Lenten resources
Feb 07 - Ben Weger

Lenten Resources

Lenten reading options:

The worship team at Christ Pres has gathered five different styles of Lenten devotionals for you. If you are looking for a companion on your journey through Lent, you might find one of these helpful.

Where We Meet: A Lenten Study of Systems, Stories, and Hope

Throughout the Lenten season, authors Rachel Gilmore, Tyler Sit, Matt Temple, and Candace Lewis guide you through a series of daily reflections, exploring a spectrum of critical themes — from diversity and equity to the challenges of the post-colonial church. You can download a free sample at Upper Room Books, included on the link above.

Anatomy of the Soul – Psalms

Meditating on the Psalms is a fitting way to move through Lent, a season when we ponder our humanity, grieve our sinfulness, and give thanks for Christ’s gift. These devotions that reflect on the Psalms were written by Reformed Church in America chaplains.

Each entry in this Lent devotional series includes:

  • - A Psalm to read and a featured excerpt from the Psalm.
  • - A personal devotion that reflects on the Psalm.
  • - A prayer that reflects the theme of the devotion.

These are available to read each day online or to download to your computer.

A Way other than Our Own: Devotions for Lent – By Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann’s thought-provoking reflections for the season of Lent invite us to consider the challenging, beautiful life that comes with walking the way of grace. Despite our culture of self-indulgence, we too are called to walk an alternative path — one of humility, justice, and peace. This book offers a quote from Scripture and a reflection for each day of Lent. You can see samples on the Amazon site linked from the title above.

Walter Brueggemann is an emeritus professor at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is the one of the world’s leading interpreter of the Hebrew Scriptures and is the author of numerous books.

Unrevealed Until Its Season — plus playlist

Author James Howell believes in the power of song to teach spiritual truths. In this book, Howell takes us on a 40-day journey through well-loved hymns. Weekly themes include Praising God, Hymns About Jesus, Hymns of Forgiveness, Hymns of Vision, Hymns of Beauty, Hymns of Holy Week, and Hymns of Easter. Pastor Phil has put together a play list to accompany each day’s reflection on the hymn for that day. 
You can find the playlist on YouTube here

The Way of the Cross: The Path to New Life by Joan Chittister with art by Janet McKenzie

Joan Chittister, Benedictine nun, author and friend of Holy Wisdom Monastery, offers deep reflections on an original series of paintings of the Stations of the Cross by contemporary artist Janet McKenzie. These provide mediations for Lent, and for everyone’s life journey. This is not a daily devotional – there 15 reflections that you can use throughout Lent. There are samples from the book on the Amazon web site.