I first downloaded this book on Kindle last year and inside were some gorgeous, medievil celtic illustrations, which perfectly helped to convey the timeless and ancient theme of 'The rhythm of life.' Well matched to the daily meditations and prayers for each day. A simple book to use, far easier to follow than the complicated Common Book of Prayer and Worship - and i loved it so much i decided to buy the 'in the flesh' paperback version to carry with me and to get the feel of the prayers on paper... for there's nothing quite like holding and feeling the pages of a spiritual book, somehow it makes it all the more special and personal. However, to my horror, the lovely illustrations had been 'updated' (although why the publishers felt the need to update a book of classic and timeless celtic prayers, i'll never know?) and replaced them with a new, ultra-modern, sketchy set of drawings that i feel are too modern! I shall try and ignore those rather insipid, vulgar lino-prints, which look like they belong more in a retro-edition of 'Vogue magazine' than in an ancient Book of Prayers; simply for the sake of the Author, David Adam, who has excellently set out a rhythm of meditation and worship in the time-honoured tradition of Morning, Midday, Evening and Night Prayer. At least these, praise God, have not been modernised!