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Practicing Peace

Practicing Peace

A Devotional Walk through the Quaker Tradition 

Author: Catherine Whitmire

Price: $16.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 272

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-1-933495-07-1

Imprint: Sorin Books

On-sale date: April 2, 2007

More Personal Growth, Spirituality


From the best-selling author of Plain Living: A Quaker Path to Simplicity comes Practicing Peace: A Devotional Walk through the Quaker Tradition, a guide to the Quaker discipline of practicing peace for spiritual seekers of any religious tradition. Stories of successful nonviolent movements throughout history are partnered with quotes mined from over 350 years of Quaker teachings on peace. Query questions lead readers on a journey to self-discovery and through the stages of practicing peace: first by focusing inwardly, then turning their eyes to practice peace in the world around us. Includes a brief biography of each Friend quoted in the book, a glossary of common Quaker terms as well as additional online resources.

Cathy Whitmire is donating the royalties from Practicing Peace to the African Great Lakes Initiative.


"Sturdy and substantive collections of quotations."

"Quakers (members of the Religious Society of Friends) gather in regular meetings where they cherish silence as a way to center down to their interior spiritual depths. They have a saying that the service begins when the meeting is over. This tradition puts the accent on a commitment to peace and nonviolence that stretches back 350 years. Catherine Whitmire has assembled a sturdy and substantive collection of quotations from Quakers on the things that make for peace."

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat,

"An alternative path."

"Whitmire's book is a vital reminder that there is an alternative path to which Quakers and others have been courageously witnessing for centuries. Its a path upon which each of us needs to learn to walk if there is to be any real hope for the world. . . . If this book could find its way into the hearts of the world's leaders as well as the rest of us, what a different and more viable world could be shaped together."

Tilden Edwards,
Senior Fellow of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation

"No mere pious devotional."

"Watch out! This is no mere pious devotional to make you feel comfortable. It may well shake your life of its complacent status quo, and cause you to change radically for Jesus and His way of peace."

John Michael Talbot, Award-winning Christian musician

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