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This week we have two new downloads by Rebeka Maples - one for Ash Wednesday and one for the duration of Lent. There's also a reminder of some of our other downloads and books for the season.

Photo © David Coleman

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New downloads for Lent

For all Lent and Easter downloads


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God of Desert Places (PDF download)

An Ash Wednesday service of taking on and letting go

Rebeka Maples

Digital download: A service which invites us to prepare for Lent. Whether we have been at the edge of the wilderness before or not, we are all different people from who we were last year, and the journey through Lent allows us to reflect and to be renewed.

11 pages

Rebeka Maples is Director of Spiritual Formation for local pastors in Course of Study at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She retired from parish ministry after serving Methodist churches in England and the U.S., but continues working with clergy and spiritual directors in various ecumenical contexts. Her inspiration comes from nature and the arts, with an eye for the holy wherever it may appear. She is a member of Spiritual Directors International and an associate member of the Iona Community.

For more information and to see a sample


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Waiting for the Light (PDF download)

Keeping a journal of reflection during Lent

Rebeka Maples

Digital download: Some reflections and a word for each week of Lent, as an aid to meditating on the meaning of this season and with the possibility of keeping a journal of reflection.

9 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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More downloads for Lent & Easter

For all Lent and Easter downloads


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Not for the Faint-Hearted (PDF download)

Prayers and poems for Lent

Kate McIlhagga

Digital download: Intimate, insightful prayers and poems for the period of Lent, taken from the book The Green Heart of the Snowdrop, by Kate McIlhagga.

25 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Walking the Wilderness (PDF+PPT download)

A Communion liturgy for the season of Lent

Pat Bennett

Digital download: A Communion service for Lent, focusing on journeying through the desert, exploring our own uncharted places and making new choices for the future.

7 pages / 21 slides

For more information and to see a sample

For the PDF-only version

For the PowerPoint-only version


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Lenten Reflections (PDF download)

On thirteen lesser-reported followers of Jesus’ Passion

Rosemary Power

Digital download: Reflections for Lent on various biblical characters - some not so well known - all involved in some way or other with the Passion of Jesus.

41 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Lead Me into Life With You (PDF download)

Short prayers for Lent and Holy Week

Thom M Shuman

Digital download: A short, insightful prayer for each Sunday of Lent and for each day of Holy Week.

7 pages

For more information and to see a sample


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Books for Lent & Easter

For all Lent and Easter books
For all Lent and Easter e-books


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The Sun Slowly Rises

Readings, reflections and prayers for Holy Week from the Iona Community

(Book and e-book)

Neil Paynter

Bible readings, reflections and prayers for the days of Holy Week, and a large section of resources, including ‘Prayers on the seven words from the Cross’, ‘A service of lamentation to liberate us for action’, poems, meditations, and reflections …

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Step Gently in the World

Resources for Holy Week

(Book and e-book)

Sally Foster-Fulton

Reflections, meditations, prayers and liturgies for Holy Week following the journey of Jesus from Palm Sunday to Easter Day.

A book which affirms that, even in the darkness of betrayal and denial and death, we can rise up and live different lives: where the justice, peace and love poured out in Christ’s life can be resurrected in our own.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Iona Dawn

Through Holy Week with the Iona Community

(Book and e-book)

Neil Paynter

The dramatic events of the days leading up to Easter Sunday are expressed through biblical readings and the reflections of several well-known Iona Community members. Connecting the denials, betrayals, suffering and eventual new dawn of this life-changing week with what is happening in our own world today, this book accompanies the reader as an insightful guide.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version



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Recently published

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The Pieces We Keep

Stories for the seasons

(Book and e-book)

Katie Munnik

A collection of short stories told by vivid voices that direct our gaze to life’s small details. They chart the changing cycles and seasons of the year, reflecting the liturgical patterns of the church and all the weathers of our hearts.

‘Katie Munnik is an excellent storyteller … Her stories are flesh and blood, like the Christian and Jewish scriptures. They bring those big stories to life, while opening up new insights and perspectives.’
– Donald Smith, Director, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Katie Munnik is a Canadian writer based in Cardiff. Her debut novel, The Heart Beats in Secret, will be published by the Borough Press (HarperCollins) in spring 2019.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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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. A little book 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.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version alone


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The Cloisters of Iona Abbey

(Book & PDF e-book)

Ewan Mathers

A new smaller-format edition of Ewan Mathers’ beautiful photographs depicting in detail the carvings of the restored cloisters of Iona Abbey, with text reflecting on the meaning of each design and information about the flora and fauna of the Isle of Iona and beyond, which most of the carvings represent. This use of symbols from the natural world reflects the close links of the early Celtic Christians with the land around them.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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Wild Goose Big Book of Liturgies

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

Liturgies for Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter, Transfiguration, Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, All Saints’, St Columba’s Day, Father’s Day; on hunger, economic witness, peacemaking, the environment, pilgrimage, welcome, hospitality and friendship. Includes a blessing liturgy for a marriage or partnership, a wedding/partnership ceremony and resources for a memorial event. Originally published as single digital downloads by Wild Goose.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


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We Bring You Everything, and Tip it Out in Front of You

New prayers from the Iona Community

(Book and e-book)

New prayers, in the ‘Celtic’ tradition, for the whole of life - from chopping carrots or doing the laundry to healing our deeply wounded world.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version


 

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