Image: from "The Book of Kells."  Returns you to MOVIE REVIEWS! Category page.

Book Review


   Celtic Christianity:

Yesterday, Today, and for the Future

Image: portion of illuminated manuscript page from "The Book of Kells."

Paul D. J. Arblaster

Paul D. J. Arblaster was born in Bloxwich, England, in 1951.  A graduate of the London Film School, he also holds a B.A. from the University of Oregon.  

  Besides being involved in the international antiques trade and teaching for many years, he has produced numerous documentaries throughout his career.  

  In the early 1980's, he founded an international Christian motorcycle group and directed Steve McQueen: Full Throttle to Glory, which was voted among the top ten documentaries on Public Access Television. 

   Apart from classic motorcycles, antique hunting and Celtic Christianity, his interests include maritime lore, history and walking ancient pathways with his American wife, Carol.  They have three children.

(-from the Back Cover.)             _____

  2002 Paul D. J. Arblaster.  All Rights Reserved.  

Published 2002 by Publishing Inc. College Station, Texas ________________

Note: since authoring Celtic Christianity Yesterday, Today and for the Future, Paul D. J. Arblaster has also become Brother Paul, a Lay Monk of the Knights of Prayer Monastic Order.


Gleaning Wisdom from the Primitive Protestants

  2002 Paul D. J. Arblaster.  All Rights Reserved.  

"The renewal of the Church will come from a new type of monasticism which only has in common with the old an uncompromising allegiance to the Sermon on the Mount.  It is high time men and women banded together to do this."  

-Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

"The ancient coat of arms of the author sports an arbalest (crossbow) and this book has certainly hit the mark.  With the considerable recent interest generated in all things Celtic, including the early Celtic Church, it is high time someone sets the record straight.  At last this has been done.  As the title implies, the book acts as an excellent overview of this unique movement of God from its infancy to its apogee.  It provides prayer examples and even a service example. 

Celtic Christianity Yesterday, Today, and for the Future: Gleaning Wisdom from the Primitive Protestants deals with the subject from the perspective of history and scripture, as it should be treated.  Thus the book dispels many myths of historical revisionism or the "New Age" that have acted as barriers to our understanding.  When correctly approached, Celtic Christianity can become a practical and dynamic tool, with the Bible.  This work assists both the faithful seeker of truth and the confirmed believer desiring to grow into the rich, spiritual inheritance awaiting us all as born-again saints and priests."   

-Celtic Evangelism Fellowship  

(...from the Back Cover). ______________________________ 

Our Comments:

Celtic Christianity Yesterday, Today and for the Future is a powerful book that correctly indicts the century long movement of secular society away from God and toward the new neo- paganism and "modern" barbarianism.  It also would have we who are Christians examine how influenced we are today by these same secular and ungodly forces.  

Paul D. J. Arblaster has in this book put forth some of the finest writing in what becomes a "clarion call" for a return to what is best in Celtic Christianity and Celtic Monasticism as it relates to our daily living of the Christian life, and the primary purpose of God's Church (the Body of Christ...all Christian believers) in ______________________________ 

Next  Next Topic  Book Index  

Image: The Prayer Foundation logo (with white Celtic cross on a green shield).

Image: Front cover of the Book: "Celtic Christianity: Yeasterday, Today, and for the Future."

Not available through

Celtic Christianity Yesterday, Today and for the Future can be obtained through:


the world today: the sharing of the Good News of Salvation to those who have not yet received Christ.

-The Prayer Foundation ______________________________ 

Related Pages:

___________________________________ Image: of the front cover of the CD, "Brendan Soul: A Celtic Companion" by Carol Arblaster.

Carol Arblaster's Celtic Christian Music CDs at:



Image: "Holy Thorn" CD by Carol Arblaster.

Image: Celtic music CD, "Celtic Harp Offering" by Carol Arblaster. ______________________________

(Except where 2002 Paul D. J. Arblaster.  All Rights Reserved.) Copyright 2002 S.G.P. All rights reserved. 

Next Next Topic Book Index