Every Earthly Blessing

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Every Earthly Blessing

Every Earthly Blessing I have written this book with one purpose and one hope and that is that it will encourage others to discover for themselves some of the riches that I have myself found in the Celtic tradition writes

  • Title: Every Earthly Blessing
  • Author: Esther de Waal
  • ISBN: 9780819218063
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • I have written this book with one purpose and one hope, and that is that it will encourage others to discover for themselves some of the riches that I have myself found in the Celtic tradition, writes Esther de Waal What she finds there, and invites readers to discover as well, are early Christian perspectives that are as relevant today as they were in Celtic times Thi I have written this book with one purpose and one hope, and that is that it will encourage others to discover for themselves some of the riches that I have myself found in the Celtic tradition, writes Esther de Waal What she finds there, and invites readers to discover as well, are early Christian perspectives that are as relevant today as they were in Celtic times This concise and clear introduction to Celtic spirituality provides an overview of all aspects of Celtic understandings By providing readers not only with a narrative, but with the poetry and songs of the ancient Celts, she explores Celtic views of pilgrimage, solitude, creation, and healing De Waal also looks at their understanding of core Christian concepts, such as sin, sorrow, salvation, and the cross Written accessibly, this book is excellent for parish study as well as individual reading.

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    1. Vainvt on said:

      This book was recommended for a Celtic Pilgrimage, and as I was discovering Celtic spirituality, it helped to put it into the context of everyday life. One aspect I loved was the plethora of prayers Celts made each day as part of their lives. There were prayers for cutting fields, for weaving cloth, and for tending animals. There were more significant prayers for baptisms and for sending children into the world. Every action was sacred and God was ever present. A beautiful way to live life.

    2. Elijah on said:

      Not the best of de Waal's Celtic Christianity books, this one repeats much of what is said in her Celtic Vision and The Way of Celtic Prayer. It was still worth the read, though.

    3. Dartist on said:

      Several ancient Celtic Christians launched out on a peregrinatio, "a wandering form of exile or pilgrimage." (39) They left to find God, to wherever He might take them. Esther De Waal introduces her book, "Every Earthly Blessing: Rediscovering the Celtic Tradition," stating her intent "that it will encourage others to discover for themselves some of the riches that [she herself] found in the Celtic tradition." (ix) With this aim as her target, the book is successful. I, however, somehow skimmed [...]

    4. Willa Grant on said:

      I must confess that I do not enjoy reading DeWaal's writing, I can't tell you why but I don't. On the other hand, I LOVE the information I find in her books & this one is no exception. If you are looking to be more informed & bring Celtic Christian spirituality into your life this is a very good book. In my own spiritual life, I have found that the Celtic outlook & practice has allowed me to stay the course through my difficulties with my Church & enjoy what I find there by addin [...]

    5. Karen Floyd on said:

      Celtic spirituality is about the wholeness of life, human life, the life of the earth and its creatures. We are all interconnected. They found God in the daily, mundane tasks of life: making a fire, preparing food, spinning and weaving, minding the herds. They also saw that light and dark are part of the whole self. One cannot exist without the other. This means acknowledging the darkness within ourselves as well as the light, knowing we are capable of horrible things as well as great and good t [...]

    6. Mia on said:

      Awesome view of the celtic monastic history. de Waal carefully and tactfully wove in poems and stories that reflect the change and culture of life at the time monasticism came to be in Ireland.Excellent read.

    7. Kate on said:

      Using Celtic prayers as her architecture, Esther introduces concepts of Celtic Christianity to a general audience. Scholarly yet accessible to most readers, this is a clear-eyed view of an overly-romanticized period in Christian history.

    8. Karen Crawford on said:

      An amazing journey through the history and traditions of Celtic spirituality.

    9. Wes on said:

      Rediscovering the Celtic Tradition from one of the most revered Celtic Christian Authors.

    10. Marilyn Chandler on said:

      A helpful introduction to Celtic Christianity, which offers some reminders about dimensions of our own spiritual legacy that might bear retrieving.

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