Lent 2019: New Resources & Recent Favorites
Resources for Lent are available now from the Grace Presbytery Resource Center. To check them out or find other resources, contact Resource Center Director, Leah Wyckoff.
Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, by Amy-Jill Levine (Abingdon, 2018). Six-session book and video-based study by AJ Levine on the history and literature surrounding the last days of Jesus’ life.
Holy Solitude: Lenten Reflections with Saints, Hermits, Prophets, and Rebels, by Heidi Haverkamp (WJK, 2017). Daily reflections on faith heroes from Scripture and Christian history who experienced God powerfully in solitude. Includes weekly spiritual practices and questions for reflection.
Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter, by Laura Alary (Paraclete, 2016). A book that teaches children to experience Lent with all their senses, and to see it as a special time for creating a welcoming space for God. Emphasizes simple activities as acts of justice and kindness, part of a life of following Christ.
Sacred Space: A Hands-on Guide to Creating Multisensory Worship Experiences for Youth Ministry, by Dan Kimball and Lily Lewin (Youth Specialties, 2008). Ideas for prayers stations and communal art expressions for Lent and other seasons.
Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple, by Adam Hamilton (Abingdon, 2018). Six-session video-based Bible study featuring Adam Hamilton on-location in Israel and Italy, discussing key events and sites in the life of Simon Peter. Includes youth and children’s study pieces, as well.
The Sign and the Sacrifice: The Meaning of the Cross and Resurrection, by Rowan Williams (WJK, 2017). Five chapters on the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection and the meaning of the cross and resurrection to his followers then and now. Includes reflection/discussion questions for each chapter.
Were You There? Lenten Reflections on the Spirituals, by Luke Powery (Westminster John Knox, 2019). Dean of Duke University Chapel, Powery leads readers though the Spirituals as they confront the mystery of Christ’s atoning death and victory over the grave. Daily readings include lyrics of a spiritual, Scripture, and a reflection by the author.
What Wondrous Love: Holy Week in Word and Art, Candler School of Theology (Morehouse, 2012). Group study DVD presenting the story of Holy Week using biblical texts illustrated and interpreted by the artwork of John August Swanson and scholarly commentary from faculty of at Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
The Grace Presbytery Resource Center is open during presbytery office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Fridays.
Open off hours by appointment.
Resource Center Director: Leah Wyckoff