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Lent - Top 10



Last year's top Lent books, as chosen by our customers!

1 Say It To God
Luigi Gioia
An encouragement for all those who want to freshen their practice of prayer. For Gioia, prayer is not about methods or techniques, but trusting that God is truly interested in what happens to us and wants to hear about it. Explore the theological aspects of prayer and how it relates to Christ, to the Holy Spirit and to the Church. Without using complex theological concepts but simply through scriptural quotations. With a foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Say it to God demonstrates that the everyday, even the most mundane of tasks and situations, can be applied in deepening our practice of prayer.
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2 The Art of Lent
Sister Wendy Beckett
This delightful book describes and interprets a series of paintings for each day of Lent. Artists often address subjects that our culture seeks to avoid, and Sister Wendy's brilliant and perceptive reflections will help you to read these paintings with a more discerning eye, and encounter deeper levels of spiritual meaning than may at first appear..
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3 A Place for God
Graham James
The Mowbray Lent Book 2018. Author of the 2015's bestseller The Lent Factor, Graham James, looks at places around the world, from Dogura (Papua New Guinea) to St Germans (Cornwall), to WW2 bunkers in Valetta, Dominus Flevit (Jerusalem), the Moses Room (House of Lords), 39 Waltham Close (his flat when he was a curate in Peterborough) and more. Some are well known, others obscure, each have played in Graham's 'discovery of the divine'. Structured as 40 short chapters - one for each day of Lent - this is a journey of discovering God in everything, everywhere.
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4 Dethroning Mammon
Justin Welby
An insightful exploration of money and materialism. Welby reflects on the power of money and the attitudes that surround it. Who will be on the throne of our lives? Who will direct our actions? Is it Jesus, who brings truth, hope and freedom? Or is Mammon (money) leading us into paths that tangle and deceive? Explore the tensions that arise in a society dominated by finance, and the pressures of our culture to conform. Following the Gospels, this book asks what it means to dethrone Mammon and learn to trust in the abundance and grace of God.
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5 Cover-to-Cover: Living Faith (Lent Study Guide)
Krish Kandiah
This Lent, join Krish Kandiah as he invites you to travel back in time to stare intently at the cross of Jesus. Take time to explore the rich tapestry of meaning that surrounds this central and most defining moment in history. Over six studies, consider the final words of Jesus on the cross, as recorded in the Gospels. Each of these sayings can be seen as a unique invitation to connect with God. So discover another level of living faith as you hear and respond to Jesus' gracious words, which welcome us: * To forgiveness * To service * To hope * To adoption * To empathy * To trust.
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6 Nothing More And Nothing Less
Virginia Moffatt
The film I, Daniel Blake - winner of Best British Film at the BAFTAs - tells the story of two people's struggles with our dehumanising benefits system, and represents themes of oppression, compassion and radical response that are at the heart of the Christian gospel. This 5-week Lent study, suitable for groups or individuals,encourages readers to consider the stories of the film and how Christians may be called to respond. The chapters cover: Systems of oppression, Staying human,Compassion in the darkness, Fighting back or giving in?, and the suffering servant. Nothing more and Nothing less should be studied alongside the film of I, Daniel Blake - the book includes scene timings for key scenes, discussion points, meditations and suggested prayers.
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7 Lent Talks
BBC Radio 4
A selection of the best from BBC Radio 4's Lent Talks over the last ten years. With a dynamic introduction from BBC Head of Radio for Religion and Ethics, Christine Morgan, six well-known personalities invite readers to reflect on a range of thoughts and themes from a number of different perspectives. From writer James Runcie's reflection on the passion through the prism of mystery drama to Ann Widdecombe MP's exploration of the `greater good', this blissfully brief and entertaining book will provide something for everyone in the busy lead up to Easter.
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8 Dust That Dreams of Glory
Michael Mayne
Dust That Dreams of Glory collects together never-before-published seasonal material for Lent and Holy Week by the much-loved Anglican priest and writer Michael Mayne. Michael Mayne was one of Anglicanism's most compelling and attractive voices, a gifted preacher and writer whose works have remained popular. This collection offers material from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday, including a sequence of seven meditations on the words of Christ from the cross. These unpublished writings are offered as both a preaching and devotional resource at a time of the year when many seek fresh ways of opening up familiar texts.
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9 Glory of the Cross
Tim Chester
In many ways, Easter is supposed to be the high-point of the year for Christians, where we remember the three days that changed history for ever. But for many of us, the day quickly comes and goes without us really feeling any different. Yet for centuries Christians around the world have marked the season of Lentthe forty days leading up to Easteras a way of reflecting on their need for forgiveness and anticipating Christ's work on the cross.
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10 The Way of the Carmelites
James McCaffrey
Carmelite spirituality is based on a deep prayerful relationship with God, His presence within us, and concern for our neighbour. This beautifully written book is a spiritual companion introducing you to the riches of Carmel. Prayer, in the Carmelite tradition, is friendship with God in a silent communion with the Spirit. With our eyes fixed on the vulnerability of Jesus and on his unrequited love for us, we are transformed and strengthened to give ourselves as he did. Includes discussion questions for a more practical approach.
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