Item description for Our Lent: Things We Carry by David Crumm...
Two billion Christians observe Lent each year, looking prayerfully toward Easter. But, as Christians, we often focus on our own busy lives and overlook many of the things Jesus was teaching us in his final journey to Jerusalem. "Our Lent" is a 40-chapter journey with Jesus, written by award-winning Religion Writer David Crumm, that pauses each day to explore the enduring power of the things Jesus showed us, many of them quite tangible: coins, basins, bowls, bread, cups, swords and tables, to name a few. Connecting those timeless lessons with life today, you'll meet a colorful array of personalities from the Cat in the Hat to Thomas Merton, Judy Garland to Desmond Tutu, Merle Haggard to Nobel Prize-winner Muhammad Yunnus. Intrigued by this new approach to an ancient celebration? Then use this book with friends in your congregation. You can expand on these reflections, and even add your own voice to the discussion during Lent, at http://www.OurLent.info.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher David Crumm Media, LLC
ISBN 1934879010 ISBN13 9781934879016
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Practical Guide through Trying Times Mar 11, 2008
Context, connections and concrete symbols all come to play in David Crumm's "Our Lent." Writing with his trademark thoughtfulness, honed in a career as religion writer at the Detroit Free Press, Crumm spins the stories and poses questions that deepen the Lenten experience. The context is our present age and the spiritual reawakening that many Americans so clearly feel. The connections are among all of us. Crumm is widely traveled and well-read and taps a diverse range of perspective and experiences for "Our Lent." The concrete symbols -- coins, cups, a bowl, swords -- help make the stories tangible. Each day's reflection is accompanied by one or more questions for reflection. These are good conversation starters for groups, which the book is designed for. However, if you are looking for a solid, rooted way to deepen your faith privately, this book will move you.