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A journey through Lent
by Meg Warner
Publisher:SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
Everyone knows that Abraham is one of the most important characters in the Bible, but why should a man who lived nearly 4,000 years ago still matter to Christians today?
Abraham is a Lent book that takes the story of Abraham in Genesis as the basis for a series of six Lenten studies. Each chapter is followed by a set of questions arising from it, as well as suggested further reading.
Each chapter begins and ends with discussion addressed to the reader and his or her own experience of moving through Lent. This discussion is related to the chosen passage from the Abraham narratives for that week, and will not assume any previous or background knowledge of biblical scholarship.
In each chapter the reader is offered an interpretation of the chosen passage that is fresh and designed to resonate with their own personal experience. The book gently challenges some traditional ideas about Abraham and his presentation in the Bible.
Reviewer: x (01/02/16)