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Lenten Reading Recommendations

Here are a few books I would like to recommend for Lenten reflection. I have them in order of my preference.

1. Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J. M. Nouwen. This is my NUMBER ONE recommendation for Lent. It’s not in stock at the moment but I’m working at getting it in soon.

2. The Lenten Labyrinth by Edward Hays. Hays’ writing has been a staple in my library for years. This is yet another gem.

3. The Spirituality of Fasting: Rediscovering a Christian Practice by Charles M. Murphy. A brand new book that just showed up. I’ve been looking for a decent book (or two) on fasting. And this one promises to be a keeper.

4. A Lenten Journey with Jesus Christ and Saint Benedict: Daily Gospel Readings with Selections from the Rule of Saint Benedict by John R. Fortin.

More to come.


One Response to “Lenten Reading Recommendations”

  1. Stanley →
    February 17, 2010 at 7:11 am #

    Of course, you do realize that I could add endless books to this list?! And I didn't mention Thomas Merton yet! So hang on for more. I forgot to mention we have a small booklet called The Sanctuary for Lent by Robert V. Dodd. It's a daily devotional with a brief Scripture passage, a commentary and a concluding prayer.