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This week, a new book by Chris Polhill, a reminder of some downloads for Mothering Sunday and some of our Lent and Easter books. There are also more downloads from Moments of Our Nights and Days.

Photo: North end rock, Iona © David Coleman

 

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New book


In the Mists on the Shoreline transspaser

In the Mists on the Shoreline

Reflections on spiritual experience

(Book)

Chris Polhill

The spiritual encounter with the ‘otherness’ that Christians call God is often seen as the province of the very holy, or is simply dismissed in our rational, scientific culture – but it is part of the experience of being human, recognised down the ages.

In this book you will find a wide variety of spiritual experiences openly explored – from the mystical to the practical, from very personal reflections, to stories with passion for social justice. For some people, the significant encounter comes during one of life’s more traumatic times, such as illness or death; for others as part of everyday living. Insights from Christian spiritual tradition are linked to each experience, including that of God’s ‘absence’. Some contributors are clergy, others are not, and there is a broad range of age and life experience among the writers. They are all ordinary, extraordinary people.


For more information and to see a sample

 

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Downloads for Mothering Sunday


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Mothering God
(PDF download)

Reflections for Mothering Sunday


Ruth Harvey

Digital download: Reflections and meditations on what it is to be a mother and on new models of God. Can be used for personal contemplation or as readings in a service or group.

Ruth Harvey, an Iona Community member, is Ecumenical Development Officer for Churches Together in Cumbria.

9 pages

For more information and to see a sample

 

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Mother God (PDF download)

A liturgy for Mothering Sunday


Sally Foster-Fulton

Digital download: A full liturgy for Mother's Day – a meditation on God as mother, on the creative imagination of the divine, and ourselves as the children of God's love.

6 pages

For more information and to see a sample

 

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Mothering Sunday
(PDF download)

Prayers, responses and a reading


Various

Digital download: Worship resources for Mothering Sunday taken from the book Eggs and Ashes by Ruth Burgess and Chris Polhill.


11 pages

For more information and to see a sample

 

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Some Lent & Easter books


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The Cross in the Marketplace

An Easter resource book from Iona

(Book)

Dave Broom

What would it have been like to be a pilgrim on the crowded streets of Jerusalem for that fateful Passover? A week that ended with a King – a convicted enemy of the state – dying on a cross on the town garbage heap. The Cross in the Marketplace is a series of resources and complete liturgies for the major services of Holy Week. The book began life in community on Iona, and includes an Easter pilgrimage.


For more information and to see a sample

E-book version

See all Lent & Easter books

 

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Eggs and Ashes

Practical & liturgical resources for Lent and Holy Week

(Book)

Ruth Burgess & Chris Polhill

What would it have been like to be a pilgrim on the crowded streets of Jerusalem for that fateful Passover? A week that ended with a King – a convicted enemy of the state – dying on a cross on the town garbage heap. The Cross in the Marketplace is a series of resources and complete liturgies for the major services of Holy Week. The book began life in community on Iona, and includes an Easter pilgrimage.


For more information and to see a sample

E-book version

See all Lent & Easter books

 

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The Risen Dust

Poems and stories of passion and resurrection

(Book)

Rachel Mann

Powerful and moving readings, stories and poems for Easter. Rachel Mann writes with the voices of the characters involved in the biblical accounts of passion and resurrection, unafraid to explore the darkest aspects evoked by these events.

Rachel Mann is an Anglican parish priest and writer who is Resident Poet at Manchester Cathedral.


For more information and to see a sample

E-book version

See all Lent & Easter books

 

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We Journey in Hope

Reflections on the words from the Cross

(Book)

Neil Paynter & Peter Millar

A book for Easter that is about more than easy answers. The words of Jesus from the Cross are difficult and challenging. And yet the fact that they emerge from a situation of human agony gives them huge relevance for our times. This book encourages us to seek signs of the continuing Passion of God in the world, not in abstract ideas but in our human bodies and souls.


For more information and to see a sample

E-book version

See all Lent & Easter books

 

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More downloads from Moments of Our Nights and Days


Liturgies of Baptism for Older Children and Adults download transspaser

Liturgies of baptism for older children and adults
(PDF download)


Various contributors

Digital download: Two baptism services – one for older children and one for adults. Taken from the book Moments of Our Nights and Days, by Ruth Burgess.

10 pages


For more information and to see a sample

For information on the whole book Moments of Our Nights and Days

E-book Moments of Our Nights and Days

 

School and Growing Up download transspaser

School and growing up
(PDF download)


Various contributors

Digital download: Reflections, prayers, a poem, a reading and a story relating to going to school and growing up. Taken from the book Moments of Our Nights and Days, by Ruth Burgess.

10 pages


For more information and to see a sample

 

Teens download transspaser

Teens (PDF download)


Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers, poems and a reflection relating to teenage years. Taken from the book Moments of Our Nights and Days, by Ruth Burgess.

9 pages


For more information and to see a sample

 

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Resources for Lent and Easter

Books

E-books

Downloadable liturgies, prayers, reflections etc

Lent and Easter books and resources

 

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