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Some new downloads for Easter this week, and a reminder of more of our Lent and Easter books.

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New Easter downloads

For all Lent and Easter downloads


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Love Endures (PDF download)

A hymn for Easter Sunday

Jan Sutch Pickard

Digital download: A new version (words only) of the traditional Easter hymn ‘Jesus Christ is risen today’, which provides the first verse. The five new verses unfold the story of the morning of the resurrection. To be sung to the tune ‘Easter hymn’ CH410 (also available in other hymnbooks).

2 pages

Jan Sutch Pickard is a former Warden of Iona Abbey, a storyteller, liturgist and Methodist lay preacher. She has twice served as a peace monitor with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel.

For more information and to see a sample


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Lord of the Upper Room (PDF download)

A prayer for the first Sunday after Easter

Roddy Cowie

Digital download: A prayer for those who lock themselves away from the world, for use on the first Sunday after Easter.

2 pages

Roddy Cowie is an Associate of the Iona Community, a lay reader in the Church of Ireland and Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Queen’s, Belfast. A contributor to many Wild Goose books, he is currently working on projects concerned with self-knowledge and the relationship between Christianity and emotion.

For more information and to see a sample


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Out of Our Brokenness (PDF download)

Stories for Easter

Jan Sutch Pickard

Digital download: A story within a story that can be used on Easter Sunday. It draws on Jan’s experiences as a peace monitor in Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

4 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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More books for Lent & Easter

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


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Lent & Easter Readings from Iona

(Book and e-book)

Neil Paynter

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


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The Risen Dust

Poems and stories of passion & resurrection

(Book and 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 – unafraid to explore the darkest aspects evoked by these events.

Rachel Mann is an Anglican parish priest and writer. She is Resident Poet at Manchester Cathedral and her work has been widely published in magazines, anthologies, newsprint and a previous book, Dazzling Darkness.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Enemy of Apathy

62 songs and chants for Lent, Eastertide and Pentecost

(Book and CD)

John L Bell / Graham Maule

Songbook of sixty-two songs and chants for Lent, Eastertide and Pentecost. There is also an audio CD of eighteen of the songs.

For more information and to listen to samples of some of the songs

For the audio CD


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The Courage to Say No

Twenty-three songs for Lent and Easter

(Book and CD)

John L Bell/Graham Maule

Tracing the sometimes sure, sometimes faltering steps of Jesus and his followers through the entire season of Lent, to Easter Day and then beyond, these songs allow us to reflect on their progress, enter their experience and ultimately to make their confusion, doubt, joy and liberation our own. Many are four-part harmony, which will be satisfying for music groups or choirs to sing, as well as being accessible to congregations. There is also an audio CD containing 16 of the songs.

For more information

For the audio CD, including samples of the tracks



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Recently published

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The Pieces We Keep

Stories for the seasons

(Book and e-book)

Katie Munnik

A collection of short stories told by vivid voices that direct our gaze to life’s small details. They chart the changing cycles and seasons of the year, reflecting the liturgical patterns of the church and all the weathers of our hearts.

‘Katie Munnik is an excellent storyteller … Her stories are flesh and blood, like the Christian and Jewish scriptures. They bring those big stories to life, while opening up new insights and perspectives.’
– Donald Smith, Director, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Katie Munnik is a Canadian writer based in Cardiff. Her debut novel, The Heart Beats in Secret, will be published by the Borough Press (HarperCollins) in spring 2019.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Christmas Eve in the Diner

Daily readings for Advent

(Book & e-book)

Thom M Shuman

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

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version alone


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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.

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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