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This week we have a new audiobook created from The Warriors Who Do Not Fight by Alison Phipps (aka Swinfen) and Tawona Sitholé, which we published last year. It really adds a new dimension to the work.

There’s also our usual reminder of seasonal material – for Holy Week and Easter.

Photo © David Coleman

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New audiobook

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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 September 2015 the world woke up to the fact that people seeking refuge from war and persecution were drowning by their thousands in the Mediterranean. From sub-Saharan Africa and conflicts across the Middle East bodies moved, died or survived. Alison Phipps and Tawona Sitholé were working together in Ghana at the time, which is where this conversation in poetry began. In an echoing call and response they offer words for these times of war; ways of wondering 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.

Runtime 1hr:27m:30s

Alison Phipps is UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts; Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies at the University of Glasgow; and Co-Convener of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network.

Tawona Sitholé is a Zimbabwean writer and musician. He is Poet in Residence with the UNESCO Chair programme of Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow and is co-founder of Seeds of Thought, which promotes creative writing and performance.

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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Some downloads for Holy Week and Easter

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Rosemary for Remembrance (PDF download)

Resources for Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Day

Trevor Thorn

Digital download: A meditation and a reflection for Good Friday, a lament for Holy Saturday, and a simple all-age activity for Easter Sunday. 6 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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With Intuition, Imagination and Love (PDF download)

A Maundy Thursday service of anointing

Sarah Agnew & Jan Sutch Pickard

Digital download: A service of anointing for Maundy Thursday, with poems, readings and symbolic action. 14 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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In That Upper Room Called Your Heart (PDF download)

A liturgy for Maundy Thursday evening

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A remembrance and celebration of that Last Supper of long ago and what it means to us – as the beginning of hope and much more. 10 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Monday of Holy Week (PDF download)

The courage to be the only voice

Lyn Ma

Digital download: A Bible reading and a reflection for the Monday of Holy Week on having courage to stand up and speak out for what is right, with an emphasis on asylum seekers. Includes an interview with the author about her work with refugees and asylum seekers. Taken from the book The Sun Slowly Rises, by Neil Paynter. 9 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Take us Back (PDF download)

Good Friday worship on the words from the Cross

David McNeish

Digital download: A thoughtful service for Good Friday featuring seven voices dispersed among the congregation. 7 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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Living Easter (PDF download)

An all-age communion for Easter

Nancy Cocks

Digital download: Another of Nancy’s lively communion services for all ages, this time for Easter Sunday and incorporating a rooster’s view of the Resurrection. 13 pages.

For more information and to see a sample


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For all Lent & Easter books

For all Lent & Easter downloads


Lent and Easter books

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Recently published

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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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Spring

Liturgical resources for February, March and April including Lent and Holy Week

(Book & e-book)

Ruth Burgess

Spring is a liturgical resource book that covers the months of February, March and April. It includes prayers, responses, stories, songs, poems, liturgies, reflections, scripts and monologues for the major Christian festivals and fast days of Lent and Holy Week, as well as for Candlemas, Fair Trade Fortnight and Earth Day. The material is written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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