To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

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By (author) John O'Donohue

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  • Publisher: Doubleday & Co Inc.
  • Format: Hardback | 222 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 193mm x 25mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0385522274
  • ISBN 13: 9780385522274
  • Sales rank: 14,197

Product description

From the author of the bestselling "Anam Cara" comes a beautiful collection of blessings to help readers through both the everyday and the extraordinary events of their lives. John O'Donohue, Irish teacher and poet, has been widely praised for his gift of drawing on Celtic spiritual traditions to create words of inspiration and wisdom for today. In "To Bless the Space Between Us, " his compelling blend of elegant, poetic language and spiritual insight offers readers comfort and encouragement on their journeys through life. O'Donohue looks at life's thresholds--getting married, having children, starting a new job--and offers invaluable guidelines for making the transition from a known, familiar world into a new, unmapped territory. Most profoundly, however, O'Donohue explains "blessing" as a way of life, as a lens through which the whole world is transformed. O'Donohue awakens readers to timeless truths and shows the power they have to answer contemporary dilemmas and ease us through periods of change.

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JOHN O'DONOHUE is the author of several books, including, most recently, "Beauty," and the international bestsellers "Anam Cara" and "Eternal Echoes," as well as two collections of poetry, "Echoes of Memory" and "Conamara Blues." He lives in Ireland and frequently travels to the United States to give lectures and conduct workshops.

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By Grainne Doogan 10 May 2011 5

This is a beautiful book of inspirational poems by John O'Donohue. It's the kind of book that you "dip into" on occasion and covers such an array of human emotions and situations that there are many poems that can be shared with friends in times of joy, grief or trouble.
Love this book and would highly recommend it, an addition to any library

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Praise for John O'Donohue "John O'Donohue is a man of the soul. His scholarly meditation on the continuing relevance of Ireland's spiritual heritage has become a publishing phenomenon...." --"London Times" " Anam Cara " "A lively spiritual companion to all Celts--or to those who are Celtic in their hearts." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "Anam Cara is a radiant source of wisdom, a link between the human and the divine. This work is a blessed, rare gem." --Larry Dossey, M.D., author of "Be Careful What You Pray For" and "Healing Words" "This beautifully written book proves that tireless wisdom can bring an amazing understanding about ourselves and the world around us even today." --Dannion Brinkley author of "Saved by the Light" and "At""Peace in the Light" "Eternal Echoes " "O'Donohue has produced a treasury for readers of all faiths. A demanding, high-wire existentialist adventure that will inspire readers to re-evaluate their goals and ways of being in the world. O'Donohue ends each chapter with a lyrical blessing or prayer, and his book itself is a profound, healing prayer." --"Publishers Weekly"