The Celtic Book of Days: Ancient Wisdom for Each Day of the Year from the Celtic Followers of Christ (Paperback)
The ancient Celts found God's presence in each ordinary moment of the day. Everything they encountered revealed to them the presence of the sacred; each day was deep with meaning. Now you too can practice the Celts' faith, as you take a few moments to immerse yourself in their wisdom. These small daily moments of reflection and insight will open your heart to each day and all it holds.
This day I call to me
God's strength to direct me,
God's power to sustain me,
God's wisdom to guide me. . . .
God's sheild to protect me.
Celtic spirituality is luminous with poetry and prayer, stories and sagas, canticles and contemplation. In this splendid book of daily readings, Ray Simpson draws from scripture, liturgy, folklore, his knowledge of history, and the power of his own experience to weave a richly textured tapestry of insight, invocation, and invitation. Spend some time each morning with these spiritual readings, and the blessing of Celtic wisdom will be yours.
-Carl McColman, author of Befriending Silence: Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian Spirituality, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, and Answering the Contemplative Call: First Steps on the Mystical Path
This book's spiritual insights coupled with stories and prayers from the Celtic tradition have shaped my daily life for several years now. It would be hard to imagine so much wisdom packaged between two covers-and yet Ray Simpson has skillfully distilled it into day-size portions that bless and enrich the meaning of ordinary daily life.
-Kenneth McIntosh, author of Water from an Ancient Well: Celtic Spirituality for Modern Life and Magic Reversed