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As we are having an unusually long spell of beautiful sunny weather here in Scotland, our thoughts turn to publications connected with summer, directly or not (with apologies to those of us in the southern hemisphere).

Photo © David Coleman

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It's summer!

Every Day is a Day of Joy download transspaser

Every Day is a Day of Joy (PDF download)

An all-age communion for summertime on the theme of play

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A joyful all-age communion liturgy celebrating the beauty of the world and the fun that can be had in the hot, sparkling days of summer – and the importance of remaining playful even if we are ‘grown up’.

Thom Shuman is the author of The Jesse Tree: Daily Readings for Advent, Gobsmacked: Daily Devotions for Advent, The Soft Petals of Grace and Christmas Eve in the Diner, as well as various downloads, and is a contributor to many Wild Goose anthologies. He lives in Columbus, Ohio and is an associate member of the Iona Community.

7 pages

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Summer (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Prayers, poems and other resources for the season of summer, taken from the book Bare Feet and Buttercups by Ruth Burgess.

7 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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Like Leaves to the Sun

(Book and e-book)

Prayers from the Iona Community

Neil Paynter

For many people prayer is difficult. This collection helps us to be less bothered with our uncertainties about what we should be saying when we pray. We can read a prayer and then sit quietly for a few minutes, allowing the particular words and thoughts to meet with our inner self, with our soul, which is linked to the energies and wisdom of the Creator of all things.

The prayers here are not to be read in a rush. They are not about a small God, but about One who at every moment is at the very heart of both our personal lives and the life of the world. A God whose goodness, healing and tender grace are at the core of humanity. In the reading of them may our hearts become more loving and aware, for each prayer invites us into a reality much wider than ourselves – the whole world in its contradiction and promise – and brings us close to our sisters and brothers who, like us, are on a journey in which both light and shadow, sadness and joy are regular companions.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Parables of Northern Seed

Anthology from BBC’s Thought for the Day

Alastair McIntosh

When Alastair McIntosh was asked what makes a good BBC radio ‘God slot’ he quoted his late friend Walter Wink: ‘To conceive of heaven as the transcendent possibilities latent in every emerging moment.’ This anthology shares the best of Alastair’s Prayer and Thought for the Day pieces from nearly a decade. Here is that of God, transcendent, yet also here and now, immanent, within the day’s hard news. ‘O taste and see …’

Raised on the Isle of Lewis and resident in Govan, Alastair is a Quaker and author of books including Soil and Soul (2001), Hell and High Water (2008) and Island Spirituality (2013). His writing has been described by the Bishop of Liverpool as ‘life-changing’, by George Monbiot as ‘world-changing’ and by Thom Yorke of Radiohead as ‘truly mental’.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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Some recent publications


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The Warriors Who Do Not Fight

(Book and e-book)

Alison Phipps & Tawona Sitholé

In September 2015 the world woke up to the fact that people seeking refuge from war and persecution were drowning by their thousands in the Mediterranean. From sub-Saharan Africa and conflicts across the Middle East bodies moved, died or survived. Alison Phipps and Tawona Sitholé were working together in Ghana at the time, which is where this conversation in poetry began. In an echoing call and response they offer words for these times of war; ways of wondering what it means to resist; to suffer with; to bear witness; to seek companionship; to be part of the agony of a family made in love, and parting, separated by land, sea and paperwork.

Luminous, beautiful and sore. Poetry that is lyrical and tender, wounded and elegiac, probing and incantatory. And above all else life-affirming.
Karine Polwart, Scottish singer-songwriter

132 pages

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Strange Majesty

The hymns of Leith Fisher

(Book and e-book)

Douglas Galbraith (ed)

22 hymns (words & music) by Leith Fisher, who was a minister and a member of the Iona Community. Like most good hymns, these started life in a local parish or situation, and explore themes not easily found in the standard repertoire. They are set not only to known hymn tunes but to traditional Scottish melodies, including from the Hebridean tradition, which was a much-loved part of the author’s musical landscape.

Buy the book and e-book together and pay only £2 plus VAT for the e-book (instead of £5.10 plus VAT). PDF version only, to allow for printout of the songs for ease of use. The discount will show up during checkout.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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The Sound of Iona (CD and audio download)

Poetry and music inspired by the landscape

Kenneth Steven
With music by Wendy Stewart

An Iona soundscape: a melding of wind and waves, the laughter of children, the sounds of birds, and some of Kenneth Steven’s poems, with harp music by Wendy Stewart. For those who know Iona as much as for those who have always wanted to find a way of reaching Columba’s holy isle.

Runtime 26 minutes

For the CD and to listen to a sample

For the audio download version and to listen to a sample

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Known Unknowns

100 contemporary texts to common tunes

(Book)

John L Bell & Graham Maule

One hundred 21st-century hymn texts by John L Bell & Graham Maule that can be sung to familiar tunes.

Hymns, songs and psalm paraphrases by John Bell and Graham Maule - intentionally words only - with each item married to one or more tunes in any congregation's repertoire. A wide range of pastoral concerns is covered, including abuse, change, illness, dismay and healing. There is also a range of hymns on civic life, social justice and interfaith matters, as well as a healthy selection of songs on the life and ministry of Jesus and texts for the liturgical seasons.

For more information and to see a sample


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Fundraising items

For more information about the Iona Abbey Capital Appeal ...


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Iona Calendar 2019

Photographs by Iain Sarjeant

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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Iona Abbey Easter Worship (audio download)

A live recording of the journey through Holy Week

The Iona Community

A recording of worship in Iona Abbey from Holy Week and Easter Sunday from the 1990s. Pay only £1 ex VAT and kindly add a donation of your choice to the fund at checkout (just below the shopping cart).

Available as two audio downloads of approximately 60 MB each

For more information and list of contents


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Iona of My Heart

Daily readings

(Book and e-book)

Neil Paynter

Inspiring human stories from Iona – of encounter, challenge, exchange, connection, transformation. Stories about people and the power of the Spirit … Four months of daily readings. Royalties go to the Iona Community’s Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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