With Putney Friends Meeting members Sadie and Ellen Forsythe in attendance, PFM member Steve Chase gave a reading and talk about his new book Letters To A Fellow Seeker: A Short Introduction To The Quaker Way on July 5, 2012, at the Friends General Conference in Kingston, Rhode Island. Here is a short, five minute excerpt from his hour long author appearance at the FGC Bookstore. It is from the second letter in the book and focuses on the question “are Quakers Christian?”
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Letters To A Fellow Seeker: A Short Introduction To The Quaker Way
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By Steve Chase | 6/07/12
In seven letters to a fictional correspondent, Putney Friends Meeting member Steve Chase describes his spiritual journey among Friends. The writer, a member of the national Quaker Quest travel team, introduces the Quaker way to a newcomer in language that is personal and gentle, while offering powerful inspiration through stories. Written as an invitation to inquirers, “Letters to a Fellow Seeker” will also stimulate discussion among new and longtime Friends about how we experience and remain true to our Quaker faith.
“In language that is simple, bold, and lovingly vulnerable, a contemporary Quaker reaches out to his neighbors asking, ‘Is this way yours, too?’ It is part testimony, part spiritual biography, part invitation, and part challenge.”
– Noah Baker Merrill, traveling Quaker minister (and PFM member)