As Lent approaches you may be wondering how best to mark it. Lent is traditionally a period of abstinence, so should you deny yourself little luxuries such as chocolate or alcohol? Or should you do something positive and, if so, what? How best can you nourish your body and soul through this special period in the year?
In this original book, Christina Rees takes us on a spiritual and culinary exploration of the Christian traditions around fasting and feasting in Lent and Easter. Christina examines the significance of our daily meals and includes recipes for quick but satisfying breakfasts, lunches and dinners through the forty days of Lent as well as ideas for an Easter feast to savour, rich in symbolism and style.
Full of spiritual wisdom as well as inspiring ideas for down to earth living, Feast + Fast offers simple and delicious nourishment to sustain you on your Lenten journey.
A collection of meditations from a wide spectrum of classic and contemporary Christian writers. A time for self-denial, soul searching, and spiritual preparation, Lent is a fitting season for daily reading and reflection. Hence this book, which offers meditations from a wide spectrum of classic and contemporary Christian writers. Containing selections grouped around such themes as temptation, crucifixion, resurrection, and new life, Bread and Wine can be dipped into at leisure or used as a guide to daily devotions - and returned to at any time of the year for spiritual revitalisation, For breadth of scope and depth of insight, nothing rivals this collection.
A profound and intimate meditation on the human condition, In God’s Hands is the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book for 2015. Not only are we in God’s hands, says Desomond Tutu, our names are engraved on his palms. Throughout an often turbulent life, Archbishop Tutu has fought for justice and against oppression and prejudice. As we learn in this book, what has driven him forward is an unshakeable belief that human beings are created in the image of God and are infinitely valuable. Each one of us is a God-carrier, a tabernacle, a sanctuary of the Divine Trinity. God loves us not because we are loveable but because he first loved us. And this turns our values upside down. In this sense the Gospel is the most radical thing imaginable.
In this extremely moving book, Archbishop Tutu returns to that which is simple and profound after a life in which he has been involved in political, social and ethical issues that have seemed so very complex.
Everything looks different in this world when seen through the lens of the Cross. In the Archbishop of Cantebury's 2014 Lent Book, Graham Tomlin explores how life appears when viewed through the Cross of Christ, a perspective that sheds a remarkable light on some familiar themes. Covering atonement, reconciliation, humilty, identity, power, suffering and life itself, Looking Through The Cross is a fresh and important meditation on the meaning of the Cross in a complex and turbulent world.
In our celebrity-obsessed culture, humility is unfashionable and too-often dismissed or confused with the cringing, false humility of Uriah Heep. When genuine humility is energised with real passion, fresh and exciting light is shone on the challenge of following Jesus Christ today and humility is rediscovered as a healthy and life-giving virtue, capable of transforming our Blame-Someone-Else society.
This is about humility as the deepest kind of realism. It will resonate profoundly with all who are hungry for truth... Rowan Williams