The Irish and the Blank Page

The Irish and the Blank Page

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"Renewed interest in ancient Irish spirituality is in the air. 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: Your life is muted by your need for perfection; You feel trapped by the expectations and words of others; Your spiritual pursuits result in rules and codes of conduct rather than the sense of God's presence you long for.
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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1632691892
  • 9781632691897

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