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Meditations & Reflections

Julian of Norwich’s Teabag

Martin Wroe £9.99

Poems and prayers from morning to night, the title poem inspired by an insight of Julian of Norwich. From the first cup of tea in the morning as the recycling lorry trundles down the street to those final random thoughts before we drop off at night. As the children grow up and someone we love dies; as we rage against life and love brings us home.

James Harpur £7.99

Delicate lyric poems inspired by stories of St Columba and the island of Iona. Redolent of an age of wonder in which the natural world and the elements were perceived to be in harmony with the divine.

Books

West

Kenneth Steven £6.50

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 '

Alison Phipps & Tawona Sitholé £8.99

A few years ago the world woke up to the fact that people seeking refuge from war and persecution were drowning by their thousands in the Mediterranean. This conversation in poetry offers words for these times of war; ways of wondering what it means to resist; to suffer with; to bear witness; to seek companionship; to be part of the agony of a family made in love, and parting, separated by land, sea and paperwork.

Martin Lönnebo, Carolina Welin, Carolina Johnasson £8.99

A book about the original Pearls of Life bracelet. There is a now a new version of the Pearls (available from Verbum Sweden at: https://www.verbum.se/fralsarkransen/fralsarkransen-av-glas-p52634417) where one of the beads is a different colour, but most of this book is still relevant.

Meditations & Reflections

The Gospel of Joseph of Arimathea

James Harpur £9.99

After the crucifixion, Joseph embarks on a quest to find out who Jesus really was, seeking out those who knew him personally. These witnesses, all mentioned in the gospels, tell their stories, each contributing a unique insight into the Nazarene. James Harpur uses both prose and poetry to create a parallel narrative to the gospels, amplifying the events they describe.

Advent & Christmas

Disturbing Complacency

Lisa Bodenheim £10.99

Short, structured readings for each day of Advent, not advocating a 'cosy' view of Christmas but rather urging us to use this season to address some of the most important issues of our time.

Advent & Christmas

Doing December Differently

Nicola Slee & Rosie Miles £14.99

Explores how people of faith and goodwill might mark the midwinter season and the Christmas festival with integrity and simplicity. How can we include others and celebrate difference without putting us all under intolerable strain, or perpetuating false and oppressive myths of the ideal family life? Reflections on the origins, diverse meanings and customs associated with Christmas, personal stories, and liturgical and ritual resources that can be adapted and used in the home, in group gatherings and in church settings.