Water from an Ancient Well Book Club
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About the Event
For the last half of the semester we will be learning about Celtic Spirituality through reading Water from an Ancient Well by Kenneth McIntosh, a former NAU Campus Pastor.
A bit about the book:
A Fresh Look at Celtic Spirituality.
Using story, scripture, reflection, and prayer, this book offers readers a taste of the living water that refreshed the ancient Celts. The author invites readers to imitate the Celtic saints who were aware of God as a living presence in everybody and everything. This ancient perspective gives radical new alternatives to modern faith practices, ones that are both challenging and constructively positive. This is a Christianity big enough to embrace the entire world.
A few reviews:
When I was reading Water from an Ancient Well, I sometimes felt like I taking a spiritual pilgrimage to Cano Cristales, the most beautiful river in the world or the river of five colors. Located near the town of La Macarena in Colombia, South America, the river is famous for its colorful blotches of blue, green, black, and red causing some to call it the river that ran away to paradise. If you want to run away to paradise for a couple of days, and drink living water from a source unlike any other, read Kenneth McIntosh's deeply satisfying book. ----Leonard Sweet, best-selling author and professor.
This book offers profound insights into a very different way of living our Christianity. Kenneth McIntosh invites us to imitate the Celtic saints who were aware of God as a living presence in everybody and everything. If we were to take seriously what he offers us in this book, we would experience a paradigm shift in our approach to spirituality. ----Dara Malloy, author, Celtic Priest and Monk on Inis Mor in the Aran Islands, Ireland; author of The Globalisation of God: Celtic Christianity's Nemesis.
The author writes with humility; he does not prescribe. In the process, he takes us to places made sacred by inspired believers, depicting their lives as a romance that proved itself in everyday things. He invites us to enter into a similar divine love affair that involves the whole of life. This book could become a classic. ----Ray Simpson, author of Soul Friendship and Celtic Daily Light: A Spiritual Journey Through the Year; Founding Guardian of the International Community of Aidan and Hilda and Principal Tutor of its Celtic Christian Studies program.
Find the book here.
If you join the book club, we will send you the book for $5!