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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.