If you would like to find out more about Quakers, then here are some suggestions for further reading.

Key Quaker Texts

Quaker Faith and Practice is the core statement of the personal and corporate religious experience of Quakers in Britain. It contains writings by Quakers and others divided into sections which cover Quaker faith, action, testimonies, and reflections, as well as information about Quaker organisation and membership.  It is a living, growing document which is revised in each generation.  This regular revision enables Quaker Faith and Practice to reflect new developments in Quaker thought, and in our understanding of the world, our history, and our faith. 545 pages. 5th edition published 2013. Available in various formats including digital.

The most up-to-date version of the text is available online on the Quaker faith & practice webpage.

Advices and Queries is a brief document which is intended for use in Meetings and by individuals for private prayer and reflection. It contains advice, counsel, challenge and inspiration for all those who wish to grow in their spiritual lives. The full text of Advices and Queries can be downloaded (73 KB) by clicking here. It is provided in RTF format which can be opened by most word processors.

It is also available online on the Quaker faith & practice webpage.


Some Other Quaker Books of Interest

A Light that is Shining by Harvey Gillman. A lively introduction to Quakers today, written for those who have not come across Quakers before.  101 pages. 3rd edition 2003.

Spirit of the Quakers by Geoffrey Durham. A basic introduction to the history of Quakers. Published 2010.


The Quaker Bookshop

The above books can be obtained from The Quaker Bookshop at Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ. A full list of titles together with ordering details can be found on the Quaker Bookshop webpage.