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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.

Advent & Christmas

Towards Bethlehem

Janet Killeen £7.99

Stories, poems and reflections for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany giving new perspectives on traditional narratives. Suitable for individual or group use.

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.

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.

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

Advent Readings from Iona

Brian Woodcock & Jan Sutch Pickard £8.99

Celebrate Christmas with reflections and prayers for each day of Advent. This effective antidote to the commercialism of the festive season can be used for individual meditation or group worship. The authors are former Wardens of Iona Abbey and the MacLeod Centre on the Isle of Iona.

J. Philip Newell £8.99

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.