Newell's family prayer book engages the reality of family life with sensitivity and imagination, providing both starting points for reflection and deeper nourishment for authentic Christian life.
Challenged by his children's growing disinterest in prayer and spirituality, Philip Newell set out to find a cringe-free guide to family devotions. Unable to find anything not written for an ideal Christian family with totally compliant offspring, he decided to create his own devotions. The book that resulted will enable families to draw regularly from the great riches of Scripture. It will also work easily for individual prayer or worship in small groups.
Celtic Treasure is structured in seven books covering the whole arc of Scripture — from the stories of creation and Israel through the life of Jesus and the New Testament letters — and these seven books each contain seven daily readings. Each day begins with the simple lighting of a candle and retells a passage of Scripture in a manner appropriate for the whole family. With original prayers inspired by the Celtic tradition, it then moves into prayer for the surrounding world and concludes with words of blessing that accompany the putting out of the candle.
Following the style of Newell's Celtic Benediction and Sounds of the Eternal, this new volume is beautifully illuminated with designs from the ancient Book of Kells and with Celtic border and knot work by an Edinburgh children's art group. Newell's Celtic Treasure offers families, small groups, and individuals both starting points for reflection and deeper nourishment for the Christian life.