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Flame In My Heart: St. Aidan for Today

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David Adam is the Vicar of Holy Island (Lindisfarne, off Scotland), where his work involves ministering to thousands of pilgrims and other visitors.  He was born in Alnwick, Northumberland, and worked as a coal miner before being ordained. 

Copyright David Adam 1997.  Illustrations Copyright Jean Freer 1997.

Originally published in England under the title Flame in my Heart by Triangle/SPCK, Holy Trinity Church, Marylebone Road, London NW1 4DU U.K.

First U.S. edition published in 1998 by: Morehouse Publishing, P.O. Box 1321, Harrisburg, PA 17105

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Tell others about Jesus like Aidan and the other early Celtic Monks did:

Though not all Christians are called to the ministry of an Evangelist, we are all called by God to share our faith (witness) with those who are not Christians.  Some Bible verses that you will find helpful for doing this, and that you may want to commit to memory are found on other pages on our  web site (see: Memory Verses; 2nd Set: Salvation!, Plan of Salvation, and Statement of Faith). _________________

Flame In My Heart: St Aidan for Today

by David Adam

A Torch for Christ

     In the Dark Ages, a light shone out to illuminate much of England and spread out into parts of Europe.  The torch of that light was St. Aidan and the Lindisfarne community---the light is Christ.  The Pilgrimage and prayer journey of Aidan speak just as clearly to seekers today as they did in days past.  This seventh-century saint can still teach us to pray.

     Written in engaging and accessible prose...(it illustrates) the wisdom offered by Aidan and others in the Celtic period, wisdom that remains a wellspring of inspiration for many.  (-from the Back Cover).

Comments of The Prayer Foundation:

Columcille, (also known as Columba: 521-597 A.D.) was the Irish Celtic Monk who founded the monastery on the Island of Iona (565 A.D.) located off of the coast of Scotland.  This is where The Book Of Kells was created.  Columcille was the missionary who led the pagan Northern Picts to Christ.  Aidan (Aedan) became a monk of Iona in 630 A.D.  Aidan was sent as the first missionary to the pagan Angles (635 A.D.) in Northumbria (northern England), and brought them to Christ (see: Plan of Salvation).  Aidan founded the monastery on Lindisfarne (Holy Island) in the same year.  Our word "English" comes from the word "Angle-ish." ______________________________

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Aidan: Missionary Celtic Monk

Pretty much all that is known about Aidan is found in the Venerable Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People.  David Adam, through the use of other historical sources of the time for background, has written a very enjoyable story of the life of Aidan.  Recommended for anyone interested in Aidan; one of our favorite missionary Celtic Monks.     _____________________________

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