We currently have a wide variety of resources for Lent for the whole family.
Father Martin Shannon, CJ, has just finished a new book, According to Your Mercy: Praying with the Psalms from Ash Wednesday to Easter. A wonderful guide to Lent, this new book is wonderful exploration of how the contemplation of the Psalms can deepen our relationship with God.
Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter – This unique book teaches children to experience Lent with all their senses, and to see it as a special time for creating a welcoming space for God. Simple activities like cleaning a room, making bread and soup, and inviting a neighbor to supper become acts of justice and kindness, part of a life of following Christ, and a way to make room for God in our lives and in the world around us.
God For Us: Rediscovering the Meaning of Lent and Easter – Explore the meaning of Lent, its importance in spiritual formation, its significance in the preparation of Easter, and the holy season of Easter itself. Reflections from leading spiritual writers in North America reveal what one theologian has called the “bright sadness” of Lent — that it is not about becoming lost in feelings of brokenness, but about cleansing the palate so that we can taste life more fully. Lent and Easter reveal the God who is for us in all of life — for our liberation, for our healing, for our wholeness. Lent and Easter remind us that even in death there can be found resurrection. God for Us provides a rich resource for renewing meaning in a season that is at best neglected or misunderstood.
Contributors include: Kathleen Norris, Scott Cairns, Richard Rohr, Ronald Rolheiser, James Calvin Schaap, Luci Shaw, Lauren F. Winner and Beth Bevis
Between Midnight and Dawn compiled by Sarah Arthur – Experience the liturgical seasons of Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide in the company of poets and novelists from across the
centuries. This third literary guide compiled by Sarah Arthur completes the church calendar with daily and weekly readings for Lent and Easter from classic and contemporary literature. New voices such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and BenjamÍn Alire Sˆenz join well-loved classics by Dostoevsky, Rossetti, and Eliot. Light in the darkness, illuminating the soul. This rich anthology will draw you deeper into God’s presence through the medium of the imagination.
There are many other selections including coloring books, meditative music, daily devotionals, Bibles, etc. Please feel free to stop and browse!