Encounter with Silence: Reflections from the Quaker Tradition

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Silence is a key characteristic of Quaker worship. The author shares his experience of learning to wait in the silence and find God. Perfect for seekers, inquirers and seasoned Friends.

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"John Punshon has written a small and excellent essay on Quaker tradition. He presents the uniqueness of Quaker faith and practice while also relating it to the tradition of Christian spirituality. (His section on silence and the cross, for example, is superb.) The grace of Punshon's message is matched by the grace of his writing style. I hope this book will find its way into many hands, and minds, and hearts."-Parker J. Palmer, author To Know As We Are Known

"This account of the way that worship remakes and renews John Punshon is honest, humble and inspiring. He says many things which I have never seen formulated so crisply and relates them not only to the whole Quaker tradition, but to that of the wider Christian family. The book has the freshness of a classic."--Christopher Holdsworth Exeter University

"John Punshon offers simple but exceptionally powerful thoughts on silence, prayer, discernment, and worship. His resource is the Quaker unprogrammed meeting, but his appeal will be to all who want to move beyond a spiritual superficiality."--Alan Kolp Earlham School of Religion

British Quaker John Punshon is presently Quaker Tutor at Woodbrooke, a Friends study center in Birmingham, England. He has traveled widely among Friends in the United States and is the author of a short history of the Religious Society of Friends, A Portrait in Grey.

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British Quaker John Punshon was formerly Professor of Quaker Studies at Earlham School of Religion. He has traveled widely among Friends in the United States and is the author of a short history of the Religious Society of Friends, A Portrait in Grey.

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