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Publication Date: 1 Mar 2009
Format: Paperback
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 176
Author: David Adam
ISBN-13: 9780281061181

The Cry of the Deer

Meditations On The Hymn Of St Patrick
By David Adam
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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.
About the Author
The Revd Canon David Adam is one of the best-loved figures in Celtic spirituality. The author of many successful books, he was for thirteen years Vicar of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and continues to lecture, speak and act as a spiritual director.
Press Reviews

First published in 1987, this re-issue will be warmly welcomed by lovers of David Adam’s writings.

The Celtic style illustrations by Peter Dingle and Jenny Pearson help the mind to concentrate on the source of the Hymn of St Patrick, and David Adam’s meditations are not just for those used to meditating, they teach the art of meditating on a short phrase and bringing the most meaning out of it. The introduction telling the story of the early life of St Patrick sets the scene, and the two translations of the hymn are the starting point of the meditations.

Of course you are intended to work through as the book is written, but I have found that dipping in over the years has revealed gems of wisdom that have stayed with me and helped my faith. If you have not met this book before I highly recommend that you spend time with it and pray that you will find it as rewarding as I have done.

- Mary Bartholomew

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