(PUBPaulist)The morning and evening prayers of the ecumenical Iona Community off the Scottish coast are displayed in decorative calligraphic lettering. Reflects such Celtic values as hospitality to strangers, equality of the sexes, and care for the Earth. Great for personal use or as a beautiful gift. 93 pages, hardcover.
From the renowned Celtic shrine and heart of today's renewed interest in Celtic spirituality comes this handsome calligraphy-lettered collection of prayers based on the rhythms and images of Celtic oral tradition.
Almost on his own, J. Philip Newell has become a Celtic publishing industry. The truth is that the larger Iona Community in western Scotland is a lively stream of spiritually creative resources from a host of writers and musicians -- including prayers, music and meditations -- but most of their dozens of books are pretty much invisible to American readers.
Here's what Newell has accomplished: In short books aimed at those of us who are ordinary men and women, trying to chart a meaningful course through our hectic daily lives, Newell has crossed over into American publishing in a big way.
His pioneering books are a breath of fresh air to many readers, springing from the life-affirming, community-building theology that he says originated with Celtic Christians.
In this book, you'll find a collection of prayers used by the Iona Community. For most American Christians, these prayers will come as refreshingly straight to the point about our deepest yearnings in life.