Lent books to inspire your spiritual journey
Lent is an important time for all Christian publishers as we seek to bring you our most inspiring resources for reflection and discussion.
At SPCK, we are proud to offer a new trio of distinct titles to challenge, delight and enrich our readers as they explore and deepen their faith.
Barefoot Prayers by Stephen Cherry, the highly acclaimed author of Barefoot Disciple, is a sequence of beautifully crafted prayer-meditations, providing simple yet profound spiritual nourishment for the Lenten season. The book gives an engaging introduction to the different ways that prayer can work in the lives of even the busiest of Christians, and is also the selected title for The Big Read 2014. Visit The Big Bible website for FREE house-group resources and to participate in daily activities, or join discussions through Facebook and Twitter.
Barefoot Prayers is about being as real as one can be in prayer. It is a wonderful resource. Stephen Cherry expresses succinctly and profoundly everyday experiences and desires. He sets the ball rolling for us with his openness and honesty, rhythm and cadence, thereby enabling us to engage in our own prayer at a deeper level.’ Caroline Welby, Lambeth Palace Andrew D Mayes’ new book, Beyond the Edge, is for those who wish to go deeply into the spiritual life, for spiritual directors, and those who walk with others on their prayer journey. Jesus calls his disciples to follow him, but where does he lead us? Responding to Jesus’ summons, we find ourselves leaving familiar certainties and securities behind as we step out boldly in faith. Old boundaries dissolve as we are led into exhilarating situations, new places of discovery and radical spiritual growth. In such experiences Christ reveals himself to us anew. The place of risk is the threshold of the divine.
‘This book is a welcome companion for anyone who is serious about the venture of Christian faith.’ Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester All SPCK Lent books are available now and can be purchased online or at your local bookshop.