The Road of Life

Reflections on Searching and Longing

David Adam

Dec/2004, 160 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.25 x 7.75

ISBN-13: 9780819221698



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.

Read an excerpt. 

David Adam is one of the best-loved figures in Celtic spirituality. The author of many successful books published in English, Finnish, German, Polish, and Welsh, he was vicar of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne for thirteen years. He continues to write, lecture, speak, and lead as a spiritual director.

Recent praise for David Adam:
“The Road of Life provides opportunity for spiritual reflection and is ideal for those looking for a different sort of Lent book… [it] is well-written and full of nuggets providing ample food of thought.” Christian Marketplace

"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

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  • pilgrimage
  • Europe
  • Great Britain
  • travel

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