Lent is always a good time to get some reading in. To spend time reflecting with poetry, and prose, art and bread, crayons and finger paints.
Here are a few books that might be just the thing you are looking for to help guide your Lenten practice this year…
The Supper of the Lamb by Robert Farrar Capon
Under the Fig Tree by Roger Hutchison
Wisdom in the Waiting by Phillis Tickle
Out of the House of Bread by Preston Yancey
For Kids and Families:
Winkle in Time Quintet by Madeline L’Engle
Passing It On by Kara Lassen Oliver
Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time quintet were some of my favorite childhood books. Over the past few months, I’ve been re-reading the series. They are even better as an adult! I’ve heard a lot of good things about Out of the House of Bread, so I’ll check it out. Thanks for sharing!
Oh thank you for this. I’ve been feeling a little guilty that I haven’t put “intention” into Lent this year with so much energy having been (willingly) put into family (in laws) health issues.. After a visit with my naturopath, I am stepping back to breathe for awhile. I was feeling guilty that Lent this year looks more like it will be a time of restoration rather than “seeking outside”. I realize it’s imperative to take care of one’s self in order to take care of others, but feels weird to be doing it this time of year. Any ideas on how to “do” Ash Wednesday when it’s going to be impossible to get to a service?
What a helpful compilation. Adding these to my to-find list.