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Some more book suggestions for Lent and Easter this week. And don’t forget the Iona Calendar - reduced to £4 ex VAT plus postage and packing.

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Some books for Lent and Easter

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The Risen Dust

Poems and stories of passion & resurrection

(Book & e-book)

Rachel Mann

Powerful and moving readings, stories and poems for Easter. The accounts of scapegoating, of power and violence and hope found in the gospels will always be current and significant. The story of Jesus Christ and of those who surrounded him remains a defining narrative of our time.

Using artistic and theological licence, Rachel Mann writes with the voices of the characters involved in the biblical accounts of passion and resurrection using first-person monologues, poems written for the Stations of the Cross, reflections on The Seven Last Words, and stories and poems which attempt to look at what passion and resurrection might mean in a modern setting.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Dancing in the Desert

Prayers and reflections for Lent

(Book and e-book)

Sally Foster-Fulton

Reflections, meditations, prayers, activities and liturgies for Lent. Includes a liturgy for Mother’s Day, worship for Ash Wednesday, an all-age service for Shrove Tuesday for making and sharing pancakes, and other all-age resources.

You are loved by God.
Each and every one of you:
cherished, adored, liked –
just as you are.

God loves you,
Jesus loves you,
the Spirit loves you:
No exceptions.

Follow Christ’s footsteps,
walk into the wilderness –
and dance in the desert.

Beloved of God,
come on a journey.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Eggs and Ashes

Practical & liturgical resources for Lent and Holy Week

Ruth Burgess and Chris Polhill

Liturgies, responses, prayers, poems, reflections, meditations, stories, stations of the cross, sermons, monologues and songs, a Lent discipline, and some all-age resources – from various Iona Community writers. Suitable for group worship or personal reflection, and with material for Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Mothering Sunday, Palm Sunday and Holy Week, it is a collection to accompany readers through Lent and Easter for many years.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Enemy of Apathy

Songbook & CD

John L Bell & Graham Maule

Sixty-two songs and chants for Lent, Eastertide and Pentecost – songs of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit.

There is also an audio CD of some of the songs recorded by the Wild Goose Collective and Hinba.

For more information and to listen to audio samples

For the CD

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Lent & Easter Readings from Iona

(Book & e-book)

Neil Paynter

This book of readings from members and staff of the Iona Community aims to help us reappraise our lives during the period leading up to Easter.

Lent is traditionally a time of repentance and penitence but it also offers an opportunity to see the world afresh, with a new sense of wonder. These readings encourage us not only to regard ourselves with a healthy realism, so that we can accept responsibility for our shortcomings, but also recognise the nature and purposes of God and the never-ending renewal of possibility, both within ourselves and in the world.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For all Lent & Easter books

For all Lent & Easter downloads

Lent and Easter books


Recent publications

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Fig Trees and Furnaces

Biblical stories, scripts and reflections – Esther to Maccabees

(Book & e-book)

Ruth Burgess

Fig Trees and Furnaces, based on the biblical books from Esther to Maccabees, 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 (Genesis to Nehemiah).

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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

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Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies volume 2

(Book & e-book)

The Iona Community

Liturgies and liturgical resources for New Year, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, Advent and Christmas. A liturgy for an ‘ordinary day’, and resources for special days like the UN International Day of Friendship and World AIDS Day. Originally published as single digital downloads.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For the first Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies


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Iona Calendar 2019

Photographs by Iain Sarjeant

We have a few copies left of this very popular calendar, so we are offering them at a reduced price of £4 plus p+p.

The Highland Family Group of the Iona Community has produced this beautiful Iona calendar for 2019, in conjunction with photographer Iain Sarjeant. The calendar is 21cm x 21cm, and comes with a bonus picture of one of the more elusive places on Iona.

All profits from the sale of this calendar will go to the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information

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