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New Books for Lent from Authors Dietrich Bonhoeffer and N. T. Wright

January 22, 2013

Louisville, Kentucky

Two new books are now available for the Lenten season from Westminster John Knox Press.

God Is on the Cross from Dietrich Bonhoeffer presents forty stirring devotions to guide and inspire readers through Lent and Easter. Each day of the season includes a Scripture passage, with the devotions following themes of prayerful reflection, self-denial, temptation, suffering, and the meaning of the cross. Passages from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's letters and sermons are also included, along with an informative introduction to Bonhoeffer's life.

Bonhoeffer (1906-45) was a Christian minister, seminary professor, and theologian who became one of the leading voices of opposition against Nazism during World War II. He was a founding member of Germany's Confessing Church and was executed for participating in a plot to assassinate Hitler. His theological views have become highly influential in the years since his death.

Also available for Lent is N. T. Wright’s Lent for Everyone: Luke, Year C. The popular scholar and author provides his own Scripture translation, brief reflection, and a prayer for each of the days of the season, helping readers ponder how the text is relevant to their own lives today. By the end of the book readers will have been through the entirety of Luke, along with Psalm readings for each Sunday.

This is the second of three books for Lent from N. T. Wright. Lent for Everyone: Mark, Year B, is also available, while Lent for Everyone: Matthew, Year A, is slated for release later this year.

The former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England, N. T. Wright currently teaches at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

These resources, along with many others, are available at highly discounted prices through www.TheThoughtfulChristian.com.