Category Archives: Book Review

Book Review: An Unlikely Bunch of Anti-Apartheid Activists

The Black Sash: Women for Justice and Peace by Burton, Mary Ingouville (2015),  Jacana, Johannesburg Book review by Janneke Weidema, Pretoria Monthly Meeting The Black Sash were an unlikely bunch of South African anti-apartheid activists. They were mostly English speaking … Continue reading

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Books of the month, Feb 2017

The Quaker Centre in Britain has, as part of its newsletter, a recommended selection of books available from the Quaker Bookshop. To see the February 2017 books, visit the the site by clicking the picture below.  

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Book Review: Approved! A Storey About Quaker Meeting for Business

Approved! A Storey About Quaker Meeting for Business by Nancy L. Haines Illustrated by Anne E.G. Nydam Book Review by Amanda Gibberd, Pretoria Worship Group Approved! Is a short children’s – style book about the Quaker Business methods used in running Quaker … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Light that is Shining, An introduction to the Quakers, 3rd edition by Harvey Gillman

A Light that is Shining: An introduction to the Quakers, 3rd edition (2003) by Harvey Gillman  Quaker Books, London Book Review by Jeanne Viljoen, Pretoria Worship Group Gillman wrote the book as Outreach Secretary for Quakers in Britain and he intended it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Betsy — The dramatic biography of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry

Betsy: The dramatic biography of prison reformer Elizabeth Fry by Jean Hatton Book Review by Amanda Gibberd, Pretoria Worship Group I came across this book during Meeting one Sunday around March last year. I’d read a news article on the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dignity — The Essential Role it Plays in Resolving Conflict

Dignity: The Essential Role it Plays in Resolving Conflict by Donna Hicks, Ph.D, (2011) Forward by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu Book Review by Janneke Weidema, Pretoria Worship Group — July 2015 I was excited to read this book, because of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: This is Who I Am: Listening with Older Friends

Volume 9 of the Eldership and Oversight Handbooks, Quaker Books, London, 2004 Book Review by Rory Short, Johannesburg Monthly Meeting — April 2015 The book is aimed at helping older Friends grapple with the fact that they are aging, i.e. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Fire — African American Quakers on Spirituality and Human Rights

Reviewed by Sam Mugambe, Johannesburg Monthly Meeting — 18 May 2015 When I started reading this book “Black Fire: African American Quakers on Spirituality and Human Rights”, I expected to read about Quakers in America. But most of this book … Continue reading

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