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 use this season as a time of prayer, penance, sacrifice, and good works in preparation for Easter. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, which is March 6.
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 oneself for the celebration of Easter.
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:
- Through tears to joy: devotions for Lent
- Under the fig tree: visual prayers and poems for Lent (Ministry Resource Center)
- Faith odyssey: a journey through Lent
- Show me the way: readings for each day of Lent
- The Lent for everyone series: Matthew, year A; Mark, year B; Luke, year C
- God is on the Cross: Reflections On Lent and Easter (Ministry Resource Center)
- 40 Days, 40 Prayers, 40 Years: Lenten Reflections for Everyday Life (Ministry Resource Center)
- Lent With Saint Augustine (ebook; will need a login and passphrase if you're off campus)
The catalog search "Lent--prayers and devotions" will help you find where many of teh books are located.