These timely and inspirational words will help renew your enthusiasm for being Catholic, while encouraging you to delve more deeply into the spirituality of the lenten season - a perfect companion for individual reading or for group study. Each daily reading consists of a Scripture rading, a reflection, a meditation, and a prayer. The book is divided into seven topics (pillars): confession, daily prayer, the Mass, the Bible, fasting, spiritual reading, and the rosary.
MATTHEW KELLY is a New York Times bestselling author of fourteen books, world-renowned speaker, and business consultant. His titles include Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living with Passion & Purpose, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose, and Building Better Families: A Practical Guide to Raising Amazing Children.
For Lent, I chose to give up time consuming Facebook games in order to spend more time on spiritual reading and prayer. I was glad to have Rediscover Lent in my 'to-be-read' basket ready and waiting for my use.
Rediscover Lent grabbed me from the Introduction; Kelly let the reader know that this Lenten devotional would be about the seven pillars of Catholic spirituality - exactly what I needed for Lent. The seven pillars are Confession, daily prayer, the Mass, the Bible, fasting, spiritual reading and the Rosary. Definitely serious stuff for serious consideration but presented in a non-threatening manner.
Each day starts with the Readings for daily Mass although you will need to take out your Bible or as I did have them delivered to your email box each morning. The Sunday Readings are listed for all three cycles. There is then a page or two of reflection, followed by questions on which to meditate and a prayer.
Upon flipping through the book, I discovered in the Notes section that the reflections in Rediscover Lent were taken from Rediscover Catholicism by Kelly. I recently received a copy of that title and plan to read it during the Easter season to expand on what I "discover" during Lent. SAGA
Using excerpts from his New York Times bestselling book Rediscover Catholicism, Franciscan Media has put together a wonderful book that starts on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Easter Sunday. Each day includes a Scripture passage and a reflection on the Catholic faith, questions for meditation, and a short prayer. This could take as little as five minutes of your day but impact it with the seeds it could plant into your soul. Guaranteed to make you think and reconsider your approach to Lent while inspiring you to embrace your faith more. CatholicMom.com
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