resources for lent


NT Wright, Lent for Everyone (Years A, B, and C) - LINK
World-renown biblical scholar and former Bishop of Durham supplies his own translations, meditations, and prayers, leading the reader over the course of Lent and Easter through Matthew (Year A), Mark (Year B), or Luke (Year C).

NT Wright, Reflecting the Glory - LINK
Fifty-three meditations on how we can become people God uses to reconcile the world to himself. Includes a study guide for group study.

Lent and Easter Wisdom from Henri J.M. Nouwen - LINK
Daily reflections from Ash Wednesday through the Second Sunday in Easter. Excerpts from Nouwen's works, Scripture, prayers, and activities for spiritual growth.

God is on the Cross by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. - LINK
Passages from Bonhoeffer's letter and sermons, plus Scripture and guided meditation, all of which take the reader thematically through the weeks of Lent and Easter, focusing on such themes as self-denial, temptation, suffering, and more.

The Lenten Hobo Honeymoon by Edward Hays. - LINK
This book is Susan Forshey’s all-time favorite. Light-hearted, playful, yet piercing and wise. Plus it has great chalk symbols from the train-riders (hobos) of the Depression era.

The Rule of Benedict (LINK) is another one that I've used periodically for a Lenten devotional, paired with Wisdom Distilled from the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today by Joan Chittister. Not for the faint of heart, but oh, so rich! - LINK

The Practice of Prayer, Margaret Guenther. - LINK

Renovation of the Heart in Daily Practice, Dallas Willard. - LINK

The Liturgy of the Hours, volume II, Lent and Easter. - LINK
This is the monastic daily prayer book and it includes readings from the great mystics and theologians of the early/medieval church. The daily Office of Readings for Lent is beautiful. You don't have to buy the book, but can access the daily office of readings at the above link.

Lenten family devotional written by Kimberlee Ireton. - LINK
Available for (free) download on her website.

Christine Sine, Godspace. - LINK
An amazing array of devotional resources is available on this blog.