|About the Book|
This book takes us on a quest for the truth and meaning which are bound up with God and His creation of us and our world. We go on a pilgrimage through the Testaments, Old and New, the Gospels and Epistles, and the Holy stories so familiar to us.MoreThis book takes us on a quest for the truth and meaning which are bound up with God and His creation of us and our world. We go on a pilgrimage through the Testaments, Old and New, the Gospels and Epistles, and the Holy stories so familiar to us. Each Biblical quotation and reference is taken from the seasons of the year-long life of the Church: Advent, Christmas, Lent and Ordinary Time ending with the Feast of Christ the King. The author assists the reader by including abstract thoughts, praise, poetry and jottings which give time for reflection and underline the fact that God is present in everything. We thus become acquainted with God, Jesus, Mary and the apostles and disciples. However, this acquaintance is only the beginning of the journey as the author emphasises. The next stage is to look for Him in your daily life and to listen out for His voice in the quietness. For those who are searching for Christian truth or for reaffirmation of this truth already accepted, then here is a message of hope and encouragement. James Byrne was born in Baltinglass, Co. Wicklow, Ireland in 1931. A cradle Catholic, he pursued and continues to pursue the conventional path of religious worship, but, he began to realise that being a Catholic was not in itself a completion without the necessary ingredient of being a true Christian, at the same time. Believing has to be linked to really knowing Jesus and finding Him within ones self. To living out all that He is, and teaches us to be. To finding within ourselves that love for each other that led Him to die for us. Reading Philosophy at University reinforced his need to search, and to question, which led to his discovering an absolute truth, and faith in his own Catholicism. It is this renewed relationship with Jesus that he wishes to share with his readers.