Lent is a time of new beginnings. In Following Christ, you'll follow in the footsteps of Jesus from Gethsemane to the Resurrection by way of the 15 stations of the cross. Each station begins with Scripture, reflection, and a quotation from an early church father or saint. This Lenten reader gives you a devotional for every morning and evening of Lent, plus the seven Lenten Sundays, even though Sundays are not traditionally counted in the forty days of the season. Open your eyes, ears, and heart this season and let the fresh air of Christ burst in! Paperback.
Take this season to listen and look for Christ's presence in your life. Lent is a time of new life and fresh beginnings. In this unique daily email subscription for the season of Lent, short readings from extraordinary Christians will open windows on your spiritual life, allowing fresh air to burst in. You'll find the life-changing wisdom of Francis of Assisi, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas a Kempis, Richard Rolle, Benedict of Nursia, Julian of Norwich, Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, the Desert Fathers and Mothers, and others. Because each was a person of fervent life and passionate prayer, their words reveal how our waiting on God, and seeking God's will, lead to a life of meaning and joy.
Carmen Acevedo Butcher has spent the last twenty years studying and teaching the women mystics of the Christian tradition to people of all backgrounds. She has written Incandescence: 365 Readings with women mystics Hildegard of Bingen: A Spiritual Reader and Man of Blessing: A Life of Saint Benedict (Paraclete). She is Associate Professor of English at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia and earned her doctorate in Medieval Studies from the University of Georgia. She lives in Rome, Georgia with her husband and two children.