Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality

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Paulist Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Religion - 112 pages
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Listening for the Heartbeat of God presents a spirituality for today, modeled on the vital characteristics of Celtic spirituality throughout the centuries. The emphasis is on the goodness of creation and of humanity made in the image of God.
 

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Newell's style is very easy to read and enjoyable. - Goodreads
A succinct introduction to Celtic spirituality. - Goodreads
Excellent introduction to Celtic Christianity. - Goodreads

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A nice overview of the history of Celtic spirituality, drawing on the gospel of St. John. A good beginner's guide to this forgotten strain of Christianity. Read full review

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User Review  - Justin Wiggins - Goodreads

This book on Celtic Christianity has changed my life. I am looking forward to re-reading it soon, and writing an essay on its impact on my journey of faith. Read full review

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Contents

Listening for the Goodness Pelagius
8
Listening within Creation Eriugena
23
Listening for God in All Things Carmina Gadelica
39
Listening with the Imagination George MacDonald
59
Listening and Acting George MacLeod
74
Two Ways of Listening John and Peter
94
Notes
109
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John Philip Newell is a poet, scholar, teacher, and Church of Scotland minister recognized for his work in Celtic spirituality and passionate about seeking peace in the world and harmony between its great spiritual traditions. His books include Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality, Sounds of the Eternal: A Celtic Psalter, and Christ of the Celts: The Healing of Creation.

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