SOME SMALL HEAVEN: SEEKING LIGHT IN WINTER
Ian has a new book out now on Canterbury Press. SOME SMALL HEAVEN: SEEKING LIGHT IN WINTER began as a personal journey through Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, written in real time. Exploring a path through those festivals, Some Small Heaven seeks to discover the light within the darkness of winter – and within all our winters – to find some small heaven each day, even when life comes at us tough, hard and bleak. Ian’s images in the book are all from the coasts of Devon and Cornwall in Winter. As with its predecessor Wilderness Taunts the core of each reflection remains as it was experienced, considered and written at the time. There is darkness – and there is light!
Wilderness Taunts: revealing your light began as a personal journey through Lent, shared each day on Morning Bell. Ian re-imagined the temptations faced by Jesus as taunts that might throw us off balance – critical voices from external sources and from within ourselves. His experience was that when faced with honesty and openness, the truth of these taunts, however disturbing, also begins to reveal some deeper truth. In the darkness, our light is revealed…
These are sensual poems, elemental poems, poems of the landscape, poems of the ordinary
Pádraig Ó Tuama
RUNNING OVER ROCKS
Ian’s book ‘Running Over Rocks: spiritual practices to transform tough times’ imagines how we might shape lives rooted in spiritual practice. With a mix of Ian’s poems, reflections and spiritual practices, Running Over Rocks offers 52 ways to re-orient ourselves and create a better world now.
Ian Adams’ highly original and beautifully written manual of practices for living Tess Ward
Distilled, poetic, inspired and earthed Jonny Baker
The UK edition is published by Canterbury Press. It’s available from excellent independent bookstores such as Sarum College Bookshop and Unicorn Tree Books Lincoln, and also from Blackwell’s, from Amazon and the Book Depository, and as an ebook on Kindle.
CAVE REFECTORY ROAD
Ian’s best-selling book ‘Cave Refectory Road: monastic rhythms for contemporary living’ suggests how we might learn from the monastics and craft lives that embrace a mix of withdrawal, presence and journey.
Ian Adams has beautifully and unabashedly mined the Christian monastic tradition and found gold for our spiritually impoverished time. You can find no better guide. Nadia Bolz-Weber
The UK edition is published by Canterbury Press. It’s available from excellent independent bookstores such as Sarum College Bookstore and Unicorn Tree Books Lincoln and also from Blackwell’s, from Amazon, the Book Depository and as an ebook on Kindle.
The US and Canada edition is published by Liturgical Press in both paperback and ebook formats.
Ian’s publication Seeking Light is available now for download from online publisher Proost. In words and images Seeking Light explores a spiritual path through Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. It is also available in the USA from Proost USA.
PEACE BE WITH YOU
Ian Adams has produced another amazing resource – a downloadable pdf booklet with 40 reflections which combine poetry, photography and mediation. They are profound, really profound… Jonny Baker
GIVE ME A DRINK
Ian’s ‘Give Me A Drink’ resource exploring mission as the healing of all things in the spirit of Jesus is now available for download from Proost. Give Me A drink is also available in the USA from Proost USA.
Beautifully illustrated with stunning photos Give Me a Drink is a superb series of sketches or reflections around the possibility of mission as the healing of all things… Andrew Roberts
COME AND SEE
Ian’s ‘Come and See’ guide to starting and sustaining a missional venture (new project, community or religious order) is also available for download from Proost. His highly popular collaborations with illustrator Si Smith ‘Stations of the Resurrection’ and ‘Advent Calendar’ are also available from Proost.
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