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Author(s): David Adam

ISBN13: 9780281053209

ISBN10: 0281053200

Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian

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  • David Adam is one of the most prolific and best-loved writers in the Celtic tradition. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne where he lives and ministers, home to the Celtic saints Aidan, Cuthbert and Chad, receives thousands of pilgrims and visitors each year. This imaginatively designed anthology combines some of Davids most popular prayers with stunning photographs of Holy Island. Here you will find wide-sweep landscapes and more intricate images that reveal beauty in unexpected places. Each photograph relates closely to the meaning and mood of the accompanying prayer. Though firmly rooted in daily living, Landscapes of Light aims to help us perceive the glory of God that is always around us - both in times of struggle and times of joy.

  • 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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    The photographs are meditations, writes David Adam, and indeed they are, but the words aid that meditation superbly and are integral to the looking and the understanding.

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