The Holy Island of Lindisfarne Paperback
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The Holy Island of Lindisfarne
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This tiny place witnessed one of the last stands of the ‘British’ Celtic peoples against the invading Anglo-Saxons in the sixth century. It has been the home of saints and scholars, most notably St Aidan and St Cuthbert, and famously produced the medieval masterpiece known as the Lindisfarne Gospels.
Less familiar to readers, perhaps, will be that the island experienced the first recorded Viking invasion in 793, and was involved in the seventeenth century Civil War and the eighteenth century Jacobite Rebellion. Today its Priory and Castle draw pilgrims and visitors from all over the world.
Wherever you walk on Lindisfarne, the past impinges on the present…In relating afresh many of the island’s legends and stories, David Adam’s lovely volume affords the reader a wonderful sense of all there is to discover, just beneath the surface.
The Revd Canon David Adam was for 13 years Vicar of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The author of many best-selling books, he is much in demand as a lecturer, speaker and spiritual director.
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne by David Adam was published by SPCK in February 2009 and is our 22990th best seller. The ISBN for The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is 9780281058983.
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The Holy Island of LindisfarneBarry Vendy, via The Good Book Stall
This book uncovers the history and the magic of one of Britain’s truly holy places, ‘the holiest place in holy England’ (Rabbi Lionel Blue), ‘a place where the Other pervades at every turn.’ Who better to write it than the former Vicar of Lindisfarne, the prolific author of many bestselling titles with a Celtic flavour? Early saints such as Aidan and Cuthbert, Viking invasions, Lindisfarne Gospels, Civil War fortifications, coach loads of tourists, sale to the National Trust, decline of fishing and increase in B&B establishments - It’s all there, the book won’t take long to read, and it may whet your appetite to visit this wonderful place.
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Details for The Holy Island of Lindisfarne
|Page last updated||3rd December 2016|
|Author / Artist||David Adam|
|Publisher||SPCK (February 2009)|
|Number of Pages||128|