Lent & Easter
Poems, stories and reflections for Holy Week, using a variety of perspectives to get close to its events as Jesus unflinchingly walked the road that he had chosen.
Advent & Christmas
Stories, poems and reflections for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany giving new perspectives on traditional narratives. Suitable for individual or group use.
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.
Daily readings celebrating the 'Iona effect' – about people from different countries and backgrounds coming together. Stories of encounter, challenge, exchange, connection, transformation. Stories about people and the power of the Spirit.
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.
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
Short daily readings for the whole year. Short because sometimes it feels like the world is so crowded with words that it is difficult to focus on the Word. A book for those who feel themselves travelling at an increasingly frantic pace each day, and are hungry for snatches of nourishment to feed their souls.
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.
A whole year's worth of daily quotes and readings - poems, prayers, short reflections and stories - from writers and thinkers who have inspired the Iona Community and from members of the community themselves.
The dramatic events of the days leading up to Easter Sunday are expressed through biblical readings and the reflections of several well-known Iona Community members.
Advent & Christmas
Resources for Christmastide to help you hear God''s Word through the commercialism of the season, the propaganda of the times; and to glimpse the sacred in the secular.
Daily readings for four months from a wide range of contributors within the Iona Community, reflecting the concerns of the community. A follow-up to the best-selling This Is the Day.
Daily readings for four months from a wide range of contributors within the Iona Community. These prayers, liturgies, songs, poems and articles, which reflect the concerns of the Community, can be used for group or individual reflection and are intended to inspire positive action and change in our lives.
This book invites us to recommit ourselves to act for justice each time we join in the simple sharing of a meal. It is also very much a celebration - of food, of diversity, of community and sharing, of Creator and creation.
A six-day cycle of prayer in the Celtic tradition, incorporating the daily themes used in Iona Abbey: justice and peace, prayer for healing, care for the earth, commitment to Christ, the communion of heaven and earth, and welcome and hospitality. Includes a lectionary of psalms and gospel readings.
Lent is traditionally a time of repentance and penitence but it also offers an opportunity to see the world afresh. These readings encourage us not only to regard ourselves with a healthy realism, so that we can accept responsibility for our shortcomings, but also recognise the nature and purposes of God and the never-ending renewal of possibility, both within ourselves and in the world.
Readings from the founder of the Iona Community. Many lives were changed by George MacLeod's spine-tingling sermons, and many more by his personal example. These extracts give a flavour of the passion and poetry of the Celtic mystic who led the rebuilding of Iona Abbey.