iola is a bookazine for busy Jesus-following women.

Soul food for your moment of peace.

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More than a magazine, iola bookazine is a quality print journal-esque publication for Christian women. 

Seasonally situated and always available. 

When you have a moment to drink your coffee but the reading options make you feel not enough, iola is a breath of fresh air. With articles from women like you, journal and creative prompts, beautiful photos and more, all to encourage, inspire and provide a real rest-oration.

iola is a Greek girls name that means violet dawn and a Welsh girl’s name meaning valued by the Lord.
Dear iola reader you are dressed in royalty& treasure by God.

COMING OCTOBER 2021 – The Joy Issue

Joyful rest despite seasonal stress

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Click below to read more about each issue.

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The Fresh Issue – a Spring into Summer situational

This issue reminds you God’s mercies are new every morning and he is making all things new. It is fresh wind for when you are flailing, fresh flowers when desperate for beauty, fresh food for your soul, and fresh water for your thirst.

The fresh issue is a companion for your revitalisation. Perfect for when you are desperate for a refresh, an invigorating experience, all so that you can live your Christ-filled life well.

Contributors include: Shay Mason, Laura Thomas, Jenny Sanders, Anna Kettle, Jenni Lisa Howard, Krista Hewlett, Katherine Nadene, Noreen Sevret, Melissa Smith, Laura Rizkallah, Sue Fulmore, Meredith Barnes, Sherri Smith, Bec Crooks, Nicole Pilgrim, Samantha DeCosmo, Brandii Walker, Nicole O’Meara.

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the Change issue – an autumnal situational

The story-led articles in this issue explore experiences of change and how we can navigate change well. We look at small changes that can make a big difference and how God is with us in seasons of change. This issue is a perfect read for Autumn/Fall.

Contributors include:
Sarah Frazer, Allison Craig, Brooke Giles, Shay S. Mason, Kristin Vandelip, Jenny Sanders, Laura Thomas
Articles: Peace in Letting Go, No Shortcut to Maturity, Constancy in Change, Current Strangeness, Time Passing, A Lifetime of Change, Empty Nest, Letting go.

iola the rest issue a summer situational

iola the rest issue a summer situational

Struggle to find time to rest? Feel guilty for putting your feet up? The Rest issue leaves you feeling rested rather than agitated. This issue makes your moment of peace the refreshment your soul needs. It provides a much-needed respite from the clamour of the world that we must do more, and be more. The Rest issue is a perfect read for high Summer.

Contributors include:
Kristin Vanderlip, Laura Thomas, Allison Craig, Tara Dickson, Shay S. Mason, Melissa Smith
Articles; Peace in Safe places, Packing Light, Letting the Laundry Wait, Rhythms of Rest, Creativity and Rest, An excerise in Rest, Rest in Motherhood, 

Even in the deep issue a winter situational

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The bloom issue an autumnal situational

In the Bloom issue we explore what it is to bloom where we are planted. It lifts spirits with beautiful photos and stories from women who live lives just like yours, who know what it is like to question your life direction, how to fit in caring for your children and feel like you are doing something meaningful. The Bloom issue is a perfect read for late Summer.

Contributors include:
Maeve Gerboth, Kimberly Coyle, Sarah Frazer, Kristin Vanderlip, Laura Thomas, Amber Salhus.
Articles; Finding Place, Hospitality, Blooming in the desert, Mums Constantly Needed Rarely Seen, Cultivating Courage in Adoption.