Benedictus: A Book of Blessings

Bantam, 2007 - 240 Seiten

The perfect gift for anyone in your life, or a wonderful source of comfort for the self - this is a wonderfully heartfelt collection of thoughts and blessings that will heal, inspire, comfort and move. When you need a poem or a blessing to find strength, whatever the occasion, this is a rich source - and something to be turned to time and time again...

'This book is golden' -- ***** Reader review

'Every family should have a copy of this book on their shelf' -- ***** Reader review
'What a perfect companion to the challenges that come from being human' -- ***** Reader review
'A beautiful book that I keep sharing with others' -- ***** Reader review
'A book you will pick up time and time again for inspiration, for comfort and to be uplifted' -- ***** Reader review
'We have fallen out of belonging. Consequently, when we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives, we have no rituals to protect, encourage and guide us as we cross over into the unknown. For such crossings, we need to find new words. What is nearest to the heart is often farthest from the word. This book is an attempt to reach into that tenuous territory of change that we must cross...'

In sharing words of profound grace and wisdom, master storyteller John O'Donohue - author of the international bestseller Anam Cara - offers in Benedictus blessings to shelter us as we confront the many challenges we face on our journey through life.

We are living in an anxious world - a world so often dominated by unwelcome change, unhappiness, uncertainty and even despair. Now, more than ever, we need this collection of blessings and thoughts, covering areas such as Beginnings, Desires, States of the Heart, Callings and Beyond Endings - it is a vision of hope and belonging for this sometimes troubled world.

There are blessings in this book - for birthdays, anniversaries, deaths and many more. Some are long, some are short but all touch the heart.

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Autoren-Profil (2007)

JOHN O'DONOHUE was a poet, philosopher and scholar, a native Gaelic speaker from County Clare, Ireland. He was awarded a PhD in Philosophical Theology from the University of Tübingen, with post-doctoral study of Meister Eckhart. John's numerous international best-selling books include: Anam Cara, Beauty, Eternal Echoes, To Bless the Space Between Us, Walking in Wonder, among many others, guides readers through the landscape of the Irish imagination. On November 29, 2022, John's latest book was launched, a 25th Anniversary Edition of his beloved classic, Anam Cara. The edition includes a new Foreword by Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, a new Afterword by John's brother, Pat, along with insightful reflections from John's inner circle of friends. More information can be found: https: //

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