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A light that is shining: George Fox and the valiant sixty by Elfrida Vipont. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Listening to the Light by Jim Pym. Listening to the Light: Quakers have long been respected for their simplicity, integrity, truthfulness, non violence and undestanding of the need for silence. This inspirational little book explores Quaker values and shows how - even if we are not members of the Society of Friends - we can bring Quaker practices and ideals into our everyday lives and relationships with others.
Including a fascina Quakers have long been respected for their simplicity, integrity, truthfulness, non violence and undestanding of the need for silence. Including a fascinating chapter on how to use the tools of Quakerism in a business context, there is also much helpful advice on how to slow down, still the mind and 'let the heart create for us'. Paperback , pages.
Published April 22nd by Rider first published April 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Listening to the Light , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Listening to the Light. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jan 24, Gloria Denoon rated it really liked it. Jim Pym shares his own spiritual journey from growing up in Roman Catholic Church to joining Buddhist meditation groups, and his transition to becoming a Quaker.
By discussing practical examples, the book introduces the religion to new comers.
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Some see it as the Inward Light. Others hear it as the Still Small Voice. Whether you see or hear depends on your temperament. Nov 20, Mandy added it Shelves: I wasn't really sure how to read this book. It is written for everyone, not just Quakers, but is about Quaker worship, and suggests that the readers start using Quakers ways of worship in their lives.
As someone already attending Quakers, I felt odd when I came across those suggestions, almost as if the book was not intended for someone like me. It was very interesting to read how Pym thinks about Quaker worship, especially as his viewpoint is from someone who has dual membership, as he is also a I wasn't really sure how to read this book.
It was very interesting to read how Pym thinks about Quaker worship, especially as his viewpoint is from someone who has dual membership, as he is also a Buddhist. I did not always agree with his viewpoint however, and I am not really sure I am comfortable with the idea of cutting bits out of Quaker worship for people to try at home. I didn't like the feeling that Quaker living could be divided up into parcels and handed out.
It is the coming together to worship whilst respecting that we all have an individual spiritual path that makes Quakers work in my opinion, and that wasn't in the book, which was more about how we conduct business etc.
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Besides, it is unnecessary to break bits off Quakers for people to take home - we are here, we welcome people to join us. Apr 06, C. Jellie rated it it was amazing. This book was like a spiritual homecoming. There is such beauty in the concepts and ideals of modern British Quakerism. I love the acknowledgement that each individual is following their own spiritual path and the openness to all faith or none tied with the pursuit of equality, justice and peace.