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  • The Story of the Shakers (Revised Edition)

    by Flo Morse ...
    Featuring a new introduction, a compassionate look at a religious movement that shaped America“Put your hands to work and your hearts to God,” Mother Ann Lee told her spiritual children more than 200 years ago. Today, as the number of Shakers has dwindled to only a handful, the story of the Shakers has never been more important to record and understand. In this classic book featuring a brand-new ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The People Called Shakers

    For 35 years, the author of this book has been a devoted student of the history, beliefs, and ways of The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, better known as the Shakers. Out of his extensive research into manuscripts and primary sources and his conversations with friends in present-day Shaker communities has come a warm, illuminating history, the most thorough ever written ... Read more

    $29.27 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Shakers of Union Village

    by Cheryl Bauer ...
    series Images of America
    Founded in 1805, Union Village began as a religious and communal experiment. Eventually it became one of America's largest and most productive Shaker communities, its members achieving many firsts in education, equality, music, horticulture, and animal husbandry. Their unique faith influenced every aspect of their lives, from making furniture to raising children. They welcomed the leading figures ... Read more

    $19.06 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Shakers : Compendium of the Origin, History, Principles, Rules and Regulations

    by F.W. Evans ...
    Shakers : Compendium of the Origin, History, Principles, Rules and Regulations, Government, and Doctrines of the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing also includes six biographies of the founders of the Shaker Society. ... Read more

    $3.17 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Don’t Let My Name Scare You!

    This book, (Book 1 in Trauma to Recovery™ series) paints a raw picturesque story of a young Nigerian, American born Prince, the multiple traumatic assaults on his sexuality, his struggles with "tabooed" mental illness, his impactful responses to the global pandemics plaguing America and the world at large, and candid advice to families whose lives are being shattered by poisons of secrecy.His ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The A to Z of the Shakers

    Book 106 - The A to Z Guide Series
    The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, commonly known as the Shakers, followed Mother Ann Lee to the United States in 1774 when life in England became difficult. In the United States, they established several colonies whose governing principals included celibacy and agrarian communal living. Even at its peak, however, Shakerism claimed only about 4,500 members. Today, except ... Read more

    $68.99 AUD

  • Yearning for the New Age

    Laura Holloway-Langford and Late Victorian Spirituality

    by Diane Sasson ...
    series Religion in North America
    This biography of an unconventional woman in late 19th Century America is a study of the search for individual autonomy and spiritual growth.Laura Holloway-Langford, a “rebel girl” from Tennessee, moved to New York City, where she supported her family as a journalist. She soon became famous as the author of Ladies of the White House, which secured her financial independence. Promoted to associate ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • City of Refuge

    Separatists and Utopian Town Planning

    A fascinating exploration of the urbanism at the heart of Utopian thinkingThe vision of Utopia obsessed the nineteenth-century mind, shaping art, literature, and especially town planning. In City of Refuge, Michael Lewis takes readers across centuries and continents to show how Utopian town planning produced a distinctive type of settlement characterized by its square plan, collective ownership of ... Read more

    $57.99 AUD

  • Richard McNemar, Music, and the Western Shaker Communities

    Branches of One Living Tree

    A pioneering study of the Shaker west’s opening generation and an analytical reconstruction of the first Ohio Shaker hymnalThe arrival of the Shakers in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana in the decades after 1805 saw a substantial escalation in the movement. In Richard McNemar, Music, and the Western Shaker Communities, Carol Medlicott and Christian Goodwillie reconstruct a vast repository of early ... Read more

    $76.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Shaker Fancy Goods

    Shaker Fancy Goods tells the story of the Shaker Sisters of the nineteenth and early twentieth century who responded to the economic perils of the Industrial Revolution by inventing a lucrative industry of their own—Fancy Goods, a Victorian term for small adorned household objects made by women for women. Thanks to their work ethic, business savvy, and creativity, the tireless Shaker Sisters ... Read more

    $46.99 AUD


  • Letters from a Young Shaker

    William S. Byrd at Pleasant Hill

    In the early nineteenth century, a young man belonging to the prominent Byrd family of Virginia, the grandson of William Byrd III, took up residence in the Shaker community at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. Over the next two years, 1826–1828, he wrote a series of letters to his father, a federal judge in Ohio, describing his experiences and his impressions of the United Society of Believers, as the ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Shaker's Guide to Good Manners

    The intimate guide to life as a Shaker in 19th century America"Never make more free with your inferiors than you are willing they should make with you; it learns them to be saucy." Such sage words of advice come from Mother Ann Lee's Society of the Shakers, who in 1844 published A Juvenile Guide, or Manual of Good Manners, Consisting of Counsels, Instructions, & Rules of Deportment for the Young. ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Restoring Shakertown

    The Struggle to Save the Historic Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

    Mother Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers, articulated a vision of a community that embraced sacrifice over the needs of the individual; the result was one of the most successful utopian experiments of nineteenth-century America. The Shakers, an idealistic offshoot of the ascetic Quaker religion, grew to as many as six thousand members in nineteen communities reaching from New England to the Midwest. ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Historical Dictionary of the Shakers

    series Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series
    “Shakerism teaches God’s immanence through the common life shared in Christ’s mystical body.” Like many religious seekers throughout the ages, they honor the revelation of God but cannot be bound up in an unchanging set of dogmas or creeds. Freeing themselves from domination by the state religion, Mother Ann Lee and her first followers in mid-18th-century England labored to encounter the godhead ... Read more

    $152.99 AUD

  • Mapping Exile and Return

    Palestinian Dispossession and a Political Theology for a Shared Future

    One of the most persistent, if vexing, issues is the state of affairs in the ancient land of Palestine. Palestinian Christians bear the enormous brunt of suffering and dispossession in the current situation, and are burdened even more by Christian political appropriation of Zionism. Through an analysis of Palestinian refugee mapping practices for returning to their homeland, Alain Epp Weaver ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

  • The Shaker Village

    by Raymond Bial ...
    The Shaker faith is estimated to have had a total of fewer than 20,000 members across its 250-year history, yet more than 100,000 people visit the various Shaker villages and museums scattered across the eastern United States every year. We are still fascinated with the world of the Shakers, and authentic examples of Shaker architecture, furniture, and crafts are prized wherever they remain.In The ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Faith and Practice

    of Southeastern Yearly Meeting of The Religious Society of Friends

    Quaker Faith and Practices are the Society of Friends' guidelines and advices to Friends worldwide. Southeastern Yearly Meeting is pleased to provide eReader formats for the reader curious about Quaker faith and practice as expressed in the southeastern United States. Contents include support for same sex marriage, support for children in remarriage, community building, and support dealing with ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Chosen Faith, Chosen Land

    The Untold Story of America's 21st Century Shakers

    This book takes a look at the faith, philosophy, and way of life of the country's one remaining Shaker community. Lauber explores their spiritual and daily lives by weaving together proprietary Shaker quotations, interviews, and photographs. The result is a book that pierces many misconceptions, most notably that the Shakers and their faith are dead. Lauber places the topics of faith, community, ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD