist Jung has most disconcertingly asked whether one of the least of these might possibly be our own despised self whom we are forever bemoaning as too heavy a burden to bear, or bitterly reproaching Providence for not having created me handsome, or brilliant, shapely, or capable, or attractive Jung once suggested in a lett...


  3. says:

    The wisdom from Friend s through history was inspiring Could not help but wonder about the costs of becoming a true advocate for peace and justice They peace, justice make wonderful titles for types of ministry, but the calling to witness to peace and justice is a heavy calling Liked it a lot.


  4. says:

    This book is a wonderful gift to anyone who is striving towards living in peace and understanding how everything in this world is connected, how peace making on a small scale influences peace in the world no matter if agnostic, atheistic or religious The book is divided in chapters, each are 4 6 pages long and consist of a scripture passage, a one page story about a historical event about the practicing of peace, selected small passages from Quaker Faith Practice or other passages and end with Queries to help the reader reflect on their own life and application and could also be used as an inspiration for journaling This structure is just awesome, because it is a great mix of anecdotes and stories which are easier to read and meaty passages from QFP I am also pretty sure that I will read this book again in a few years and compare the notes of my answers to the qu...


  5. says:

    A collection of quotes by theme, quotes from all sources, on values held dear by Quakers Not a devotional Still useful and good.


  6. says:

    Through prayer and discernment we, too, can know in which gaps God would have us stand Our efforts may feel unimportant, but nothing is too small to make a difference we may be led to write a peace poem, grow vegetables, raise children, drive hot meals to the elderly, save turtles in a wetland, teach refugees to read, or educate ourselves about racism Or we may be called to organize prayer vigils for peace, offer nonviolence trainings in prisons, protest against torture, or join an international peace team Our tools may include organic seeds, compost piles, guitars, birthday cards, e mail lists, and peace banners We may be sustained by hot cups of tea, locally grown strawberries, new songs, old and abiding friendships, and deep worship However, when we live with kindness, work with patience, and make loe the first motion in all we do, peace will follow us wherev...


  7. says:

    The Quaker tradition relies heavily on the stories and experiences from others in their community, both past and current members I love that idea, and this collection was a welcome reminder of the importance of writing things down, as mundane as...


  8. says:

    I was reading this alone and not in a discussion group, which was weird and somewhat pointless, but I could see how this would be a great discussion book.


  9. says:

    Amazing wisdom in these pages.


  10. says:

    So peaceful I really do believe I am a Quaker Now sew me some plain cloths

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