Top Picks - Lent 2016

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Top Picks - Lent 2016

Post by Aslan_HQ on Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:26 pm



There's now just 3 weeks to go until the beginning of Lent.
Lent is a great opportunity not only to fast the things that take our focus away from God, but also to explore different facets of His character, or study a section of the Bible in a new and deeper way.
If you're not sure what to read this Lent, we've put our full selection online for you to explore this year's new releases as well as tried and tested bestselling Lenten studies to help guide you through a journey of prayer and spiritual growth over the Lent season.
And what's more, we've drop all the prices! With extra discounts for those buying extra copies for study groups.


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To view our full collection of Lent titles, as well as Easter books for children, click HERE!
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Here's our 'Top 10' for Lent 2016:

1 ) Life in the Psalms: Contemporary Meaning in Ancient Texts The Mowbray 2016 Lent Book – Patrick Woodhouse
The Psalms lie at the heart of worship, but today much of their depth is lost. The Psalms illuminate contemporary issues from climate change to celebrity culture; our response to asylum seekers to mental health issues. Discover, in the midst of the realities of a secular world, a deeper awareness of the mystery of God.
ASLAN PRICE: £9.99 (RRP 12.99)
An extra 10% off when you buy 10 or more

2 ) I Am With You – The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent 2016 Book - Kathryn Greene-McCreight
Examine the biblical portrayal of God's presence among us as light in darkness. Close readings of scripture are woven into a framework patterned on the seven monastic hours of prayer and the seven days of creation.
ASLAN PRICE: £6.95 (RRP £9.99)
An extra 7% off when you buy 5 or more

3 )  The Mystery of Everything – Hilary Brand
Based on the Oscar-winning film ‘The Theory of Everything’, this course deals with struggles of reason vs. Faith; the romantic vs. the pragmatic; success and failure; the complications of relationships under pressure; and seeking understanding versus living with mystery.
ASLAN PRICE: £5.00 (RRP £5.99)
An extra 10% off when you buy 10 or more

4 )  Dust and Glory – Davud Runcorn
Suitable for thoughtful and curious travellers, with a daily Bible verse or short passage leading into reflection on some aspect of human life and faith, this book offers an approach which is exploratory rather than prescriptive, provoking questions rather than offering answers.
ASLAN PRICE: £6.99 (RRP £7.99)
An extra 7% off when you buy 10 or more

5 )  Abraham – Meg Warner
A Lent book that takes the story of Abraham in Genesis as the basis for a series of six Lenten studies. There is a single chapter for each of the six weeks focusing on an extract from Genesis. Each chapter is followed by a set of questions arising from it, which could be used by groups or individuals, as well as suggested further reading.
ASLAN PRICE: £5.75 (RRP £7.99)
An extra 8.5% off when you buy 10 or more

6 ) Sensing God – Laurence Freeman
A practical introduction to Christian meditation, with 46 daily Lenten reflections (from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday) inspired by relevant Gospel passages, and weekly sections designed to support the continuing development of the practice.
ASLAN PRICE: £6.99 (RRP £7.99)
An extra 7% off when you buy 10 or more

7 ) All Shall be Well: Readings for Lent and Easter -
A treasury of inspired readings from cherished writers to enrich you every day of the Lenten season through Easter Week-and beyond. The authors include: Pope Francis, Thomas Merton, Jean Vanier and Phyllis Tickle.  A wonderful book for daily inspiration.
ASLAN PRICE: £8.25 (RRP £10.99)
An extra 6% off when you buy 10 or more

8 ) Encountering the Risen Christ: From Easter to Pentecost: The Message of the Resurrection and How it Can Change Us – Mark Bradford
How can we encounter the risen Lord Jesus in a life transforming way? How can we be equipped and strengthened to share the message of the resurrection with the world?  In the Gospels and the book of Acts, we find many of the New Testament's most profound and personal encounters.
ASLAN PRICE: £6.99 (RRP £7.99)
An extra 7% off when you buy 10 or more

9 )   Cover to Cover - Fleeting Shadows: How Christ Transforms the Darkness – Malcolm Duncan
Join Malcolm Duncan as he draws from his own personal experiences to help us reflect on the Cross and the power of Christ in our own lives as we walk through the trials and tribulations of life. These practical and personal six studies explore key issues surrounding the period of Lent using the much loved, tried and tested Cover to Cover format. Ideal for both group and individual use.
ASLAN PRICE: £4.49 (RRP £4.99)

10 ) Reflections for Lent 2016
Six weeks of notes taken from the annual edition of Reflections for Daily Prayer 2015-16. It's ideal for individuals or groups seeking to explore the treasures of the Lectionary. Also includes a simple form of daily prayer.
ASLAN PRICE: £4.49 (RRP £4.99)
An extra 10% off when you buy 10 or more
2015 edition also available.


Bestsellers from 2015:

1 ) Sackcloth and Ashes  - Anne Widdecombe
What is our modern concept of penance? Is it giving up chocolates for Lent or is it a lasting state of the awareness of sin? Is it punishment or greater closeness to God? Ann looks at penance and its relation to repentance, as well as penance in art, literature, history and the Bible.
ASLAN PRICE: £2.99 (RRP £9.99)

2 )  Reflecting The Glory  - Tom Wright
This book of Bible readings and reflections, for every day from Ash Wednesday to the first Sunday of Easter, explores how we reveal Jesus even at the lowest and weakest points of our lives.
ASLAN PRICE: £6.50 (RRP £8.99)
An extra 7.5% off when you buy 5 or more

3 ) The Lent Factor: Forty Companions for the Forty Days of Lent: The Mowbray Lent Book - Graham James
The Lent Factor describes forty very different people - one for each day of Lent - who have a special quality about them, and uses their stories to reflect on how faith and character are connected.
ASLAN PRICE: £2.99 (RRP £9.99)
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