The Celtic Way of Prayer: The Recovery of the Religious Imagination (Google eBook)
Esther de Waal, one of Celtic Christianity's preeminent scholars, shows how this tradition of worship draws on both the pre-Christian past and on the fullness of the Gospel. It is also an enlightening glimpse at the history, folklore, and liturgy of the Celtic people.
Esther de Waal introduces readers to monastic prayer and praise (the foundation stone of Celtic Christianity), early Irish litanies, medieval Welsh praise poems, and the wealth of blessings derived from an oral tradition that made prayer a part of daily life. Through this invigorating book, readers enter a world in which ritual and rhythm, nature and seasons, images and symbols play an essential role. A welcome contrast to modern worship, Celtic prayer is liberating and, like a living spring, forever fresh.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Celtic Way of Prayer: The Recovery of the Religious ImaginationUser Review - Seth Thomas - Goodreads
Another splendid read on Celtic Spirituality. A curation of many traditional prayers and blessings, this book gives a very nice snapshot of Celtic Christianity, including daily life, theology, and liturgy. Read full review
Review: The Celtic Way of Prayer: The Recovery of the Religious ImaginationUser Review - Ruth Bonetti - Goodreads
The celtic expression of faith is wonderfully rich, earthy and poetic. The prayers add depth and beauty to enrich Christian norms. Read full review