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New this week is the return of an old favourite: the Pearls of Life. Many people have asked for this since we sold the last of the old version of the bracelet, so we now have the new bracelet in stock, along with a new book about it.

Photo: Mountains of Jura seen from Iona © David Coleman

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New

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Pearls of Life bracelet

New version

Created by Bishop Martin Lönnebo

A glass and ceramic bead bracelet handmade in India and purchased through a fair trade company.

When Martin Lönnebo introduced the Pearls of Life bracelet in 1995 as an aid to contemplation and prayer, nobody predicted the extent to which it would spread around the world, or how loved and well used it would become. Each of the ‘pearls’ helps us to focus on a particular kind of situation in life.

  • The God Pearl
  • The Pearls of Silence
  • The I Pearl
  • The Baptism Pearl
  • The Desert Pearl
  • The Serenity Pearl
  • The Love Pearls
  • The Mystery Pearls
  • The Night Pearl
  • The Resurrection Pearl

This is the new version of the bracelet, where one of the three – originally white – Mystery Pearls has been replaced by a green pearl. Included is a small multi-language leaflet with a basic explanation of the pearls.

In this time of great spiritual longing as well as unprecedented busyness, stress and difficulty in focusing, the Pearls of Life bracelet provides a practical method to help the mind attain a state of stillness, meditation and prayer. In this way, we are drawn back to what is most important in our lives, to our spiritual centre and an experience of God.

Can be used in conjunction with the new Pearls of Life book.

For more information


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Pearls of Life book

(New version)

Johan Dalman, Ann Lagerström, Thomas Lerner

This new, hardback version of the book Pearls of Life (published in English by Verbum Sweden) reflects on the meaning of the pearls and suggests how to use them. It relates to the new version of the Pearls of Life bracelet where one of the three – originally white – Mystery Pearls has been replaced by a green pearl.

The book is both an introduction to the Pearls for those who have never encountered them before and a deepening for those who use them already. It also includes an interview with Martin Lönnebo and the stories of four users of the Pearls.

96pp

The previous, paperback, Pearls of Life book, relating to the old version of the bracelet is still available here.

For more information


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Recently published

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St Cuthbert’s Way (new edition)

A pilgrims’ companion

(Book & e-book)

Mary Low

There’s nothing like putting one foot in front of the other, day after day, in all weathers, for getting you in touch with the things that really matter.

St Cuthbert’s Way runs from Melrose in the Scottish Borders to Lindisfarne, Holy Island, off the coast of Northumberland. This book, designed as a Pilgrims’ companion, presents

– Information essential for walking the Way
– A field guide to places of interest along the route
– An introduction to St Cuthbert and his world
– Songs, meditations and stories
– Ideas and resources for a contemporary pilgrimage experience

While other guides major on directions, this one brings the landscape to life through a wealth of stories and personalities, while leaving you free to experience your own pilgrimage for yourself. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in early Celtic and Anglo-Saxon spirituality, the more recent history of the Borderlands and the flora and fauna to look out for along the way.

Mary Low is a writer and independent scholar with a long-standing interest in the religious and spiritual traditions of Scotland and Ireland. She has lived near Melrose in the Scottish Borders for most of her life. Her other books include Celtic Christianity and Nature and Cherish the Earth. This new and thoroughly revised edition of St Cuthbert’s Way brings her unique Companion up to date for a new generation of readers.

‘What Mary Low’s book does is to give a rich context for one specific pilgrimage, and in a way accessible to pilgrims of all faiths and those beyond faith. She connects St Cuthbert’s Way pilgrimage with the searching and yearning common to all humanity.’
– Mary Grey, former editor of Ecotheology magazine

‘Here is a chance to walk with many people of history in a land of beauty touched by the Eternal.’
– David Adam

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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

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.

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 …’

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

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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