Michael Birkel has discovered in the letters of Margaret Fell, one of the founding members of the Religious Society of Friends, a “treasure trove” of wise and loving counsel for those on the spiritual journey. In a careful exploration of passages from some of these letters, he shows modern readers how to find the gems of wisdom embedded in the rich language of early Friends, the unique use of Biblical imagery, and the meditative practice of “reading within.” Margaret Fell’s guidance is rich in good advice for the spiritual seeker and for those called to nurture others in their spiritual lives. Discussion questions included.
By Michael Birkel
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #398