Devotions for Lent from the Mosaic Holy Bible

March 8, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

I have 9 of these booklets to giveaway. I will send one to everyone who leaves a comment, unless I run out. Update: These are no longer available.

The church calendar follows six seasons of varying length: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. Advent focuses on the anticipation of God’s coming into the world, both in the Incarnation and in Christ’s second coming. Christmas concentrates on the birth of Christ. Epiphany centers itself on the light of God’s presence shining in the world. Lent directs our attention toward human sin and God’s gracious solution. Easter celebrates resurrection life. Pentecost helps us to remember and participate in the ongoing activity of the Holy Spirit in the world. The annual rhythm of these seasons can have a powerful effect on your personal and communal spiritual growth.

Devotions for Lent, Introduction

Summary: This booklet has been taken directly from Lent portion of the Mosaic Holy Bible. As their website puts it, “Encounter Christ by reflecting on the words of Scripture and the art and writings of Christians across time and cultures. Includes full-color artwork; contemporary and historical writings; prayers, poems, and hymns from throughout church history.”

Six weekly studies are included:

Week One – Identifying Discontent
Week Two – Dependence
Week Three – God’s Holiness and Grace
Week Four – Sin and Death
Week Five – Fasting
Passion Week – Hope

Approximately 30 pages are full text of each week’s Scripture readings.

Review: I’m not familiar with the Mosaic Holy Bible, but this is a good introduction to the type of devotional material that is included. I really like the idea of blending historical and contemporary writings with quotes, poems, artwork, hymns and prayers. I also like the idea of guided Scripture readings aligned with the church season (e.g. Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost). Finally, I thought the material they selected was excellent and engaging rather than dull and stale.

This 78 page booklet is very nicely put together. It is not the meatiest thing you’ll find, but is a great guide for persons looking to be in tune with the Lenten season. A few drawbacks are that the font is very small (8 point at most) and it may be a stretch to find a week’s worth of material for each section. Also, the Scriptures are taken from the New Living Translation and some people find this translation too simplified/fluffy.

Rating: 4/5 (Let me know if you live in the U.S. and want to check it out.)

These booklets were provided for review/giveaway by Tyndale. To learn more about or purchase on Amazon, click here. To learn more about the Holy Mosaic Bible, check out its website.

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