In the House of Memory

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In the House of Memory

In the House of Memory
Ancient Celtic Wisdom for Everyday Life
By Steve Rabey

The Celtic people revered their land. They found meaning in the passage of the seasons and the movements of the sun and moon. They faced life with courage and joy. And they took deep comfort from a daily relationship with the sacred that was as real to them as the air they breathed.

Exploring both Christian and ancient pre-Christian myths, traditions and documents, this book examines key themes of Celtic spirituality: the bonds of kin and clan; the sacredness of the mundane and the present moment; silence and solitude; the love of learning; soul care and soul friendship; and the concept of wandering for God, which transplanted these ideals from Ireland to the European mainland.

Includes photos and guides to Celtic music and saints, sacred sites, and other resources.

Publishers Weekly: “Rabey, a veteran religion journalist, retells the stories of monks and monasteries, celebrates the Celtic affection for silence, solitude and prayer, and the Celtic love for learning in a manner that is irresistible.”

Bestselling author Andrew Greeley, The University of Chicago: “What a wonderful book! Not only is it among the very best single volume introduction of the Irish spiritual tradition that I’ve ever seen, it is also absolutely unique in its proposal of practical activities with which one can savor and practice the tradition!”

A Dutton Book, hardcover, 1998, $22.95
Plume/Penguin softcover, 1999, $12.95
A Doubleday Book Club selection

Books by Steve
Faith Under Fire: Stories of Courage and Hope from World War II
The Heart of Rock and Roll
In the House of Memory: Ancient Celtic Wisdom for Everyday Life
Revival in Brownsville: Pensacola, Pentecostalism,and the Power of American Revivalism
In Search of Authentic Faith: How Emerging Generations are Transforming the Church

Books by Steve and Lois
Lessons for the Living from the Dying
Side by Side: Disciple-Making for a New Century
The 101 Most Powerful Verses in the Bible
Celtic Journeys: A Traveler's Guide to Ireland's Spiritual Legacy

Every Man’s Bible
God's Word for Students
The Quest Study Bible
The Life Connecting Bible

Books by Steve with Others
The Lessons of St. Francis: How to Bring Simplicity and Spirituality into Your Daily Life
The Way of the Mystics: Ancient Wisdom for Experiencing God Today
Milestones: 50 Events that Shaped American Evangelicals in the 20th Century
Music of Creation: Foundations of a Christian Life
Rachel's Tears: The Spiritual Journey of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott
Rachel Smiles: The Spiritual Legacy of Columbine Martyr Rachel Scott
Chain Reaction: A Call to Compassionate Revolution
When Kids Hurt: Help for Adults Navigating the Adolescent Maze
What Would Jesus Ask?
How Would Jesus Vote?

Ghostwritten Books by Steve
Business with Soul: Creating a Workplace Rich in Faith and Values by Michael Cardone
Last Things Revealed: Hope for Life and the Everafter by Jim Dixon
Living Beyond the Pain: Insights for Your Journey of Transformation by Gordon Selley
Decision Making by the Book: How to Choose Wisely In an Age of Options by Haddon Robinson
The Cross: Wisdom and Blessings from 40 Years and 40,000 Miles by Arthur Blessitt
Knockin' At Heaven's Door by Stephen Hill
Work By Referral: Live the Good Life by Brian Buffini and Joe Niego

Korean, Side by Side: Disciple-Making for a New Century
Norwegian, The Lessons of St. Francis
Chinese, The 101 Most Powerful Verses in the Bible


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