This year's top Lent books, as chosen by our customers!
|1||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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Journey through the 40 days of Lent to the celebration of Easter through the eyes and beliefs of Celtic Christianity. Drawing on pastoral letters, monastic rules and the theological teaching of the Celtic church, this is a different perspective on the cross of Christ and draws us to see our own life journeys with a new and transforming vision..
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|3||At Home in Lent
Inspired by Radio 4's 'The History of the World in 100 Objects', Gordon Giles spends each week in a different room gleaning spiritual lessons from everyday household objects. As a result, you might discover that finding God in the normal pattern of life - even in the mundane - transforms how you approach each day. Running as a thread through it all are the seven Rs of Lent: regret, repentance, resolution, recognition, reconciliation, renewal and resurrection.
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The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book 2019. What role do ordinary people play in conflict and division? 'Reconciliation' enables Christians to engage confidently in a ministry bequeathed to us by Christ himself. A vibrant call to the church to support and strengthen relationships in the church; to cross borders to build connections with different denominations, and to maintain open attitudes towards our neighbours from other religions and ideologies. 40 biblically-based meditations introduce topics such as Impediments to reconciliation, risking the self, humility and self-criticism, radical openness and peace with justice. Includes questions for reflection.
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|5||Say It To God
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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|6||Nothing More And Nothing Less
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||The Merciful Humility of God
St Augustine's insight was that it is only the merciful humility of God that could penetrate our armoured pride. As we follow this book through Lent and through the Biblical narrative what begins to emerge is that God's merciful humility is the source of life. The chapters of Jane Williams's book include: `Humble Beginnings'; `How to win friends and influence nobody'; `Reigning from a tree' and `Risen and ascended into humility'. Her reflective Lent book will be a trusted guide for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of God's humility during this religious period.
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|8||From Now On
Bbased on the hit film 'The Greatest Showman' starring Hugh Jackman, about the founder and stars of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Ideal for Lenten study on themes of hope, redemption and new life. The 5-week course offers discussion points, biblical reflections and prayers based on short excerpts from the film. The themes are: (1) `A Million Dreams', exploring what liberation and hope might look like for an `outsider' in the world; (2) `Come Alive', exploring how the family of faith can bring hope and purpose; (3) `Rewrite the stars', asks what forms of resistance can be placed in the way of salvation; (4) `Never Enough', questions the temptations of false fulfilment that can lead us to betrayal; (5) `The Greatest Show', shows how redemption is found when we discover `the circus is our home'.
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|9||Who is the Christ?: Cover to Cover Lent
This Lent, Anne Calver invites us to take a look at six different aspects of Christ's character, so that we might dwell on who He really is and the marks that He left on the world. Through six group or individual studies, discover fresh insights into the person of Jesus, and how He revealed the nature of God through His role as: * The Builder * The Humble King * The Holy King * The Harvester * The Risen King * The Commissioner
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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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