Lent 2015 – Recommended Books to Read and Discuss

January 29, 2015 — 2 Comments

 

Lent is almost upon us again …

(Ash Wednesday is Feb 18…)

I’ve been asked a few times recently to recommend some books on Lenten themes that churches might read and discuss this year during Lent. And since, I think reading and discussing books together is an important practice for the health and well-being of churches, here are 10 new-ish books that would be appropriate for reading and discussion during Lent.  I offer each one with a brief explanation of why I have included it.

NOTE: I’m not recommending that any church or individual should read ALL of these books during Lent, but wanted to offer a range of options so that churches might have some flexibility in picking a book to read and discuss during Lent.

 

Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now

By Walter Brueggemann

One friend recently told me that she will be preaching on Sabbath through Lent, and it occurred to me that a focus on Sabbath, one of the most important disciplines amidst the fast culture of the 21st century, is perfect for the season of Lent. Brueggemann’s book is a wonderful resource for helping us to understand and practice sabbath in our age.

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