Daily Devotional Resources for Lent

The Lent Project 2018

Each year Biola University's Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts puts together a Lenten project that we enthusiastically recommend to help you grow closer to Christ as we await the celebration of Easter.

Biola's president, Barry Corey, writes: "The season of Lent invites Christ followers into a sacred space of worship and contemplation. More than just a 40-day period of abstaining from social media or sweets (or whatever else might entice you), Lent is a meaningful liturgical season of anticipating the focal point of our faith: Christ’s sacrifice for us and the hope for all his death and resurrection represents, the Lamb who was slain for the sins of the world."

Watch the video above, and then go HERE to sign up for this 53-day, online devotional, an aesthetically guided meditation on Christ’s life, death, and resurrection.

 

Other Online Lenten Resources :

 

The Repentance Project/An American Lent

Join with our sister church, Ikon Community Church, as they follow "The Repentance Project/An American Lent" online, together as a church. More about this project from the online introduction: "The Repentance Project was born out of grief and desire.The grief comes from knowing that the wounds inflicted both by centuries of slavery in America and a century of Jim Crow laws are not barely healed, and that many systems of racial oppression are still in place as its diabolical legacy, affecting millions of lives both Black and White. The desire comes from knowing that those wounds can be stopped and healed, that there really is hope and possibility for the 'Beloved Community' of which Martin Luther King, Jr. so often spoke."

 

The Ignatian Examen

The DAILY EXAMEN is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern His direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience.

HERE's an additional resource about the Examen (from Chris Heurtz's Gravity Center).

 

 

Redeemer New York's Formation Daily Devotion

Although this is not specifically for Lent, Redeemer's Daily Devotion is an incredible resource during the season of lent, giving scripture readings and prayers for each day (or twice a day).

 

 

 

 

Lenten and Devotional Books:


Lent for Everyone: Mark provides readers with a gentle guide through the Lenten season, from Ash Wednesday through the week after Easter. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation, brief reflection, and a prayer for each of the days of the season, helping the reader ponder how the text is relevant to their own life today.

Suitable for both personal and group reflection, Wright's guide through Lent will make the Bible–and the season–come alive in inspiring new ways.

 

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth

Richard J. Foster’s Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth is hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality with millions of copies sold since its original publication in 1978. In the book, Foster explores the ”classic disciplines,” or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith. Along the way, Foster shows that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found.

 

The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives

Dallas Willard, one of today's most brilliant Christian thinkers and author of The Divine Conspiracy (Christianity Today's 1999 Book of the Year), presents a way of living that enables ordinary men and women to enjoy the fruit of the Christian life. He reveals how the key to self-transformation resides in the practice of the spiritual disciplines, and how their practice affirms human life to the fullest. The Spirit of the Disciplines is for everyone who strives to be a disciple of Jesus in thought and action as well as intention.