Ash Wednesday marks the first of 40 days that many in the church spend praying, reflecting, and fasting, culminating in the celebration of the risen Christ on Easter.
Here are four selections from Faithlife staff to encourage you as you prepare for Lent.
Here are our picks:
Gain inspiration as you prepare for Holy Week and Easter Sunday with these 40 stirring devotions that will guide and inspire as you move thematically through the weeks of Lent and Easter. Encounter themes of prayerful reflection, self-denial, temptation, suffering, and the meaning of the Cross in one of Bonhoeffer’s popular titles.
Slow down your busy life during Lent and see how you can incorporate prayer in your life. Barefoot Prayers is a sequence of beautifully crafted prayer meditations, providing simple yet profound spiritual nourishment for the Lenten season.
Get this valuable resource to help you get the most out of the Lenten season. Originally written as a source of encouragement during Lent, these three volumes exemplify thoughtful reflections based on Wright’s biblical translation and the Revised Common Lectionary.
Discover how to fast, and to fast not only from food but from sin; to fast with love and humility, as a means to an end and not an end in itself. This book with is full of inspiration and encouragement to help you through Lent.
Purchase these four titles and get The Fathers of the Desert for free—get them now!
The Fathers of the Desert
This two-volume collection contains both an introduction to the Christian practice of monastic asceticism and a biographical survey of a number of the most famous and important of the desert fathers.
With more than 20 resources to choose from, you’ll find something that will inspire you during your Lenten journey.