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by Suzanne Skees

  • Author: Suzanne Skees
  • ISBN: 0786883642
  • ISBN13: 978-0786883646
  • ePub: 1212 kb | FB2: 1956 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Christian Living
  • Publisher: Hyperion (March 3, 1999)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 544
  • Format: azw lrf lit doc
God Among the Shakers: Search for Stillness  Faith at Sabbathday Lake ePub download

I don't think Skees' descriptions of the Shakers of today are completely accurate

This was the authors take on her time among the Shakers, who they were, what she learned from them, her questioning, and ultimately what she came away with. I don't think Skees' descriptions of the Shakers of today are completely accurate. I would caution folks to see that this book was more about how Shakerism might fit into her own life, almost a comparison. I didn't see this as a picture of the spirituality of the Shakers as much as it is the spirituality of Suzanne Skees. 7 people found this helpful.

God Among the Shakers book. A few years after that visit, I picked up this book by Suzanne Skees. She lived with the Shakers of Sabbathday Lake, the last active Shaker community in the United States

God Among the Shakers book. She lived with the Shakers of Sabbathday Lake, the last active Shaker community in the United States. At the time of her visit, in the late 1990s, only eight Shakers remained. Now, there are only 3 or 4 Shakers remaining.

Peace and Stillness are found here. By Thriftbooks beliefs with a focused personal view of the people who are Sabbathday Lake's Believers.

book by Suzanne Skees. Peace and Stillness are found here. com User, February 3, 2000. An excellent, thoughtful and poignant examination of today's Shakers. Comparisons are made between current and historical beliefs with a focused personal view of the people who are Sabbathday Lake's Believers. I feel as if I know these people. This book is a great read.

Skees contrasts the intensities of Shakers past with the wise mellowness of Sabbathday's current members

Skees, a journalist who writes on women's spirituality, studied comparative religion at Harvard Divinity School-a kindly, open-minded institution whose intersecting currents of academic study, pastoral training, and spiritual probing amply prepared the author for her work. Skees contrasts the intensities of Shakers past with the wise mellowness of Sabbathday's current members. There are instructive sections on Shaker dance, music, and ritual observance.

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is a Shaker village near New Gloucester and Poland, Maine, in the United States. Suzanne Skees (1999). It is the last active Shaker community, with two members as of 2017. The community was established in either 1782, 1783 or 1793, at the height of the Shaker movement in the United States. The Sabbathday Lake meetinghouse was built in 1794  . Retrieved 2017-01-03. "Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village". ISBN 978-0-7868-8364-6.

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. LibraryThing members' description. I was living the American dream. Striving to build a career, family, and home. It is this effort to analyze, if not remedy, her lapsed spirituality that provides the most insightful passages of the book.

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is a Shaker village near New Gloucester . It is the last active Shaker community, with three members as of 2017. The Shaker settlement at Sabbathday Lake was established by a group of Shaker missionaries in 1782, and was then known as Thompson's Pond Plantation. The first members were from Gorham, Maine.

God among the shakers. 'I went to the Shakers to look for God, who lately had been absent from my harried, distracted days,'' Suzanne Skees writes at the beginning of her chronicle of the tranquil, studious days she spent at Sabbathday Lake, M. with the eight remaining Shakers, helping with chores, sharing meals and conversations. Published March 3, 1999 by Hyperion Maine, Sabbathday Lake. There's no description for this book yet. Published March 3, 1999 by Hyperion. Maine, Sabbathday Lake.

In the tradition of "Plain and Simple" and "The Cloister Walk", this book offers a rare, intimate account of one woman's journey into the world of the Shakers--a radical Christian sect whose belief in a Mother-Father God, equal rights for all, and direct interaction with the spirits of the dead shocked other established religious communities Print ads. NPR sponsorships .
Voodoosida
I enjoyed this book. This was the authors take on her time among the Shakers, who they were, what she learned from them, her questioning, and ultimately what she came away with. She was positively changed by them in her everyday life, and shows how we can be too
Samowar
I grew up within fifteen miles of the Shaker community in New Lebanon, NY and spent countless hours at the Shaker Museum and Library in Old Chatham, NY, but I realized as I read this book that I new almost nothing about the surviving modern day Shakers. This was fascinating reading--the evolution of the Shakers and the boundary spanning that goes on between the members of the sect and members of the World is thought-provoking.
I understand the author's fascination with the Shakers and her desire to see and participate in their world first-hand. I also understand her ultimate decision that the Shaker way was not a choice that she could make, but that she took important elements of that way back with her to her very contemporary life.
This is an excellent book for those who are interested in America's utopian communities and how the roots of those communites are still present in our America.
Very Old Chap
I loved this book. It balances today's Christianity mentality against Shakerism's beliefs and lets you interpret your own way to finding peace in your life. I couldn't wait to read the conclusion, yet I didn't want it to end! It will leave your mind calm and your heart singing!
Prinna
Author has a fluent, warm style; certainly not "journalistic" or "academic". Don't expect to learn much of value or pertinence about the historical United Society and its true uniqueness and achievment. But it is a marvelous insight into the social dynamics and culture of what purports to be an ember of the once blazing Kingdom. If the author doesn't know quite what she's looking for, neither do her hosts. God bless them all. It's a lovely read.
ChallengeMine
I would not classify myself as a Shaker scholar, however, I have read a variety of works about the people of today and those of yesterday. I don't think Skees' descriptions of the Shakers of today are completely accurate. I would caution folks to see that this book was more about how Shakerism might fit into her own life, almost a comparison. I didn't see this as a picture of the spirituality of the Shakers as much as it is the spirituality of Suzanne Skees.
Valawye
An excellent, thoughtful and poignant examination of today's Shakers. Comparisons are made between current and historical beliefs with a focused personal view of the people who are Sabbathday Lake's Believers. I feel as if I know these people. And I like them. This book is a great read. Don't delay, buy it now.
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
I found this book at the library and thoroughly enjoyed it. This was my introduction to the Shakers. I had never heard of Mother Ann Lee and after reading this, I was thirsty for as much info on this fascinating woman as I could find. This was a very good journey, very well writen and enjoyed...
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