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In Search of Sacred Places Why Do They Still Come Fourteen Hundred Years After A Handful Of Celtic Monks Withdrew To Tiny Islands In The Sea, And Almost A Thousand Years After The Last Of Them Disappeared, A Steady Streams Of Modern Men And Women Make The Difficult Trek To These Isolated Places Why What Did The Ancient Monks Know That We Have Forgotten, Or Remember Only Dimly What Are We Looking For When We Journey To Such Sacred Places We Are Looking, Among Other Things, For Wisdom For Clues About How To Live In A Frantic, Materialistic, Care Worn World That Is, In Many Ways, Hostile To Life And We Sense That Those Who Lived Here So Long Ago, Though They Have Left Very Little Behind, Have Something To Teach Us In Search Of Sacred Places Looking For Wisdom On Celtic Holy Islands Is The Story Of A Reluctant Pilgrimage, Taken By A Man With No Great Faith In Sacred Places He Is A Man Filled With Modern Questions And Suspicions, Who Nonetheless Returns Home From These Thin Places With A Better Understanding Of How To Live This Book Interweaves Spiritual Quest, Travel, Memoir, History, Theological Reflection, Cultural Analysis, And Personal Introspection All Conveyed In An Engaging, Probing, And Honest Voice It Is A Book For Those On The Hunt For Meaning Who Share The Hope That God Has Sown It Throughout This World Perhaps Thickly In Certain Sacred Places.

10 thoughts on “In Search of Sacred Places

  1. says:

    This is a very thoughtful, well written book It has a searching sort of feel to it, with allusions to pilgrimage and journeys, as the author explores the world of Celtic Christians Parts of the book are just beautiful.

  2. says:

    very thoughtful writing, and captured many good aspects of pilgrimage.

  3. says:

    I think it is difficult to exaggerate the impact of this book on my life When I read it for the first time I was in undergrad, a small Christian liberal arts school where I struggled to figure out my place in this world Taylor s writing, humorously self deprecating, both kind and frank was a balm and a challenge as I negotiated the home of the spiritual in our brick and mortar lives Rereading it seven years later I find it better than I remembered, and realize that there are other authors who I think it is difficult to exaggerate the impact of this book on my life When I read it for the first time I was i...

  4. says:

    An excellent look at Celtic pilgrimage in the sections on Iona, Skellig Michael and the conclusion in pilgrimage takeaways The pieces in the middle on Lindisfarne and illustrated gospels aren t nearly as strong, and thespecifically travel memoir parts a...

  5. says:

    I love DT This book made me long to go on a real pilgrimage Also, enjoy this quote from St Brigid, a tenth century Irish saint I should like a great lake of aleFor the King of kings I should like the family of HeavenTo be drinking it through time eternal.

  6. says:

    Another soul mate Daniel Taylor Love this book

  7. says:

    LOVE all of Daniel Taylor s books

  8. says:

    This book is special to me because a dear friend shared it with me and we read it together I ll have to reread forspecific review comments.