In the Shelter Hardback
A Spirituality of Welcome
by Padraig O Tuama;
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Everyday stories with gospel reflections and Celtic mindfulness exploring the spirituality of making others welcome
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In the Shelter
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In this book much-loved poet, storyteller, theologian and speaker Padraig O Tuama applies ideas of shelter and welcome to journeys of life, using poetry, story, biblical reflection and prose to open up gentle ways of living well in a troubled world.
The fourth gospel tells of Jesus arriving in the room where the disciples are gathered, full of fear, on Easter Sunday. He does not chide or admonish; instead he says 'Peace be with you', which, in the Aramaic of his day, was simply a greeting. 'Hello,' he said, welcoming people locked in a room of fear to a place of deep encounter; encounter with themselves, with their fear, with each other and with the incarnate one in their midst.
Interweaving everyday stories with analysis, gospel reflections with mindfulness and Celtic spirituality with poetry, this book explores the practice of welcoming as a spiritual discipline. In particular, Padraig tells careful stories of welcoming parts of life that are often unwelcome.
In the Shelter by Padraig O Tuama was published by Hodder & Stoughton General Division in February 2015 and is our 27307th best seller. The ISBN for In the Shelter is 9781444791709.
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In The ShelterMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
There was from the beginning of this book a beautiful lyricism that pulled me along in the reading, so ok it's by a poet whose work I have very much previously enjoyed (Readings From The Book Of Exile, published by Canterbury Press) and I suppose that poetic lilt echoes in this book of prose, with it's small chunks of interwoven stories, contemplation, poetry and narration.
It jumps with an honesty and insight from personal story to biblical consideration, out into narrative theology and back again to personal thought and insight, and all of this takes us on the journey of consideration that maybe shelter and home isn't quite what we think it is or where we find ourselves, that maybe we are merely characters adrift in a story yet unfinished and yet purposefully planted there and integral to the stories ending, that maybe it's the chance encounters and moments that will have the most impact and provide us with the best shelter from the days ahead or just behind...
This book is an incredibly beautiful contemplation and so honest in it's content that it demands you to stop and think and face your own scattered thoughts and encounters to see where you too could find a shelter, where you can find ... and give ... a home in this world.
It's a beautiful smorgasbord, a delightfully rich feast of words and ideas and certainly a book I'm going to be sharing with others.
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Details for In the Shelter
|Author / Artist||Padraig O Tuama|
|Publisher||Hodder & Stoughton General Division (February 2015)|
|Number of Pages||272|
|Page last updated||30th September 2017|