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A call for contributions

Ruth Burgess is looking for material to include in a Summer Anthology which will be published by Wild Goose Publications in 2020. If you would like to contribute, please contact ruthburgess2003@yahoo.co.uk for more details.
Deadline to receive contributions is November 30th 2019.


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More books for Advent

For all Advent and Christmas books

For all Advent and Christmas downloads


Doing December Differently transspaser

Doing December Differently

An alternative Christmas handbook

(Book & e-book)

Nicola Slee & Rosie Miles

Doing December Differently explores how people of faith and goodwill might mark the midwinter season and the Christmas festival with integrity and simplicity. How can we include others and celebrate difference without putting us all under intolerable strain, or perpetuating false and oppressive myths of the ideal family life?

Drawing on ancient roots but also minting fresh language, fresh gestures, fresh meanings, what rites, rituals and ceremonies might we use that are meaningful to us today to help us mark out the days and nights of this midwinter season?

How might we acknowledge our connections with family members, friends and others who are significant to us, in ways that are life-giving and joyful, rather than compulsive and draining?

In other words, how might we do December differently? In addressing such issues and questions, this book presents personal stories, reflections on the origins, diverse meanings and customs associated with Christmas, and liturgical and ritual resources that can be adapted and used in the home, in group gatherings and in church settings.

For more information and to see a sample

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Christmas Eve in the Diner transspaser

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.

This little book is 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.

Help us to search the shadows for your children, God of Advent,
so we may take them by the hand,
bring them into the light of hope and grace,
honour them for their gifts
and recognise them for who they are:
your beloved children.
Amen

For more information and to see a sample

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Light of the World

Daily readings for Advent

(Book & e-book)

Peter Millar & Neil Paynter

Daily readings for Advent from Iona Community members, associates and friends: Peter Millar, John Harvey, Kathy Galloway, Ian M Fraser, David Rhodes, Jan Sutch Pickard and others.

Advent is a special time in the Christian year. In our troubled world, which is also a world of extraordinary possibility and creativity, we need such times more than ever. Times to renew our soul so that our lives may express a deeper compassion and a more joy-filled awareness.

Traditionally in the days of Advent there has been an emphasis on the coming of Light – that Light which illumines all our journeys and brings healing to the nations. May these readings enlarge your hope, and bring you to Christmas morning with Christ’s light steadily illumining your path.

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Recently published


Transgender Christian Human transspaser

Wild Goose Big Book of Worship Resources vol. 2

(Book & e-book)

The Iona Community

Another wide-ranging collection of resources, including material for Advent, Christmas, Lent and Holy Week.

Also includes a reflection, meditation and prayer for Holocaust Memorial Day; resources and ideas for remembering the Bible with women; prayers by and for kids; all-age resources for Pentecost and Ascension, and Christmastime; harvest prayers; a meditative look at climate change, the sacredness of all life and human responsibility; a blessing for a new car; stories and reflections for the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel; a reflection and prayer on racial justice; prayers for Remembrance Sunday; a reflection, meditation, and ideas for taking action on homelessness …

So – as always with the Iona Community – worship which is contextual, prophetic, with a strong justice and peace edge.

Originally published as single digital downloads by Wild Goose, these are now all brought together for the first time in this second Big Book of Worship Resources.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


Transgender Christian Human transspaser

Transgender. Christian. Human.

(Book & e-book)

Alex Clare-Young

Alex Clare-Young, the first out transgender minister in the United Reformed Church, says:

Transgender Christian Human is the story of my life as a transgender child and adult. Trans is an imperfect label but labels are, to some extent, necessary – especially when we choose them for ourselves. For me, being trans means moving towards a gender that varies from my sex assigned at birth. It also means moving between genders and critiquing the rigidity of gendered systems.

Parts of this book are incredibly sad. Others are full of joy. Some are even pretty funny. I hope that the result is an honest and authentic reflection of being transgender, Christian and human. I have included resources and activities at the end of each chapter to encourage individuals and groups to explore the subject. I hope the book helps you to understand yourself and your friends, colleagues and family a little better – and that it acts as a mirror to reflect a different way of being.

In Transgender Christian Human Alex Clare-Young achieves that rare thing: making space for a reader to encounter a story which is both intimate and theologically potent. This book is not only timely and necessary, it is potentially life-saving. Clare-Young’s voice is wise, generous and fresh. A must-read for anyone interested in the intersections between faith, gender and the possibility of hope.
Canon Rachel Mann
Author of Dazzling Darkness

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