What I'm Reading Now - Eighth Month 2005

What I've been reading, besides blogs:

Quaker Journals by Howard Brinton
Best Friends for Frances by Russell and Lillian Hoban
The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith by Marcus Borg
What Do People Do All Day by Richard Scarry
Friends Journal, August 2005
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (twice)
Otters Under Water by Jim Arnosky
Young Children and Worship by Sonja M. Stewart and Jerome W. Berryman
I Spy Fantasy: A Book of Picture Riddles by Walter Wick and Jean Marzollo
Here There Be Dragons by Jane Yolen


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Blogger Liz Opp said...

Nice to see this, Robin. On my reading shelf of late are:

Mysticism and Activism, a pamphlet by Michael Birkel about Woolman's inward life and outward action
Wrestling with Our Faith Tradition, Lloyd Lee Wilson
A Living Faith, Wilmer Cooper, with lots of good stuff about Quaker theology among other topics
Whispers of Faith, edited by 5 Young Friends
Swinging on the Garden Gate, Elizabeth Andrews, a spiritual memoir of her coming out as bisexual and living a life of mysticism (the author is familiar with Friends)
The Subject Tonight Is Love, Hafiz, a short collection of delicious poems

Liz, The Good Raised Up

8/30/2005 1:11 PM  
Blogger Robin M. said...

Thanks for sharing your reading list.

I am really finding a lot of meat to chew on in the Marcus Borg book. I will probably write more about it and my journey with/from/to Christianity in the next few weeks.

8/30/2005 1:57 PM  
Blogger Chris M. said...

And I'll chime in with my $0.02:

- The Great Pie Robbery, Richard Scarry
- Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob), Simon Bartram
- What Do People Do All Day? Richard Scarry
- The Quaker Testimony of Integrity, Wilmer Cooper (Pendle Hill Pamphlet, which I quoted on The Good Raised Up, I believe)
- The Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire, Arundhati Roy
- The Heart of Christianity, Marcus Borg (Robin's reading my overdue copy from the library :)
- Jeremiah (finally finished it after months of setting it aside)
- Revelation, Jude, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John (I have this notion to read the Greek Scriptures backwards)
- Just started Seekers Found: Atonement in Early Quaker Experience, Douglas Gwyn

8/30/2005 5:26 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Robin, do you have a subscription to the Friends Journal? and if so how did you get it? I am interested in getting a sub. Oh and I wanted to tell you thanks for the comment on my intro, I am going to use the comments as I work on the re-write. As far are your question about the "Society of Friends" versus Quakers and or just Friends. I actually like the peculiar looks and feelings the word Quaker invokes in people, a lot don't really know what Quakers really are or what they believe, and so it often opens up discussion. Secondly I find that "Society of Friends" is too complicated, its has even less familiarity to it. The other thing about it (what it brings up in me) is that is sounds too official, too big, and orchestrated. I'm not saying I don't like it, one thing I do like about it is that is more community focused because of the word "society" and "friends" (there is more of a tradition or heritage feeling behind it), but on the other hand I think for today's postmoderns it too much, its too official, its seems somewhat binding. But again, I am not against the use of it, I just prefer Friend or Quaker as the regular term I use. What are your thoughts about this?

9/15/2005 2:00 PM  

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