Category Archives: Lenten & Holy Week Resources

Books of Daily Readings for Lent

Here are two books to consider as daily companions through the journey of Lent, which begins on  Ash Wednesday (February 10, 2016)

The first is not only the best Lenten book I have ever seen, but one of the best books on the spiritual life.  I have read and reread it for almost 20 Lents now, and get more out of it every time.  I cannot recommend it highly enough.  It is A Season for the Spirit: Readings for the Days of Lent by Martin L. Smith.  Smith is an Episcopal priest and the former American head of the Anglican monastic order the Society of St. John the Divine, or the Cowley Fathers, based in Cambridge, MA.  To see the Amazon description of the book, click here.  (As always, we urge you to support your local bookstore!)

The second book is Heart, Soul, Mind, Strength, a new collection of writings by the UCC’s “stillspeaking writer’s group” which includes many gifted pastors and writers in the UCC.  To see the UCC Resources description and order it, click here.