Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter

by Orbis Books

Paperback, 2005





Though Easter (like Christmas) is often trivialized by the culture at large, it is still the high point of the religious calendar for millions of people around the world. And for most of them, there can be no Easter without Lent, the season that leads up to it. A time for self-denial, soul-searching, and spiritual preparation, Lent is traditionally observed by daily reading and reflection. This collection will satisfy the growing hunger for meaningful and accessible devotions. Culled from the wealth of twenty centuries, the selections in Bread and Wine are ecumenical in scope, and represent the best classic and contemporary Christian writers. Includes more than seventy Lenten and Easter readings by Alexander Stuart Baillie, Alfred Kazin, Alister E. McGrath, Amy Carmichael, Barbara Brown Taylor, Barbara Cawthorne Crafton, Blaise Pascal, Brennan Manning, C. S. Lewis, Christina Rossetti, Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt, Clarence Jordan, Dag Hammarskjöld, Dale Aukerman, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dorothee Soelle, Dorothy Day, Dorothy Sayers, Dylan Thomas, E. Stanley Jones, Eberhard Arnold, Edith Stein, Edna Hong, Emil Brunner, Ernesto Cardenal, Fleming Rutledge, Frederica Mathewes-Green, Frederick Buechner, Fyodor Dostoevsky, G. K. Chesterton, Geoffrey Hill, George MacDonald, Henri Nouwen, Henry Drummond, Howard Hageman, J. Heinrich Arnold, Jean-Pierre de Caussade, Johann Christoph Arnold, John Dear, John Donne, John Howard Yoder, John Masefield, John Stott, John Updike, Joyce Hollyday, Jürgen Moltmann, Kahlil Gibran, Karl Barth, Kathleen Norris, Leo Tolstoy, Madeleine L'Engle, Malcolm Muggeridge, Martin Luther, Meister Eckhart, Morton T. Kelsey, Mother Teresa, N. T. Wright, Oscar Wilde, Oswald Chambers, Paul Tillich, Peter Kreeft, Philip Berrigan, Philip Yancey, Romano Guardini, Sadhu Sundar Singh , Saint Augustine, Simone Weil, Søren Kierkegaard, Thomas à Kempis , Thomas Howard, Thomas Merton, Toyohiko Kagawa, Walter J. Ciszek, Walter Wangerin, Watchman Nee, Wendell Berry and William Willimon.… (more)


Orbis Books (2005), 412 pages

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LibraryThing member adamtarn
This is an excellent collection of writings to be used during Lent and Easter. It contains short excerpts from modern theologians such as N.T. Wright and Jurgen Moltmann to more historical thinkers like Pascal and Augustine. As is common with collections such as this, some readings are better than
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others but all in all it makes for good reflective material.
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LibraryThing member CovenantPresMadison
This is another newly acquired book of Lent and Easter-themed readings available in Covenant Library. This book contains short selections on themes such as temptation, crucifixion, resurrection, and new life from a wide spectrum of classic and contemporary writers, including Kahlil Gibran, Thomas
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Merton, Barbara Brown Taylor, Martin Luther, St. Augustine, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Henri Nouwen. The first 46 readings cover Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday. These are followed by 13 readings on themes of resurrection and 15 readings on themes of new life. The book may be used as a guide to daily devotions or dipped into at any time during the year for spiritual reflection and challenge.
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LibraryThing member Osbaldistone
I read through this collection of brief essays every year through Lent and on to Pentecost. The great minds of Christianity are here, from Augustine to Dorothy Sayers. Most are writers, preachers, and theologians I know only through this collection.
Highly recommended for daily readings the
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mystery.of Lent.
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