…Between midnight and dawn, when the past is all deception,
The future futureless, before the morning watch
When time stops and time is never ending;
And the ground swell, that is and was from the beginning,
— T. S. Eliot, from “The Dry Salvages” in Four Quartets
Experience the liturgical seasons of Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide in the company of poets and novelists from across the centuries.
The 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 Sáenz join well-loved classics by Dostoevsky, Rossetti, and Eliot. Light in the darkness, illuminating the soul.
Praise for Sarah Arthur’s literary guides:
“A rich feast.” — Lauren F. Winner, author of Still
“I may just be a bit smitten with this book.” — Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts
“What a delight, to find so extraordinary a collection.” — Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota and Cloister Walk
“A thing of beauty!” — the late Phyllis Tickle, author of The Divine Hours
“A creative re-envisioning of the traditional devotional.” — IMAGE Journal
“Once again, Sarah Arthur has provided rich and enriching resources for the recovery of a life of prayer. More difficult, perhaps, than any other truth we may glimpse in the midst of what we know as ‘the time being,’ is the efficacy of penitential prayer; most elusive is the ‘bright sorrow’ that couples our repentance with joy. With this book, many will find their way to this inestimable blessing.” — Scott Cairns, Author of Slow Pilgrim: The Collected Poems
Best Books to Read for Lent: Sarah’s top ten list for Christianity Today online
Lent in the Shadow of Cancer: a Q&A at Her.meneutics with three contributors
Nancy Nordenson interviews Sarah for Holy Week
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