Lent reading for individuals and groups

Each year, BRF publishes a Lent book of readings from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. In addition, we have titles of readings or reflections that can be used occasionally during Lent.

These can help to draw us back to the truths of Easter, as well as providing an opportunity to meet together with others in reading groups.

To find out more about each title, including reviews and sample text, please click on more info below.

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Some of our Lent titles are available as downloads - downloads or eBooks.

Towards Jerusalem

Towards Jerusalem

A pilgrim's regress and progress to God's Holy City Steve Brady £7.99

God has an agenda for cities. Steve Brady is convinced of it. The Bible is full of significant cities and the biblical story is full of imagery of cities-culminating in God's 'holy city', birthed in and through his people. Towards Jerusalem is a unique Lent book, a call to live for a vision bigger than ourselves, marching to a different drumbeat towards 'Zion', God's New Jerusalem and all that this means in transformative terms for today's Christian believer.

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The Living Cross

The Living Cross

Exploring God's gift of forgiveness and new life Amy Boucher Pye £8.99

A Lent book to explore the freeing, life-changing nature of forgiveness.As we move from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day, daily reflections and prayers help us to experience the living power of the cross of Christ through biblical and modern-day stories of wrongdoing and forgiveness. Our journey through Lent will deepen our response to God's love and, as we allow the Holy Spirit to do his work, we will see spiritual transformation in our lives today.

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40 Days with the Celtic Saints

40 Days with the Celtic Saints

Devotional readings for a time of preparation David Cole £7.99

The life stories of the Celtic saints are inspirational. They demonstrate great and unassuming faith, often in the face of insurmountable difficulties. In 40 Days with the Celtic Saints David Cole draws us to relate our own life journey and developing relationship with God into the life story of the Celtic saint of the day. A corresponding biblical text and blessing encourages and motivates us to transform our lives for today's world in the light of such historic faith.

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Dust and Glory

Dust and Glory

Daily Bible readings from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day David Runcorn £7.99

BRF's 2016 Lent book is designed as a companion for thoughtful and curious travellers, with a daily Bible verse or short passage leading into reflection on some aspect of human life and faith. Written by bestselling author and respected spiritual guide David Runcorn, the book's approach is exploratory rather than prescriptive, provoking questions rather than offering answers. It does not assume too much Bible knowledge, so that the style feels welcoming to those on the edge of committed faith or church, as well as BRF's to established Lent book audience.

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Reflecting the Glory

Reflecting the Glory

Bible readings and reflections for Lent and Easter Tom Wright Currently out of stock £8.99

This book of Bible readings and reflections, for every day from Ash Wednesday to the first Sunday of Easter, explores how we reveal Jesus even at the lowest and weakest points of our lives. Drawing on New Testament passages, with a particular focus on Paul's letters to the church in Corinth, Tom Wright shows that through God's Holy Spirit, the suffering but also the glory of Christ can be incarnate in our lives, enabling us to be the people of God for the world.

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Journalling the Bible

Journalling the Bible

40 writing exercises Corin Child £7.99

The spiritual discipline of journalling has become increasingly popular in recent years and this book shows how it can fruitfully overlap with creative writing to provide an original way of engaging with the Bible. 'Bible study' is usually taken to mean 'reading and discussing' - but writing offers a different way of interacting with the text, generating new insights and application even from the most familiar of passages. Journalling the Bible offers 40 writing/journalling exercises that have been tested in workshops around the country, providing an imaginative resource for individual and group work and a refreshingly different way to become better acquainted with scripture. This book contains 40 reflections, so one of the intended uses is as a Lent resource. The concluding reflections focus on Jesus' trial and crucifixion in John's Gospel.

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Welcoming the Way of the Cross

Welcoming the Way of the Cross

A journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day Barbara Mosse £7.99

In today's high-pressure, fast-paced culture, people crave space for rest and renewal, for restoration of both body and soul. Welcoming the Way of the Cross explores how creating this space can be a part of Lenten discipline and understood as 'hospitality' in its broadest sense - making space to be open to God, to our selves, and to each other.

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When You Pray

When You Pray

Daily Bible reflections for Lent and Easter on the Lord's Prayer Joanna Collicutt £7.99

In these Bible readings for Lent and Easter, Joanna Collicutt shows how growing as a Christian is rooted in the prayer Jesus gave us. As we pray the Lord's Prayer, we express our relationship with God, absorb gospel values and are also motivated to live them out. As we pray to the Father, in union with the Son, through the power of the Spirit, so we begin to take on the character of Christ. The Holy Week readings encourage us to pause, watch and wait at this special season; commentary is kept to a minimum and we spend time reflecting, in the light of the Lord's Prayer, on Luke's description of Christ's passion and resurrection. Includes questions for group discussion.

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The Way of the Desert

The Way of the Desert

Daily Bible Readings through Lent to Easter Andrew Watson £7.99

In the Bible the desert is a place of punishment and discipline, but also of blessing and love's reawakening. Both Jesus and the people of Israel before him spent time in the desert, learning what it meant to be chosen and loved and holy. Yet while the people of the Exodus frequently got it wrong, providing some cautionary tales for us to learn from, Jesus himself constantly got it right, offering a perfect model for us to follow. In The Way of the Desert Andrew Watson takes us on a Lenten journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day, from the parting of the Red Sea to Israel's entry into the promised land.

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Giving it up

Giving it up

Daily Bible readings from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day Maggi Dawn £7.99

The BRF Lent book for 2010 shows how Lent can be a time for exploring a different kind of 'giving up', one that can transform our lives. We too can allow the Holy Spirit to shed his light on our ideas of God that are too harsh, too small, too fragile, or too stern.

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