Mary A. DeJong, editor and compiler

CreateSpace, 2011


This little book offers a marvelous collection of Celtic prayers which are selected to lead the pilgrim-to-be through various stages of the journey to island of Iona, Scotland, the spiritual haven of the early Celtic church and once home of a monastery. But for those of us not traveling there, it is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the wonders of creation through the particular lens of Celtic Christians.

J. Philip Newell

Paulist Press, 1997


Renowned Celtic author and scholar J.Philip Newell adapts ancient Gaelic prayers for morning and evening in a lovely  six-day devotional from the spiritual community on the island of Iona off the western shores of Scotland. 

John Philip Newell

Tobi Kahn, illustrator

New Beginnings, 2012


Celtic spirituality author and scholar John Philp Newell has a new American edition of Sounds of the Eternal,  a psalter of Celtic prayers for morning and nighttime inspired by Jewish scripture.

J. Philip Newell

Paulist Press, 2000


This little jewel of a book offers reflections and then questions that probe for our awareness of the kingdom of God around us and within us in the "promptings of paradise."  Internationally recognized Celtic author and scholar John Philip Newell succintly discusses its location in the world, in the church, in our prayer, and in our desire, out of earthly pain, for healing in the world.


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John O'Donohue

Betsy Scarborough, director

Sounds True, 2011

In this 54-minute video, originally broadcast on PBS, the late John O'Donohue gives an especially privileged tour of his beloved homeland, western Ireland.

Mary C. Earle

Skylight Paths Publishing, 2011

With classic Celtic writers such as Pelagius, Eriugena, and the saints, Earle, a clergywoman, introduces writings from various parts of the Celtic world. These words remind us of the 'big book' of creation as it is set against the "little book" of the gospel and offers the reader inspiration from both.

John Philip Newell

Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2011

Author of Celtic Benediction and Sounds of the Eternal continues this pattern of prayer book with new daily prayers for morning and evening for the week, written in the Celtic tradition. This time, he unites the religions of Judaism. Islam, and Christianity in their hopes and desires for peace through his powerful words. 


John Philip Newell

Jossey-Bass, 2011

Acclaimed author Newell continues his reflections following his bestselling Christ of the CeltsA New Harmony moves to a call for reconciliation in the tradition of Christian faith and to embrace other religions and to see harmony as expressed in the unity of all creation.

J. Philip Newell

Claudia Tammen

Material Media, 2004 

Celtic spirituality author Newell and photographer Tammen combine the Lord's Prayer with photos of the stunning New Mexico landscape. 


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John Philip Newell

Suzanne Butler, soloist

Material Media, 2010

Internationally known Celtic scholar and author Newell's latest music release is original chants in the Celtic tradition, calling for peace among the Abrahamic religions, using Near Easter harmonies.  Each chant coordinates with his book Praying with the Earth and employs a Scripture verse from Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, along with their musical traditions. Newell  reads each Scripture passage and then the chant follows, sung in Butler's beautiful voice.  Excellent for individual prayer and group gatherings.

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