Forty devotions are each framed around a word inspired by the daily lectionary readings and include a short scriptural passage, inspirational prayer, and reflection. This unique resource expands the ways we can connect with God, and with each other, both during Lent and at any time along our journeys of faith.
40 Days, 40 Prayers, 40 Words: Lenten Reflections for Everyday Life: Lenten Reflections for Everyday Life #ad - Moreover, readers also have the ability to connect with others through interactive elements like QR codes that link to social media and provide access to additional reflections, graphics, and prayers.
Lent for Everyone: Mark, Year BWestminster John Knox Press #ad - Lent for everyone: mark, year b provides readers with a gentle guide through the Lenten season, from Ash Wednesday through the week after Easter. It will help make your journey through Lent a period of rich discovery and growth. By the end of the book readers will have been through the entirety of Mark, along with Psalm readings for each Sunday.
. Wright provides his own scripture translation, brief reflection, and a prayer for each of the days of the season, helping readers ponder how the text is relevant to their own lives today. T. Popular biblical scholar and author N. Suitable for both individual and group study and reflection, Wright's Lenten devotional will help you make Mark your own, thoughtfully and prayerfully.
Forgiveness: A Lenten StudyWestminster John Knox Press #ad - In six brief chapters, or is it meaningful only in the context of communities?is forgiving the best route to healing for the injured?How do we get past emotional barriers to real forgiveness?Using biblical examples and and real-life situations, Thompson addresses such questions as the following: Is forgiveness a Christian duty under all circumstances? Or are there situations Christians do not need to forgive?Is forgiveness a matter between individuals, Thompson illustrates each chapter’s theme in an informative and engaging way.
. With clarity, and sensitivity, insight, this book is the perfect resource for examining both our ability to forgive and our own need for forgiveness. Marjorie J. Forgiving others and humbly asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christian believers. Thompson, author of the best-selling book Soul Feast, takes a close look at our understanding of forgiveness in this encouraging study.
Forgiveness: A Lenten Study #ad - Lent, a time to reflect on our Christian journey, is an appropriate time to deepen our understanding and practice of forgiveness. A study guide is also included at the back of the book that is appropriate for either individual reflection or group discussion.
A Way other than Our Own: Devotions for LentWestminster John Knox Press #ad - Lent recalls times of wilderness and wandering, from newly freed Hebrew slaves in exile to Jesus' temptation in the desert. God has always called people out of their safe, walled cities into uncomfortable places, revealing paths they would never have chosen. Walter brueggemann's thought-provoking reflections for the season of Lent invite us to consider the challenging, beautiful life that comes with walking the way of grace.
Despite our culture of self-indulgence, we too are called to walk an alternative path--one of humility, justice, and peace.
Meeting God in Mark: Reflections for the Season of LentWestminster John Knox Press #ad - The end of the book includes a reading guide, reflection, and prayer for each of the seven weeks of Lent. Each of the three chapters includes questions for reflection. This beautifully written book by beloved anglican Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, is packed with illuminating spiritual insights, and the focus on the Passion narrative makes this ideal as a Lenten devotional or study resource.
Meeting god in mark explores the essential meaning and purpose of Mark's Gospel for beginners who may be curious about the Gospels and want to learn more, as well as for those who've read the Gospel many times before and want to see it in a fresh light.
Holy Solitude: Lenten Reflections with Saints, Hermits, Prophets, and RebelsWestminster John Knox Press #ad - From hagar and the hebrew prophets to jesus in the wilderness to Francis of Assisi and Catherine of Siena, minds, ears, we see how escape from the toil and temptations of daily life can open our eyes, and hearts to the still, small voice of God. Daily reflections introduce readers to figures in both Scripture and Christian history whose stories of discernment and discipline are a guide for our own spiritual practices as we seek to know God more fully and follow Christ more faithfully.
. In the vast desert or a tiny room, solitude--frightening for some and a welcome reprieve for others--is far from an antisocial self-indulgence but rather is an opportunity for transformation and empowerment to serve God's people ever more deeply. While most of us can't take weeks--or even a few days--for private retreat, Holy Solitude offers readers thoughtful inspiration and practical devotional activities such as taking a solitary bus ride or baking a loaf of bread for a neighbor.
Holy Solitude: Lenten Reflections with Saints, Hermits, Prophets, and Rebels #ad - Our faith is full of heroes who experienced God powerfully in solitude.
Feasting on the Word Lenten Companion: A Thematic Resource for Preaching and WorshipWestminster John Knox Press #ad - This new volume in the feasting on the word series will serve as an all-in-one pastor's companion for Lent and Holy Week, providing worship materials and sermon preparation tools for both lectionary and nonlectionary preachers. Hymn suggestions, midweek services, and children's sermon suggestions make this an invaluable resource for the season of Lent.
A complete order of service is provided for each of the Sundays in Lent, Good Friday, plus Holy Thursday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. In keeping with other feasting on the word resources, pastoral, four essays provide theological, exegetical, and homiletical perspectives on an Old Testament and a Gospel text for each Sunday.
Jesus, the Final Days: What Really HappenedWestminster John Knox Press #ad - Wright concisely and compellingly dubunk popular myths about the historical Jesus and convey the true, world-shattering significance of Jesus' final days on earth. Evans and N. Together, Craig A. T. What do history and archaeology have to say about Jesus death, burial, and resurrection? In this superb book, two of the world's most celebrated writers on the historical Jesus share their greatest findings.
The Sign and the Sacrifice: The Meaning of the Cross and ResurrectionWestminster John Knox Press #ad - Rowan williams, former archbishop of Canterbury, presents the Gospel accounts of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection as viewed through the eyes of those who witnessed them. The sign and the sacrifice explores the meaning of the cross and the significance of Christ's resurrection, discussing what these events meant to Jesus' followers in the early years and what they can say to us today.
Kneeling in JerusalemWestminster John Knox Press #ad - With her intuitive and heartening poems, Weems takes the reader on a pensive journey through Lent and Easter. In a powerful and creative way, renowned author and speaker Ann Weems brings new insight into the Lenten season by providing seventy-one poems of inspiration.
God Is on the Cross: Reflections on Lent and EasterWestminster John Knox Press #ad - These forty-seven stirring devotions will guide and inspire readers as they move thematically through the weeks of Lent and Easter, temptation, suffering, encountering themes of prayerful reflection, self-denial, and the meaning of the cross. Passages from dietrich bonhoeffer's letters and sermons provide special encouragement as readers prepare themselves spiritually for Holy Week and Easter Sunday.
. Supplemented by an informative introduction to Bonhoeffer's life and a Scripture passage for each day of the season, these daily devotions are moving reminders of the true gift of Christ on the cross.