STEVE MANN's Will You Join Our Crusade? The invitation
of the Gospels unlocked by the inspiration of Les
Misérables is among the Lent books that arrived too
late for inclusion in our main reviews. Perhaps more than with the
course by Jonathan Meyer (page 33), a DVD of the recent
film is needed. The author is a Methodist minister and broadcaster
(Circle Books, £8.99 (£8.10); 978-1-78279-384-7).
(Bishop) Michael Baughen's Centred on Christ is
a six-session course for groups which bases worship, reflection,
and response on Philippians. The aim is to "get hold of" a whole
epistle, and at least one session should be followed by a simple
eucharist (CWR, £4.99 (£4.50); 978-1-78259-017-0).
Lindsay Olesberg's Ephesians: Studying with the global
Church is a series on DVD with participant's guide
(booklet), inspired by the 3rd Lausanne Congress: six sessions by
contributors of varied nationality, and background on the epistle
(Hendrickson/Alban, £16.99 (£15.30);
In Sacred Space for Lent 2014, the Irish
Jesuits provide NRSV readings and notes for individuals' spiritual
exercises (Ave Maria Press, £2.99 (£2.70);
978-1-59471-437-5): a compact and inexpensive resource.
In The Risen Dust: Poems and stories of Passion and
resurrection, Rachel Mann, Resident Poet at Manchester
Cathedral,reflects on traditional themes: "voices" (i.e.
characters) from the NT, the 14 Stations (plus one), and the Seven
Last Words (Wild Goose, £9.99 (£9.10);
God's Dream: Reflections on the Stations of the Cross
and selected writings by Adelaide Morley (with a foreword
by John Young) includes her poems, meditations, and monologues (£5
plus £2.60 p&p; cheques payable to Adelaide Morley, at Old
Rectory, 109-111 Hempland Lane, Heworth, York YO31 1AT).