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With a Tender Hand: A Resource Book for Eldership and Oversight

By Zélie Gross

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: QuakerBooks, U.K. (May 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
Condition: New

Price: $18.95


“On the cover, it is subtitled ‘a resource book for eldership and oversight.’ In her epilogue, the author calls it ‘a toolkit for discernment.’ I would go further than both. I have read Zélie Gross’s With a Tender Hand three times now, twice from cover to cover, once dipping in at random over a period of weeks, and I want to say clearly that in my view she has written an essential maintenance manual … a fine companion to Quaker Faith & Practice.

I expect With a Tender Hand to become a regular source of inspiration for each of us: elders and overseers, yes, but also clerks and committee members and trustees and wardens and chaplains and the ones who hope one day to have time for a Quaker job and the ones who fear they never will. It covers the ground. I have found it endlessly absorbing.” —Geoffrey Durham, The Friend