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Lent Books: short notices

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03 February 2017

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THE Beauchief Abbey Press has published Perspectives on the Passion: Easter talks and sermons by Professor J. W. Rogerson (£5.99 (£5.40); 978-0-9576841-5-7); and has reprinted History and Faith: The story of the Passion by Charles Kingsley Barrett (£4.99 (£4.50); 978-0-9935499-0-8), which originated in talks on the BBC Home Service in 1967 when he was Professor of Div­inity at Durham, but is “as instruct­ive and inspiring today”, says Professor John M. G. Barclay.

Reflections for Lent: 1 March-15 April 2017 by Jeff Astley, Helen-Ann Hartley, Graham James, and Libby Lane, with an introduction to Lent by Samuel Wells, offers daily resources for the Common Worship Weekday Lec­tion­ary, with simple and short forms of Morning Prayer and Night Prayer, and further material from John Pritchard and Stephen Cottrell (CHP, £4.99 (£4.50); 978-1-78140-004-3).

The Benedictine scholar Henry Wansbrough’s little pocket book 40 Days & 40 Ways: Daily meditations for Lent — Year A is published by the Catholic Truth Society (£2.95 (£2.65); 978-1-78469-160-8), each meditation with a short biblical text and a suggested action.

Sacred Space: For Lent 2017 is from the Irish Jesuits, linked to www.sacredspace.i.e. It has daily Bible-reading and reflection, and a weekly topic for meditation (Messenger, £2.50 (£2.25); 978-1-910248-55-3).

Dennis McBride’s Stations of the Cross: Then and now provides a meditation for each of the 14 Stations, each followed by a consid­eration of an aspect of the sufferings of the 21st-century world. The author, a Redemp­torist priest, frames these with a passage of scripture and a prayer, plus paintings of the Stations (from Gemünden am Main) by Curd Lessig, and photos (Redemptorist Publications, £12.95 (£11.65); 978-0-85231-472-2).

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