This was a fantastic little project to have been commissioned with. Being a firm believer in the power of education, to have a book like this available for lodge mentors and new members was a great idea, and many of the questions came from new members themselves. It has since gone on to become a very successful little book and I was honoured to be given the chance to do it.
This pocket-sized book is aimed at lodge mentors and both new and established members. New members are full of questions about Freemasonry, and are sometimes afraid to ask established members, thus turning to the Internet to be confronted by an array of websites; some filled with misinformation. This book gives the opportunity to answer those questions, and would be perfect for mentors in lodges on both sides of the Atlantic. The pocket book includes an easy-to-understand guide to Freemasonry—an all-questions-answered approach, providing a brief history of Freemasonry, and a quick guide to Masonic ritual, all in a question-and-answers section with a full index, covering the roles of the officers, the festive board, toasting, and an examination of all the current English Masonic rituals: Emulation, Bottomley, Nigerian, the Bristol, York and Hull working. Effectively, the handbook is an easy-to-understand beginners guide—a why, how, and when of Craft Freemasonry.
David Kinchen’s review of A Quick Guide to Freemasonry.