7th mo. 2020 Blog Posts (3)

No respector of persons

 "Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great;... for the judgement is God's" Deutoronomy 1:17.  George Fox paraphrased this passage when stating his belief that the respect shown to persons of status by tipping the hat, or using forms of address appropriate to persons according to their status, was anaethema to God. "Moreover, when the Lord sent me forth into the world, He forbade me to put off my hat to any, high or low; and I was…

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Added by Marcia P Roberts on 7th mo. 26, 2020 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

My 2019 book, "Benjamin Ferris -- A True Renaissance Man (Father of Delaware History, Quaker Leader, Architect and More)"

Today, I expanded the text which is on the book page at Amazon as follows:

Benjamin Ferris was truly a “Renaissance Man.”  He was an ambitious self educated man, well versed in the classics, who blossomed from watchmaker to surveyor and conveyancer to architect and finally into a noted historian in Wilmington, DE.  It was an historian who labeled him “Father of Delaware History.”

 While his Quaker “Inward Light” predominated over the Bible as the “fountain,” he was extremely…

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Added by John N. (Jake) Ferris on 7th mo. 14, 2020 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

2017 book entitled "Mary Jane Whiteley Coggeshall, Hicksite Quaker, Iowa/National Suffragette and Her Speeches

This past week, on a program sponsored by the OnLine Book Club, the MJC book was the "Book of the Day" on July 6.  With a ranking of 4/4 from a review by the OnLine Book Club, 45 out of 49 who read a PDF copy on Amazon liked the book on Facebook.  The next day on July 7, the OnLine Book Club conducted a "First Ten Focus Group" review.  The participants were given the first ten pages of the book from a PDF version on Amazon, and were asked whether they would buy the book or not.  Out of 41…

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Added by John N. (Jake) Ferris on 7th mo. 13, 2020 at 12:51pm — No Comments

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