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A Celtic Mass for Peace

$20.00

Composed by Guitarist Sam Guarnaccia, with Lyrics by Philip Newell, this beautiful CD was inspired by the haunting spirit of the Celtic world. Soloist: Suzanne Adam with Elizabeth Von Trapp and other choral voices. Instrumentation include Violin, Flute, Cello, Viola, Bodhran, Guitar, Whistle & Small Pipes. Tracks include: Song of the Universe, Sanctus, The Prayer of Jesus, Agnus Dei, Benedictus and Song of Peace.

A Christmas Story You’ve Never Heard

$12.00

 

 

A re-imagining of the story of the birth of Jesus, based on the simple narrative found in Luke chapter two. You have not heard this Christmas story before. Illustrated by Steve Erspamer. Cover art by Robert Lovato.

 

Celtic Benediction

$18.00

A book of morning and night prayer illuminated with beautiful artwork from the 7th-century Lindisfarne Gospels. A new expression of an ancient tradition.

(Reader Review: ‘The poetry of this book speaks directly to the human heart.’)

 

Celtic Treasure

$22.00

A daily pattern of scripture and prayer illuminated with artwork from the Book of Kells alongside the simplicity of children’s Celtic artwork today.

(Reader Review: ‘This little book is an absolute gem’)

 

Christ of the Celts – Hardcover

$20.95

Written by John Philip Newell, one of the foremost experts on Celtic spirituality, this moving book offers a reflection on the “forgotten” Jesus, the Christ of the ancient Celtic tradition.

Drawing on the gospels of Thomas and the Acts of John and on the writings of Irenaeus, Eriugena, and Teilhard de Chardin, the author ignites us with the possibilities that can come from understanding this ancient spiritual tradition. The Celtic Christ offers new hope for achieving harmony, healing, and renewal for human beings and for all of creation.

Newell connects the Celtic tradition with our more conventional Christian beliefs and offers a vision of concern for healing creation and the environment — for the presence of the sacred in nature and all creatures. This was the essence of the ancient Celtic version of Christ. As an ever-unfolding mystery of life rather than a one-time event, the Celtic tradition encourages us to revere the matter of our bodies and the earth.

 

John Philip Newell is a poet, scholar, and teacher. Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is now companion theologian for the American Spirituality Center of Casa del Sol at Ghost Ranch in the high desert of New Mexico.

 

Audio version also available.

“This graceful, wise and important book is a superb introduction to the treasures of Celtic Christianity for our time.” – Marcus Borg, author, The Heart of Christianity

 

Echo of the Soul

$16.95

John Philip has taken the essence expressed in prayer form that is in Sounds of the Eternal: A Celtic Psalter and put it in thought form for Echo of the Soul. Drawing on the two great traditions of Celtic Spirituality and Jewish Spirituality, Newell gives radical affirmation of the goodness of creation and of the human body.

 

What does it mean to be made in the “image and likeness” of God? That’s the first – and defining – characteristic of our humanity, celebrated in the opening pages of the Bible. Western Christian tradition, however, has often led us to think of the body and soul as separate elements, with the soul good and body evil. This profound and challenging book clears away centuries of misunderstanding and shame that have damaged the way we see ourselves – and the way we see God. Author John Philip Newell, acclaimed for his work on Celtic spirituality, goes back to our spiritual roots in the Bible, and in the mystical Celtic and Jewish writings, to weave together a deeper, more complete understanding of our bodies as an outward expression of our spiritual selves.

“Echo of the Soul is rather a minor miracle.” –Booklist

 

Ground of All Being: The Prayer of Jesus in Color

$22.00

 

“Remind[ing] us of the Oneness from whom we have come and the one earth to which we belong.” – JP Newell

This small book is the collaboration of the Celtic scholar John Philip Newell and photographer Claudia Tammen. It brings a new vocabulary for today to the ancient prayer of Jesus and combines it with iconic photography from the high desert of New Mexico. Each page of this little gem has a full color image facing one line of the beautiful prayer allowing the reader to contemplate the profound mystery of God through words and images. Included in this gift edition are journal pages to record one’s reflections.

 

Miriam Talks Back

$12.95

Miriam Talks Back: And Other Voices from the Hebrew Scriptures.

This is a deeply perceptive and powerful work. Lyons eloquently provides believable voices for myriad women—“good” and “bad,” Hebrew and non-Hebrew–in the Hebrew scriptures. In her poems these often silent and even unnamed females tell their own life stories as they see them and speak as real, complex women. God kills Job’s children as a test of his faith, but how would Job’s wife respond to these deaths? Lyons’s poems are an invitation into the world of the feminine and offer fascinating, new insights into the Hebrew scriptures.

Bonnie Lyons is the author of four books of poetry, including In Other Words, (Pecan Grove, 2004) where most of the poems recorded in this CD were published. Her other books of poetry are Hineni(Finishing Line Press, 2003), Meanwhile (Finishing Line Press, 2005) and Bedrock (Pecan Grove, 2011). In addition to poetry, she has also published Henry Roth: The Man and His Work and co-authored Passion and Craft: Interviews with Fiction Writers. A long-time, award-winning professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Bonnie Lyons has also taught and lectured in Greece, Italy, Spain, England, and Israel.

LYONS — September 2011
Spirituality/ Poetry / Audiobook / CD / 1 disc/ 5.6 x4.9. x 0.9 / running time approx 1.2 hours
ISBN 978-0-9798958-2-1 $12.95

RealLivePreacher.com

$12.00

 

 

Gordon Atkinson was the pastor of a small church in San Antonio, Texas. But he is more widely known to a large online readership simply as “The Preacher,” having posted many honest, witty, probing reflections on the blog called RealLivePreacher.com. Within months of the blog’s start in late 2002, thousands of people were coming to read Atkinson’s latest postings.

This book gathers the finest of Atkinson’s electronic essays (reworked for print publication), together with nine new writings never posted online. As veteran blog readers already know, Atkinson’s mind skews here and there, commenting on the stars, children, and tamales as often as he considers the foibles of life and faith. Readers will meet Earl the gravedigger; the little blue shoes girl; Elliot, whose birth was called Advent; and George, a deacon whose legacy lives in a rock embedded in a church wall. These are all real people, and the make up just part of the fascinating world of RealLivePreacher.com

Anyone wondering about the spiritual side of Atkinson’s writing can expect challenges. One of his aims is “to find God in the seams and transitions of life, especially at the places where sacred meets secular.” He’s not afraid to explore the full spectrum of life, including the disturbing. No matter the subject, however, the common thread running through these essays is the search for God in it all.

Artwork created by Steve Erspamer used by permission of Liturgical Training Publication.

“All in all, the most fascinating aspect of RealLivePreacher.com is its striking honesty. [Gordon]…shows us how God works faith in each and every one of us, no matter how broken, lost or thoroughly screwed up we are. This is Good News indeed.” —Cindy Appel

 

 

Selah Meditations 2

$8.00

Selah Audio Meditations are designed to offer listeners an audio retreat to pray and be still before God. These twenty minute contemplative worship productions can be played on an iPod, CD or mp3 player offering the opportunity to stop, rest and pray in a space of your choosing. $8.00

Sonidos de lo Eterno

$14.95

John Philip Newell
SONIDOS DE LO ETERNO
Un Salterio Celta

These translated morning and evening prayers are from the Celtic Christian tradition and from ancient Jewish spirituality.  They invite us to rediscover the mystery of God’s image within. This edition includes an additional three prayers that give voice to common yearnings of the human soul.

Translated by Carlos Exposito Irarragorri and Marie Cristina Borges Alvarez, Cuban priests who were introduced to Newell’s writing at Shalem Institute.

NEWELL  — July 2010
Spirituality / paperback / 104 pages / 7.9 x 4.8 x 0.4 inches/
ISBN 978-0-9819800-2-7 / $14.95

The Book of Creation

$12.95

An exploration of Celtic Christianity’s celebration of creation and creativity.

(Editorial Review: ‘Newell is quickly becoming one of today’s most authoritative and inspirational voices on Celtic Spirituality.’)

 

The Rebirthing of God, Hardcover

$19.99

For many years now the Celtic poet, peacemaker and scholar John Philip Newell has been writing about the sacredness of being, the of-Godness that is at the heart of our lives and all life. In this new work he asks what the world in general—and Christianity in particular—would look like if the true depths of our sacredness were to come forth in radically new ways.

Drawing on modern prophets from East and West, and using the holy island of Iona as an icon of new beginnings, this book speaks directly to the heart of Christians—those within the well-defined bounds of Christian practice and those on the disenchanted edges—as well as to the faithful and seekers of other traditions. It offers the hope of a fresh stirring of the Spirit among us and the invitation to be part of laboring in a new holy birth of sacred living, a true rebirthing of God.

 

The Rebirthing of God, Paperback

$15.99

For many years now the Celtic poet, peacemaker and scholar John Philip Newell has been writing about the sacredness of being, the of-Godness that is at the heart of our lives and all life. In this new work he asks what the world in general—and Christianity in particular—would look like if the true depths of our sacredness were to come forth in radically new ways.

Drawing on modern prophets from East and West, and using the holy island of Iona as an icon of new beginnings, this book speaks directly to the heart of Christians—those within the well-defined bounds of Christian practice and those on the disenchanted edges—as well as to the faithful and seekers of other traditions. It offers the hope of a fresh stirring of the Spirit among us and the invitation to be part of laboring in a new holy birth of sacred living, a true rebirthing of God.