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).