Exploring Our Hunger to Belong
By (author) John O'Donohue
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Eternal Echoes by John O'Donohue
Book DescriptionThere is a divine restlessness in the human heart today, an eternal echo of longing that lives deep within us and never lets us settle for what we have or where we are. Now, in this exquisitely crafted, inspirational book, John O'Donohue explores that most basic of human desires - the desire to belong. It is a desire that constantly draws us towards new possibilities of self-discovery, friendship and creativity. In Eternal Echoes John O'Donohue embarks upon a journey of discovery into the heart of our post-modern world - a hungry, homeless world that suffers from a deep sense of isolation and fragmentation. With the thousand-year-old shelter of divine belonging now shattered, we seem to have lost our way in this magical, wondrous universe. Here, as we explore perennial themes and gain insight from a range of ancient beliefs, we draw inspiration from Ireland's rich spiritual heritage of Celtic thought and imagination. It is a heritage of profound, mystical wisdom that will open pathways to peace and contentment, and lead us to live with creativity, honour and compassion the one life that has been given to us. Destined to become a timeless classic of vision and hope, this is an imaginative tour de force by one of today's most inspirational writers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780553812411
(198mm x 127mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John O'Donohue
Four Elements, Paperback (October 2012)
Draws upon author's Celtic heritage and the love of his native landscape, the west of Ireland, to weave together a tapestry of beautifully evoked images of nature. This title explores a range of themes relating to the way we live our lives today, reveals how the energy and rhythm of the natural world - its innocence and creativity.
Echoes of Memory, Paperback (September 2011)
Explores themes of love and loss, beginnings and endings. Inspired by the ancient wisdom of the Celtic tradition and the rugged, majestic landscape of his birth, the west of Ireland, the author creates a unique vision of a place and time, and the echo of a memory that will never fade.
To Bless the Space Between Us, Hardback (January 2008)
With his compelling blend of elegant, poetic language and spiritual insight, Irish teacher and poet O'Donohue offers readers comfort and encouragement on their journeys through life, awakening them to timeless truths and showing them the power they have to answer contemporary dilemmas.
Benedictus, Hardback (November 2007)» View all books by John O'Donohue
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. This book is an attempt to reach into that tenuous territory of change that we must cross.
UK Kirkus Review » As humans we all want to be part of something. This book explores why we want to belong and how we can go about fulfilling that desire, by drawing upon Irish folklore, myth and philosophy, and Celtic wisdom to explain the sense of isolation and fragmentation which is our daily experience. Written from an essentially humanist perspective, this will appeal to the spiritual wanderer. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - John O'Donohue
John O'Donohue was awarded a Ph.D. in philosophical theology from the University of Tubingen in 1990. He is the author of several works, including a collection of poems, Echoes of Memory, a book on the philosophy of Hegel, Person als Vermittlung, Conamara Blues, and the international bestsellers, Anam Cara, Eternal Echoes and Divine Beauty. His latest work, Benedictus: A Book of Blessings will be published in 2007. John travels widely in Europe and the US, where he lectures and holds workshops. He lives in Ireland
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