John O’Donohue

My first hero is John O’Donohue, an Irish poet and philosopher who sadly died in 2008 but whose rich words live on in all those who read or heard him. I first heard him at Greenbelt, and he had the ability to speak as poetically as he wrote. Reading his books is like sipping honey for the heart – I always say his words changed the shape of my soul. One of my favourite quotes is:

Prayer is taking silent time to overhear your soul’s conversation with God.

His books are:
Echoes of Memory: poetry (now out of print)
Anam Cara: Spiritual Wisdom from the Celtic World
Eternal Echoes: exploring our hunger to belong
Conamara Blues: a collection of poetry
Divine Beauty: the invisible embrace
Benedictus: a book of blessings
The Four Elements: reflections on nature
(You might want to order books independently as his site links you to, the American site.)