Celtic Treasure

Celtic Treasure : Unearthing the Riches of Ancient Spirituality

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Celtic spirituality has been a great source of inspiration to many across the years. Building on the success of her book The Celtic Heart, Liz Babbs digs deeper into the riches of this ancient tradition to unearth some of its treasures. Weaving together the stories and wisdom of the ancient Celts, she explores the contemporary relevance of prayer and solitude, creation and creativity, community and hospitality - showing how each of these ancient paths can enrich our future.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 80 pages
  • 150 x 160 x 12.7mm | 249.48g
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Colour photographs
  • 0745953557
  • 9780745953557
  • 572,689

Table of contents

The book is divided into 8 sections: Unearthing Celtic Treasures; Celtic Saints; Prayer and Solitude; God of Creation; Celebrating Creativity; Valuing Community; Generous Hospitality; Celebrating Life.
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About Liz Babbs

Liz Babbs, M.Ed, is an author, performer and broadcaster. A former ME sufferer, she is patron of the charity 'Christians with ME'. Liz has been described as 'an expert in relaxation and meditation' and has led sessions on radio and TV as well as at Waterstone's, Greenbelt and Easter People. Liz writes on issues of health and spirituality and her publications include CDs as well as books. The Thing About Stress (2002) was her first title for Lion.
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Reason for Reading: I am Catholic and am interested in the early Church, especially the Saints. Well, honestly, I didn\'t know what to expect from this book. What was Celtic Spirituality? Was it some new age thing or Christian? Upon opening the little book I was immediately met with Scripture and St. Patrick\'s Breastplate along with stunning photography of Christian ruins from the 1st millenium in Ireland and Scotland. This is a lovely, hand-sized gift book printed on quality paper. A delight to read and look at. The book is about the history of the Celtic Christians in the first millennium and though it is never mentioned this is, in other words, the early history of the Catholic Church in Ireland and Scotland. Everything that is mentioned, the history, the saints, the prayers, the places, the way of life are all from the beginnings of the Church in this part of the world, when the Celts were converted to Christianity. The book is full of scripture and Saint\'s prayer\'s (my favourite part), and even quotes from C.S. Lewis and Chesterton. The author herself has written her own prayers and poems which are very nice and full of Christian love. A nice book. When I was finished I googled one of the modern day communities mentioned in the book that practiced Celtic Spirituality, just to know what it was. It\'s not something I\'m interested in but I\'m happy we share the same history. My church is decorated with Celtic crosses on it\'s outside architecture as our patron saint is Saint Patrick and we have his Breastplate inside the church.show more
by Nicola Mansfield
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