Snowdrops and Easter eggs
It's truly the bleak midwinter, but snowdrops are here... as are Easter eggs in the supermarket! Lent is just around the corner, so now is the time to prepare for that season of preparation.
Trystan Owain Hughes' Opening Our Lives, the Archbishop of Wales' recommended Lent book for 2021, calls us to 'open our eyes to God’s presence, our ears to his call, our hearts to his love, our ways to his will, our actions to his compassion and our pain to his peace'. Alongside this we've reissued Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell's Lenten classic, Come and See, and produced a new resource for Lent groups, Holy Habits: Following Jesus.
New for January!
Today sees the publication of a really significant resource for all those looking to provide spiritual and emotional support to older people in their churches and in the wider community. Messy Vintage: 52 sessions to share Christ-centred fun and fellowship with the older generation offers practical advice and materials to run sessions in care homes and other venues. As part of BRF's Anna Chaplaincy ministry, Messy Vintage provides a crucial way to extend hope and comfort to the older generation at this time.
And for those seeking a step change in their relationship with the Bible this year, we've produced two new ebooks in our Really Useful Guides series: Genesis 12-50 and Romans.
With every blessing for the year ahead,
Head of Content Creation and Living Faith Lead