Lent

Faces by the Wayside: Persons Who Encountered Jesus on the Road (Lent Meditation)

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Description: ""If I could only have been there . . ."" Did you ever wish you could have been among those who actually encountered Jesus in person; mingled, perhaps, with those throngs beside the lake; feasted among the five thousand in a Galilean meadow; crowded along the village street as the carpenter from Nazareth passed by? This month of daily meditations seeks to accomplish just that; to place readers in the ways that Jesus walked; to assist those who pray or meditate their way across this thirty-day selection to experience the many moments of Jesus's ministry as narrated in the gospels, through the eyes and minds, the hearts and emotions of folk-ordinary folk for the most part- whose lives were touched and transformed as Jesus walked their way. For Lent, or Advent, or for any season of spiritual renewal, Faces by the Wayside can set you once again in the presence of the Master. Endorsements: ""Insightful and eloquent writer J. Barrie Shepherd has engaged us for years with poignant meditations and poetry. Faces by the Wayside, written from the perspective of ancient pilgrims, speaks to all of us who are seeking a relationship with Jesus Christ, and joins Shepherd's other works, Faces at the Manger and Faces at the Cross, to form a trilogy of imaginative meditations."" --John Buchanan Editor/Publisher, The Christian Century ""Faces by the Wayside by Barrie Shepherd is a winsomely crafted insightful look into the souls of people who actually encountered Jesus. Shepherd seamlessly weaves the opportunity for the reader to experience a like encounter. We are enabled to ""see and hear and hope for the Life Abundant that Jesus offers."" We must, of course, confess . . . how we reacted when we saw these Faces . . . a very challenging experience!"" --Ann Weems Author, From Advent's Alleluia to Easter's Morning Light ""Barrie Shepherd is our most poetic of preachers. It is a joy to walk alongside Barrie and Jesus for these roadside encounters. A fresh, beautiful presentation of the gospels awaits us here."" --William H. Willimon Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church Author, Sighing for Eden and What's Right with the Church ""J. Barrie Shepherd's depth of insight have encouraged people and his wisdom has helped them to grow in their own faith. The four hundred people that I teach find his books spiritually helpful as well as enjoyable."" --Jane Howington Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church (USA) About the Contributor(s): J. Barrie Shepherd has written extensively in the area of religious studies, is the author of fourteen books and over six hundred published poems. Shepherd has preached and lectured at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, and other universities and colleges and many of the major seminaries, as well as in distinguished pulpits across the USA and Canada, the UK, Europe and Africa.
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9781610972697
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2012-01-05
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Feasting on the Word: Lenten Companion

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This new volume in the Feasting on the Word series will serve as an all-in-one pastor's companion for Lent and Holy Week, providing worship materials and sermon preparation tools for both lectionary and nonlectionary preachers. In keeping with other Feasting on the Word resources, four essays provide theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical perspectives on an Old Testament and a Gospel text for each Sunday. A complete order of service is provided for each of the Sundays in Lent, plus Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Hymn suggestions, midweek services, and children's sermon suggestions make this an invaluable resource for the season of Lent.

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9780664259655
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2014-12-31
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Holy Solitude: Lenten Reflections with Saints, Hermits, Prophets, and Rebels

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Our faith is full of heroes who experienced God powerfully in solitude. From Hagar and the Hebrew prophets to Jesus in the wilderness to St. Francis and Catherine of Siena, we see how escape from the toil and temptations of daily life can open our eyes, ears, minds, and hearts to the still, small voice of God. In the vast desert or a tiny room, solitude-frightening for some and a welcome reprieve for others-is far from an antisocial self-indulgence but rather is an opportunity for transformation and empowerment to serve God's people ever more deeply.

While most of us can't take weeks-;or even a few days-for private retreat, Holy Solitude offers readers thoughtful inspiration and practical ideas for quiet reflection and deep devotion to experience God more powerfully this Lent. Daily reflections introduce readers to figures in both Scripture and Christian history whose stories of discernment and discipline are a guide for our own spiritual practices as we seek to know God more fully and follow Christ more faithfully.

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9780664263157
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2017-11-17
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I Am with You: The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book 2016

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In I Am With You, Episcopal priest and theologian Kathryn Greene-McCreight examines the biblical portrayal of God's presence among us as light in darkness. Close readings of Scripture are woven into a framework patterned on the seven monastic hours of prayer and the seven days of creation.

God's interaction with us in light comes as address, drawing us into relationship with the Creator. The resurrection of Easter morning bears the Light that both illumines our darkness, refines our dross in its flames, and draws us into the presence of God, that 'Light by which we see light'.

With an introduction by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, I Am With You is a reflective and thought-provoking guide to the solemn season of Lent.

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9781472915238
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2015-12-17
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Journey to Jerusalem: A Story of Jesus' Last Days

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In this imaginative retelling, John Pritchard explores the Gospel of Luke by looking through the eyes of the disciple John. The Journey to Jerusalem follows Luke's account from Luke 9:51, as Jesus "set his face to go to Jerusalem." Perfect for individual or group study, The Journey to Jerusalem provides weekday readings for Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday, along with a poem for each Saturday. Questions for reflection and discussion are also included.

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9780664262693
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2017-11-17
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Journeying through Lent with Mark

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A Christ-centered guide to the Gospel of Mark for daily devotion and group study during Lent Lent is traditionally a time to reflect on the life, death, and resurrection of Christ and on our lives as followers of Christ. The devotional guide includes forty-six meditations based on a passage form Mark's Gospel with reflection questions and a prayer. For individual reading and meditation each day between Ash Wednesday and Easter, it includes an optional study guide for six weeks of small-group discussion. Especially for congregations that follow the Revised Common Lectionary, here is a resource for individual and corporate spiritual growth in the Year of Mark affordably priced for group use.
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9780806639505
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1999-11-01
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Lent for Everyone: Mark, Year B: A Daily Devotional

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Lent for Everyone: Mark, Year B provides readers with a gentle guide through the Lenten season, from Ash Wednesday through the week after Easter. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation, brief reflection, and a prayer for each of the days of the season, helping the reader ponder how the text is relevant to their own life today.

Suitable for both personal and group reflection, Wright's guide through Lent will make the Bible--and the season--come alive in inspiring new ways.

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9780664238940
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2012-01-20
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Lent, Holy Week, Easter and the Great Fifty Days: A Ceremonial Guide

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This long-awaited companion volume to Howard E. Galley s classic The Ceremonies of the Eucharist provides clergy, liturgical assistants, and altar guild members with clear, step-by-step guidance for the liturgies of Lent and Easter. In addition to background material for the traditions and theology of each season, Mitchell includes specific preparations and instructions for each liturgy of the paschal cycle Ash Wednesday through Pentecost as well as Tenebrae, the Way of the Cross, the Vigil of Pentecost, the liturgies of the catechumenate, and the chrism mass. He also provides helpful ideas for how the often complex liturgies of these seasons can be done simply and well by small congregations. Based on the liturgies of The Book of Common Prayer and the latest edition of The Book of Occasional Services, this ceremonial guide also draws on the paschal liturgies of other Anglican traditions, including those in Canada s Book of Alternative Services."
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9781561011346
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1996-01-25
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Meeting God in Mark: Reflections for the Season of Lent

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"Meeting God in Mark" explores the essential meaning and purpose of Mark's Gospel for beginners who may be curious about the Gospels and want to learn more, as well as for those who've read the Gospel many times before and want to see it in a fresh light.

This beautifully written book by beloved Anglican Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, is packed with illuminating spiritual insights, and the focus on the Passion narrative makes this ideal as a Lenten devotional or study resource. Each of the three chapters includes questions for reflection. The end of the book includes a reading guide, reflection, and prayer for each of the seven weeks of Lent.

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9780664260521
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2015-01-02
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Meeting God in Paul: Reflections for the Season of Lent

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Rowan Williams explores the essential meaning and purpose of Paul's letters in this beautifully written resource for the Lenten season. Williams places a special focus on the social world of Paul--and the "dangerous newness" that was Christianity--and the specific ways that the behavior and language of the Christian community was being molded and shaped in Paul's time. Easy-to-read and packed with illuminating spiritual insights, Meeting God in Paul is perfect for beginners as well as those who've read the letters many times before and want to see them in a fresh light. Questions for reflection or group discussion are provided for each chapter. The book also features a reading guide that includes a reflection and prayer for each of the seven weeks of Lent.

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9780664260538
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2015-12-23
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Mindful Meditations for Every Day of Lent and Easter: Years A, B, and C

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Based on the daily scripture readings for Lent, this book helps you explore the depths of your being, your relationship to Christ, and your association with others during this time of spiritual preparation.

Each day you focus on one scriptural theme through breaking open God's Word. The reflection then reaches out to us in our busy lives to consider what the Word has to offer us during the holidays. Next, a thought to ponder brings home the message for you-to really apply the reading and reflection to your life. Now say a prayer, an offering and petition to the Lord; finally a practice, a chance to change your daily routine in simple ways to bring God's love to your life and prepare for the paschal mystery and Easter season.

From Ash Wednesday through Holy Week, including Easter Sunday, this book will help you prepare for and deepen your experience of this sacred season. To continue your meditation through the Easter season, see Hopeful Meditations.

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9780764819698
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2011-01-01
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Passover Haggadah for Chrisitans

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"A complete and authentic Haggadah for celebrating and understanding Passover and the unique bond created between the Jewish and Christian people"--Cover.
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9781587316388
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2011-04-21
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Preparing for Easter: Fifty Devotional Readings from C. S. Lewis

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Together in one special volume, selections from the best of beloved bestselling author C. S. Lewis's classic works for readers contemplating the "grand miracle" of Jesus's resurrection.

Preparing for Easter is a concise, handy companion for the faithful of all Christian traditions and the curious to help them deepen their knowledge and consideration of this holy season--a time of reflection as we consider Jesus's sacrifice and his joyous rise from the dead.

Carefully curated, each selection in Preparing for Easter draws on a major theme in Lewis's writings on the Christian life, as well as others that consider why we can have confident faith in what happened on the cross.

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9780062641649
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2017-02-14
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Show Me the Way

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Share the forty-day Lenten path with spiritual master Henri Nouwen, from the solemn beginning of Ash Wednesday to the joyous climax of Easter.
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9780824513535
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1994-01-01
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Sign and the Sacrifice: The Meaning of the Cross and Resurrection

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Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, presents the Gospel accounts of Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection as viewed through the eyes of those who witnessed them. The Sign and the Sacrifice explores the meaning of the cross and the significance of Christ's resurrection, discussing what these events meant to Jesus' followers in the early years and what they can say to us today.

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9780664262648
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2017-01-06
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Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent

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9780664261696
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2016-12-01
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