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'
A year's worth of stories and reflections to encourage us to 'look well' to the insights and inspiration we might need to live each of the 365 days as best we can, with a more hopeful vision for tomorrow.
Unfortunately a page was omitted and then appears in the wrong place when Welcoming Each Wonder by Tom Gordon was printed for the first time, for which we offer many apologies. To help rectify this, the complete chapter is available as a free download. Just put it in your basket and check out as usual. You will not be charged. The problem was corrected for later print runs, so this corrected chapter should not be necessary if you have only just purchased the book.
The third in the series of books of modern parables after A Blessing to Follow and Welcoming Each Wonder. By drawing us into the lives of ordinary people Tom Gordon offers insights into issues of universal relevance in an immediate, contemporary and imaginative way. Relates to lectionary cycle B.
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.
A collection of original and contemporary parables - the first of a series of three - using the framework of the Christian Year to offer a story for every week, and a few more besides.
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.
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.
Full-colour photographs - with accompanying short reflections, prayers, poems and stories - of the Abbey, Iona's white sand beaches, the pilgrimage around the island, seabirds, highland cattle, tracks and roads, boats and nets, kitchen pots, footprints in the sand, cotton grass bending in the breeze - and more.
Meditations & Reflections
These poems provide a powerful resource for personal contemplation and many of them can be used in a group or worship setting.