Issues & Inspirations
A guide to a pilgrimage route in one of the most majestic landscapes in the UK, that of the Lake District. Also provides an historical backdrop to the region and St Kentigern, who is also known as St Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow.
Advent & Christmas
Readings, poems and prayers for Advent, moving between the islands of Mull and Iona and the hills of the West Bank and Jerusalem: places ‘on the edge’ – where God comes to us in human form, as living Word, as light out of darkness.
Another wide-ranging collection of resources for the main festivals and other special days, along with blessings and reflections on various subjects, such as climate change, homelessness and racial justice.
The life story (so far) of Alex Clare-Young, the first out transgender minister in the United Reformed Church. Includes resources and activities to encourage individuals and groups to explore the subject of gender identity.
Updated edition of this guide to St Cuthbert's Way that brings the landscape to life through a wealth of stories and personalities. Includes a look at early Celtic and Anglo-Saxon spirituality, the more recent history of the Borderlands and the flora and fauna to look out for along the route. 2019 edition.
A collection of Donald Eadie's reflections, letters, prayers and poems relating to the letting go of his old life as a result of illness and becoming a pilgrim in the borderlands, the place of exploration and discovery.
A new collection of poems inspired by the landscapes of Scotland and beyond, and dedicated to Kenneth's late sister, peace activist Helen Steven: 'She was Scotland to me '
Challenges us to think more deeply about the human condition and our choices in this time of ever-increasing climate disturbance. For scientists leery of faith, people of faith who know and love the miracles of science, and anybody who shares the vision of the planet as a sacred community.
Based on the biblical books from Esther to Maccabees, this is a collection of stories, scripts and reflections written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. It is a companion volume to Olives and Obligations.
A second big book of liturgies for all the main festivals and some other special days - from short acts of worship to full communion services.
Stories, scripts and reflections, based on the biblical books from Genesis to Nehemiah, written by Iona Community members, associates, friends and others. Esther to Maccabees will follow.
In September 2015 the world woke up to the fact that people seeking refuge from war and persecution were drowning by their thousands in the Mediterranean. The authors offer a conversation in poetry for these times of war, and for those separated by land, sea and paperwork.
22 hymns (words & music), exploring themes not easily found in the standard repertoire, by Leith Fisher, who was a minister and a member of the Iona Community. Special book plus e-book deal.
One hundred 21st-century hymn texts by John L Bell & Graham Maule that can be sung to familiar tunes - making the most of minimal congregational song resources in an accessible and resilient way. Special pricing for bulk buys.
Stories celebrating the 'Iona effect' - about different folk coming together - people from different countries and backgrounds. Stories of encounter, challenge, exchange, connection, transformation. Stories about people and the power of the Spirit -
A collection of short stories told by vivid voices, charting the changing cycles and seasons of the year, and reflecting the liturgical patterns of the church and all the weathers of our hearts.
Advent & Christmas
Bible readings, reflections and prayers for Advent, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, for all those who find themselves serving, eating, resting and singing in diners (real and metaphorical) in this holy season - in hope that there they will discover God, serving and eating and resting and singing and welcoming them with open arms.
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.
Reflective, powerful poems about how, on a cosmic and a personal level, darkness gives way to light, reminding us that 'light shines in the darkness', that darkness is required to perceive light - and that Easter means the light has come, life triumphs, and the promised Holy Spirit will empower us for growth: 'eastering'
Liturgies from the Iona Community for numerous festivals, special occasions and areas of concern. Full communion services and shorts acts of worship; liturgies for small groups and all-age gatherings; worship rooted in church life and the Iona Community's resident group on Iona, in social justice and pastoral work.
New prayers, in the 'Celtic' tradition, for the whole of life - from chopping carrots or doing the laundry to healing our deeply wounded world.
Witty and reflective poems of faith and doubt, ranging from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden to the events of the first Easter, taking in on the way Julian of Norwich's hazelnut, Mastermind, God as a blizzard, and the eighth deadly sin.
A wide-ranging collection of resources for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Transfiguration, Harvest, Holocaust Memorial Day, Mothering Sunday, and other special days and areas of concern.