New Library Books for the long evenings
Established in 1907 to provide an annual lecture on some subject relating to the Message and Work of the Society of Friends, the Swarthmore Lectures were named in memory of the home of Margaret Fell, which was "always open to the earnest seeker after truth, and from which loving words of sympathy and substantial material help were sent to fellow-workers" for God’s kingdom.
Back numbers, placed on the top shelf in our bookcase, make interesting reading, both as historical record and for their spiritual insights. The most recent lecture was given by American Quaker, Eden Grace, at Britain Yearly Meeting 2019 and a copy is now with us:
ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN: The Kingdom of God and the yearning of creation. It is reviewed as follows by Friends House Bookshop:
"As we face the terrifying challenges of climate change today, the spiritual power we require will only come when we surrender every particle of our will and life into the hands of the living God – when we die to ourselves in order to participate in the transformational inbreaking of the Kingdom of God on earth. In this deep and challenging lecture, Eden Grace explores the biblical, historical and spiritual roots of Quakers’ contemporary witness to God’s creation. The chapters are interspersed with several profiles of faithfulness from Friends around the world, and a comprehensive study guide provides an opportunity to gather and reflect on how God might be calling Friends to prophetic and transformative witness in our time."
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