Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Lenten Reading

Ordinary Time

I'm working on a display for the bookstore, so I need some Lenten reading suggestions.

Henri Nouwen's Show Me the Way seems to be out of print, and we've already got some Lenten reading by B16. I think I'll put out the Apostolic Fathers and Mike Aquilina's expanded Fathers of the Church.

Maybe Augsburger's Dissident Discipleship, Foster's Celebration of Discipline, Volf's Free of Charge, and Nouwen's Return of the Prodigal Son.

I've only been keeping Lent for a couple of years, so I don't have much in mind.

Did I tell you about the Pentecostal church in Oxford that had their people doing "40 Days of Purpose" just before Easter, but very specifically and adamantly were not keeping Lent? So weird...

8 comments:

Love's Work said...

What about the book "John Calvin: Writings on Pastoral Piety." I am interested in getting my hands on this one because you do not hear much about his practical writings, though he wrote many works on such topics.

Blake

kristy said...

What about Great Lent by Alexander Schmemann?

One of Freedom said...

I did Free of Charge (Volf) last year and it was excellent! Why not something really off the beaten path - Thomas Berry's "The Great Work".

jeana said...

Reflecting the Glory, N.T. Wright. Not necessarily written explicitly for lent, but does include a study guide for Lent within the pages.

Anonymous said...

yeah, We did 50 days of love which was exactly timed for before christmas, but doing anything remotely close to advent was out of the question.

Wilfried said...

How about Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "Cost of Discipleship"?

He goes on and on about cheap grace, and since mine is strictly bargain basement, I think, "Sure, sure, easy for you to say. Just cause you were jailed and hung by the Nazis for rescuing Jews and plotting to assassinate Hitler, you gotta lord it over everyone." But then I suppose he really does know what he's talking about.

OK, I'll go back to lurking now...

Tom Mohan said...

I like Nouwens "Return of the Prodigal Son" as Lenten reading.

Timothy Putnam said...

Here are a few resources, including a compilation (source book) of short Christian poems and prose on the subject of lent.

http://www.ltp.org/ltp/servlet/RequestDispatcherServlet?allmedia=on&subjcategory=Lent+and+Eastertime&keywdz=&title=&author=&code=&isbnum=&languages=&action=search

Hope that helps