A Clearing Season: Reflections for Lent  -     By: Sarah Parsons
Buy Item $10.99 Retail: $14.00 Save 22% ($3.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

A Clearing Season: Reflections for Lent

Upper Room / Paperback

$10.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $14.00
|
Save 22% ($3.01)
Buy 48 or more for $10.44 each.
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW98171

Current Promotions

Product Description

Cities across the world celebrate the day-before with colorful parades and over-the-top parties. Then Wednesday arrives... Sigh. Lent. has. begun.

You hear about devout friends giving up seemingly innocent things in life (like chocolate) or stressing out to live a more perfect life during six grueling weeks for reasons you don't completely understand. Sermons about penitence are preached, and guilt soaks the congregation.

Sound like a good time?! It's time to rethink Lent.

Or at least see it for the positive opportunity it offers. It's spring-cleaning for the soul! Lent offers you time to pause, consider, and renew your relationship with God an altogether hopeful (not dreary) experience.

"To arrive at newness of life, we first name parts of our lives that are shrouded in darkness," writes Parsons. "To put it very dramatically...your first order of business is to break your heart for God. We walk through some muck so that we can leave it behind and find Easter joy beyond... With God's help we will clear the darkness away and begin to experience greater joy and newness of life."

Sure, there's work to be done during Lent, but it's the gentle, gradual work of opening one's heart and mind to grace. A Clearing Space will move you week by week from "wilderness to holy ground," using a personal tone that will stir and challenge personal reflection.

Parsons includes exercises for small groups, as well as questions at the end of each chapter for individual reflection. Also included is an appendix of spiritual practices for Lent you may not have considered before.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Upper Room
Dimensions: 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 (inches)
ISBN: 0835898172
ISBN-13: 9780835898171
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter
    Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter
    Orbis Books / Trade Paperback
    $12.49 Retail: $18.00 Save 31% ($5.51)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW55728
  2. A Time to Turn: Anglican Readings for Lent and Easter Week
    A Time to Turn: Anglican Readings for Lent and Easter Week
    Christopher L. Webber
    Morehouse Publishing / 2004 / Trade Paperback
    $12.60 Retail: $14.00 Save 10% ($1.40)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW221104
  3. The Anatomy of Grace
    The Anatomy of Grace
    Peter W. Marty
    Fortress Press / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    $15.43
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW680453
  4. Parables and Passion: Jesus' Stories for the Days of Lent
    Parables and Passion: Jesus' Stories for the Days of Lent
    John Indermark
    Upper Room / 2007 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $15.00 Save 20% ($3.01)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW81005X

Publisher's Description

This volume rebuffs the notion that Lent is simply a time to "give up" something enjoyable. Instead it shows that Lent can be a time to identify obstacles between oneself and God, and to clear those obstacles away through activities and reflection.

Product Reviews

1 Stars Out Of 5
1 out of 5
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(1)
Quality:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Value:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
0%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1
  1. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    March 20, 2009
    Barbara Dawson
    Looking forward to the book, but am very disappointed with Christianbook.com. I ordered in advance and the shipment is way over do and now Lent is nearly over.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. When Christians Get It Wrong - eBookeBOOK
    When Christians Get It Wrong - eBook
    Adam Hamilton
    Abingdon Press / 2010 / ePub
    $9.69 Retail: $14.99 Save 35% ($5.30)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW18020EB
  2. Church Signs: A Humorous Look at the Faithful Side of Life
    Church Signs: A Humorous Look at the Faithful Side of Life
    Barbour Books / 2012 / Hardcover
    $4.99 Retail: $5.99 Save 17% ($1.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW269326
  3. American Israeli Flag Lapel Pin
    American Israeli Flag Lapel Pin
    Holy Land Gifts / 2012 / Other
    $5.49 Retail: $6.00 Save 8% ($0.51)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW4549996
  4. Small Surrenders: A Lenten Journey
    Small Surrenders: A Lenten Journey
    Emilie Griffin
    Paraclete Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 24% ($4.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW256423

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search