At Home in Lent

An exploration of Lent through 46 objects

Gordon Giles

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In 'At Home in Lent' Gordon Giles has elevated the everyday to the realm of spiritual reflection and meditation in a way which is both simple and profound. Gordon's reflections are helpfully reminiscent of expressions of Celtic Spirituality, where we find prayers for the cooking pot and for lighting a fire. A most accessible guide and accompaniment with which to navigate Lent, with just the right amount of challenge and affirmation, particularly for those leading busy lives. As Gordon has bravely used the toilet as an area for reflection, it is safe to say that this book might well be used in the smallest room as well on the train or in a prayer space.
The Revd Prebendary Dr Neil Evans, Director of Ministry, Diocese of London

Content

Here is an original way of approaching Lent, one that will encourage you to consider your own faith journey in the light of the Easter story. Inspired by Neil MacGregor's Radio 4 programme, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects', Gordon Giles spends each week in a different room gleaning spiritual lessons from everyday household objects. As a result, you might discover that finding God in the normal pattern of life - even in the mundane - transforms how you approach each day. Running as a thread through it all are the seven Rs of Lent: regret, repentance, resolution, recognition, reconciliation, renewal and resurrection.

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In 'At Home in Lent' Gordon Giles has elevated the everyday to the realm of spiritual reflection and meditation in a way which is both simple and profound. Gordon's reflections are helpfully reminiscent of expressions of Celtic Spirituality, where we find prayers for the cooking pot and for lighting a fire. A most accessible guide and accompaniment with which to navigate Lent, with just the right amount of challenge and affirmation, particularly for those leading busy lives. As Gordon has bravely used the toilet as an area for reflection, it is safe to say that this book might well be used in the smallest room as well on the train or in a prayer space.
The Revd Prebendary Dr Neil Evans, Director of Ministry, Diocese of London

Author info

The Revd Dr Gordon Giles is Vicar of St Mary Magdalene's Church, Enfield, North London, Director of Post-Ordination Training in the Edmonton Episcopal Area of London Diocese, and the chaplain to shoemakers. He is the author of several books, including Comings and Goings for BRF. He is married to Jessica and has a daughter Maria.

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Book details

  • ISBN: 9780857465894
  • Published: 23 November 2018
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
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