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This week, a look at more of our publications about Iona.

Next time you buy something from our website, you will see at the checkout stage that there is an opportunity to make a voluntary donation to the Iona Community's capital appeal. A donation of even just £1 will help make the Abbey fit for purpose in the 21st century. For more details, go to the Capital Appeal Information page. We thank you.

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All about Iona - part two

For all books about Iona


Eternity Dipping Into Time download transspaser

Eternity Dipping Into Time (PDF Download)

Kathy Galloway

Digital download: The passion which Iona still evokes, its enduring hold on the religious imagination, demands a deeper questioning than that suggested by a long-ago saint in an obscure location. At least part of the answer lies in the appeal of what has come to be known as Celtic Christianity.
 
Eternity Dipping into Time is a celebration not only of the religious history and spiritual resonances of Iona but also of the physicality of its landscape, seasons, ecology and its human story. In these Kathy Galloway shows how numerous factors come together to support a grounded and engaged spirituality that answers a longing in the human soul for something that we label as Celtic but which is also completely of today's world.

For more information and to see a sample


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Out of Iona

Words from a crossroads of the world

(Book & e-book)

Jan Sutch Pickard

Iona is a place of paradoxes. A destination of beauty and pilgrimage for many, it is also a place of change and challenging experience. Jan Sutch Pickard, Iona Abbey Warden at the time of writing this book, attempts to convey this complexity through her collection of poems, readings and reflections which capture not only the wildness and beauty of Iona but also the pressures and gifts of living in a community on an island of pilgrimage.

For millennia
the light of the stars has travelled.
For a thousand years
this cross has withstood the winds.
For a hundred years of war
wave has followed wave
while people walking in darkness
have longed for peace.
But before our time, before all time:
in the beginning, the Word.

In this moment
the snowflake, a perfect crystal,
is formed and falls.
In this moment
the snowdrop, in the dark earth,
waits for the returning sun.
In this moment
a child is born,
a life begins, blooms.
And in this time, our time, God’s time:
in each beginning, the Word.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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The Monk and the Mermaid

A story from Iona, told for children

(Book)

Kenneth Steven
Illustrated by Léa Ferraton-Delouis

A story from the island of Iona in the Scottish Hebrides. On St Columba’s Bay at the south end of the island, the beach where the monks first landed in their coracles from Ireland, you can still find the most beautiful green stones, polished by the sea. This is the legend, told for children, of how these wonderful stones came to be, and why they are there to this very day.

For more information and to see a sample



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Iona – God's Energy

The vision and spirituality of the Iona Community

(Book & e-book)

Norman Shanks

What is it that interests so many people in the work of the Iona Community and draws thousands of visitors each year to the tiny island of Iona? Apart from its magical beauty and sense of timelessness, one reason is to imbibe the spirituality of the Community.

Norman Shanks shows how the Community, in its work on Iona and elsewhere, has developed an integrated vision which is rooted in everyday living. It is committed to peace-making and action on social issues; the breaking down of barriers between those of different faiths and styles of faith; and the development of new, relevant ways to worship.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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A Pilgrim’s Guide to Iona Abbey

(Book & e-book)

Chris Polhill

This colour guidebook takes you around the church and cloisters of Iona Abbey, giving background information on the main features and providing suggestions for reflection and prayer at each point.

Also included are some stories about the Abbey and life in community from Iona Community members. At each point of your pilgrimage around the Abbey and the Abbey grounds you will find some background information, a reflection and a simple prayer.

This is a book both for people planning to visit Iona and for those who have visited the island in the past and wish to relive their memories of it and to use them as a starting point for prayer.

Iona is a place where people come looking for answers - to get in touch with their spiritual needs and find a new vision of themselves and their lives, and of our lives together. - From the Introduction

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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Recently published

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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.

Full communion services and shorts acts of worship; liturgies for small groups and all-age gatherings; worship rooted in church life and the Iona Community’s resident group on Iona, in social justice and pastoral work. So – as always with the Iona Community – worship which is contextual, with a strong justice and peace edge.

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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Iona: A Map (new updated edition)

Available in folded or flat versions

The Iona Community

This new edition has been extensively redrawn to reflect new and changed use of buildings, rerouted fence lines, etc.

For more information and to see a sample

For the folded version

For the flat version

 

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