Item description for A Lenten Hobo Honeymoon: Daily Reflections for the Journey of Lent (Daily Reflections for the 40-Day Lenten Journey) by Edward Hays...
Overview To spend Lent as a honeymoon might seem to be a contradiction in terms. Yet these forty days call us to a renewal of our romance with God. Jesus journeyed through life as a hobo, as one with "nowhere to lay his head." Lent, likewise, calls us to be hobos, to be like HOmeward BOund Civil War veterans, working their way back to their loved ones. That contraction (Ho-Bo) reminds us that we too are homeward bound pilgrims in this life--ho-bos who cannot rest until we rest in God, our final destination. Hoboes have secret signs, which they write on barns and fences as coded messages to their hobo companions. A Lenten Hobo Honeymoon is filled with these hobo markings, which help point the reader along the path of a fruitful Lent, all the way to a joyous Easter. With insight, art and a touch of humor, Edward Hays guides us along a Lenten way that takes no shortcuts or easy ways out while at the same time making the way a honeymoon, a joy-filled journey with God homeward to God.
Publishers Description Lent calls each of us to be hobos: Homeward Bound pilgrims who cannot rest until we rest in God, our final destination.
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Studio: Forest of Peace Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1999
Publisher Forest of Peace Publishing
ISBN 0939516438 ISBN13 9780939516438
Availability 0 units.
More About Edward Hays
Fr. Edward M. Hays is the author of more than thirty books on contemporary spirituality. He was the co-founder and moving spirit of Forest of Peace Publishing and founding director of Shantivanam, a Midwest center for contemplative prayer. He has served as a chaplain of the state penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas, parish priest, and spiritual director. Hays has spent extended periods of pilgrimage in the Near East, the Holy Land, and India and remains a prolific writer and painter.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Lenten Hobo Honeymoon: Daily Reflections for the Journey of Lent (Daily Reflections for the 40-Day Lenten Journey)?
Pack a bag...come along for a ride! Nov 21, 2000
I'm so thankful that Mary at our seminary bookstore recommended this book to me for my Lenten journey--my first introduction to Ed Hays. Though soundly grounded in the traditional and historic of Lent, from both Old and New Testaments, Hays then intriguingly and quite appropriately weaves tradition with the new--hobo language and symbols--which daily gives fresh perspectives and new direction to one's spiritual journey of transformation. And that doesn't have to be only at Lent! Lenten Hobo Honeymoon would also be a good resource for pastors of most denominations: it inspired my best sermon, including a unique Ash Wednesday liturgy and ritual.