Christian poetry

Celtic Fire: The Passionate Religious Vision of Ancient Britain and Ireland

By Robert Van de Weyer

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"Early Celtic Christianity was a different kind of Christianity--earth-centered, mystical, poetic, humorous, individualistic--and the texts it produced are perfectly attuned to our age. These ancient texts, freshly translated, have been collected in a beautifully designed volume with elegant two-color Celtic ornamentation... ."

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A Celtic Psaltery

By David Adam

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I offer Thee Every cloud that ever swept O'er the skies and broke and wept In rain, and with the flowerlets slept. My King. Each communicant praying Every angel staying Before Thy throne to sing. Adoramus Te!

This extract from the ancient Irish prayer, Glorificamus Te, beautifully captures both the Celtic people's devotion to the psalter and their desire to express their love for God in every situation.

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The Place Within: The Poetry of Pope John Paul II

By John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005

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Deeply spiritual poetry in English translation.

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Paradise Lost

By John Milton

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The classic Christian epic poem of the Fall of Man. Lucifer, cast out from Heaven, travels to Earth to seduce Adam and Eve into choosing sin.

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