The Crossroads Friends' Library

While this selection of online texts does not precisely duplicate the Crossroads Friends library, it is intended to serve a similar purpose in some measure - making longer and classic writings of Friends available to our attenders.  These are links to other sites, created and maintained by other Friends or groups, and may change.  If some of these links do not seem to work, please notify us.  We are very glad for the efforts of those who have created these websites.  The Earlham School of Religion Digital Quaker Collection (link below) includes a wide range of works by a great many Friends; if you are seeking something not listed here, try their search function.  If you have suggestions of additional sites with Quaker writings, or wish to request that we provide links for other Quaker writings (if we can find them), please contact us.

Recommended Reading List for Inquirers
(Many of these works are available here.)

A Special Place: A Message for Younger Readers

Barclay's Apology
On-Line Version               PDF Version

John Woolman's Journal

George Fox's Journal, Letters, and Writings

William Penn: Primitive Christianity Revived

The Works of Isaac Pennington
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~kuenning/penington/index.html

Epistles of Margaret Fell
http://www.qhpress.org/texts/oldqwhp/mf-e-toc.htm

Three Essays by John Woolman
http://www.qhpress.org/texts/oldqwhp/woolman.htm

Margaret Fell on Women's Speaking
http://www.qhpress.org/texts/fell.html

George Fox
"Community Building Advices"
selected by J. Edminster

 

Earlham School of Religion Digital Quaker Collection

And no library could be complete without the Holy Scriptures:

The Holy Bible Online

1611 King James Version
www.kingjamesbible.com

New International Version
www.read-the-bible.com

The Scriptures
As Understood and Used by Conservative Friends
John C. Smith

John Wilbur
on Our Shared Faith and Holy Scriptures

If you wish to purchase a Holy Bible, the International Bible Society offers a wide variety of editions, translations and bindings online, and will sell single copies.

http://www.ibsdirect.com/

New International Version
with helpful Scripture citations
submitted by Michael Raths

For a variety of other English translations, and a great many translations to other languages, check http://www.BibleGateway.com/versions/

And here are some writings by contemporary Christian Friends:

New Foundation Fellowship publishes a number of excellent resources

Francis Clare Fischer
on Healing

Phil Helms
"In the World, But Not of It:
The Misadventures of an Almost-Plain Quaker
"

Faye Chapman
"Conservative and Honest, But Not Plain"

Francis Clare Fischer
"The Prayer Cap"

Francis Clare Fischer
"The Pauline Marriage"

Francis Clare Fischer
"Plain Daughter" (poem)

Jack Smith
"The Lamb's War"

Arthur Berk
"Reflection on

Christian Relationship to Our Children"

Arthur Berk
"Christian Peacemaking"

Terry H.S. Wallace
"Stand and Live in That Which
Takes Away
the Occasion for Wars"

Terry H.S. Wallace
"The Basics of Our Testimony"

Francis Clare Fischer
"Sure We Have Preachers!"

Valerie Hibbard
on Plain Dress

Kimberly Anne Makela
"My Plain Testimony"

John Jeremiah Edminster
"Three Stages of Spiritual Growth"

Arthur Berk
"On Gospel Order"

Kimberly Anne Makela
"Going Plain"

Arthur Berk
"Fox, Christ and the Bible"

Michelle Wilbert
"Friends and Scripture"

Kimberly Anne Makela
"What Doth the Lord Require of Thee?"

Arthur Berk
"Receiving and Preaching Christ Jesus"

Terry H.S. Wallace
"Scripture and Salvation
To those who say that the Scriptures
are inessential to our salvation"

Arthur Berk
"Peter and Jesus"

Arthur Berk
"The Power of the Lord"

Seth Hinshaw
"The Joy of Repentance"

Arthur Berk
"What Does the Phrase, 'That of God,' Mean?"

Kimberly Anne Makela
"Walking Worthy of the Calling"

Daniel Berrigan
"Introduction to
George Fox and the Book of Revelation"

Constance Tonge
"To Wear a Bonnet, or Not?"

Henry Logan
"A Sign of the Times"

Raye Hodgson
"The Main Thing"

Carl Davidson
"Enough War: Give Peace a Chance"

Philip W. Helms
"Mighty Men and Lepers"

Arthur Berk
"Reflections on the Beatitudes"

Terry H.S. Wallace
"Misunderstanding Quaker Faith and Practice:
Misinterpretations that Lead to Mindless Faith and Unmindful Action"

Kimberly Anne Makela
"Ours Is Not To Reason Why"

Arthur Berk
"Reflections on Prayer"

Arthur Berk
"Living in the Love of God"

James Drummond
"Heaven and Hell"
Arthur Berk
"Sinning and Violence"

T.H.S. Wallace
"Dressing Plain and Simple"

John Edminster
"Comfort Ye, My People"

Arthur Berk
"Our Message"

Arthur Berk
"True Liberty in the Power of Gospel Truth"

Arthur Berk
"Conservative Friends"

Arthur Berk
"Unity in Truth"

Robert L. Hopper
"Review of George Fox and the Book of Revelation by Arthur Berk"

Robert L. Hopper
"The Meaning and Practice of Peace in Our Daily Lives"

Robert L. Hopper
"The Resurrection Experience and Hearing the Voice of the Lord"

Robert L. Hopper
"Vocal Ministry: The Message and the Medium"

Robert L. Hopper
"What is Truth?"

Arthur Berk
"Witnessing in the Name of Jesus"

Arthur Berk
"Judge not lest you be judged"

Arthur Berk
"The Essential Jesus"

Arthur Berk
"Jesus's Last Supper"

Arthur Berk
"Christ, Our Living Pastor"

Arthur Berk
"Peter's Admonition on Ministry"

Arthur Berk
"Quaker Community"

Arthur Berk
"Understanding Scripture"

Kimberly Anne Makela and Francis Clare Fischer
"Is There Ever an Exception to the Peace Testimony?"

Arthur Berk
"Answering the Spirit of God in Others"

Arthur Berk
"The Lost Gospel"

Arthur Berk
"Living in the Power and Love of Jesus"

Arthur Berk
"Submitting to the Lord"

Arthur Berk
"Review of Wm. Shewen"

Arthur Berk
"Visiting Among Conservative Friends"

Philip W. Helms
"Scripture, 'Just War' Theory and the Peace Testimony"
An Overview

The Shorter Writings of Arthur Berk
If thee is seeking a message no longer listed here, please check this page.

Arthur Berk
"Comment on Advice 27"

Arthur Berk
"Christ Is Present"

Arthur Berk
"Gospel Righteousness"

Soren Kierkegaard
"A King in Disguise"

Arthur Berk
"Embracing Christ"

Robert L. Hopper
"The Great Fast of Lent"

Arthur Berk
"In the Power of Jesus"

Arthur Berk
"What is Christian Quaker Ministry?"

Arthur Berk
"The Sabbath: What It Is"

Arthur Berk
"Preaching the Gospel"

Arthur Berk
"Christ - Our Everlasting Prophet"

Various Early Friends
selected by Themistoklis J.

Arthur Berk
"Paul's Ministry"

Arthur Berk
"God's Power Overcomes Human Insight"

Arthur Berk
"God's Revelation: Jesus Christ

Arthur Berk
"Gift of Ministry"

Arthur Berk
"Jesus' Continuous Supper"

Arthur Berk
"Communicating with All Souls"

Arthur Berk
"Unity in God"

Arthur Berk
"Jesus' Office as Bishop of Our Souls"

T.H.S. Wallace
"About God's Kingdom and What God Demands of His People"

Arthur Berk
"The Lord as Communicator"

Arthur Berk
"Responding to the Queries"

 

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