Lent: a Time of Preparation
Lent is a season that represents the 40 days Jesus wandered the desert praying and fasting after He was baptized. Christians today use this season as a time of prayer, penance, sacrifice, and good works in preparation for Easter.
While sacrifice and the act of giving up something during Lent is a common practice, inserting a new discipline into daily routine is also a great way to rejuvenate and prepare the heart for the celebration of the coming of Christ. One method for doing this is the use of a daily devotional.
The Hekman Library offers a variety of books, devotionals, and other materials that can be utilized during the season of Lent. Here are a few titles:
- By the light of the cross: meditations for Lent
- Through tears to joy: devotions for Lent
- Under the fig tree: visual prayers and poems for Lent
- Faith odyssey: a journey through Lent
- Show me the way: readings for each day of Lent
- The crosses of Lent: sermons and sermonic studies
- Lord, show us your face: reflections for every day during Lent
- The Lent for everyone series: Matthew, year A; Mark, year B; Luke, year C
Be sure to visit the 4th floor of the library to find additional materials.