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If you are looking for a series of reflections to accompany you through Advent, may we suggest Jan Sutch Pickard's new book, Walking Through Advent – Daily readings, now available in print and e-book formats.

Jan is an Iona Community member and former Warden of Iona Abbey, and has also played her part as an Ecumenical Accompanier in Palestine. She draws on all these experiences and more to help make the journey through Advent a meaningful one that is relevant to our lives today.

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Walking Through Advent

Daily readings

(Book and e-book)

Jan Sutch Pickard

‘Walk humbly with God …’

Advent is a time of wonder and waiting – but that’s not a passive thing. We need to walk into Advent with our eyes open.

We walk through a world where wars are being waged and babies are being born. We are humbled by our inability to do much about what is wrong. But we do our best: to be kind, caring, to understand the meaning of mercy. We do our best to be even-handed, to act justly.

Join us on a cheerful, thoughtful, justice-seeking journey towards Bethlehem, a journey day by day through Advent.

Jan Sutch Pickard is a former Warden of Iona Abbey, who has also been Vice President of the Methodist Conference and an Ecumenical Accompanier.

For more information and to see a sample

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