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A note from Wild Goose
 

 

 

Just published is a lovely new book of moving personal stories about how going to Iona and interacting with others there - whether for a day, a week, or longer - changes people's lives.

There is also a new original download for Holy Week, and reminders of other resources for Lent and Easter and for Mothering Sunday.

Photo: Goose on the shoreline © David Coleman

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Just published


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Iona of My Heart

Daily readings

(Book and e-book)

Neil Paynter

When editor Neil Paynter called for contributions to Iona of My Heart he wrote:

‘I’m looking for those human stories from Iona. You know the ones – we all have them. Stories about different folk coming together – people from different countries and backgrounds. Stories of encounter, challenge, exchange, connection, transformation. Stories about people and the power of the Spirit … Show why Iona and what the Iona Community does there is important to the world. Give it a human face.’

This book of four months of daily readings, which reflect the concerns of the Iona Community, is the result. The book can be used for group or individual reflection and is intended to inspire positive action and change in our lives.

Contributors include Ron Ferguson, Helen Steven, Nancy Cocks, John Harvey, Molly Harvey, Norman Shanks, Alastair McIntosh, Brian Woodcock, Martin Johnstone, Iain Whyte, Alison Swinfen, Jan Sutch Pickard, Joy Mead, Stephen Wright, Janet Lees, Thom M Shuman, Tom Gordon, Nicola Slee, Yvonne Morland, Kathy Galloway, Peter Millar, Ruth Burgess, John Philip Newell – and many other members, associates and friends of the Iona Community.

The royalties from Iona of My Heart will go to the Iona Community’s Iona Abbey Capital Appeal.

Neil Paynter was a member of the Iona Community’s resident staff group on Iona. He is an editor with Wild Goose Publications and of the Community’s magazine Coracle.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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New download for Holy Week

For all Lent and Easter downloads

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Walking in a Wider World (PDF download)

Readings, reflections and prayers for Holy Week

Peter Millar

Digital download: Readings, reflections and prayers for each day of Holy Week up to Easter Monday.

Peter Millar is a former Warden of Iona Abbey and the best-selling author of several books, including An Iona Prayer Book, Finding Hope Again and Our Hearts Still Sing.

9 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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More downloads for Lent & Easter

For all Lent and Easter downloads
For all Lent and Easter books
For all Lent and Easter e-books


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‘Jesus is Back’ (PDF download)

Lent and Easter resources for remembering the Bible with children and young people

Janet Lees

Digital download: A selection of resources for Lent and Easter for children and young people, arising from the work of Janet Lees as Chaplain of Silcoates School, Wakefield. Janet uses her own ‘remembered Bible’ method to help people reclaim the Bible as their own.

24 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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The Bread of Life (PDF download)

An all-age communion for Lent

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: A fun all-age service for Lent, focusing on bread and including a drama script and a child-friendly communion service.

14 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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To Walk the Way of the Cross (PDF download)

Prayers of intercession for Palm Sunday

David Osborne

Digital download: Prayers of intercession for Palm Sunday.

3 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Daily readings for Lent and Holy Week (PDF download)

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: Reflections for every day of Lent and Holy Week.

72 pages

For more information and to see a sample

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For Mothering Sunday


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Mothering God (PDF download)

Reflections for Mothering Sunday

Ruth Harvey

Digital download: Reflections and meditations on what it is to be a mother and on new models of God. Can be used for personal contemplation or as readings in a service or group.

9 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Underneath are the Everlasting Arms (PDF download)

A reflection for Mothering Sunday

Joy Mead

Digital download: A reflection for Mothering Sunday on the nature of mothering. Encompassing waiting, cherishing, birthing and sustaining, watching and trusting, mothering is a universal way of being which is at the heart of life and nurture. Taken from the book A Way of Knowing, by Joy Mead.

6 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Mother God (PDF download)

A liturgy for Mothering Sunday

Sally Foster-Fulton

Digital download: A full liturgy for Mother's Day – a meditation on God as mother, on the creative imagination of the divine, and ourselves as the children of God's love.

6 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Mothering Sunday (PDF download)

Prayers, responses and a reading

Various contributors

Worship resources for Mothering Sunday taken from the book Eggs and Ashes by Ruth Burgess and Chris Polhill.

11 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Some recent books

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Iona Abbey Worship Book
(New revised edition)

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

This new edition of the Iona Abbey Worship Book has been extensively revised and rearranged. About 80% of the text is new material which has been developed by members of the Iona Community since the previous edition.

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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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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