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This week we have a new liturgy for healing from the Iona Prayer Circle, and new and old resources for Advent. Also, don't forget our latest book, Christmas Eve in the Diner. It's hitting the shelves in the next few days and if you order it before Christmas you get a free copy of the e-book version.

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New download

For a person who has suffered at the hands of others download transspaser

For a person who has suffered at the hands of others (PDF download)

Liturgies for healing 6

Rosemary Power & the Iona Prayer Circle

Digital download: A short liturgy for someone who has suffered abuse, injustice or cruelty at the hands of others. Created by the Iona Prayer Circle, a worldwide network that prays for people and places in distress. With additional material.

9 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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New Advent download

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Advent Call (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Reflections, liturgies, prayers, songs and a poem for the period of Advent. Taken from the book Winter, by Ruth Burgess.

16 pages

Poem for Advent

We must prepare a way.
Try to straighten paths made crooked
by our selfishness and compulsions.

We have forgotten the grace-filled room,
the angel’s message, ‘Do not fear.’
We fear the very joy he promised.

We are afraid of the journey,
the hard road, the bitter cold
and the doors slammed in our faces.

We are terrified of giving birth.

Yet within us there is such a thirst for innocence.

We must enter our hearts’ dark stable,
clear away the dirty straw of resentment and pride,
soil our hands and make some effort
to find a fresher, sweeter hay of welcome,
light a candle of hope,
as we humbly await the birth of Wonder.

Mary Hanrahan

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Winter: Liturgical resources for November, December and January

 

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More Advent & Christmas resources

For all Advent and Christmas books

For all Advent and Christmas downloads

 

Some resources for a Christingle Service download transspaser

Some resources for a Christingle Service (PDF download)

Ruth Burgess & Sally Foster-Fulton

Digital download. A mixture of resources for an all-age Christingle service, with lots of lively participation, actions and singing.

27 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Emmanuel Comes (PDF download)

A hymn for Advent

Pat Bennett

Digital download: A hymn for Advent – words only – to be sung to the tune ‘Little Cornard’. 1 page, 4 verses.

Watch – though the length of night
makes courage fade and fail:
God has sent out his Word –
darkness will not prevail!
As softening sky announces dawn
Emmanuel comes – hope is reborn …

For more information


Stories for Advent, Cycle B, download transspaser

Stories for Advent, Cycle B (PDF download)

Tom Gordon

Digital download: Modern parables for the four Sundays of Advent and Christmas Day, taken from Tom's book With An Open Eye. These stories relate to lectionary cycle B and offer insights into issues of universal relevance in an immediate, contemporary and imaginative way.

25 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book With An Open Eye


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Advent Candle Ceremonies (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Advent candle ceremonies taken from the book Candles & Conifers, by Ruth Burgess.

11 pages

For more information and a list of contents


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Recently published

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Christmas Eve in the Diner

Daily readings for Advent

(Book & e-book)

Thom M Shuman

Print edition will be in stock this week. All customers ordering the print edition up till Christmas will be emailed a free copy of the e-book version.

Bible readings, reflections and prayers for Advent, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A little book for all those who find themselves serving, eating, resting and singing in diners (real and metaphorical) in this holy season, and in all the days before and after – in hope that there they will discover God, serving and eating and resting and singing and welcoming them with open arms.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version alone


The Cloisters of Iona Abbey download transspaser

The Cloisters of Iona Abbey

(Book & PDF e-book)

Ewan Mathers

A new smaller-format edition of Ewan Mathers’ beautiful photographs depicting in detail the carvings of the restored cloisters of Iona Abbey, with text reflecting on the meaning of each design and information about the flora and fauna of the Isle of Iona and beyond, which most of the carvings represent. This use of symbols from the natural world reflects the close links of the early Celtic Christians with the land around them.

As a frequent visitor to Iona since childhood, Ewan observed the newly rebuilt cloisters being transformed over thirty years from rough pillars of fragile sandstone into a complete, cyclical, unified work of art. As an adult he began to look more closely at the carvings and from conversations with Chris Hall, the principal carver, to learn something of what they represent.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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From Darkness to Eastering

(Book and e-book)

Bonnie B Thurston

Reflective, prayerful poems about how, on a cosmic and a personal level, darkness gives way to light. The author reminds voyagers that ‘light shines in the darkness’, that darkness is required to perceive light – and that Easter means the light has come, life triumphs, and the promised Holy Spirit will empower us for growth: ‘eastering’ …

‘You are in skilled hands here, so let yourself be carried along, ready to experience delight, or be jarred into discomfort. Above all ponder, weigh, take time. For each poem comes out of the quiet depths of a person who is a fellow pilgrim, illuminating the familiar with her own God-given insight.’

– Esther de Waal

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

Liturgies for Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter, Transfiguration, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, All Saints’, St Columba’s Day, Father’s Day; on hunger, economic witness, peacemaking, the environment, pilgrimage, welcome, hospitality and friendship. Includes a blessing liturgy for a marriage or partnership, a wedding/partnership ceremony and resources for a memorial event. Originally published as single digital downloads by Wild Goose.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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We Bring You Everything, and Tip it Out in Front of You

New prayers from the Iona Community

(Book and e-book)

New prayers, in the ‘Celtic’ tradition, for the whole of life - from chopping carrots or doing the laundry to healing our deeply wounded world.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Colliding with God

New and selected poems of faith and doubt

(Book and e-book)

Richard Skinner

Witty and reflective poems of faith and doubt, starting with the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden and concluding with the events of the first Easter, taking in on the way Julian of Norwich’s hazelnut, Mastermind, God as a blizzard, and the eighth deadly sin.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

A wide-ranging collection of resources for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Transfiguration, Harvest, Holocaust Memorial Day, Mothering Sunday, and other special days, and on areas of concern, like refugees and peacemaking. Originally published as single digital downloads.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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