Books for Lent

Usually when I think of Lent, I think of sacrifices and giving something up.  However, there is more to this special season than that.  Lent is the perfect time to focus inward and contemplate the state of our soul.  So today when I came across an article that listed a few good books for the Lenten season, I thought I’d share them with you (and add a few suggestions of my own).

If you like to do some spiritual reading during Lent, these books may be perfect ones to pick up:

“Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent” by Richard Rohr (St. Anthony Messenger Press), includes daily meditations for reflection.

“Prayer in the Digital Age,” by Matt Swaim discusses how to combine prayer and technology.

“The WOW Factor: Bringing the Catholic Faith to Life,” by Father William O’Malley, S.J., a teacher at Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx, who examines new ways of looking at familiar teachings of the faith.

“Walking Together: Discovering the Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Friendship,” by Mary DeTurris Poust, a Catholic New York columnist that looks the relationship between friends who share a faith in God.

These are just a few suggestions – please feel free to share in the comment box below what you have on your own nightstand as reading for Lent!



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