In the dark and turbulent centuries after the Roman occupation of Britain, and during the Anglo-Saxon colonisation, the light of heaven still shone through the work and witness of the monastic communities, 'villages of God', which dotted the land.
One of the most remarkable figures of those times was Hilda of Whitby.
Born and reared amid warring pagan tribes, through the influence of Celtic saints and scholars she became a dominant figure in the development of the British Church, above all at the famous Synod where Celtic and Roman Churches came together.
Until recently, though, the story of this extraordinary woman has not received much attention.
Published to coincide with the 1400th anniversary of her birth, this book not only explores the drama of Hilda's life and ministry but shows what spiritual lessons we can draw for Christian life and leadership today.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: BRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship)
- Publication Date: 21/03/2014
- Category: Christian communities & monasticism
- ISBN: 9781841017280