Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Books for Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, official start of the season of Lent. It's meant to be a time of reflection and preparation for Easter, the holiest day of the Christian year.

If you are looking for a book that will help you reflect on the meaning of Lent, one of these might suit.

Books for Lent and Easter

  • Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter by C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, et al - 72 brief essays on themes relevant to Lent and Easter from revered names in literature that include Lewis, Chesterton, Dostoevsky, Donne, Pascal as well as modern Christian writers. 
  • Meditations for Lent by Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (Edited by Christopher O. Blum) - these are a selection of sermons and meditations by the 17th century orator and theologian of the court of King Louis XIV.
  • Sacred Space for Lent 2016 by The Irish Jesuits - this year's edition of their annual devotional booklet
  • Lent With the Saints: Daily Reflections by Fr. Greg Friedman O.F.M. - each day includes a reflection from the life or teaching of a saint

dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return
- Genesis 3:19

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