The Bible and other writings
Whilst the Bible is the source of almost all the testimonies and the ways of Friends, most Quakers do not regard any book as being the actual "word of God".
Most Quakers regard the Bible as a great inspirational book but we don't see it as the only one, and so we also read other books that can guide our lives.
Our Advices and Queries ask, "Are you open to new light, from whatever source it may come?"
What are Advices and Queries?
Advices and Queries is a small booklet containing a number of questions and advice to Quakers. These are designed to provoke thought and discussion rather than being prescriptive. The Advices and Queries have been amended over the years so that they are relevant today.