Wednesday, March 01, 2006

my favorite Lent book

Ok. If I had to pick one, just one...which would it be?

Bread and Wine. I use it every single Lent. It's a book of short readings for the whole season, Lent and Easter (72 readings in all), but it's different from all the others because of the great authors it has in this one book. Kathleen Norris, Jean-Pierre de Caussade, Thomas Merton, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Romano Guardini, Christina Rosetti, Blaise Pascal, Peter Kreeft, Dag Hammarskjold, G.K.Chesterton, Edith Stein, Mother Teresa, St. Augustine, Simone Weil, C.S.Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, Walter Cisek, Dorothy Day, Leo Tolstoy.... and I'm not listing all of them! No matter how much time you're able to devote to lenten reading, these are short enough - only a page or two - as well as substantial! It's a keeper!

So....now it's your turn to share. What's your favorite?

8 comments:

xaipe said...

Heart of the World!

Sr. Julia said...

I agree! That's my favorite book for Holy Week. I start it on Holy Thursday and finish on Easter Sunday, and every time I read it I find something I missed. It's von Balthasar's most poetic and heartfelt book.

AveMaria1 said...

Renewed for Life, Daily Lenten Meditations from the works of Henri J.M. Nouwen.

Can you get the one you were talking about at Pauline Books and Media?

Susan said...

I enjoy going back to Spiritual Literacy (Brussat) and use the daily readings and some poetry reflections for each week that I gathered on my own a few years ago.

Sr. Julia said...

To answer your question, avemaria1: Yes, absolutely! Whatever book I'm talking about is available at any Pauline Book Center. Is there one near you?

AveMaria1 said...

Of Course, Chi-town!

Sixtina87 said...

lauren do you have to ask if the book came from the PBM!?!?! most of the books the FSP Sisers read ARE from the PBM!!!!!

Lisa said...

Sister Julia, now that Lent is passed and we are celebrating Easter, do you have any special book recommendations?