The Irish and the Blank Page : How Ancient Celts Teach us the New Covenant
"Thomas Cahill's book How the Irish Saved Civilization got many of us interested years ago. Roger Schmidt, in his new book The Irish and the Blank Page, digs deeper into the saving power Cahill speaks of. It is all about the New Covenant and newness in general. Roger has written a well-documented yet very readable volume. I found his theological reflections especially helpful."-Ken Blue, Author of Healing Spiritual Abuse, Authority to Heal and the Gospel Uncensored How does a culture change course? What made the Celts flourish while the world around them crumbled? How do "illiterate" pirates become saints and scholars?This truly fresh and inspirational take on the Gospel message leads you through the annals of Irish history to see how the gospel transformed an entire culture in a way they still consider positive, that continues to inspire people, and that they could not contain to their own shores.Explore ancient Irish myths, read the words of Patrick himself, discover how the Irish search for truth and beauty was the animating feature of their faith, not the guilt-ridden motivations so many of us cling to.You don't have to be Irish to identify with the underlying theme especially if: You life feels muted by taboos; You long for a journey that is not bound by the agendas of others; You long for a sense of God's presence rather than a focus on rules and codes of conduct.
- Paperback | 164 pages
- 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
- 21 Apr 2014
- Emplex Consulting Inc.
Even though the book deals with a subject that is not particularly familiar to me, I was amazed at how closely I identified with the underlying point and theme. It is like a parable of profound relevance to me. D. White, BC.