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Order My New Book – Resisting Empire

My second book, “Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance,” is now published as a paperback. It is published by Barclay Press in Newberg, Oregon. You can purchase it via their website, your local bookstore or Amazon (Kindle).

Read more about it and purchase it here.

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🚞 2020 Travel Schedule

Are you interested in having Wess come preach, teach, or speak on his new book Resisting Empire, renewal of faith communities, convergent Friends, and more? You can reach him via the contact page.

January 5 – Resisting Empire Book Study – New Garden Friends Meeting – Greensboro

January 19 – Preaching at Unitarian Universalist Church – Greensboro

January 12, 26, Feb 2, 9 – Resisting Empire Book Study – First Friends Meeting – Greensboro

February 16 – Brotherhood Forum on Roman’s 12:17-21; 13:1-10 New Garden Friends Meeting – Greensboro

June 16-21 – Intermountain Yearly Meeting – Keynote Speaker and Workshops – Durango, CO.

Oct 23-25 – Liturgy, Mysticism and Resistance – Pendle Hill

Nov 6-8 – TBA

📚 Wess’ Books & Free Downloads

Latest book, looking at the book of Revelation as a tool for revealing what empire is and does and how to resist it. Also available via Amazon Kindle (2019).
Editor and contributor to this critical look at today’s Quaker Studies (2018).
Book looking at how to renew and remix faith traditions in our changing world. Published in 2015.
Editor and author in the book “Spirit Rising: Young Quaker Voices (2012).”
Free e-Book available for download here, looking at concepts of renewal and remix. A good summary to “A Convergent Model” (2018).
Wrote Chapter included in “An Inner Strength (2013).”

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