John Philip Newell is an internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher, speaker, and author of several books, including Listening for the Heartbeat of God, and A New Harmony. The former Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is the founder of Earth and Soul (a Celtic Initiative of Study, Spiritual Practice, and Compassionate Action) and teaches regularly in California, New England, Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico, and Canada and leads international pilgrimages to Iona. He lives with his wife in Edinburgh, Scotland.
'As this book makes clear, the Celtic spiritual tradition is a clear-flowing stream that can help us in the hot and thirsty moment. There are deep lessons to be learned from these remarkable women and men.' - Bill McKibben, author of Falter
'In Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul you'll rediscover the deep truth of the Celtic Christian tradition. Grounded in history, replete with poetry and song, Newell's book us into deeper awareness. There is much to savor here.' - Mary C. Earle, author of Celtic Christian Spirituality: Essential Writings
'Many of us have been indebted to John Philip Newell's writings for years but, in this book, he reaches new depths in his vision of the earth and the human journey. We, including a new generation of readers, need this Celtic wisdom urgently.' - Richard Rohr, New York Times bestselling author of The Universal Christ
'Newell invites us into the counterintuitive truth that much of the wisdom we need to navigate this moment has already been spoken in the past. I'm convinced that we've only begun to see just how far and wide his voice is going to be heard.' - Rob Bell, New York Times bestselling author of Love Wins
'John Philip Newell's writings always bring me 'home'. In a world of increasing isolation, he powerfully transports us back to what we have forgotten: that all things and all beings are sacred and interrelated. This is gritty spirituality at its best - earthy, liminal, connecting!' - Roy Barsness, Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
'Not just a book about the wisdom of Celtic saints and seers of the past, this is the work of a contemporary Celtic prophet urging the world to awaken to the beauty and justice that is the heartbeat of all that is. Savor its words; live its wisdom.' - Diana Butler Bass, author of Grounded and Grateful