Recommended GOOD READS for LENT:
Just as Advent is a season where we prepare our hearts to receive the King of kings, our Lord Jesus Christ and celebrate His birth – so is the 7 weeks of Lent prior to Easter. Lent is a time that reveals the powerful intervention of God’s love, grace and mercy for us through Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, death and resurrection! It allows us to remember Jesus’ costly sacrifice for our sin in order to restore us back into a right relationship with God. It is a time for us to mourn our sin, take a serious look at our earthly and spiritual priorities, and to know and experience God more fully.
The following two books are an excellent means to prepare your heart to come into the presence of the Lord as you reflect upon the powerful salvation, redemption and new life that you have through faith in Jesus Christ.
From the Grave – A 40 Day Lent Devotional by A. W. Tozer is a compilation of reflections on faith, suffering and spiritual growth. It is a journey through God’s Word from death into new life. Tozer’s reflections will take you on a pilgrimage that will draw you into the presence of God and allow the Holy Spirit to grow your relationship with Jesus and strengthen your witness for Christ. What do you really believe about the Risen Christ and how does this influence your day to day life?
Journey to the Cross – A 40 Day Lenten Devotional by a David Tripp will lead you into a deeper reflection of the cross of Christ. You will evaluate and recalibrate the values of your heart to match those of your suffering Savior. It is important for you to set aside time from your busy schedule and come quietly alongside Jesus. Come and hear His heart, know His extravagant love for you, and be filled with His joy as you walk with Him more closely. At the end of each devotion Pastor Tripp provides questions of reflection for you to consider as you apply the truths of God’s Word to your walk with Christ.