This is an excellent introduction to Quakerism written in non-adademic language with practical applications to modern times. Written by Ben Pink Dandelion, a tutor at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Center in England, the book places Quakerism in the wider religious picture and outlines what the future may hold for the group. It explains the origins and history of the Quakers: how they emerged from the social unrest of the English civil war, and how they have since gone on to have an influence way beyond their numbers. It examines Quakers continued stance against war and their pioneering work for penal reform and against slavery. And it illuminates the distinctive methods of worship, and how Quakers believe they achieve a direct encounter with God. This is a great resource to be given to attenders who would like to know more about Quakerism.