Lent gives us a chance to purposefully consider the work of the cross and respond to it. In addition to giving up things like screen time, caffeine, or sugar, you can observe Lent by dedicating yourself to spiritual growth, using books to help renew your focus on Jesus. Browse our collection of Lent and Easter companions—for yourself, your small group, or your church—and save when you use promo code LENT19. Shop now to get 40% off and free US shipping.
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This delightful book describes and interprets a series of paintings for each day of Lent. Artists often address subjects that our culture seeks to avoid, and Sister Wendy's brilliant and perceptive reflections will help you to read these paintings with a more discerning eye and encounter deeper levels of spiritual meaning than may at first appear.
In this carefully researched retelling of the story of Jesus, pastor Russ Ramsey invites us to rediscover our wonder at Jesus' sinless life, brutal death, and glorious resurrection. Featuring forty short chapters, this book expands on the biblical narrative of Jesus' life in a fresh and creative way—giving us a taste of what it would have been like to walk next to Jesus and experience his earthly ministry firsthand.
Pastor Ray Johnston provides a resource for all who want to explore the implications of the Resurrection on Christian life. His book explores thirty practical ways Christ?s victory over the grave changed the lives of early believers and can transform us today. Let your whole life declare, "He is risen, indeed!"
This Lent book offers imaginative reflections on Christ's crucifixion. Each of the seven chapters is focused on a different key character, who describes his or her experience of the Passion. It is ideal for individual reflection or group study, and can also readily be adapted for use as a Good Friday liturgy.
This sequence of beautiful translations and inspiring commentary on the Psalms provides daily nourishment for your Lenten journey from Ash Wednesday through to Easter. Sorrow and joy are mixed together in daily life—as in the Psalms, and in any spiritual journey.
In this richly designed book, Michael Card reflects on what it means for Christians that we meet our savior at a cross. Card combs the Old Testament prophecies and Gospel accounts of Jesus' self-sacrifice, seeking a renewed vision of the cross—the inconceivable meeting place of violence and grace.
Providing a historical and modern context for the unique spiritual discipline of walking a labyrinth, Travis Scholl weaves his own journey with a prayerful study of the Gospel of Mark, guiding readers to powerful encounters with God, even in the midst of quiet solitude, repetition and stillness. These 40 reflections are ideal for daily reading—during Lent or any time of the year.
A selection of the best from BBC Radio 4's Lent Talks over the last ten years. With a dynamic introduction from BBC Head of Radio for Religion and Ethics, Christine Morgan, six well-known personalities invite readers to reflect on a range of thoughts and themes from a number of different perspectives.
The Way of the Carmelites, rich in reflection on the Bible, is a spiritual companion and guide for Lent, and indeed the rest of the year, that will introduce readers to the riches of Carmelite spirituality.
Jesus' words from the cross are not Jesus' last words on earth. After his resurrection from the dead, Jesus appeared to his fearful and questioning disciples, encouraged them, and gave them his final instructions. In this eight-session LifeGuide Bible study, you will meet the risen Jesus Christ and hear his words. May he encourage your faith and excite you about engaging others in discussions about him.
Jesus stands in the prophetic tradition of those who embody what they teach. The things he did were carefully planned. And in this riveting book, Stephen Cottrell draws out their political and religious significance as Jesus moves toward his greatest and final act—his death and resurrection.
Christ's resurrection changed everything. What does it mean to live in the light of that glorious day? This ten-session LifeGuide explores the role of resurrection in our lives through a survey of both New and Old Testament passages. Discover your calling and identity as a child of the risen Lord.
The narrative of Holy Week is powerful and painful, and because we know how the story ends, it's easy to gloss over the difficult details and stay in the comfort zone of our understanding. Stephen Cottrell brings home, vividly and poignantly, the physical reality of the passion story.
The events that took place during Jesus' final week on earth—Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, the trial, Jesus' death and his resurrection—are foundational to your salvation and your Christian life. This eight-session Lifeguide Bible study allows you to focus more closely on these amazing events and gain new understanding about who Jesus is and how he loves you.
This book that takes the story of Abraham in Genesis as the basis for a series of six Lenten studies. Each chapter is followed by a set of questions arising from it, as well as suggested further reading.
John Stott presents Bible studies based on his book The Cross of Christ on the meaning and purpose of the cross in our lives.
The crucifixion of Jesus: dreadful mistake? Tragic failure? Irrelevant? The cross of Christ is, in fact, at the centre of God's plan for men and women. Mark Meynell looks with freshness and clarity at the Bible's teaching to show how God himself "cross-examines" us in the death of Jesus. At the cross, God exposes our deepest need, meets it fully, and enables us to live transformed lives.
With the expertise of a veteran biblical scholar and the wisdom of a seasoned pastor, Christopher Wright skillfully guides us on Jesus' journey from the Last Supper to the cross. Through the lens of the Old Testament, Wright navigates the Gospel accounts of the events of Jesus' last, pivotal days, inviting us to meditate on their significance for us.
Chocolate bunnies, colored eggs, and baskets are a lot of fun, but is that really what this season is all about? Messy Easter offers your church a tool to bring together people of all ages and stages of faith for a unique come-as-you-are experience of creativity, celebration, and hospitality. These three once-a-month sessions help us learn more about Lent, Holy Week, and Easter in an excitedly messy way!
Michael Reeves opens to readers the glory and wonder of Christ, offering a bigger and more exciting picture than many have imagined. Jesus didn't just bring us the good news. He is the good news. Reeves helps us celebrate who Christ is, his work on earth, his death and resurrection, his anticipated return and how we share in his life.
Why should the cross--an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust--be the emblem of our worship and the axiom of our faith? And what does it mean for us today? In this thoughtful, comprehensive study of Scripture, tradition and the modern world, John R. W. Stott brings you face to face with the centrality of the cross in God's plan of redemption.
In this New Studies in Biblical Theology exploration of Mark's Gospel, Peter G. Bolt looks at why the cross is so prominent in the narrative, asks what contribution Mark's teaching can make to our understanding of the atonement and shows how this teaching can inform, correct and enrich our own preaching of the gospel in the contemporary world.
Could there be any new and promising approach to the question of the historicity of Jesus' resurrection? Yes, answers Michael Licona. And he convincingly points us to a significant deficiency in approaching this question: our historiographical orientation and practice. He then carefully and effectively applies his principles and methods to the question of Jesus' resurrection.
How could the life, let alone the death, of one man 2,000 years ago be the salvation of the human race? Donald Macleod explains the centrality of the atonement in Christian faith and experience, using seven key words to describe what happened on the cross: substitution, expiation, propitiation, reconciliation, satisfaction, redemption and victory.
Paul Beasley-Murray aims to restore your awe and amazement at the resurrection as he connects the dots between a wide range of New Testament texts that offer witness to the event. The resurrection of Jesus emerges as much more than a point on which to pin apologetic arguments—rather it is climax of God's redemptive work.
This book presents the full content of the third and final debate between philosopher Antony Flew--who was, until 2004, one of the world's most prominent atheists--and Christian philosopher Gary Habermas. Included as well are transcripts of the Q A session with the audience afterward, a 2004 conversation between Habermas and Flew shortly after Flew's much-publicized change of position to theism, as well as editor David Baggett's assessment and analysis of the full history of Habermas and Flew's interactions.
Was the death of Jesus just a ruse to start a new religion? Richard Cunningham explores the question: why did Jesus die? Bethinking booklets aim to provide thoughtful answers to difficult questions. They represent exceptional value and are a fantastic resource to give to your friends or hand out at evangelistic events. Don't be uninformed—rather bethinking.