Book Stall Recommendations
A number of good Lent books have come out this year and we have a selection on the Bookstall. They are very helpful in maintaining a discipline of daily Bible reading. Here are two of them..
At Home in Lent - Gordon Giles
In ‘At Home in Lent’ Gordon Giles has elevated the everyday to the realm of spiritual reflection and meditation in a way which is both simple and profound. Gordon’s reflections are helpfully reminiscent of expressions of Celtic Spirituality, where we find prayers for the cooking pot and for lighting a fire. A most accessible guide and accompaniment with which to navigate Lent, with just the right amount of challenge and affirmation, particularly for those leading busy lives. As Gordon has bravely used the toilet as an area for reflection, it is safe to say that this book might well be used in the smallest room as well on the train or in a prayer space.
The Merciful Humility of God - Jane Williams
St Augustine’s insight was that it is only the merciful humility of God that could penetrate our armoured pride. As we follow this book through Lent and through the Biblical narrative what begins to emerge is that God’s merciful humility is the source of life. The chapters of Jane Williams’s book include: ‘Humble Beginnings’; ‘How to win friends and influence nobody’; ‘Reigning from a tree’ and ‘Risen and ascended into humility’. Her reflective Lent book will be a trusted guide for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of God’s humility during this religious period.