KATE BRUCE, Paula Gooder, Jan McFarlane, Jeanette Sears, and Graham Tomlin are the contributors to Reflections for Lent: 6 March-20 April 2019, with an introduction to Lent by Christopher Herbert (CHP, £4.99 (£4.50); 978-1-78140-092-0). This pocket annual gives CW Lectionary details for morning prayer (Mondays to Saturdays), a reflection on one reading, and a collect for the day.
In time for Lent, BRF has published Prayer in the Making: Trying it, talking it, sustaining it, by Lyndall Bywater, formerly the Salvation Army’s UK prayer coordinator (£8.99 (£8.10); 978-0-85746-801-7). This is a book of very large amounts of practical teaching and advice about basics, with ideas for group activities which individual readers could skip.
Also from BRF is Praying the Way: With Matthew Mark, Luke and John by Terry Hinks, a URC minister, who provides 40 brief readings and longer prayers from each Gospel (i.e. 160) (£10.99 (£9.90); 978-0-85746-716-4).
Aimed at both those who seek an introduction to St Ignatius, his Spiritual Exercises, and his so-called Autobiography, and at those who already have some acquaintance with this tradition, God Ever Greater: Exploring Ignatian spirituality by Brian O’Leary SJ is in two parts, seeking to move towards an understanding and then towards a personal response (Messenger Publications, £11.95 (£10.75); 978-1-78812-011-1).
A. E. Mitchell’s Free Will: God’s choice, our choice, commended for Lent by the Rector of Clayton with Keymer, and endorsed by the Rector of Pulborough, and Alan Hoare, a former Elim pastor, seeks to address commonly asked questions, while avoiding ethical controversies (Onwards and Upwards, £7.99 (£7.20); 978-1-78815-659-2).