It's a short hop from Advent to Lent...
Forget Advent: the relentless publishing machinery has already moved on to Lent. (Although if you haven't bought your Advent book yet, it's not too late to get hold of a copy of Amy Scott Robinson's 'amazing, exciting' Image of the Invisible.)
If you can bear to think and plan beyond Christmas, the two Lent resources we're bringing out today are well worth a look. David Walker's You Are Mine is the BRF Lent book for 2020 and explores the theme of belonging through the tried and tested medium of daily readings and reflections. Described by the Archbishop of Canterbury as 'a wonderful companion for Lent', David Walker's warmly personal voice makes this an encouraging read for yourself or a friend.
For study groups, Journeying through Lent with New Daylight could be what you're looking for. Drawing from the rich archive of talented writers who contribute to our New Daylight Bible reading notes, we've cherry-picked our favourites and put them together to make an eight-week programme of group material with the added bonus of readings and reflections for every day of Lent (plus Sundays!). What we'd love to see is groups investing in the very reasonably priced £2.99 booklets and giving a copy to every group member to encourage daily reading through the Lenten season. New Daylight itself provides a natural follow-on for those wanting to take things further.
And I'll be back in the New Year to talk about our January titles... but for now, every blessing for the Advent season!
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