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The Living Gospel
Daily Devotions for Lent 2013
by R Scott Hurd
Stapled A5 Pbk.
Publisher:Ave Maria Press from Alban Bks
The Living Gospel is a lovely little well priced Lent guide for journeying throughout Lent 2013. Its devotions are short but insightful and written in a very down to earth manner that would suit anyone from the age of 18 upwards because they aren't 'holy' but they are spiritually relevant, keen and meaningful. Each day follows the same formula, Begin - a thoughtful time for reflection and silence, Pray - a one line scripture verse prayer, and Listen - a short scripture reading. Then the Devotion, followed by Act - an 'I Will' section that draws on all that's gone before and sets up the lesson for the day and our achievable aim (after all without intent what good is prayer?) and finally Pray - a wonderful short but meaningful prayer. All in all this would easily fit within a 10 minute span if that's all you had to give it, but in honesty each short daily devotional could last you 24 hours of contemplation easily if you really let it. At £2.99 it's a real bargain for a Lent devotional.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (21/01/13)