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New book for Lent & Easter


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In Love with the Life of Life

Daily readings for Lent and Holy Week

Neil Paynter (ed)

Available from Feb 6th.

Daily readings, with prayers, poems and actions, for Lent and Holy Week from members, associates and friends of the Iona Community. Also includes a section of additional resources for Lent, Holy Week and Easter.

Contributors include Ruth Burgess, Nancy Cocks, Brian Woodcock, Donald Eadie, Iain and Isabel Whyte, Peter Millar, Janet Lees, Jan Sutch Pickard, Warren Bardsley, Alex Clare-Young, Thom M Shuman, Kathy Galloway, Christian MacLean, Timothy Gorringe, Katharine M Preston, Richard Skinner, Carol Dixon, Niall Cooper, Anna Briggs, Alastair McIntosh, Martin Johnstone, and others.

Christ our life,
You are alive in the beauty of the earth
in the rhythm of the seasons
in the mystery of time and space.
ALLELUIA

Christ our life,
You are alive in the tenderness of touch
in the heartbeat of intimacy
in the insights of solitude.
ALLELUIA

Christ our life,
You are alive in the creative possibility
of the dullest conversation
the dreariest task
the most nerve-racking event.
ALLELUIA

Christ our life,
You are alive to offer new creation
to every unhealed hurt
to every deadened place
to every damaged heart.
ALLELUIA

You set before us a great choice.
Therefore we choose life.
ALLELUIA

Kathy Galloway

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version (available now)


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More books for Lent & Easter

For all Lent & Easter books
For all Lent & Easter downloads


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The Risen Dust

Poems and stories of passion & resurrection

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, she says:
‘The intention of both the more humorous and the visceral stories is to play with abiding themes of death and new life in ways which – in church contexts at least – break unusual ground. Some readers may find some of the language crude and offensive. It is not my intention to offend or outrage, but … to indicate that there are places and experiences where blasphemy is prayer and prayer is blasphemy.’

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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The Courage to Say No (songbook & 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. The book contains 23 songs and the CD 16 of them, sung by the Wild Goose Worship Group.

For more information about the book

For more information about the CD and samples of tracks


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Recently published


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The Kentigern Way

A life and Lakeland pilgrimage

(Book & e-book)

Stephen G Wright

The Kentigern Way is a guide to a pilgrimage route in one of the most majestic landscapes in the UK, that of the Lake District, which is rich in beauty, nature and history.

More than this, it provides an historical backdrop to St Kentigern and the region, cutting through myths and assumptions to examine the reality of emerging 6th-century Christianity in ‘Britannia’. Kentigern is also known as St Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow, although his influence goes far beyond that city.

Historians will enjoy the honest assessment of Kentigern’s life and some revealing asides about the reality of Celtic culture. Walkers will find an enthralling travel guide and a beautiful, manageable route. Contemplatives will be encouraged by the emphasis on listening and stillness. And I challenge anyone not to be inspired and intrigued by the thoughtfulness and love that have gone into researching and producing this unusual and compelling work.
James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle

For more information and for a link to a sample

For the e-book version


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