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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. Available from June 19th.

Meditations & Reflections

Voices Out of Lockdown

Jan Sutch Pickard (ed) £7.99

During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in spring 2020, many people turned to writing. Human words, sent out across the void of our isolation. Here are the voices of just a few – with poems, psalms, songs, affirmations of faith and prayers written during a full and fraught ten weeks.

Advent & Christmas

Sing But Keep On Walking

Jan Sutch Pickard £7.50

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.

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 '

Jan Sutch Pickard £8.99

Poems of strong and well-crafted connections - between communities in the West of Scotland and the West Bank Palestinian territories; between prayer and politics; between a lyrical delight in the natural world - and down-to-earth living, observed with warmth and humour.

Advent & Christmas

Walking Through Advent

Jan Sutch Pickard £7.99

'Walk humbly with God ' Advent is a time of wonder and waiting - but that's not a passive thing. We need to walk into Advent with our eyes open. Join us on a cheerful, thoughtful, justice-seeking journey towards Bethlehem, a journey day by day through Advent. Jan Sutch Pickard is a former Warden of Iona Abbey, who has also been Vice President of the Methodist Conference and an Ecumenical Accompanier.

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.

Books

Labyrinth

Di Williams £10.99

This full-colour book offers a unique insight into labyrinths in the UK and wider, combined with Di's own stunning photography. It begins with a potted history of the labyrinth and hints for walking one, shares personal reflections and stories from the labyrinth and explores the variety of settings in which labyrinths are now to be found. It includes a section on how to create your own labyrinth and lead your own labyrinth walk.

Alison Swinfen £8.99

A collection of prayers and poems having its roots in the Gaelic alphabet and in the tradition of understanding Christ as the Alpha and Omega, the Tree of Life.

Jan Sutch Pickard £10.99

A book of poems from the edge, by the author of Dandelions and Thistles. With down-to-earth detail, they celebrate the beauty, uniqueness, mystery of this world which we share and the courage of people who, confronted by injustice, hold on to their humanity.

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.

Neil Paynter & David Coleman £9.99

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.

Jan Sutch Pickard £10.99

Poems, readings and reflections which capture not only the wildness and beauty of the island of Iona but also the pressures and gifts of living in a community on an island of pilgrimage.