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This week, a new download, a new e-book and some more seasonal reminders.

Photo © David Coleman

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New download

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Winter in November (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Reflections, poems, prayers and a song for days growing darker and stormier. Taken from the book Winter, by Ruth Burgess. 7 pages.

Through driving rain and howling wind
You call us.

When the light fades and a blanket of grey sky
reflects our moods, our fears, our darkness
You call us.

From the comfort of our homes
where we feel safe and secure, comfortable and content
You call us back into life.

'The day of the storm' by Katy Owen

For more information and to see a sample

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


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New e-book

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The Cloisters of Iona Abbey (PDF download)

Ewan Mathers

Digital download/e-book: 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.

For more information and to see a sample

For the print version


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Advent and Christmas

For all Advent and Christmas books

For all Advent and Christmas downloads

 

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A Star-filled Grace

Worship and prayer resources for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany

(Book & e-book)

Rachel Mann

In poetry, liturgy and narrative, Rachel Mann questions the cosy and sentimental view of the festive season and takes seriously the idea that God in Christ is born as a vulnerable outsider who transforms the world in radical ways.

Intended to be usable in a wide range of liturgical and study contexts, this book revisits biblical voices, characters and stories with a sophistication and simplicity that speaks to readers from a diversity of theological and spiritual perspectives.

Rachel Mann is an Anglican parish priest, broadcaster and writer. She is resident poet and minor canon at Manchester Cathedral.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Walking Through Advent

Daily readings

(Book & e-book)

Jan Sutch Pickard

Advent is a time of wonder and waiting - but that's not a passive thing. We need to walk into Advent with our eyes open. Join us on a cheerful, thoughtful, justice-seeking journey towards Bethlehem, a journey day by day through Advent.

Jan Sutch Pickard is a former Warden of Iona Abbey, who has also been Vice President of the Methodist Conference and an Ecumenical Accompanier.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Good News of Great Joy

Daily readings for Advent from around the world

(Book & e-book)

Neil Paynter & Peter Millar

Daily readings for Advent from members, associates and friends of the Iona Community in various different countries around the world. The reflections point us to places and people where the light of God’s presence shines, often - surprising as it may seem - brightly. Their insights enable us to walk more creatively and compassionately in our own local situations, and to discover that the light is sometimes present where we least expect it.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Coming In from the Cold (PDF download)

Advent & Christmas resources for remembering the Bible with children and young people

Janet Lees

Digital download: A resource for Advent and Christmas especially for those working with young people or children in a school, community or church setting - but also full of lively prayers, scripts and ideas for anyone looking to break out of a rut by using 'the remembered Bible'.

31 pages

For more information and to see a sample

 

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Light & Darkness (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Sermons, liturgies, readings, prayers and songs celebrating light and darkness during Advent, taken from the book Candles & Conifers, by Ruth Burgess.

15 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Candles & Conifers: Resources for All Saints' and Advent

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Recently published

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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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