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Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings

Practice seeing blessings all around you! Upper Room author Beth A. Richardson invites us to practice the Celtic way of seeing God in everyday life. Through Beth’s written blessings and stories, we’re invited to live into a regular practice of gratitude and noticing—practices that encourage us to be aware of God all around us. Drawing on her own Celtic heritage, Beth weaves personal story and written blessings into a book you’ll want to have ready for life’s ordinary and extraordinary moments.

In our online course, you’ll meet Beth through brief videos, hear her read aloud both story and blessing, and be guided in writing blessing prayers of your own.

Our eCourse includes:

  • All essential content from Beth’s book, Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings.
  • Introductory video for each section.
  • Audio recordings of Beth reading blessings and telling her family story.
  • A place to share your thoughts and blessings with others who will join in along the way.


To purchase a print version of Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me, visit The Upper Room bookstore.


Your Instructor


Beth Richardson
Beth Richardson

Beth A. Richardson is managing editor of Alive Now magazine and Weavings Journal and serves as a deacon at Edgehill United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee.

Beth received her Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School. A native Oklahoman, she enjoys liturgy, music, and photography. Beth is the author of two Advent books — Child of the Light (Upper Room, 2006) and The Uncluttered Heart (Upper Room, 2009). She is also author of the book, Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me: Celtic Blessings.


Course Content



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The eCourse starts when you are ready to begin and will remain open indefinitely. It’s self-paced, so you can decide when to start and when to finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like—across any devices you own. We’ll give you plenty of notice should we need to close the eCourse.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We don’t want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days, and we will give you a full refund.
Who sponsors these eCourses?
These online courses are brought to you by The Upper Room.

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