Book review by Topsy Evans, South Australia Regional Meeting
Quaker Origins, Worship and Identity: Reflections from Kenya by Donald Thomas (Hill of Vision Pamphlet 3, Kaimosi Friends Press, 40pp)
Donald Thomas is a British Friend who has spent much of his life in Kenya.
He has written an excellent summary of Quaker practice, both of the unprogammed variety and also from the programmed branch of the Society as found in Kenya. It begins with a short chapter on Quaker Origins, and moves on to examine the different forms of worship as practised today. The third and fourth chapters are on Christian Quaker Identity and finally, A Way Forward for Friends Today.
Donald Thomas is an excellent, clear writer who is able to express well known ideas in a refreshing way.
Copies are available from the author in Kenya, at dbtrat(at)yahoo.com or closer to home, the FWCCAWPS Treasurer, PO Box 181, Glen Osmond SA 5064 for $3 plus $1.20 postage.