Has there ever been a more hard-hitting, beautifully written, theologically inclusive anthology of writings for Lent and Easter? It’s doubtful. — Publishers Weekly
Though Easter is often trivialized by the culture at large, it is still the high point of the religious calendar for millions of people around the world. And for most of them, there can be no Easter without Lent, the season that leads up to it. A time for self-denial, soul-searching, and spiritual preparation, Lent is traditionally observed by daily reading and reflection. This collection will satisfy the growing hunger for meaningful and accessible devotions. Culled from the wealth of twenty centuries, the selections in Bread and Wine are ecumenical in scope, and represent the best classic and contemporary Christian writers. Includes approximately fifty readings on Easter and related themes by Thomas à Kempis, Frederick Buechner, Oswald Chambers, Alfred Kazin, Jane Kenyon, Søren Kierkegaard, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Christina Rossetti, Edith Stein, Walter Wangerin, William Willimon, Philip Yancey, and others.
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This is my favorite devotional book outside of the Bible. I stumbled upon it in university eight years ago and loved it instantly. I find myself wondering how many months until Lent when I can start it again. I've told countless others about it and bought it for my parents. It has taught me what Lent means, a tradition I had not grown up with. This collection of writings has enriched my life and my walk with Christ more than I can express in words.
For those who have yearned for the unity for which Christ prayed (John 17) there may be no better way to instill Christ’s prayer into our lives and thoughts than by reading, studying and assimilating the thoughts expressed by the multitude of contributors to this anthology for Lent. While the names may be familiar, the messages on Lent not quite so, but they, in a touching way, seem to link all the Christian traditions into a common heritage centered on Jesus’ last days of earthly ministry. This book is a polished diamond, each facet a brilliant insight for the season.