Parker J. Palmer
—author of Let Your Life Speak and The
Courage to Teach
"I love this book. It's a beautiful introduction to the depths and
riches of silence and of the Quaker tradition. I commend it to
non-Quakers who want to learn more about the Quaker way, and to
Quakers who want to deepen their faith and practice."
Richard J. Foster
—author of Celebration of
Discipline and Sanctuary of the Soul
"The practice of silence, in both its personal and its corporate
expressions, is one of the special gifts Quakers have given to the
larger Christian community. In Holy Silence J.
Brent Bill unpacks this gift for us in vibrant colors and vivid
detail. Holy Silence will deepen you, thicken you,
and energize you. Get this book!"
Diana Butler Bass
—author of Grounded: Finding God in the World
"Brent Bill reminds us that silence is a dwindling resource that
needs to be preserved for the sake of our souls. If you are seeking
to hear God's Spirit beyond the din, follow Bill's instructions.
Relax your body and mind. Breathe deeply. Pick up this book. And
read. Can you imagine how silence might change your life?"
"In this brief primer on Quakerism in general and silence in
particular, the author uses a practical tone to anchor reflections
on what is essentially a matter of mystery: how God speaks in and
through individual and communal silence. . . . A useful tool for
readers seeking a guide to devotional practice."