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This week we remind you of a book for the upcoming season and something for International Youth Day on 12th August.

Photo © David Coleman

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For the upcoming season

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Acorns and Archangels

Resources for Ordinary Time – The Feast of the Transfiguration to All Hallows'

(Book & e-book)

Ruth Burgess

A collection of resources for the late summer and autumn period of Ordinary Time – prayers, stories, responses, songs, poems, reflections and meditations, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others.

Acorns and Archangels offers resources for groups and individuals covering the weeks from the Feast of the Transfiguration to All Hallows’ Eve, including the psalms and the prophets, the Acts of the Apostles and New Testament letters, women’s stories, sections on saints and angels and harvest, a variety of blessings and a play for Hallowe’en.

God of the seasons,
you surround us with beauty and wonder:
you smile in the ripening fruit,
you dance in the tumbling leaves.

Teach us to dance with you,
to act justly
and to share fairly,
to love you in friend and stranger
all the moments of our nights and days.

– Ruth Burgess

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

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For International Youth Day

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Youth (PDF Download)

Readings, prayers and other liturgical resources

Various contributors

Digital download: A wide-ranging, rich collection of reflective and liturgical material for youth groups, youth workers and anyone concerned with youth issues. Drawn together from various Wild Goose Publications books.

‘I will pour out my spirit on all flesh … your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young shall see visions,’ says the Book of Joel, but at the beginning of the 21st century we are living in a time when the voices of young people are being ignored by those in power and their future is being limited.

This download includes the voices of young people themselves. The material is realistic, coming from down-to-earth places, but is full of hope and good humour.

For more information and to see a sample

For more downloads about youth

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A call for contributions

We are looking for contributions for downloads relating to mental health. If you have any prayers, blessings, liturgies, reflections or other material that you would like to contribute to this project, please contact neil@ionabooks.com and use the subject-line Mental health. Deadline is September 1st. Thank you.

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Recently added

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Grace Will Walk Us Home

A daily discipline of Bible readings and short prayers

(Book & e-book)

Thom M Shuman

In over 30 years of ministry Thom Shuman had taught studies on just about every book in the Bible and had gone through the cycle of Sunday readings many times. He’d spent a lot of ‘professional’ time in the Bible, but realised he’d never really read the Bible from beginning to end to feed his spiritual life. So that’s what he did, each day discovering a word, phrase or verse which spoke to him, letting it play around in his mind, and then writing a short prayer or ‘nudge’. At the end of the year, he had 365 of them, which are shared with you here..

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For all Thom Shuman’s publications


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Whispers of Light

(Book & e-book)

Joy Mead

A new collection of poems from Joy Mead – ‘a book of moments, illuminated moments, those times when joy breaks through, when beauty amazes and goes some way towards healing.’

Joy’s poems celebrate what it is to be alive and also, perhaps, what it is to contemplate death.

‘… a poet of great sensitivity, a deeply religious poet, without being a Religious Poet. Her spirituality is grounded in the depths of ‘ordinary’ life – the extraordinary life.’
Ron Ferguson

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

For all Joy Mead's publications


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Pearls of Life bracelet

New version

Created by Bishop Martin Lönnebo

A glass and ceramic bead bracelet providing a practical method of helping the mind attain a state of stillness, meditation and prayer.

This is the new version of the bracelet, where one of the three – originally white – Mystery Pearls has been replaced by a green pearl. Each of the ‘pearls’ helps us to focus on a particular kind of situation in life. Included is a small multi-language leaflet with a basic explanation of the pearls.

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.

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

For more information


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