Lent for Non-Lent People: 33 Things to Give up for Lent and Other Readings
“Lent for Non-Lent People” is a daily guide to prayer, fasting, rest and following Jesus for people who want training wheels for Lent. More
This book, this journey, is for people who aren’t exactly sure why they are looking at Lent books. We just are. We’ve heard about Lent, but we aren’t Lent people. What we want is a relationship with God, and we are wondering whether “giving up something for Lent” might help.
“Lent for Non-Lent People” is a daily guide to prayer, fasting, rest and following Jesus for people who want training wheels for Lent.
There are eight chapters. The first seven are each divided into seven readings, allowing for daily readings, starting the week of Ash Wednesday and going through Easter. The final chapter provides several strategies to take Lent into the rest of the year.
Topics include Lent as an experiment in habit, Lent as finding living food, the forty day fasts of Elijah and Jesus, the conversations Jesus had with several women, having a cup of tea with Jesus, 7 lessons to learn from sleepy disciples, and the difference between routine and ritual.