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Knowing And Growing

A Lent Course To Lengthen Our Lives

Author(s): David Adam

ISBN13: 9781844171774

ISBN10: 1844171779


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  • Lent is a time for change; a time for cutting back, pruning and growing in strength so that we can live more fruitful lives. Just as with a well-tended garden, we have to work at ourselves to have a full and productive life. This book is for those who want to explore the way to abundant life, for those who seek to know Christ and the power of his resurrection.

    In this 8-week course, taking us from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday in a series of one-hour sessions for group study, David Adam shares with us a method of working through Lent which follows the Churchs ancient tradition of prayer and reading Scripture called Lectio Divina, or Holy Reading.

    Each chapter includes suggested resources, hymns and prayers to help illustrate a theme to be discussed and reflected upon, together with a reading from Scripture of one of the parables in the Gospels, carefully chosen because of the simple pictures they create while also exposing us to deep mysteries and challenges. Every time we extend ourselves to reach beyond the obvious and the immediate, we are reaching towards a higher awareness and potential and the abundant life God wants us to live.

  • David Adam

          David Adam is one of the best-loved figures in Celtic Spirituality. He also writes poetry and teaching material for churches. Living on Holy Island for thirteen years he has a special love for the saints of Iona and Lindisfarne. He now lives on land that was once given to St Cuthbert.

    A good few of David’s poems and prayers have been turned into songs or hymns and they appear on CDs. He has broadcast on TV and radio on many occasions, talking on Celtic saints and their way of life. He is interested in Northumbrian folk tales and with a folk singer relates these to various audiences. He is a keen bird-watcher and loves walking in the hills.

    David wants people to learn to stop for a while and to wonder at the mystery of the whole of creation and the marvel of their own being. ‘Too many people see the world as a problem to be solved rather than a mystery to be enjoyed.’

    He has a great interest in liturgy and believes it should be deepened by teaching people to meditate on the simplest yet most profound of statements such as: ‘The Lord is here’.

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