Two new books are now available for the Lenten season from Westminster John Knox Press. Meeting God in Mark from Rowan Williams explores the essential meaning and purpose of Mark’s Gospel for beginners who may be curious about the Gospels and want to learn more, as well as for those who’ve read the Gospel many times before and want to see it in a fresh light.Also available is the Feasting on the Word Lenten Companion—edited by David L. Bartlett, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Kimberly Bracken Long—which provides both lectionary and non-lectionary pastors with an additional resource for Lenten sermon and worship preparation.
Meeting God in Mark is an accessible volume that provides readers with illuminating spiritual insights. It focuses on the Passion narrative to make this ideal as a Lenten devotional or study resource. Each chapter has questions for reflection. The end of the book includes a reading guide, reflection, and prayer for each of the seven weeks of Lent. Williams is Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. He was the archbishop of Canterbury for ten years and is acknowledged internationally as an outstanding theological writer and teacher as well as an accomplished poet and translator.
Feasting on the Word Lenten Companion is a new volume in the Feasting on the Word series that has six thematically-designed services for six Sundays, plus Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Midweek services explore the themes of food and fasting, creating a series designed to support Lenten disciplines and enhance the congregation's Lenten experience. Hymn suggestions and children’s sermon suggestions are also included.