Having first emerged from Europe's heartlands, the Celts retreated under the Roman Empire to its western fringes, and from the fifth to the twelfth centuries the early church flourished in Gaul, Britain and Ireland, leaving us an important legacy from which to learn and draw fresh inspiration.
Today there is a growing interest in the witness and teaching of the Celtic Church, and Ray Simpson offers us a rich overview of a spirituality now re-emerging from the mists of time. Each chapter describes a feature of the Celtic Church, its worship, rhythm of prayer, sense of community, healing, hospitality and missionary spirit, and challenges us to learn its lessons, principles and way of being renewed in Christ from saints such as Cuthbert, Columba, Aiden, Hilda and Patrick.
Ray Simpson's valuable resource includes a comprehensive notes section and the many prayers and responses woven in to the text to lend it a very practical emphasis. This new revised edition incorporates an inspirational study guide with exercises, follow-up suggestions, Bible study and questions for discussion intended for individuals and groups alike.