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.

 

 

Jesus and the Disinherited

By Howard Thurman

In a similar vein to Michelle Alexander’s book, this classic is an important and accessible meditation on race and Christian faith in the United States. This book is also a call to compassion, that is, suffering with those who suffer, and what better time than the season of Lent to be reminded of our calling to follow Jesus in the way of compassion.

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