Lent For Non-Lent People : "33 Things To Give Up For Lent" And Other Readings
In 2020, we felt like the whole year was Lent, giving up everything. As we try to recover our spiritual and emotional equilibrium, having a guide like Lent for Non-Lent People brings thoughtful and compassionate structure to the Lenten season in 2021. Lent for Non-Lent People is a daily guide to prayer, fasting, rest and following Jesus for people who want training wheels for Lent. The first seven chapters are each divided into seven readings, allowing for daily readings, starting the week of Ash Wednesday (2/27/21) and going through Easter (4/4/21). The final chapter provides several strategies to take Lent into the rest of the year.Topics include Lent as an experiment in habit, Lent as finding living food, the forty day fasts of Elijah and Jesus, the conversations Jesus had with several women, having a cup of tea with Jesus, 7 lessons to learn from sleepy disciples, and the difference between routine and ritual.
- Paperback | 110 pages
- 152 x 229 x 7mm | 172g
- 04 Feb 2014
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
About Jon C Swanson
Jon Swanson is passionate about helping people emotionally understand God's work. He is a husband, father, and associate pastor living in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has worked in higher education in Texas and Indiana. He and Nancy have been married more than thirty years and have two children, Andrew (married with Allie) and Hope. Jon is ordained by the Missionary Church and has a PhD in communication studies (UT-Austin). He writes regularly at http: //300wordsaday.com. Since 2000, Jon has worked as an associate pastor at two different churches. He has produced videos, talked with people needing financial help, married and buried people, and helped other people understand how to accomplish their work. Since 1995, he has taught communication and management courses for college credit. He has taught many Sunday school classes and small groups and preached. Rather than teaching from study guides, he walks people through books of the Bible, including extensive studies of Malachi, Nehemiah, Philippians, Psalms, Colossians, the Sermon on the Mount, and 1 John. During the past two years, he has taught an online course for pastors studying church administration and is developing two more. Jon is the author of four books: Lent for Non-Lent People, Learning a New Routine, Anticipation: an Advent Reader, and A Great Work: A Conversation With Nehemiah For People (Who Want To Be) Doing Great Work