“Lent stimulates us to let the Word of God penetrate our life and in this way to know the fundamental truth: who we are, where we come from, where we must go, what path we must take in life…” — Pope Benedict XVI
Wednesday marked the beginning of Lent, the season of refocusing on the nature of the gospel, remembering the deep sacrifice, the sorrow, and the heaviness leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. It is a beautiful time of reflection, remembrance, and repentance. Here are a few of our #faithful picks that can help you draw nearer to Jesus this Lent and contemplate on His sacrifice for us.
40 Days of Truth by Dayspring
Starting February 14, the staff at Dayspring will explore how to fully trust in Him, surrendering our whole lives—every worry, every decision, every detail—and live fearlessly, knowing that He holds us in His loving arms. Join their 40 Days of Truth devotion series to receive scripture-based encouragement in your inbox every day leading up to Easter.
Remarkable by #faithbuilder Margaret Feinberg
Margaret recently debuted her brand new Lent study, Remarkable: 40-Days in the Book of Mark, which includes a reading guide that divides this action-packed gospel into 40 sections. Also…it’s free.
2018 Lent Study Book and Community Study by She Reads Truth
In the first part of See the Lord’s Salvation: A Lenten Study of Exodus, you’ll follow the Israelites’ road out of captivity, through the plagues in Egypt and the parting of the Red Sea to the foot of Mt. Sinai. In the second section, you will discover together what it means to worship a holy God according to the glory and beauty of His design, intricately laid out in the second half of Exodus. The third and final part of this study traces Holy Week from Palm Sunday through Jesus’ resurrection. Join us this Lenten season as you read through the book of Exodus and the Easter story, and see the Lord’s salvation.
The community study for Lent 2018: See the Lord’s Salvation runs February 12-April 1, 2018.
Fifty Reasons Jesus Came To Die by #faithbuilder John Piper
The central issue of Jesus’s death is not the cause, but the meaning — God’s meaning. That is what this book is about. John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons in answer to this question: What did God achieve for sinners like us in sending his Son to die?
2018 Digital Lent Reading Guide by All Good Things Collective
Each day of this 40-day reading plan helps guide you through scripture, and into a deeper connection with the life + death of Jesus. They recommend reading this in conjunction with our 40-Day Lent Calendar + processing through the questions prompted in Daily Remain.