Eighteen century preacher and abolitionist John Woolman, whose journal is a Renovaré Book Club selection, had a profound impact on Renovaré founder Richard Foster, who like Woolman is Quaker. In this episode, Richard discusses the life and work of this humble yet bold follower of Jesus.

Show Notes

How did you discover John Woolman’s Journal?

What was it, as a college student, reading Woolman’s journal?

Woolman’s first experience with slavery.

The story of Benjamin Lay.

Woolman dealt with the three great isms of our day: racism, militarism, and consumerism.

Could you help folks understand a little about Quakerism and the Friends?

Tell us about your doctoral dissertation.

What would you hope for people reading the book to take away from it?


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