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  1. 5 out of 5

    Timothy

    The Captivating History series is clear, concise and quick. I enjoyed this one and recommend it to anyone who want a quick history of the Quakers.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Hyacinth

    I was NEVER a history buff in school. Since becoming an adult, I find I do better with short, focused, interesting history vignettes if you will. I know I would've done better in history with books like this. I believe even if it was a subject matter I didn't necessarily like, I would've retained because of how it was written. William Penn, Richard Nixon, and Martin Luther King, Jr are further ingrained in my memories as a result of heading this book. I was NEVER a history buff in school. Since becoming an adult, I find I do better with short, focused, interesting history vignettes if you will. I know I would've done better in history with books like this. I believe even if it was a subject matter I didn't necessarily like, I would've retained because of how it was written. William Penn, Richard Nixon, and Martin Luther King, Jr are further ingrained in my memories as a result of heading this book.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Konet

    Another history lesson on who the Quakers were and how Pennsylvania was founded. I found the religious views of the Quakers quite interesting, and I have a little experience about the Quaker lifestyle because I went to a Quaker grade school for 1.5 yrs as a 10.5 to 12 year old in Newtown Pennsylvania. The Quaker high school and grade school actually did a lot together especially on Wednesdays when there was prayer service. We would sit in quiet and if you felt compelled to share a prayer, you co Another history lesson on who the Quakers were and how Pennsylvania was founded. I found the religious views of the Quakers quite interesting, and I have a little experience about the Quaker lifestyle because I went to a Quaker grade school for 1.5 yrs as a 10.5 to 12 year old in Newtown Pennsylvania. The Quaker high school and grade school actually did a lot together especially on Wednesdays when there was prayer service. We would sit in quiet and if you felt compelled to share a prayer, you could. Anyways.... This book was another great brief history lesson on the settling of Pennsylvania and why the Quakers are important. A must read if you like the beginning of the United States, the formation of the colonies and the people who were important in the early US colonies.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mike Harnish

    I enjoy reading about other religions and other denominations. My knowledge of the Quakers was limited, and so reading this history filled a gap in my knowledge of other denominations. This work begins with the founding of the Quakers and the problems as well as the successes of the denomination. While their is a good section on William Penn and his establishment of what was to become the state of Pennsylvania, it also starts at the beginning and continues up to the current date. If you wish to r I enjoy reading about other religions and other denominations. My knowledge of the Quakers was limited, and so reading this history filled a gap in my knowledge of other denominations. This work begins with the founding of the Quakers and the problems as well as the successes of the denomination. While their is a good section on William Penn and his establishment of what was to become the state of Pennsylvania, it also starts at the beginning and continues up to the current date. If you wish to read of other denominations and religions, this is the perfect beginning on the Quaker movement.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kent

    Questionable The poor quality of the writing definitely casts aspersions on the quality of the research and thus the accuracy of the material.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    This book is superb; I read it in one sitting because I couldn't set it aside.  The history of the Quakers is long and varied.  This book tried to show how different the Quakers viewed their relationship with God; individuals could have a direct relationship with God without a church, ministers, or hierarchy.  Each person could find the light of God within the self; thus, all life was valuable and to be protected. Quakerism has evolved along with history.  This book gave the highlights of the cha This book is superb; I read it in one sitting because I couldn't set it aside.  The history of the Quakers is long and varied.  This book tried to show how different the Quakers viewed their relationship with God; individuals could have a direct relationship with God without a church, ministers, or hierarchy.  Each person could find the light of God within the self; thus, all life was valuable and to be protected. Quakerism has evolved along with history.  This book gave the highlights of the changes that the Quakers have undergone in their quest to find the best in everyone.  Because of their pacificism, they have had difficult times in American history.  I particularly liked that both males and females were highlighted as examples of Quakers trying their best to be good citizens and goodly people, obeying God's order to love one another. There were so many interesting snippets of information: * How the Friends came to be called Quakers. *President Richard Nixon's interesting relationship with his Quaker religion. *Because of the Quaker missionary movements, there are more Quakers in Kenya than there are in any country except the US.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Dave Wheeler

    The American Quakers This is the History of the Quakers from the American side and how it was established and fought to exist and stand for peace for all mankind. I learnt a lot and am glad i got to read it and if you add interested in the Quakers then this is a great read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Douglas Reedy

    Very informative book. I really enjoyed reading this book about the Friends Society. Showing history of the Quakers sect was also enjoyable to me.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Chris Wright

    Easy to read. Enjoyable first experience of the Quakers

  10. 5 out of 5

    George Polansky

    A captivating introduction to the Quakers.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kristen

    Society of friends Gives a good basic background of the religion. Like any religion it has its ups and downs, but the passage of time seems to even it out.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Greg Hollingsworth

    Pretty thin history and the writing style leaves much to be desired. I already know more than what is presented in this book from grade school history and the little I learned from family history research. I was looking for much more detail and depth.

  13. 5 out of 5

    David Macleod Pollock

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ángel Meléndez

  15. 5 out of 5

    dorothy gunther

  16. 4 out of 5

    ROBERT G.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Pixie

  18. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

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    James Spagnoli

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mary Yankus

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ken Wlmesherr

  22. 4 out of 5

    Brian Ruppel

  23. 4 out of 5

    Robert Murillo

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ted Elliott

  25. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Leek

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lynn-Marie Stroman

  27. 5 out of 5

    John D Wright Sr.

  28. 5 out of 5

    barbara evans

  29. 4 out of 5

    kirk smith

  30. 4 out of 5

    Chris Wright

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