The Bible is an important spiritual resource, and the life and teachings of Jesus are relevant to us today.

Link to recorded session:


The Quaker Bible Reader, edited by Paul Buckley & Stephen W. Angell, ESR, 2006
Engaging Scripture: Reading the Bible with Early Friends, by Michael L. Birkel, Friends United Press, 2005
Behind the Gospels, by Henry Cadbury, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #160, 1968
Light and Life in the Fourth Gospel, by Howard Haines Brinton, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #179, 1971
Art Responds to the Bible, by Dorothea Johnson Blom, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #197, 1974
Approaching the Gospels, by Mary Chase Morrison, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #219, 1978
The Way of the Cross, by Mary Chase Morrison, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #260, 1985
The Psalms Speak, by George Terhune Peck, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #298, 1991
The Kingdom and the Way: Meditations on the Kingdom of God, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #317, 1994
Searching for the Real Jesus by Roland Leslie Warren, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #330, 1997
Navigating the Living Waters of the Gospel of John: On Wading with Children and Swimming with Elephants, by Paul N. Anderson, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #352, 2000
The Mystery of Quaker Light, by Peter Bien, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #384, 2006
Matthew 18: Wisdom for Living in Community, by Connie McPeak Green and Marty Paxson Gundy, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #399, 2008
Plow up the Fallow Ground: A Meditation in the Company of Early Friends, by Lu Harper, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #411, 2011
“You are my Witnesses”: Witness and Tradition in the Biblical and Quaker Traditions, by Thomas Gates, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #435, 2015
A Seal Upon the Heart: Quaker Readings in the Song of Songs, by Michael Birkel, Pendle Hill Pamphlet #438, 2016

Online Resources
Are Quakers Christian,
Can I be a Quaker and still follow my earlier religious traditions?,
Walk by Faith: Finding my way towards right use of Scripture, by Mary Ann Downey, Friends Journal, December 1, 2021
The Law, Grace, and Homosexuality, by Edward Elder, Friends Journal, February 28, 2013
Homosexuality and the Bible, by Steve Chase, Friends Journal, June 1, 2009
Being Honest about the Bible in Religious Education, by Donald W. McCormick, Friends Journal, May 1, 2021

QuakerSpeak videos
How do Quakers Read the Bible, August 29, 2014
How George Fox Fix 7 Bible References in a Single Sentence, November 20, 2017
Faithfully Translating the Bible, July 18, 2019
The Paradox of Quaker Belief, June 13, 2019
Are Quakers Christian?, October 31, 2019

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