In his thirteen years as Vicar, popular author David Adam welcomed over 1 million pilgrims to the Holy Island of Lindesfarne in Northumberland. Each pilgrim had a story to tell and each came for a different reason. Some radiated a sense of God's presence, and others were simply too hurried to do anything but look around quickly and move on to the next site.
Using the stories of pilgrims Adam encountered on Holy Island, he explores how we can approach our own lives as pilgrimage, without ever leaving the comfort of our homes. How can we move beyond what is safe in our world and encounter the Mystery? How can we learn to disconnect from all the technology that keeps us multi-tasking all day and all night? How can we rediscover awe in the world around us?
In the wonderful prose and poetry for which he is so well-loved, David Adam helps us get on the road of life, even when we don't have time to travel to distant lands.
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"Those familiar with this creative author's books will appreciate his prayers, his natural delight in senses and wonder, and his ability to convey the special bounties of Celtic Spirituality. All of these are on display in this fine paperback."
—Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Health, March 2005
"Adam has a gift for writing prayers in the Celtic pattern."
—Episcopal Life, July/August 2005