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The Living Gospel
Daily Devotions For lent 2014
by Theresa Rickard
Publisher:Ave Maria Press from Alban Bks
The Living Gospel is a lovely, well priced, little Lent guide. It is ideal for journeying throughout Lent 2014.
Its devotions are short, but insightful and written in a very down to earth and warm style. It would suit anyone from 18 upwards. The devotions 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 (29/01/14)