Issues & Inspirations
Transgender Anglican priest Rachel Mann tells the story of how she searched for her authentic self, dying many kinds of ‘death’ in the process and discovering that darkness is as much a positive place as a negative one. New revised edition with added material.
Meditations & Reflections
A book of reflections, meditations and prayers for Advent and Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter, Ascension and Pentecost arising out of conversations about faith, love, doubt and hope.
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.
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.
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.
A book of readings, reflections and prayers about 'the bombs and bullets and landmines we drop into the heart of other people's lives' - and the many good folk working for peace and reconciliation at home and abroad. It can be used for personal and group reflection or in worship.
The spiritual encounter with the 'otherness' that Christians call God is part of the experience of being human, recognised down the ages. In this book you will find a wide variety of spiritual experiences openly explored - from the mystical to the practical, from very personal reflections, to stories with passion for social justice.
Aimed at all concerned about the environment, this book presents a radical vision of the future of farming and community life, based on hidden insights from the life and spirit of the soil and on the author's experiences of growing up in the small, agricultural community of Clatt in North-East Scotland. With a Foreword by Alastair McIntosh, author of Soil and Soul.
This anthology shares the best of Alastair McIntosh's BBC radio Prayer and Thought for the Day pieces from nearly a decade. Here is that of God, transcendent, yet also here and now, immanent, within the day's hard news. Alastair is a Quaker and author of books including Soil and Soul and Island Spirituality.
David Osborne tells the story of his long pilgrimage on foot from the middle of England to the island of Iona, and how he reflected along the way on the qualities we need to develop in ourselves for the journey we face into the future as we contend with climate change, pollution and diminishing resources.
The labyrinth as a tool for contemplation and inspiration continues to gain popularity in today's world. For those who want to learn more and perhaps use the labyrinth in their own situation, this book offers ideas and examples of its use in various contexts, from schools and universities to hospices and secure hospitals.
An original collection of stories, reflections, meditations, poems, songs and dialogues about recalling the wisdom of our own childhood thoughts and being open to what children in our midst have to share with us about God, faith, life, death and spirituality.
What becomes of faith in God when bad stuff happens? How do we react when we realise that, for all its glories, this world can be a dark, dangerous and disappointing place? Peter Longson's honest, unflinching exploration of the nature of evil and its consequences for life and faith leads him to some surprising and liberating conclusions about the nature of God.
Daily readings for four months from a wide range of contributors within the Iona Community which can be used for group or individual reflection and are intended to inspire positive action and change in our lives.
In 2004, the Iona Community became concerned that many of those who could bear witness to its early days were by then in their 70s or 80s. As a result, they commissioned an oral history project, so that their testimonies would not be lost. This book is based on the recordings of their stories.
A companion to the remembered gospel which aims to encourage and support those who want to work with the remembered Bible process with ordinary people in any place. Includes more than fifty starters for RB sessions, practical suggestions, and examples of prayers and reflections that have grown out of RB.
Ian Fraser has been a prophet in our land - and far beyond - for the lifetimes of most of us. Here he reflects on the banking crisis and the world order, getting rid of war, Israel and Palestine, the USA and Cuba, fundamentalism, proselytism and evangelism, law and grace, the theology of fashion and much more.
The second volume of John Bell's collected scripts from BBC Radio 4's 'Thought for the Day' on a diverse selection of topics. Also includes three longer pieces by John.
Mysticism is not just for recluses: it is a totally practical path in the world that we all can choose. The mystic tradition teaches us that God is inherent in everything. What does this mean for the way we relate to creation with all its inhabitants and to the environment?
A moving and insightful reflection by a Christian minister on his grassroots engagement with Islam - from inner-city parish ministry in Leeds to the streets of Karbala at a time of rising Islamophobia and the 'War on Terror'.
What is it that interests so many people in the work of the Iona Community and draws thousands of visitors each year to the tiny island of Iona? This is a book about the spirituality, concerns and activities of the Iona Community.
Explores facets of the personal life, relationships and ministry of Jesus which are seldom the stuff of preaching or conversation, but which are all rooted in the Gospels and are necessary if we are to be freed from the passive stereotypes which still dominate thinking about Christ.
A book about searching for, and finding, Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit in down-to-earth places. 'Neil writes about a world where hearts matter and in which vulnerable folk can teach us much.' - Peter Millar, from the Foreword
Scripts from John Bell's broadcasts on BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day, representing the prickly interface between faith and politics from the perspective of a Christian believer.