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Notice board: Lent

20 January 2023

BOOKLETS tying in with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book are Dust and Glory: A Lent journey of hope, failure and forgiveness: 40 daily reflections (Adults title, single copy) (CHP, £1.99; 978-1-78140-400-3), and Dust and Glory (Kids title, single copy) (CHP, £1.50; 978-1-78140-405-8). Both are also available to order in packs of ten and 50.

Both booklets are also avail­able in packs of ten and 50: Adults £17.50 (978-1-78140-401-0) and £75 (978-1-78140-402-7); Kids £12.50 (978-1-78140-406-5) and £55 (978-1-78140-407-2).

David Wilbourne has written York Courses’ You Can Be Serious: Meeting Jesus Afresh in John’s Gospel: An ecumenical course in five sessions (SPCK, £4.99; 978-1-915843-01-2). A course pack, including booklet, CD, and transcript, is available from www.spckpublishing.co.uk.

In Year A, four of the Sunday Gospel readings in Lent are from John, the Bishop writes. “John is often treated like a poor relative to the other three Gospels, with scholars doubting his historical veracity, so I thought it would be good to reflect on the prevoius Sunday’s Gospel and see what John had to say.” The title of each session is taken from a favourite song.

Journeying through Lent with New Daylight: Daily Bible readings and group study material by Sally Welch (BRF, £2.99 (£2.69); 978-0-85746-965-6) is paperback with the NRSV passages in full or abridged.

In its Centenary Classics series, BRF has also reissued the late Brother Ramon SSF’s When They Crucified My Lord: Through Lenten sorrow to Easter joy as a hardback. First published in 1999, it offers daily reflections, each week of Lent having a theme, such as “John, the beloved”, “Peter, the rock”, and “Seven words from the cross” (£14.99 (£13.50); 978-1-80039-089-8).

From the same publisher is the second edition of Messy Easter: Three complete sessions and a treasure trove of ideas for Lent, Holy Week and Easter by Jane Leadbetter (£8.99 (£8.10); 978-1-80039-170-3).

Not by Bread Alone: Daily reflections for Lent 2023 by Susan H. Swetnam (Liturgical Press, £2.99 (£2.69); 978-0-8146-6699-9), a very small book, is also available in large print (£4.99 (£4.49); 978-0-8146-6700-2).

Daily reflections deriving from a popular online resource are gathered in Sacred Space for Lent 2023 by the Irish Jesuits (Messenger Publications, £6.95 (£6.25); 978-1-7881-2593-2).

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