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Those of you who have wanted to buy the Pearls of Life in the last few months have been disappointed, as the previous hardback version of the book with the bracelet embedded in the cover is no longer available in English. However, we have now produced a paperback version of it and are selling the 'pearls' separately. Or you can buy both together at a special price.

This week we also have a new download, taken from one of Tom Gordon's books, of his stories for Holy Week. We are working on several other new downloads for the Lent and Easter season, many of them not published before.



Now available again

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Pearls of Life

For the personal spiritual journey


Martin Lönnebo, Carolina Welin, Carolina Johnasson

The Pearls of Life are used by thousands of people today as a contemporary aid to prayer. This book, featuring full-colour photos, describes the meaning of the pearls and how to use them.

This is a paperback edition of the previous hardback book. The pearls are now sold separately – see below. You can also buy the book and pearls together for a reduced price.

For more information and to see an extract

To buy the book and bracelet together at a special price


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Pearls of Life bracelet

(Glass and ceramic beads)

How can a little circle of eighteen glass and ceramic beads make a difference in our frantic lives? Bishop Martin Lönnebo’s contemporary aid to prayer has a pearl for each kind of occasion. Hold on to a pearl, be still for a moment, and get in touch with your dreams and prayers. Or make a point of setting aside a moment every day for stillness and a conversation with God.

For more information

To buy the book and bracelet together at a special price



New download for Easter

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Stories for Holy Week

Lectionary cycle A

(PDF download)

by Tom Gordon

Digital download: Modern parables for each day of Holy Week, from Passion/Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, taken from Tom's book Welcoming Each Wonder. These stories relate to lectionary cycle A and offer reflections on life and faith that help us to be aware of familiar things in a new and imaginative way. 36 pages.

For more information and to see an extract


Books and downloads for Lent and Easter

See all Lent & Easter books

See all Lent & Easter e-books

See all Lent & Easter downloads



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