Monday, September 27, 2010

Cave Refectory Road is published

my book Cave Refectory Road: monastic rhythms for contemporary living is out today! 
it's available from Amazon and from CanterburyPress 

people are saying nice things about it....

This book is a gem. For those seeking to follow in the way of Christ today, Ian opens up the gifts and insights of religious communities in a very imaginative fashion. He manages the difficult art of writing in a way that has real depth but is still accessible and easy to grasp. It's heartfelt and inspired.
- Jonny Baker author, blogger, CMS pioneer trainer

If you know someone (perhaps yourself) who is spiritual but not religious I strongly suggest giving them this book.  Ian Adams has beautifully and unabashedly mined the Christian monastic tradition and found gold for our spiritually impoverished time.  You can find no better guide.
- Nadia Bolz-Weber, founding pastor of House for all Sinners and Saints, a Lutheran mission church in Denver Colorado and author of Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Seabury 2008).

Friday, September 24, 2010

morning bell is 600

wow morning bell is number 600 today. It's amazing to know that each day people across the UK and around the world are receiving it, pondering it, praying it and passing it on. Of course it's shaping me as much as anyone as I prepare and create it - or perhaps find it being created in me...

Friday, September 03, 2010

Greenbelt 2010

Greenbelt festival 2010 - inspiring, provocative and nourishing. See more of my pics from the festival here: pace bene - Ian's flickr pics
Stillpoint: in Abide venue

go Jonsi

loved the Jonsi gig in Bristol. really like this pic by kirstiecat