Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul:

Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening to What Our Souls Know and Healing the World

by John Philip Newell

Reviewed by Kathryn Madden, rc

Newell’s focus is not to nostalgically harken back to a past Celtic golden age but rather to provide us with teachings and practices of past Celtic leaders that will enable us to listen for the sacred and reverence it within and around us today. In each of the nine chapters, Newell highlights a Celtic teacher from a different moment of history, from the earliest Christian communities to those speaking to our times now, in order to illustrate how the Celtic tradition continues to evolve and grow into increasing relevance.

Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening to What Our Souls Know and Healing the World

by John Philip Newell

New York:

HarperOne, 2021

288 pages

CAD $25.00

GBP £18.47

USD $22.99

This Review Appears In

AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPIRITUAL DIRECTION + COMPANIONSHIP

Vol. 28 | No. 1 | MARCH – 2022

Reviewer

Kathryn Madden, rc

completed spiritual direction training at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, and at the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. She currently ministers in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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