Thursday, June 4, 2009
Counsel to the Christian-Traveller: also Meditations & Experiences
by William Shewen is a new book from Inner Light Books.
William Shewen was a first generation Quaker, a pin maker and his house was one of the first meeting places of Friends south of the Thames River in London.
“Meditations and Experiences” is the largest part of the book. Shewen presents 70 short thoughts, possibly shorter versions of messages given in worship, that describe the Quaker faith as he experienced it. He invites the reader to enter into the same experience and know the satisfaction and fulfillment that he has enjoyed.
I was struck by his directness, his intensity, and the way the Bible is infused in his writing.
I have started blogging his "Meditations & Experiences" at It Is A Precious Thing.
Posted by Bill at 8:07 PM