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 The Shelter by Padraig O Tuama proves the old Irish proverb: 'It is in the shelter of each other that the people live'.

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 26598th best seller. The ISBN for In the Shelter is 9781444791709.

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Page last updated 6th January 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherHodder & Stoughton General Division (February 2015)
Weight358g
Number of Pages272
Thickness20 mm
Height206 mm
Width136 mm
ISBN9781444791709
ISBN-101444791702
Product Code4294265
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