Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker: A Humble Stumble Toward Simplicity and Grace by J. Brent Bill

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Read Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker: A Humble Stumble Toward Simplicity and Grace Online Free - On quick observation, the Quaker lifestyle boasts peace, solitude, and simplicity--qualities that are attractive to any believer of any denomination or religion. Yet living a life of faith is not as simple as it may look. In fact, it's often characterized more by the stumbles than the grace.

Title : Life Lessons from a Bad Quaker: A Humble Stumble Toward Simplicity and Grace
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ISBN : 1630881317
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 208 pages


Leah rated it ★★★★☆

December 16, 2015

Notice of material connection in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR Part 255: I received a prepublication ARC of this book from author (in this case), publisher, distributor, publicist, etc. with no requirement to write a positive review. As always, my opinions are my own. Frie...

Connie rated it ★★★★★

March 09, 2016

When I saw the title of this book, I immediately thought the author was probably one of those people who takes pride in being bad; a person who smirks when he says that because he thinks it is cool to be a renegade. After reading the synopsis, I wasn't sure what to think, so I decided to read it...

Richard rated it ★★★★★

December 31, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed "Life Lessons From A Bad Quaker". J. Brent Bill is hilarious. He is witty. He is honest. He is raw. He is not afraid to tell it like it is. "Which is one reason I’m a Quaker today. I need to be. It challenges me. It rubs up against the parts of me that need smoothed out." Let...

William rated it ★★★★★

January 16, 2016

If Birthright Quakers were still acknowledged, I would be a fourth generation Quaker. In fact, I can trace my Father's Quaker roots back to the area in which Mr. Bill lives -- and I have often visited my resting fore-bearers on Memorial Day. With that being said, I am also a "Bad Quaker", while ha...

Bill rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 26, 2015

This is a very chatty, very informal introduction to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) for those not familiar with Quakers or those who feel that being a Quaker means that you have to be a Perfect Human Being. J Brent Bill uses his own ‘imperfection’ being a Quaker as a way into discussin...

Peggy rated it ★★★★★

December 14, 2015

The basic value of simplicity in Quakerism belies its complexity. How can a denomination with no dogma or creed, sometimes without a minister, be understood and practiced? A Quaker minister, Brent Bill, examines the foundational values and practices of Quakerism and poses the important questions...

Mary rated it ★★★☆☆

March 20, 2017

Definitely a helpful book to read if you are trying to re-evaluate your life and live according to your faith. The corny dad humor underscores the notion that we shouldn't take ourselves seriously, even if we take our decisions and values seriously. Just do your best, and don't beat yourself up....

Chel rated it ★★★☆☆

September 08, 2016

The subtitle of this book captures its flavor. The author is a Quaker who has written a number of other books on various aspects of the spiritual life. He is also well known for co-hosting the Facebook page "Association of Bad Friends," where Quakers are invited to joke with each other about thei...

Lauren rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 24, 2017

The tone of the book is very folksy and I found it hard to take any clearly focused ideas from. The quotes and queries included were helpful, though.

Jeanie rated it ★★☆☆☆

March 04, 2016

Yikes, I really wanted to like this one. The title was compelling and I am amazed by those that live in simplicity and grace. I would agree with the author that living in simplicity brings peace that our hearts grave. I am not sure since I received an ARC or if it was intentional but in referring...

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