A book of 28 short readings and reflections in response to the call back to the garden, back to full relationship with God and all creation. Suitable for group or individual use.
A book for Easter that is about more than easy answers - that encourages us to seek signs of the continuing Passion of God in the world, not in abstract ideas but in our human bodies and souls.
Advent & Christmas
Daily readings for Advent from members, associates and friends of the Iona Community in various different countries around the world. The reflections point us to places and people where the light of God's presence shines, often - surprising as it may seem - brightly. Their insights enable us to walk more creatively and compassionately in our own local situations, and to discover that the light is sometimes present where we least expect it.
Advent & Christmas
Daily readings for Advent from Iona Community members, associates and friends as an aid to soul-renewal, so that our lives may express a deeper compassion and a more joy-filled awareness.
A new edition of this collection of poems and prayers by the founder of the Iona Community, with images of the island.
'To be in a seat at Iona Abbey, to be moved by the awesome oratory of a MacLeod sermon in full flood, to be led into the nearer presence of God by means of kaleidoscopic, imaginative prayer, was to be privileged and - more importantly - to be changed.'
Ron Ferguson, former Leader of the Iona Community
Annie Heppenstall points us towards finding God in all aspects of daily life and in the natural world around us. The book's many resources for individuals and groups include body prayers, bead prayers, a covenant of salt, shrine-making, contemplations for various daily activities, creating sacred space in the home, and a leaderless Eucharist.
A fine collection of readings, poems, theology and liturgy to help us on our unfinished journey to ecological awareness. 'Give me sustainability, but not yet,' could be our 21st-century version of St Augustine's famous 'continence' prayer. We need to start rethinking our beliefs as if the rest of nature mattered, linking liberation theology with environmental issues, for as the world becomes more uninhabitable, it is the poorest who suffer first and longest. But our relationship with non-human nature is more than just material and economic. We need to start loving nature for its own sake, not just for what we can get out of it, physically, emotionally or spiritually.
Modern, relevant resources to accompany readers through Lent and Easter for many years, with material for Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Mothering Sunday, Palm Sunday and Holy Week, as well as suggestions for a Lent discipline.