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Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter

Author: Laura Alary February 18, 2017

This book tells the story of Jesus, starting with his time alone in the desert and ending with the his rising from the dead, at the same time that it explains to children why the whole church spends intentional time in preparing for Easter. The colorful illustrations by Ann Boyajian alternate between evoking people and events in […]

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Echoes From Calvary: Meditations on Franz Joseph Haydn’s The Seven Last Words of Christ

Author: Richard Young, Editor January 28, 2017

This resource, a book of essays/meditations and two CD recordings (one all-music and one with spoken meditations interspersed), is a rich response to Haydn’s powerful work of 1787, The Seven Last Words of Christ. The 1787 performance of The Seven Last Words of Christ took place with full orchestra on Good Friday with a bishop reading scripture and […]

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Reformed Worship–Resources for Planning and Leading Worship

Author: Joyce Borger, Editor January 18, 2017

This quarterly periodical published by Worship Ministries of the Christian Reformed Church provides liturgy, sermon notes, song suggestions, prayer station ideas, ideas for incorporating drama, dance, and art in worship, and a special section on technology and worship. The many tips and colorful photographs offered show how congregations around the country have interpreted or tried some […]

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Book of Faith Lenten Journey: Beyond Question

Author: Eric Burtness January 14, 2017

This title from Augsburg Fortress’s book of faith Lenten Journey series is a collection of daily Lenten devotionals focusing on questions—questions that Jesus asks, and questions that empower people to deepen faith and discipleship. The seven weeks of questions (What are you looking for? Where is your faith? Who do you say that I am? […]

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Meeting Jesus

Author: Presbyterians Today 2017 Devotional January 12, 2017

The 2017 Presbyterians Today Lenten Devotional, written by Jodi Craiglow, a former English teacher who is passionate about the power of story, presents 47 first-person narratives of people who knew Jesus. Readers will meet people such as Mary, the Shepherds, Nathanael, Simon Peter’s Mother-in-law, and Temple Teachers who give us an account of their experience with, or […]

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God For Us

Author: Greg Pennoyer & Gregory Wolfe, editors January 12, 2017

This daily devotional book for Lent/Easter from Paraclete Press is a companion volume to the Advent/Christmas text God With Us.  Daily devotional reflections about New and Old Testament selections, and prayers, are written by a group of ecumenical North American writers such as Kathleen Norris, Beth Bevis, Scot Cairs and Richard Rohr. Each writer contributes entries […]

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Living Into Lent

Author: Donald K. McKim January 11, 2017

Rich in theology, flexible in format, and refreshing in its ability be both profound and approachable, this book by Donald McKim offers 7 weeks of daily Lenten devotions. Each entry includes a Scripture reading, a theological quote from Reformed Church history, a reflection on the scripture, and a prayer. The resource can be used daily by individuals for […]

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Lenten Reflections on The Confession of Belhar

Author: Donald McKim and Kerri Allen, editors December 8, 2016

Written on the heels of the 2016 General Assembly’s adoption of The Confession of Belhar into the PCUSA Book of Confessions, this resource provides an introduction to the document as well as a collection of devotions for the season of Lent. Daily entries pair a portion of the Belhar document with scripture and offer reflective comments written by […]

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Between Midnight and Dawn

Author: Compiled by Sarah Arthur April 12, 2016

This rich collection of literature excerpts– poems, novel, and short story segments organized around the liturgical calendar of Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide, is the third and newest volume by Sarah Arthur. Each week of readings opens with a prayer, lists Scripture reading passages, and then includes at least five reading excerpts taken from literature of […]

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