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Parker J. Palmer — author of Let Your Life Speak and The Courage to Teach
"I love this book. It's a beautiful introduction to the depths and riches of silence and of the Quaker tradition. I commend it to non-Quakers who want to learn more about the Quaker way, and to Quakers who want to deepen their faith and practice."
Richard J. Foster — author of Celebration of Discipline and Sanctuary of the Soul
"The practice of silence, in both its personal and its corporate expressions, is one of the special gifts Quakers have given to the larger Christian community. In Holy Silence J. Brent Bill unpacks this gift for us in vibrant colors and vivid detail. Holy Silence will deepen you, thicken you, and energize you. Get this book!"
"A self-confessed "type A personality," Bill brings a buoyant but realistic tone to his subject. Interspersed with quotations from various Christian writers and pauses for "quietude queries," or reflective moments for relaxation and contemplation, the slim volume is a useful tool for readers seeking a guide to devotional practice." -- Publishers Weekly (first edition)
"In this inspiring paperback, he [Bill] presents a graceful and substantive overview of the treasures of silence in the Quaker tradition." --Spirituality and Practice (first edition)
I also lead workshops, retreats, and gives readings on the themes explored by Holy Silence. Contact me about booking information for your group.