Society tells us we have the power and where-with-all to make it on our own. The Passionate Journey runs counter to these voices of self-sufficiency with a thoughtful collection of 47 Lenten devotions leading up to the most sacred time of the year--Easter. Through guided reflection, Scripture reading, journaling, silence, and prayer, we are drawn into the peace that is generated by solitude, and prompted to reorganize our priorities, slow down, and appreciate the ultimate sacrifice made by Christ on our behalf. These well-crafted devotional readings are divided into four 10-day sections with a special portion for Holy Week, especially designed to help readers attend to Jesus's sacrifice, and apply the message of the Passion to their life. Additional helps are included in the appendix to help adapt the readings for small-group or family devotions. Even Christians whose faith traditions don't ordinarily include Lenten devotions will find these reflections a welcome retreat and will help connect their lives to Jesus's sacrificial story.
Marty A. Bullis is a fresh, provocative voice in Christian literature. A graduate of Milligan College and Claremont Graduate University, he is a former minister and has taught philosophy and religion at a number of colleges, including Azusa Pacific University and Juniata College. He is author of The Miraculous Journey. Marty and his wife, the Reverend Tracie Bullis, reside in central Pennsylvania with their two children.