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What' your favourite introduction to Quakerism?
It sounds like I should probably have a go at the Hubbard pretty soon though. :-)
Hubbard's little book was one of the first I read, also. Very readable and pretty realiably accurate for many Q's in the Eastern part of the United States. Where are you located?
Even if you are not in the U.S., I would recommend Howard Brinton's _Friends for 350 Years_ (even better, in my opinion, is the original _Friends fro 300 Years_ because I don't agree with all that Marjory Post Abbot added about the last 50 years!).
Another very readable book is Michael Birkle's _Silence and Witness: the Quaker Tradition_; Thomas Kelly, _A Testament of Devotion (5*); and Thomas Hamm, _Quakers in America_ (which deals with the myriad types of Quakers in the U.S. Of course, if you aren't in the U.S., you may not be interested in Hamm. He is very readable, but he is a historian, not particularly writing from a Quaker spirituality point of view).
Peace thru grace,
Thanks for your responses.
It's extremely simple -- actually written for young adults (although I'm not sure that they'd get the cartoons ... I think the cartoons feature some very self-deprecating humor that only someone who's been a Quaker for awhile would get.)
A gentleman in our Meeting with a deep sonorous voice read it aloud for an Adult Religious Education session. It was quite moving to hear it read so well. And, it provoked good discussion afterwards.
ps: this is NOT an academic pamphlet.