David Adam - Author

About the Author

Dr David Adam is a writer and editor at Nature, the world's leading scientific journal. Before that he was a specialist correspondent on the Guardian for seven years, writing on science, medicine and the environment. He was named feature writer of the year by the Association of British Science Writers, and reported from Antarctica, the Arctic, China and the depths of the Amazon jungle.

Featured books by David Adam

The Man Who Couldn't Stop The Truth About OCD

The Man Who Couldn't Stop The Truth About OCD

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2015

A Sunday Times Bestseller Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building, or steer your car into oncoming traffic? You are not alone. In this captivating fusion of science, history and personal memoir, writer David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind, and how they drive millions of us towards obsessions and compulsions. David has suffered from OCD for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn't Stop is his unflinchingly honest attempt to understand the condition and his experiences. What might lead an Ethiopian schoolgirl to eat a wall of her house, piece by piece; or a pair of brothers to die beneath an avalanche of household junk that they had compulsively hoarded? At what point does a harmless idea, a snowflake in a clear summer sky, become a blinding blizzard of unwanted thoughts? Drawing on the latest research on the brain, as well as historical accounts of patients and their treatments, this is a book that will challenge the way you think about what is normal, and what is mental illness. Told with fierce clarity, humour and urgent lyricism, this extraordinary book is both the haunting story of a personal nightmare, and a fascinating doorway into the darkest corners of our minds.

Other books by David Adam

Love the World

Love the World

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/07/2018

This beautifully written book aims to increase our love for the world through reflecting on what we have discovered about it, and using this as a basis for further meditation and spiritual enrichment. It opens by looking at the beginning of the universe and the mystery of being, then moves on to our world, its atmosphere, the miracle of water and things we often take for granted but are essential to our health and happiness. Finally, it focuses on our relationship to the earth. Each section offers a short introduction, based on scientific discovery, a meditation, and an exercise in awareness and sensitivity.

The Genius Within Smart Pills, Brain Hacks and Adventures in Intelligence

The Genius Within Smart Pills, Brain Hacks and Adventures in Intelligence

Author: David Adam Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Man Who Couldn't Stop. 'Witty, sharp and enlightening . . . This book will make you smarter' Adam Rutherford. What if you have more intelligence than you realize? What if there is a genius inside you, just waiting to be released? And what if the route to better brain power is not hard work or thousands of hours of practice but to simply swallow a pill? In The Genius Within, bestselling author David Adam explores the ground-breaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement that is changing the way the brain and the mind works - to make it better, sharper, more focused and, yes, more intelligent. Sharing his own experiments with revolutionary smart drugs and electrical brain stimulation, he delves into the sinister history of intelligence tests, meets savants and brain hackers and reveals how he boosted his own IQ to cheat his way into Mensa. Going to the heart of how we consider, measure and judge mental ability, The Genius Within asks difficult questions about the science that could rank and define us, and inevitably shape our future.

The Genius Within Smart Pills, Brain Hacks and Adventures in Intelligence

The Genius Within Smart Pills, Brain Hacks and Adventures in Intelligence

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2017

From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Man Who Couldn't Stop. 'Witty, sharp and enlightening . . . This book will make you smarter' Adam Rutherford. What if you have more intelligence than you realize? What if there is a genius inside you, just waiting to be released? And what if the route to better brain power is not hard work or thousands of hours of practice but to simply swallow a pill? In The Genius Within, bestselling author David Adam explores the ground-breaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement that is changing the way the brain and the mind works - to make it better, sharper, more focused and, yes, more intelligent. Sharing his own experiments with revolutionary smart drugs and electrical brain stimulation, he delves into the sinister history of intelligence tests, meets savants and brain hackers and reveals how he boosted his own IQ to cheat his way into Mensa. Going to the heart of how we consider, measure and judge mental ability, The Genius Within asks difficult questions about the science that could rank and define us, and inevitably shape our future.

The Awesome Journey Life's Pilgrimage

The Awesome Journey Life's Pilgrimage

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2015

Drawing on a lifetime of Christian pilgrimage, David Adam reflects on biblical encounters with the divine and offers profound insights - on grief and glory, emptiness and fulfilment; repentance and forgiveness; loving and being loved - that will transform the way we live, and the way we relate to God, here and now. For example, God's question to Adam, 'Where are you?' is relevant to us all; Abraham's long journey of hearing and obeying (and learning the art of having no agenda) is ours too; Jacob's great discovery - that heaven is found on earth and earth is raised to heaven - helps us become aware that we often already possess what we think we're searching for; Moses' desert experiences of grief and glory encourage us that we journey forward to the Promised Land, while Elijah's powerlessness reminds us that God often calls us out of darkness and weakness, for we may need stillness to hear him. Written by a best-selling author - and distinguished spiritual director - with a proven track record. Inspires in us - through Bible passages, story, poetry and meditation - a sense of awe for the journey we are on and the courage to live life in abundance.The understanding that God is 'as pervasive and perceptible as the atmosphere in which we are bathed' (Teilhard de Chardin) comes through in all David's writing, and his confidence and delight in the nearness of God is surely one of the reasons his books are so popular.

The Man Who Couldn't Stop The Truth About OCD

The Man Who Couldn't Stop The Truth About OCD

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2015

A Sunday Times Bestseller Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building, or steer your car into oncoming traffic? You are not alone. In this captivating fusion of science, history and personal memoir, writer David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind, and how they drive millions of us towards obsessions and compulsions. David has suffered from OCD for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn't Stop is his unflinchingly honest attempt to understand the condition and his experiences. What might lead an Ethiopian schoolgirl to eat a wall of her house, piece by piece; or a pair of brothers to die beneath an avalanche of household junk that they had compulsively hoarded? At what point does a harmless idea, a snowflake in a clear summer sky, become a blinding blizzard of unwanted thoughts? Drawing on the latest research on the brain, as well as historical accounts of patients and their treatments, this is a book that will challenge the way you think about what is normal, and what is mental illness. Told with fierce clarity, humour and urgent lyricism, this extraordinary book is both the haunting story of a personal nightmare, and a fascinating doorway into the darkest corners of our minds.

The Man Who Couldn't Stop

The Man Who Couldn't Stop

Author: David Adam Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/09/2014

In this captivating fusion of science and personal memoir, writer David Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind David has suffered from OCD for twenty years, and The Man Who Couldn't Stop is his honest attempt to understand the condition. At what point does a harmless idea become a blinding blizzard of unwanted thoughts? Drawing on the latest research on the brain, as well as historical accounts of patients and their treatments, this is a book that will challenge the way you think about what is normal, and what is mental illness.

Traces of Glory Prayers for the Church Year

Traces of Glory Prayers for the Church Year

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2014

'For the prayers of the church to be enriched, it demands a praying people,' writes David Adam. And in this book he offers intercessions, blessings and forms for the peace covering each Sunday and major festival of the Church's year, so that worshippers can prepare for each service. The prayers employ the Celtic style found in David Adam's many previous books, and can be used as a complement to the readings and collects for Year B of the Revised Common Lectionary. This book accompanies Clouds and Glory (Year A) and Glimpses of Glory (Year C). Such is the quality of these prayers that they will be as helpful for those who do not use a regular lectionary as for those who do. 'We need to see traces of glory in our everyday lives,' writes the author, 'and this is very possible if we are willing to spend time with God.'

Clouds and Glory: Year A Prayers for the Church Year

Clouds and Glory: Year A Prayers for the Church Year

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/2014

David Adam believes that the way to get the most out of worship on Sundays is to pray regularly on weekdays. Here, to help us in this duty and joy of preparation, he offers prayers that link with the readings for each Sunday and great festival of the Christian Year. The prayers employ the Celtic emphasis and style that many people have found helpful in David's earlier books. They will be equally as helpful for those who do not use a weekly lectionary as for those who do. The author sees clearly the reality in our lives both of the clouds - of sadness, misfortune, pain - and the glory to be found in God. He invites us to 'use these prayers as a vehicle to get out of the clouds and greyness to where you get a glimpse of glory'.

Encompassing God

Encompassing God

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/03/2014

David Adam has spent a lifetime exploring the depths of God's love, and this richly contemplative collection of new prayers and meditations draws us very near to the heart of the Trinity. Based on 'the prayer of seven directions', Encompassing God seeks to increase our awareness of being held by God. We are nurtured at every moment of our existence in the encompassing love of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Whatever we might be facing, we can trust that God is before us and behind us. He is on our right and on our left; above us, beneath us - and gloriously alive within.

Glimpses of Glory Prayers for the Church Year: Year C

Glimpses of Glory Prayers for the Church Year: Year C

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/03/2013

David Adam believes that praying regularly transforms our worship at home and in church - and transforms us too. Here, to help in our preparation for worship, he offers intercessions, forms for the peace and blessings in the Celtic tradition that link with the readings for each Sunday and great festival of the Christian year. Glimpses of Glory follows Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary, and like its companion volumes, Clouds and Glory and Traces of Glory, will benefit those who do not use a weekly lectionary and those who do. 'It is amazing how many situations are suddenly washed with a new brightness when we know that God is there and that God cares', writes David Adam. 'Intercession is a method of stopping and getting glimpses of the hidden glory of God'.

Identitatsorientierte Markenfuhrung Am Beispiel Mercedes-Benz

Identitatsorientierte Markenfuhrung Am Beispiel Mercedes-Benz

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/01/2013

Prayers for Reflection

Prayers for Reflection

Author: David Adam, Nick Fawcett, Gerald O' Mahony Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2012

Occasions for Alleluia

Occasions for Alleluia

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/07/2012

In this captivating book, David Adam aims to help us recognize that there are moments in each day of our lives that are cause for thanksgiving, when we may pause and praise God. The author explores in turn our natural ability to rest, to see, to know, to love and to enjoy - first in relation to our surroundings, and then in relation to our Creator. By the end of the volume, his hope is that a deepening awareness of the glories of the world around us will lead us, time and again, to delight in uttering 'Alleluia!'

Prayers for Public Worship Advent and the Season of Christmas

Prayers for Public Worship Advent and the Season of Christmas

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2012

Prayers of Intercession

Prayers of Intercession

Author: David Adam Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/2012

The House Across The Street

The House Across The Street

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2011

The Edge of Glory - Prayers in the Celtic Tradition

The Edge of Glory - Prayers in the Celtic Tradition

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/04/2011

In the Celtic way of prayer the divine glory was intertwined with the ordinariness of everyday events like the patterns on carvings and illuminated gospels. The modern prayers in this book beautifully recapture that tradition. They were composed in a small parish in the north of England to help individuals and groups rediscover the use of life's simple rhythms in their worship of the Eternal Presence. Here are prayers for individual devotions and for corporate worship, as well as for quiet days and retreats.

The Wonder of the Beyond

The Wonder of the Beyond

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2011

Over fifty joyous years, David Adam has exercised a rich and profoundly influential ministry. From his earliest days, he was encouraged to use his eyes to absorb what was around him. He writes: 'I lived in a land of open fields, moorland, and beaches: a land of castles, of history, of heroes, saints and story . . . a radiant world . . . full of the mystery of existence.' Leaving school at 15 to work at the local coal mine, he became increasingly aware of the need to have a purpose in life. The Society of the Sacred Mission at Kelham (regarded as 'the Commando course of the Church of England') was his tough training ground, and thereafter he embarked on a 23 year ministry in Danby in the North York Moors. During this time The Edge of Glory: Prayers in the Celtic Tradition was published. Many more bestselling volumes were to follow during the exhilarating, exhausting and unforgettable thirteen years he served as Vicar of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Though autobiographical, the aim of The Wonder of the Beyond is primarily to help us enter a more wonder full world; to open our eyes, ears and hearts to what is about us; to become more truly aware of the glory of God in our midst.

Tales From The Bayou

Tales From The Bayou

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2010

Tales From The Bayou

Tales From The Bayou

Author: David Adam Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/06/2010

Tides and Seasons Modern Prayers in the Celtic Tradition

Tides and Seasons Modern Prayers in the Celtic Tradition

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2010

In Tides and Seasons, David Adam draws from the rich store of Celtic Spirituality insights which speak to our own world today. The prayers he has written for this book echo the rhythms of creation which find their parallels in our spiritual lives. The movement of the tides - incoming, full flood, ebb tide, low tide - are linked to the cycle of the year, the seasons of life and the highs and lows of our own experience. Many strong currents are at work in our lives. Yet in the ebb and flow, nothing is lost, only changed. The sea of God's love is not diminished. Even in times of despair, we are made aware that there are other shores, eternal reaches, and that after the lowest ebb, the tide will flow again.

The Path of Light Meditations and Prayers from the Celtic Tradition

The Path of Light Meditations and Prayers from the Celtic Tradition

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2009

During his long and richly influential ministry, David Adam has found inspiration in prayers written by the Celtic peoples of Britain and Ireland, and especially from the Hebrides. This lovely volume contains a series of meditations on forty prayers whose rhythm and earthiness offer a more natural way of conversing with God. For if we are to know God, we must spend time with him, sharing our concerns - as the Celtic peoples did so simply and naturally. And as we learn to rest in the presence of the One who is ever with us, so we will be drawn more fully into the mystery and wonder of his love.

The Radiance of His Glory Prayers for the Church - Years a, B and C

The Radiance of His Glory Prayers for the Church - Years a, B and C

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2009

David Adam believes that the way to get the most out of worship on Sundays is to pray regularly on weekdays. Here, to help us in this duty and joy of preparation, he offers prayers that link with the readings for each Sunday and great festival of the Christian Year. The prayers employ the Celtic emphasis and style that many people have found helpful in David's earlier books, and will benefit those who do not use a weekly lectionary and those who do.

The Cry of the Deer Meditations on the Hymn of St Patrick

The Cry of the Deer Meditations on the Hymn of St Patrick

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2009

The Cry of the Deer takes us deeper into the prayer experience through a series of meditations leading into practical exercises in affirming the Presence of God. These meditations are based on the eternal certainties of the Christian faith, as acclaimed in the translation of the hymn of St. Patrick known as The Deer's Cry . They are designed to help us to experience faith not merely as creeds but as a vital, living relationship with God which touches every aspect of our lives.

Living in Two Kingdoms

Living in Two Kingdoms

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2009

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2009

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2009

David Adam has been captivated by the beauty, wonder and holiness of Lindisfarne since first glimpsing its fairytale castle from the train as a young boy. In this absorbing volume, he shows the island's human face, revealing how Lindisfarne and its people have responded to trial, tribulation and triumph in the course of a long and vibrant history. This tiny place witnessed one of the last stands of the 'British' Celtic peoples against the invading Anglo-Saxons in the 6th century. It has been the home of saints and scholars, most notably St. Aidan and St. Cuthbert, and famously produced the medieval masterpiece known as the Lindisfarne Gospels . Less familiar to readers, perhaps, will be that the island experienced the first recorded Viking invasion in 793, and was involved in the 17th century Civil War and the 18th century Jacobite Rebellion. Today its ruined 11th century Priory and 16th century Castle - later redesigned by the great English architect Edwin Lutyens - draw pilgrims and visitors from all over the world. Wherever you walk on Lindisfarne, the past impinges on the present...In relating afresh many of the island's legends and stories, David Adam's lovely volume affords the reader a wonderful sense of all there is to discover, just beneath the surface.

Glimpses of Glory Prayers for the Church Year

Glimpses of Glory Prayers for the Church Year

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2008

Fire of the North The Life of St Cuthbert

Fire of the North The Life of St Cuthbert

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/05/2008

St Cuthbert, monk and bishop of Lindisfarne, was a man of extraordinary charm and ability. A preacher, teacher and pastor, he was also reputed to have gifts of prophecy and healing. David Adam, one of the most prolific and best-loved writers in the Celtic tradition, vividly relates the story of this central figure in Celtic Christianity.Drawing out the qualities which make Cuthbert so important in our own time, Fire of the North celebrates the saint's ready sense of God's presence and eager response to nature. The narrative is complemented throughout by prayers specially composed to help us experience the direct force of Celtic spirituality for ourselves.

Searchlights Year a Complete Resource Book

Searchlights Year a Complete Resource Book

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2008

Prayers of the Western Highlanders A New Collection

Prayers of the Western Highlanders A New Collection

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2008

Each day, O God, give gladness with thy dawn, Each day, O God, to wonted tasks we rise, Each day, O God, we kneel to thee, new-born, The little lovely Christ who grace supplies.The poetry of the Western Highlands of Scotland has its origins in the very earliest days of Celtic Christianity, and is imbued with profound religious experience and feeling.The prayers in this volume, many of which will resonate strongly with contemporary Christians, are translations of traditional Gaelic poems, and have never before appeared in print. They form a fine addition to G. R. D. McLean's authoritative work, Poems of the Western Highlanders , which was first published in 1961, and subsequently reissued (in whole or part) as Praying with Highland Christians (1988), Praying with Celtic Christians (1988, 1996) and Celtic Spiritual Verse (2002), all Triangle/SPCK.

The Rhythm of Life

The Rhythm of Life

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2008

Life has its rhythms. We all need to be able to cope with its ebb as well as its flow. We have to survive its darkness as well as its light. We face dry times as well as times of richness. To survive this intricate pattern, we need to have an overriding rhythm of prayer. We need to know that whatever is happening, we are loved by God, and in him we live and move and have our being.

Living in Two Kingdoms

Living in Two Kingdoms

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2007

Both visionary and engagingly down-to-earth, Living in Two Kingdoms helps us recognize that the visible world of matter and the invisible world of spirit are not two worlds but one. We can be sure that whatever harsh reality we may have to face from time to time, the true reality is that we are never on our own. Because here and now - whatever it may feel like, we are truly part of the kingdom of God!Each chapter of this book ends with mediations, readings and prayers. These are designed to enable us to set aside time regularly to rest in the presence and peace of God, in order that we may rediscover afresh his all-encompassing love and care - and glory in the heaven that is all around us.

Mirror Images Seeing Yourself in Other People

Mirror Images Seeing Yourself in Other People

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2007

In Mirror Images , David Adam reflects on human encounters - on how we meet others in their otherness and through them the great 'Other' who is God. Characters in the book include the bird-watcher who has a greater sense of wonder and awe than many who call themselves Christian; the 'Snow White' woman who is fading away for lack of love; the man who needs to drink and cannot live easily without doing so, and the fan who is almost possessed by the team he supports. Each chapter ends with a look at a biblical character (Abraham, Jacob, David and Isaiah are among those featured), who has something to teach us about ourselves and our inner make-up. We will then be able to reflect further on our own way of living and how other people may see us.

The Open Gate Celtic Prayers for Growing Spiritually

The Open Gate Celtic Prayers for Growing Spiritually

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/11/2006

The Open Gate offers an opportunity for us all to enter new fields. It is an invitation to deepen our prayer life, for God leaves open possibilities for his love and shuts no one out. Written in the Celtic tradition, and illustrated by striking line drawings, David Adam's classic book is a rich mine of resources both for personal daily prayer and corporate weekly worship. Designed to stimulate spiritual formation, it is loosely structured around the communion service and includes prayers of confession, adoration, intercession and thanksgiving, as well as a simple Celtic daily office. The Open Gate is especially suitable for those being confirmed, new Christians and anyone wanting to refresh and find structure for their devotional life.

Aidan, Bede, Cuthbert Three Inspirational Saints

Aidan, Bede, Cuthbert Three Inspirational Saints

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/2006

This rousing volume explores the lives and interweaving stories of Aidan, Bede and Cuthbert. After an introduction which tells appropriately of David Adam's ordination in Durham Cathedral, there are four chapters on each: Irish by birth, St Aidan was a monk on Iona before being selected in 635 as the first Bishop of Lindisfarne. In time, he became pastor to all of Northumbria. The themes covered are: Aidan and the open door , On firm foundations , Open hearts and hands , and Feet on the ground . Born in 673, St Bede was a monk at Jarrow on the Tyne. He is revered for his scholarly output of commentaries on the Scriptures and his famous Ecclesiastical History of the English People. His body lies in the Galilee Chapel of Durham Cathedral. The themes covered are: Bede at St Peter's Wearmouth , St Paul's, Jarrow , The loss of a friend and mentor , and Candle of the church . When he was sixteen, St Cuthbert, received a vision of the soul of St Aidan being carried to heaven by angels. He was reluctantly persuaded to become Bishop of Lindisfarne in 685, but the next year resigned his see and retired to Farne Island., where he died on 20 March 687. He was later buried in Durham Cathedral. The themes covered are: Cuthbert and the angels , Reaching out , Lindisfarne and The last days .

The Road of Life Reflections on Searching and Longing

The Road of Life Reflections on Searching and Longing

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2005

In the wonderful prose and poetry for which he is so well-loved, David Adam helps us get on the road of life, even when we don't have time to travel to distant lands.

The Road of Life

The Road of Life

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/11/2004

Reflections on searching and longing on the journey through life In his 13 years as Vicar, David Adam welcomed over 1 million people to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. These pilgrims reflected every mood and attitude to life. Some radiated a presence, others were too busy to stop. Many were collectors of holy places as some would collect stamps! Some were awestruck at what was around them, others closeted themselves in and never saw the Island. All had something to teach. As David Adam tells their stories, he reveals the inner searching and longing common to us all, and helps us reflect on how we personally are dealing with our journey through life.

Walking the Edges Living in the Presence of God

Walking the Edges Living in the Presence of God

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/01/2003

This work explores what it means to be a saint, to always be walking on the edges - geographically, physically and spiritually. Saints give us an idea of what we could be if we had the courage and faith to move out of our comfort zones and truly begin to live in the presence of God. The author calls on us to take this path, painful as it may be, since it is the only way open to the Christian serious about growing in faith. Walking the Edges is inspired by the stories of St Martin, St Patrick, St Cuthbert and other.

The Ultimate Revolution

The Ultimate Revolution

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2002

A Celtic Psaltery

A Celtic Psaltery

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/07/2001

The Celts had a deep love for the psalms, which gave them a feeling for verse and a desire to express their love for God in every situation. David Adam has collected songs for guidance and songs for protection, hymns for the morning and others for the evening, which were written and used by the Celtic peoples either in personal prayer, or as part of the ritual of ordinary village life. These songs and prayers are divided into 11 main sections, with titles like creation, morning, evening, protection, etc. Each section opens with a full page illustration on the facing page.

A Desert in the Ocean

A Desert in the Ocean

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/04/2000

A sustained meditation on a prayer attributed to St Brendan which brings together some of the main themes in Celtic spirituality. It also contains practical prayer exercises. The book is illustrated with Celtic line drawings.

Border Lands The Best of David Adam's Celtic Vision

Border Lands The Best of David Adam's Celtic Vision

Author: David Adam Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/1999

The best of international bestselling author David Adam's writings. Adam demonstrates a unique blend of modern concerns with a distinctively Celtic approach.

Forward to Freedom A Journey into God

Forward to Freedom A Journey into God

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/1999

In a series of forty meditations, one for each day of Lent David Adam reflects on the life of Moses in the book of Exodus. The story of this great leader provides inspiration for us to follow the Israelites' example - to launch out into new adventures, freeing others and ourselves from slavery and seeking God's Promised Land. We are encouraged to step out of the familiar and to risk the desert; to leave that which captivates us and to move forward. Containing a Scripture reading, a short meditation, and a prayer for each day of Lent, thisis a book to challenge our relationship to the world, to each other and to our God. It will stretch our vision and ourselves so that we may positively reach forward to freedom.

The Eye of the Eagle

The Eye of the Eagle

Author: David Adam Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/1990

The Celtic hymn, 'Be thou my vision' keeps its popularity after twelve centuries because of its vivid response to our deep human need for God. Following the great success of his earlier books, David Adam takes us through this well-loved hymn, discovering the spiritual riches that are hidden in all our lives. The Celtic tradition often speaks more directly to us than foreign spirituality: The Eye of the Eagle explores the inner resources which are our native heritage. It includes exercises so that we can experience for ourselves the many aspects of vision, which is such a vital part of every Christian life.

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