Reading for Lent from the Cathedral Bookstore

Final Words From the Cross By Adam Hamilton

As he hung on the cross, Jesus spoke seven "final words - statements that Hamilton explores to teach us about Jesus, his Father, and ourselves. Each chapter begins with the biblical account followed by a first-person story as might have been told from the viewpoint of one of the characters at the cross and the meaning of Jesus' dying words for our lives today, an approach that will stretch minds and hearts.

 

Wondrous Encounters Scriptures for Lent By Richard Rohr

Franciscan priest Rohr, one of today's most prophetic voices, invites us to self-disclosure during these forty days of Lent. In a series of scripture references, daily meditations accompanied by short essays, Rohr provides spiritual direction and insights to lead our transformation into our original image and likeness, which is the very image of God.

 

Simplifying the Soul Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit By Paula Huston

Benedictine oblate Huston invites us to de-clutter our minds, hearts, relationships, and souls in a book of daily Lenten practices woven from the gospels, the Desert Fathers, and the author's own wealth of spiritual experience. Everyday actions like cleaning out a junk drawer, giving away something no longer used, or spending fifteen minutes in silence can be surprisingly powerful ways of experiencing a more meaningful Lent and lead to a more authentic Christian faith.

 

Lent 2012: Call him Savior By John Gooch

A key part of living and passing on the Christian faith is to hear and remember the stories of the Lenten season. Gooch, a Methodist pastor, explores the Revised Common Lectionary readings designated for Lent and provides reflections on the power and sacrifice of God's love through the incarnation of Jesus, his suffering and death on the cross.

 

Mosaic: When God Uses All the Pieces by Shane Stanford

In this seven-session study, Stanford, a Methodist pastor, examines how God uses the broken pieces of our lives to reframe our purpose, turning our discarded hopes and dreams into something beautiful and useful. Each lesson includes a key scripture reference, a brief reading, questions for reflection or discussion, a prayer, and additional support.

 

Lent for Everyone (Year B)A Daily Devotional By N.T. Wright

Wright, an Anglican bishop and New Testament scholar, provides his own scripture translation, brief reflection, and a prayer for each of the days of Lent, helping us ponder how the text is relevant to our lives today in inspiring new ways. Let Us Break Bread Together Michael Smith In this special book, co-authored by a rabbi and a pastor, Christians have the unique opportunity to experience an authentic Jewish Passover Seder, from a distinctively Christian perspective.

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