Peter France's A Place of Healing for the Soul: Patmos PDF

By Peter France

ISBN-10: 0802140602

ISBN-13: 9780802140609

ISBN-10: 0871138506

ISBN-13: 9780871138507

The tiny, arid Greek island of Patmos is likely one of the so much sacred locations within the Christian international, and a spot of bewitching strength, the place humans come for a short summer time stopover at and turn out returning, yr after yr, for the remainder of their lives. They reply to an unexplainable strength which they could locate nowhere else. probably it's the invigorating "Greek mild" that infuses the Holy Island's rocks and hills with a panoramic sharpness and readability, courting again to the time while Zeus raised the island from the mattress of the sea.
Or possibly it really is Patmos's significant heritage: nearly thousand years in the past, Saint John used to be exiled the following, and lived as a hermit within the Cave of Revelation, the place he skilled a imaginative and prescient that ended in the main recognized piece of apocalyptic literature, the ebook of Revelation.

In a spot of therapeutic for the Soul, BBC commentator Peter France— who arrived at the island a hardened skeptic—tells how he got here to alter his lifestyles standpoint. studying from the island’s gregarious population and its non secular eccentrics— hermits, ascetics, priests and nuns—he came upon the excitement and protection of residing easily and doing with no, in a undying realm the place heritage, fantasy, and spirituality are ceaselessly alive.

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