The Season of Repentance and Renewal

The Fullness of Time

by Esau McCaulley

  • Length: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 × 7 in
  • Published: November 08, 2022
  •  Forthcoming
  • ISBN: 978-1-5140-0048-9
  • Item Code: A0048

"Lent is inescapably about repenting." Every year, the church invites us into a season of repentance and fasting in preparation for Holy Week. It's an invitation to turn away from our sins and toward the mercy and grace of Christ.

Often, though, we experience the Lenten fast as either a mindless ritual or self-improvement program. In this short volume, priest and scholar Esau McCaulley introduces the season of Lent, showing us how its prayers and rituals point us not just to our own sinfulness but also beyond it to our merciful Savior.


Preface: The Fullness of Time
1. We Must Repent: An Introduction to Lent
2. Facing Death, Finding Hope: Ash Wednesday
3. What Do These Things Mean? The Rituals of Lent
4. What We Have Received: The Prayers and Scriptures of Lent
5. He Loved Us to the End: Holy Week


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Esau McCaulley

Esau McCaulley (PhD, St. Andrews) is assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. He is the author of Reading While BlackSharing in the Son's Inheritance, and numerous articles in outlets such as Christianity Today, The Witness, and The Washington Post.