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A Quaker Book of Wisdom: Life Lessons in Simplicity, Service, and Common Sense (Living Planet Book (Eagle Brook)

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"The most valuable aspect of religion," writes Robert Lawrence Smith, "is that it provides us with a framework for living. I have always felt that the beauty and power of Quakerism is that it exhorts us to live more simply, more truthfully, more charitably."

Taking his inspiration from the teaching of the first Quaker, George Fox, and from his own nine generations of Quaker forebears, Smith speaks to all of us who are seeking a way to make our lives simpler, more meaningful, and more useful. Beginning with the Quaker belief that "There is that of God in every person," Smith explores the ways in which we can harness the inner light of God that dwells in each of us to guide the personal choices and challenges we face every day. How to live and speak truthfully. How to listen for, trust, and act on our conscience. How to make our work an expression of the best that is in us.

Using vivid examples from his own life, Smith writes eloquently of Quaker Meeting, his decision to fight in World War II, and later to oppose the Vietnam War. From his work as an educator and headmaster to his role as a husband and father, Smith quietly convinces that the lofty ideals of Quakerism offer all of us practical tools for leading a more meaningful life. His book culminates with a moving letter to his grandchildren which imparts ten lessons for "letting your life speak."

Synopsis:

The personal testament by the former headmaster of Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., offers an observation of the virtues and rewards of Quaker living.

About the Author

Robert Lawrence Smith is he former headmaster of Sidwell Friends School in Washington. D.C., the country's largets Quaker day school. He served for ten years as the executive director of the Council for American Private Education and worked on the U.S. Senator Thomas Eagleton's professional staff for educational issues. He analyzed adult literacy programs for the Community Foundation of Greater Washington and helped design drug prevention programs for the Corporation Against Drug Abuse. Robert Lawrence Smith lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780688172336
Subtitle:
Life Lessons In Simplicity, Service, And Common Sense
Author:
Smith, Robert Lawrence
Author:
by Robert Lawrence Smith
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Wisdom
Subject:
Inspiration
Subject:
Quakers
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life
Subject:
Christianity - Quakers
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christianity - Quaker
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christian life -- Quaker authors.
Subject:
Spiritual life -- Society of Friends.
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Living Planet Book (Eagle Brook (Firm))
Publication Date:
19990818
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
11 x 11 in 55.52 oz

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