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A new Advent book from Thom Shuman this week - but because of difficulties at the printer we only have the e-book version at the moment unfortunately. See our special book/e-book offer however.

There is also a new download for Interfaith Week (this week) and our usual reminders about resources for Advent and Christmas.

Photo © David Coleman


New book for Advent

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Christmas Eve in the Diner

Daily readings for Advent

(Book & e-book)

Thom M Shuman

Print edition not yet in stock, but if you buy it we will email you a copy of the e-book version to use in the meantime. (NB If you order other physical items in the same order, they won't be sent out until this book is in stock around November 21st.)

Bible readings, reflections and prayers for Advent, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

This little book is for all those who find themselves serving, eating, resting and singing in diners (real and metaphorical) in this holy season, and in all the days before and after – in hope that there they will discover God, serving and eating and resting and singing and welcoming them with open arms.

Thom M Shuman is the author of The Jesse Tree, Gobsmacked, and The Soft Petals of Grace (Wild Goose). He lives in Columbus, Ohio where he serves as a transitional pastor. He is an Associate member of the Iona Community.

Help us to search the shadows for your children, God of Advent,
so we may take them by the hand,
bring them into the light of hope and grace,
honour them for their gifts
and recognise them for who they are:
your beloved children.

80 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version alone


New download for Interfaith Week

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To Find Ourselves Changed (PDF download)

Resources for Interfaith Week

Isabel Smyth

Digital download: A reflection, a contemplative exercise, and a prayer and meditation for Interfaith Week.

Isabel Smyth is a Sister of Notre Dame, with long experience in the area of interfaith relations. At present she is Secretary to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference Committee for Interreligious Dialogue, Secretary to the Council of Christians and Jews and writer of the blog www.interfaithjourneys.net.

10 pages

For more information and to see a sample



Advent and Christmas

For all Advent and Christmas books

For all Advent and Christmas downloads


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Hear My Cry


Ruth Burgess

A daily prayer book for Advent which can also be used as a prayer journal. It takes its inspiration from the Advent antiphons - a group of prayers that reflect on the character and activities of God.

The format for each day includes a Bible verse, an Advent cry and suggestions for prayer. The pages can be added to and personalised, with line drawings that can be coloured in and space to add your own pictures, reflections and prayers. It is a book to use on busy days and on quieter days, as time and circumstances allow.

Instructions for three workshops are also included to enable Advent themes to be explored in a group setting.

For more information and to see a sample

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Going Home Another Way

Daily readings and resources for Christmastide

(Book & e-book)

Neil Paynter

Bible readings, reflections and worship resources for Christmastide from Iona Community members and associates – to help you hear God’s Word through the commercialism of the season, the propaganda of the times; and to glimpse the sacred in the secular.

May this book be a friend through the joy and euphoria of Christmas and New Year, and may it feed you, challenge you, in the in-between times. There are good-hearted, human companions here for our journey through this bewildering and beautiful world.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Hay & Stardust

Resources for Christmas to Candlemas

(Book & e-book)

Ruth Burgess

A collection of worship and meditation resources for the season of Christmastide – including Christmas Day, Holy Innocents’ Day, Winter and New Year, Epiphany, Homelessness Sunday and Candlemas. It also contains eight Christmas plays.

When sleet blinds you,
hail drowns out voices,
and snow hides your path,

may you discern in each flake
a star, image of the one
that guided the Magi,

and find that in the pain
of birth, death or change

there is a light
to guide you.

- From ‘Winter Blessing’ by Mary Palmer

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Christ in the Time of Strife (PDF download)

Mary’s memories: narratives for the four weeks of Advent

Rosemary Power

Digital download: Four reflective liturgies for Advent based on the memories of Mary about the birth and early life of her son, with an emphasis on the similarity between then and now as difficult times in which to live. Each piece has a suggested song, a Bible reading, a reflection by Mary, prayers and a blessing.

14 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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In This Season of Waiting (PDF & PPT download)

A communion liturgy for Advent

Pat Bennett

Digital download: A combined PDF and PowerPoint version of an Advent communion liturgy about waiting (‘not lost time but a liminal time’), new possibilities and the re-imagination of the world.

PDF and PowerPoint versions
8 pages / 23 slides

There is also a separate PDF version and a separate PowerPoint version of this product.

For more information and to see a sample

For the PDF-only version

For the PowerPoint-only version


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Here is a Cross (PDF download)

A meditation for Advent

Jan Sutch Pickard

Digital download: A meditation on the Advent/Christmas story that can be used as part of an all-age act of worship, such as a carol service.

For more information and to see a sample


Recently published

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The Cloisters of Iona Abbey

(Book & PDF e-book)

Ewan Mathers

A new smaller-format edition of Ewan Mathers’ 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.

As a frequent visitor to Iona since childhood, Ewan observed the newly rebuilt cloisters being transformed over thirty years from rough pillars of fragile sandstone into a complete, cyclical, unified work of art. As an adult he began to look more closely at the carvings and from conversations with Chris Hall, the principal carver, to learn something of what they represent.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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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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