Reading List for Lent 2010. [Vol. 3, #6]

The Season of Lent is a time on the Church’s Calendar when we through prayer and fasting reflect upon our desires and submit ourselves to the transforming power of God.

Here are six recent books — one for each week of Lent — that reflect the Lenten spirit or that challenge us to take a deeper look at the seasons of the Christian year.

(Ancient Practices Series)

by Scot McKnight.
Thomas Nelson, 2009.
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Seasons of Celebration:
Meditations on the Cycle of Liturgical Feasts
By Thomas Merton.
Ave Maria Press, 2009.
[ Our Review ] [ Buy the Book ]

Being Consumed:
Economics and Christian Desire

by Bill Cavanuagh.
Eerdmans, 2008.
[ Our Review ] [ Buy the Book ]


The Liturgical Year
(Ancient Practices Series)

By Joan Chittister
Thomas Nelson, 2009.
[ Our Review ] [ Buy the Book ]

Enough: Contentment in An Age of Excess.
By Will Samson.
David C. Cook, 2009.

[ Our Review ] [ Buy the Book ] —–
Living the Christian Year:
Time to Inhabit the Story of God
By Bobby Gross.
IVP Books, 2007.
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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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