6th September 2020
Iona August 2020

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Just published – print edition
Little Guy

Little Guy
Journey of hope

Now available as a print edition

Emma Major

Little Guy is a series of 25 images and poems that emerged over a period of two weeks, with a sense of urgency. Then, less than a month later, coronavirus appeared in the UK. We had to distance from each other; isolate, alone at home in a situation none of us has ever faced before. The rush to get Little Guy onto paper started to make sense.

Many people battle with anxiety even in the best of circumstances; it is part of being a sensitive, fragile human being in a world that can be both frightening and full of wonder.

Little Guy starts off anxious and depressed, before moving through hope and trust to a point where he is able to relate to the world and thrive again.

Little Guy journeys with us.

Emma Major is a mum, wife, friend, pioneer lay minister, blind wheelchair user and poet. She has recorded audio descriptions of every picture in the Little Guy book to ensure that everyone can access it.

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Old favourites
Pathways for Pilgrims

Pathways for Pilgrims
Discovering the spirituality of the Iona Community in 28 days

Chris King

A resource for individuals and groups wishing to explore the Iona Community’s integrated approach to spirituality in the space of four weeks. Each week covers an area of the Community’s engagement and the days include a ‘community experience’, a Bible reading, material for reflection, prayers and thoughts to ponder.

The Community’s approach to spirituality does not distinguish between the sacred and the secular. Prayer and politics, work and worship are all of a piece. This holistic spirituality of engagement  – rooted in prayer and scripture – stands in contrast to some of the more ethereal, nostalgic and self-indulgent approaches on offer these days.

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The Gospel of Joseph of Arimathea

The Gospel of Joseph of Arimathea

James Harpur

What was Jesus of Nazareth really like? What effect did he have on those he met and befriended? How did he impart his teachings and perform his miracles?

These are the questions that James Harpur explores through Joseph of Arimathea, one of the most enigmatic characters of the gospels. After the crucifixion, Joseph embarks on a quest to find out who Jesus really was, seeking out those who knew him personally. These witnesses, all mentioned in the gospels, tell their stories, each contributing a unique insight into the Nazarene.

Strikingly original and beautifully crafted, The Gospel of Joseph of Arimathea uses both prose and poetry to create a parallel narrative to the gospels, amplifying the events they describe. It is a book that will take you on a journey into the heart of ancient Palestine, a journey into the mystery of Jesus.

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For the International Day of Older Persons –October 1st

For all resources on ageing

Might It Be Called Wisdom

Might It Be Called Wisdom (PDF download)
A personal and poetic exploration of ageing

Joy Mead

Digital download: A personal and poetic meditative reflection on ageing, with an emphasis on a sense of wonder arising from the seemingly small and but immensely meaningful things of life. 18 pages.

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Recently published
Journeys in Community

Journeys in Community
Father-daughter conversations about faith, love, doubt and hope

John Harvey & Ruth Harvey

A book of reflections, meditations and prayers for Advent and Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter, Ascension and Pentecost arising out of conversations about faith, love, doubt and hope.

‘This book will welcome you home, 
with justice, courage, humour and delight.’
Pádraig Ó Tuama, former Leader of the Corrymeela Community

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Voices Out of Lockdown

Voices Out of Lockdown

Jan Sutch Pickard (ed)

During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in spring 2020, many people turned to writing: diaries, letters, cards, poems. Human words, sent out across the void of our isolation, shouted into the storm over which we had no control. 

Here are the voices of just a few – members and associates of the Iona Community – with poems, psalms, songs, affirmations of faith and prayers written during a full and fraught ten weeks.

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