An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom by Carl McColman

An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom: A Little Guide to Mystery, Spirit, and Compassion by Carl McColman
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Overview: Drawing on myth, folklore, poetry, and the tales of Celtic gods and heroes, this little book is an invitation to readers to explore the spiritual tradition of the Celtic peoples-a tradition rooted in hospitality and one that is of growing importance in these increasingly fractured and troubled times.

An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom is divided into three parts:
• The Celtic Mystery: In this section McColman illustrates the mystery inherent in the Celtic spiritual path with a brief discussion of the three streams of Celtic spirituality and an introduction to thin places and holy wells.
• The Celtic Saints: McColman explores how faith in the Celtic saints is rooted in the desert spirituality of the early Christian tradition. Also included are profiles of Patrick, Brendan, and Bridget.
• How to Walk the Celtic Path: In this section the author explores hospitality, spiritual direction story-telling, spiritual power, and the Grail.
McColman has written a splendid intro to a spiritual path that will appeal to both believers and seekers who are interested in all things Celtic.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Invitation to World Religions by Jeffrey Brodd

Invitation to World Religions, 2nd Edition by Jeffrey Brodd, Layne Little, Brad Nystrom, Robert Platzner, Richard Shek, Erin Stiles
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Overview: Featuring a unique, consistent, and modular chapter structure–"Teachings," "History," and "Ways of Life"–and numerous pedagogical features, Invitation to World Religions invites students to explore the world’s great religions with respect and a sense of wonder. This chapter structure enables students to navigate each religion in a consistent and systematic way and helps students to make comparisons between religions. The book describes the essential features of each religion and shows how the religions have responded to basic human needs and to the cultural contexts in which they developed. The authors also encourage students to develop an appreciation for what religious beliefs and practices actually mean to their adherents.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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