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Thank you for your great response to Into the Foothills of Transformation since our newsletter the other day. However, it means that the first print run is completely sold out! More copies are being printed, and we aplogise that you may have to wait a little longer than usual to receive your order.

This week we remind you of some more of our Eastertide resources – this time for Ascension.

Photo © David Coleman

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Resources for Ascension

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Ascension and Pentecost (PDF download)

All-age resources and ideas

Janet Lees

Digital download: A poem and a prayer for Ascension and some suggested all-age activities, prayers and songs for Pentecost. 4 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Into the Heart of God (PDF + PPT download)

A liturgy of Communion for Ascension

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A communion liturgy for Ascension – a reminder that at Pentecost the torch of Jesus’ ministry was passed on to the disciples, and down to us through all the centuries.

PDF and PowerPoint formats
9 pages / 35 slides

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

For more information and to see a sample


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Ascension Day (PDF Download)

Prayers and resources

Various contributors

Digital download: Responses, prayers, a reading and biblical reflection for Ascension Day, taken from the book Fire and Bread, by Ruth Burgess. 9 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Recently published

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Into the Foothills of Transformation

(Book & e-book)

Donald Eadie

Shortly after becoming Chairman of the Birmingham District of the Methodist Church, Donald Eadie was told that he had a degenerative disc disease. Following three major spinal operations, he was forced to retire, and to face the letting go of identity and role, feelings of marginalisation and abandonment – living with the death of the old life, and not being able to imagine a new one with meaning and purpose.

Jesuit priest and writer Gerard Hughes accompanied Donald during this time. ‘The borderlands are the place of exploration and discovery. They are the new centre,’ he said. And paradoxically, in time, Donald began to experience the move away from the centre of a busy life to the edge as a journey deeper into the heart of things.

‘There will be new companions,’ another wise old friend promised. And to Donald’s great surprise and joy this has been true.

Much of Donald’s time is now lived in ‘a loved room’, visited by people who are also pilgrims within the borderlands.

Into the Foothills of Transformation is a collection of Donald’s reflections and journal writings, and letters, prayers and poems.

Donald’s previous book is Grain In Winter.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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The Warriors Who Do Not Fight (Audiobook)

Alison Phipps & Tawona Sitholé

Audio download version with voices, and original music by Gameli Tordzro.

In a time when people seeking refuge drown by their thousands in an attempt to escape war and persecution, Alison Phipps and Tawona Sitholé have created a conversation in poetry about 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.

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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

For more information and to listen to an extract

For the print version or the e-book version


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West

(Book & e-book)

Kenneth Steven

A new collection of poems inspired by the landscapes of Scotland and beyond, and dedicated to Kenneth’s late sister, peace activist Helen Steven: ‘She was Scotland to me …’

Kenneth Steven is best-known as a poet, although he’s also very much a novelist and children’s author. It’s the wildscape of Scotland that has been his primary inspiration. He grew up in Highland Perthshire and was taken every summer to the west coast and the islands. At the heart of those islands was Iona, the place that from childhood has been his spiritual home.

The poems are full of shining images of land and sea, and of echoes of the people who once lived in these wild and remote places; a potent reminder of the history in our geographies.
Kathy Galloway

Kenneth is regarded as one of Scotland’s finest poets and prose writers, gaining excellent reviews for his work. His admirers have included the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes.
Ron Ferguson

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Field With a View

Science and faith in a time of climate change

(Book & e-book)

Katharine M Preston

Katharine Preston challenges us to think more deeply about the human condition and our choices in this time of ever-increasing climate disturbance. She writes for scientists leery of faith, people of faith who know and love the miracles of science, and anybody who shares the vision of the planet as a sacred community.

Fascinating theological reflection – grounded in the real world, and in the greatest crisis of our time on earth. I’m so glad someone is asking these questions.
Bill McKibben
Author Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

There will be more books like this. There have to be. But read this one now, and be uplifted by Katharine’s sense of wonder, fed by her scientific and theological literacy, her experiential reasoning, and her realistic and timely passion for the Earth and all its creatures in this, our age of accelerating climate crisis.
David Coleman
Environmental Chaplain with Eco-Congregation Scotland

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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