Melvil Decimal System: 289.809
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Christian practice and observance
Christian pastoral practice and religious orders
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Works under MDS 289.809
- Ann the Word : The Story of Ann Lee, Female Messiah, Mother of the Shakers by Richard Francis
- Simple Gifts: Lessons in Living from a Shaker Village by June Sprigg
- Mother Ann Lee: Morning Star of the Shakers by Nardi Reeder Campion
- Neither Plain nor Simple: New Perspectives on the Canterbury Shakers by David R. Starbuck
- The Perfect Life: The Shakers in America by Doris Faber
- Shaker Life, Art, and Architecture : Hands to Work, Hearts to God by Scott T. Swank
- Wisdom's Paradise: The Forgotten Shakers Of Union Village by Cheryl Bauer
- A Shaker Family Album: Photographs from the Collection of Canterbury Shaker Village by David R. Starbuck
- Angel Baskets: A Little Story About The Shakers by Mary Lyn Ray
- Chosen Faith, Chosen Land: The Untold Story of America's 21st Century Shakers by Jeannine Lauber
- O Sisters Ain't You Happy?: Gender, Family, and Community Among the Harvard and Shirley Shakers, 1781-1918 (Women and Gender in Religion) by Suzanne Ruth Thurman
- A Place in Time: The Shakers at Sabbathday Lake, Maine (Pocket Paragon) by Gerard C. Wertkin
- Shaker Cities of Peace, Love, and Union: A History of the Hancock Bishopric by Deborah E. Burns
- Shakers of Union Village, The (OH) (Images of America) by Cheryl Bauer
- Locating the Shakers (Exeter Studies in American & Commonwealth Arts) by Mick Gidley
- Testimonies of the Life, Character, Revelations, and Doctrines of Mother Ann Lee, and the Elders With Her, Through Whom the Word of Eternal Life Was (Communal societies in America) by Shakers.,
- A Shaker life : the diaries of Brother Irving Greenwood, 1894-1939 by Susan Maynard
- Writings on Shaker apostates and anti-Shakers, 1782-1850 by Christian Goodwillie
- Shaker autobiographies, biographies and testimonies, 1806-1907 by Glendyne R. Wergland
- A sketch of the life and labors of Richard McNemar by J. P. MacLean
- We Are the Shakers (Mother Ann's Story) by A. F. Joy
- Writings of Shaker apostates and anti-Shakers, 1782-1850. Volume 2, 1812-1826 by Christian Goodwillie
- Shaker autobiographies, biographies and testimonies, 1806-1907. Volume 1, 1806-1862. by Glendyne R. Wergland
- Shaker autobiographies, biographies and testimonies, 1806-1907. Volume 2, Calvin Green, 'Biographic Memoir of the Life and Experience of Calvin Green' (1861) by Glendyne R. Wergland
- Shaker autobiographies, biographies and testimonies, 1806-1907. Volume 3, Calvin Green, "Biographic memoir of the life and experience of Calvin Green (1861), continued 1864-1907 by Christian Goodwillie
- Shaker Communism; Or, Tests of Divine Inspiration. The Second Christian or Gentile Pentecostal Church, as Exemplified by Seventy Communities of Shakers in America by Frederick William Evans
- Writings of Shaker apostates and anti-Shakers, 1782-1850. Volume 3, 1831-c.1852 by Christian Goodwillie
- Writings of Shaker apostates and anti-Shakers, 1782-1850. Volume 1, 1782-1811 by Christian Goodwillie
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