6 Resources to Help You Go Deeper This Lent
February 16, 2023
Updated March 6, 2023
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Looking for Lent resources? Here are some great options (two of which are FREE to CRC members via the Digital Library).
Through Tears to Joy by Stan Mast
During the Lenten season, walk with Jesus as he makes his way down the Via Dolorosa—the Way of Sorrows. Reflect on the meaning of Jesus' suffering and the meaning of suffering in the world. Follow Jesus on his journey, and see how he transforms sorrow into joy. These daily devotions are excellent for personal or congregational use.
Forty by Kory Plockmeyer
This Lenten devotional explores the biblical motif of "forty" through the stories of Noah, Moses, the exodus, Elijah, and Jonah. All of these narratives foreshadow the gospel—they are reminders of Easter morning in light of the "forties" that have come before. In Jesus we find the answer to Noah's rainbow, the living Word of Moses, the true deliverance for God's people from their desert wanderings, the voice of God walking the earth, and salvation for all people of every nation.
Uncovering the Love of Jesus: A Lent Devotional by Asheritah Ciuciu
Reclaim the Lenten season with 40 devotionals that reveal the deep love of Jesus that's exhibited at the cross and tomb. Each daily reflection looks at Jesus’ personal interactions in Scripture and leads you in meditation on a new aspect of His love. Don’t let Easter pass by this year. Reflect, engage, and be transformed as you uncover the love of Jesus and learn to love your neighbor as He would. Includes optional family activities to help you celebrate Jesus' together.
Unwrapping the Names of Jesus for Kids by Asheritah Ciuciu
“Tell us the story again, Mama!” This engaging and theologically rich story begins with this enthusiastic plea. What follows is the captivating story of how the mother encountered Jesus—and His beautiful names— as a little girl. As you travel with this girl, you and your children will experience Jesus as a real person who meets our real needs. Author Asheritah Ciuciu shows readers the Bread of Life through the feeding of the five thousand, the Light of the World when the little girl is afraid of the dark, and the Resurrection and the Life through the raising of Lazarus.
Journey to the Cross: A 40-Day Lenten Devotional by Paul David Tripp
In this forty-day Lenten devotional, Paul David Tripp invites us to set aside time from the busyness of our lives to focus on the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus. Each of the short readings encourages us to abide in the abundant joy found in Christ as we encounter the Savior more fully and follow him more faithfully during this Lenten season.
A Good Enough Lent by Kate Bowler
We live in a world that loves it when we are shiny. But, when you are like the rest of us—which is to say—fragile and dependent, then Lent is made for you. Lent is that moment in the Christian story where we get to tell the truth: the world is capable of incredible beauty, but it can also be filled with so much suffering. We've developed Free Lent Devotional Guides as a way to bless whatever this season is actually bringing you. My hope and prayer is that we can bless the ACTUAL days: lovely, ordinary, garbage - let's bless it all.
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Hi Staci! Our church is offering Journey to the Cross: A 40-Day Lenten Devotional as one of the resources we are giving our congregation, and it is nearly 50% off on Christianbook.com right now: https://www.christianbook.com/journey-to-the-cross/paul-tripp/9781433567674/pd/567672?kw=29064775092&mt=b&dv=c&event=PPCSRC&p=1186432&gclid=Cj0KCQiAgomBBhDXARIsAFNyUqPoEOGmCVkjD1ZHuGbY4jmjHyrlGRky6N8X7qEBBe2m29SXt07VvxMaAlCaEALw_wcB
Mark! This is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.
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