Nationally syndicated columnist David Yount shows how Quakers and the Society of Friends shaped the basic distinctive features of American life, from the days of the colonies, revolution and founders, to the civil rights movements of modern times: freedom, equality, community, straightforwardness, and spirituality. Quaker prep schools and colleges continue to guide future generations of mostly non-Quaker students. Quaker spirituality is the basis for much of contemporary Christian spirituality. Yount makes clear that America would not have become what it is without the profound influence of the Friends.
David Yount writes the nationally syndicated column "Amazing Grace" and hosts a weekly cable TV program. He regularly appears in the media and is the author of nine books, including What are We to Do? and Be Strong and Courageous. He lives in Montclair, VA.
Chapter 1 Foreword - A Tale of Two Quakers Chapter 2 Preface - Of Time and Eternity Chapter 3 Introduction - Convincement Part 4 Part I - How the Quakers Invented America Part 5 Part II - Friendly Persuasion Chapter 6 Faith vs. Feeling Chapter 7 The Meaning of the Light Chapter 8 The Significance of Jesus Chapter 9 How Quakers Approach the Bible Chapter 10 The Good Quaker Chapter 11 The Holy Experiment Chapter 12 Living in the Light of Eternity Chapter 13 Why Did the Quakers Stop Quaking? Chapter 14 A Peculiar People Part 15 Part III - Quaker Spirituality Chapter 16 What Jesus Learned in the Desert and Thoreau Learned in the Woods Chapter 17 To See the World in a Grain of Sand Part 18 Part IV - How the Quakers are Reinventing America