Quaker Quicks - The Guided Life
Quaker wisdom for finding an inward source of purpose in daily life.
Quakers have made the cultivation of the guided life the focus of their spirituality for over three centuries. Generations of Quakers have developed practices for nurturing their connection to an inward source of guidance, meaning and purpose. This Inward Guide is present in all people, cultures and traditions. It goes by many names and is understood in many ways, but it is equally available to everyone who is willing to listen and respond.
The Guided Life shares some of the spiritual practices that the Quaker tradition has developed to discover purpose and direction in daily life. These practices may be of use to anyone who is wrestling with the complex challenges and dilemmas of the modern world.
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This is surely one of the best descriptions of the Quaker way of life we have. It explains so clearly the human experience on which it is based, the practical exercises we can undertake to follow it, and the outcome of following it in a wholesome, joyful life that is shared with other people. ~ Rex Ambler, author of The Quaker Way: A Rediscovery
This is a gem of a book. The guided life is central to the Quakers and to all of us who feel God gathering us in community. Mixing personal insights and examples from the Quaker tradition, this book offers a rich feast of spiritual insight. ~ Ben Pink Dandelion, Honorary Professor of Quaker Studies, University of Birmingham
At a time when religion is often the source of considerable division, Craig Barnett has written a beautiful book which describes with undogmatic assurance the gentle power of the Quaker Way and the strength of the Inward Guide. Those familiar with Quakerism, and those desiring to know more, will learn how this way of worship can strengthen, heal and nurture both the individual and community. ~ Gerald Hewitson, author of Journey into Life: Inheriting the story of early Friends