Marcelle Martin’s books Our Life is Love: the Quaker Spiritual Journey and A Guide to Faithfulness Groups can be ordered from Inner Light Books.
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Our Life is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey describes the transformational spiritual journey of the first Quakers, who turned to the Light of Christ within and allowed it to be their guide. Many Friends today use different language, but are still called to make the same journey. In our time people seeking deeper access to the profound teachings of Christianity want more than just beliefs, they want direct experience. Focusing on ten elements of the spiritual journey, this book is a guide to a Spirit-filled life that affects this world. Our Life is Love has been reviewed by Marty Grundy in Friends Journal, by Carole Spencer in Quaker Religious Thought, and by Stuart Masters on A Quaker Stew.
A Guide to Faithfulness Groups explains what faithfulness is and how it can be cultivated by a community that practices ways to listen inwardly together for divine guidance. Above all, this book is a guide to faithfulness groups, a practice that holds great potential for supporting individuals of any faith in allowing the work of the Spirit to become manifest through them and their communities.
Marcelle is also the author of four pamphlets, and her articles have been published in several anthologies (see below).
A Culture of Faithfulness, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #462 (2020).
Invitation to a Deeper Communion Pendle Hill Pamphlet 366.
Holding One Another in the Light. Pendle Hill Pamphlet 382.
Deeply Rooted: Alive in the Spirit. Southeastern Yearly Meeting (SEYM) 2009 Michener Lecture. “Friends are called to play a significant role in a global transformation of consciousness. We are called to live and love in ways that help bring divine healing to this world. To do so, we must become deeply rooted in that Mystery we speak of variously as God, Spirit, the Light, the living Christ, Love, the Good.”
Companions Along the Way, religious education resources published by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.
Seeing, Feeling, Tasting, articles about Experiment with Light.
Answering Terror, articles from Friends Journal about Quaker responses to terrorism.
God as Companion, articles from What Canst Thou Say? about contemporary Quaker experiences of the Spirit and divine leadings.