September 9, 2018: Book Talk: What Does it Mean to Live a Faithful Life Today?
Sunday, September 9, 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Book talk at Beacon Hill Friends House
The authors of Seeds that Change the World and Hiking Naked — Quakers, women, and public health professionals — will be at Beacon Hill Friends House on Sunday, September 9th in an open discussion of what it means to live faithfully in our culture, time and place.
Debbie Humphries is a public health nutritionist and teacher with a calling to travel in the ministry—something she has done since 2004 under the care of Hartford Monthly Meeting, carrying a concern for the spiritual health and vitality of the Religious Society of Friends. She wasn’t always a Quaker, but came to Quakerism in the early 1990s after growing up Mormon. Her book Seeds that Change the World, offers insights into Quaker tradition as a practice-based religious path that embodies the ability to hold paradoxical truths with deep love and a minimum of hierarchy.
Iris Graville is a writer and teacher, bookseller and bookbinder, and a retired nurse from Lopez Island, WA. As a writer, Iris strives to give voice to the untold stories of ordinary people. Her memoir, Hiking Naked—A Quaker Woman’s Search for Balance is a personal narrative of what she learned in the remote mountain village of Stehekin, WA about work, community, and leadings of the Spirit (as well as dealing with six feet of snow in the winter, ordering groceries by mail, and living without a telephone).