20th June 2021
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New book
This is God's World

This is God’s World (songbook)
Songs of praise and possibility

John L Bell

From John L Bell and the Wild Goose Resource Group, nineteen songs that are singable, road tested and gutsy. They include ancient words, familiar tunes, biblical poetry and global testimony, with themes from mission to mourning and the sacraments to the environment, enabling us to sing urgently and authentically in expression of perennial concerns and pressing issues of today.

Special offer: Get the PDF e-book version for £2 when you buy it together with this version.

John Bell is a preacher, hymnwriter, composer, lecturer and broadcaster. An ordained minister of the Church of Scotland and a member of the Iona Community, he is the founder, along with the late Graham Maule, of the Wild Goose Worship Group and the Wild Goose Resource Group. The primary focus of his work is the renewal of congregational worship at grass roots level.

There is also a CD of these songs available, sung by the Wild Goose Collective.

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Also just published
The Oratory of Light

The Oratory of Light
Poems in the spirit of St Columba

James Harpur

St Columba, or Columcille, and the island of Iona are the inspiration for James Harpur in this book of delicate lyric poems. Delving into the stories of the saint – including visions of angels, struggles with Picts, and various miracles – Harpur mingles his own poetic imagination with the spirit of Columba and the landscape of Iona: the result is poetry full of spiritual freedom and redolent of an age of wonder in which the natural world and the elements were perceived to be in harmony with the divine.  

James Harpur has published seven books of poetry and won a number of awards, including the Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize and the UK National Poetry Competition. He is a member of Aosdána, the Irish academy of the arts, and lives in the wilds of West Cork.

A rich and rare approach to the mystical and the ‘miraculous’, the strange but real parts of a life that float between earth and heaven, mud and glory … Beautifully achieved with a subtle beauty, music and growing intensity that makes a fruitful vine of the whole.
John F. Deane 

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Don't forget our author event
24th June, 7pm BST

You are invited to our upcoming online author event on Saint Columba. Ian Bradley, author of Columba: Politician, penitent and pilgrim, and James Harpur, author of The Oratory of Light: Poems in the spirit of St Columba will be speaking, discussing and reading from their books.

The event is on Zoom via this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88232182597?pwd=VEtINXNpZ3g2TEpzaUh3dVdOcTE3dz09
Meeting ID: 882 3218 2597 
Passcode: 350280
7pm British Summer Time, 24th June 2021

Old Testament reflections
https://www.ionabooks.com/product/olives-and-obligations/

Olives and Obligations
Biblical stories, scripts and reflections – Genesis to Nehemiah

Ruth Burgess

Stories, scripts and reflections, based on the biblical books from Genesis to Nehemiah, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. 

There are some beautiful stories in the Bible and there are some hideous stories as well. What do we do with them? Do we tell them in Sunday school? Do we omit them from the lectionary? Do we try to explain them?

Stories are important. Stories are powerful.

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Fig trees and Furnaces

Fig Trees and Furnaces
Biblical stories, scripts and reflections – Esther to Maccabees

Ruth Burgess

Based on the biblical books from Esther to Maccabees, this is a collection of stories, scripts and reflections written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. It is a companion volume to Olives and Obligations.

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