On Wednesday, the Christian church begins the season of Lent, 40 days to prepare for Easter. Lent is something I discovered as an adult, since my childhood churches didn’t practice many of the liturgical traditions. For me, Lent has not been as much about a difficult fast, but more about being intentional about the most significant holiday of my faith. The years when I have been able to prepare for the darkness of Good Friday have led to the most joy-filled Easters of my life.
I still have so much to learn. But I wanted to share a book I stumbled on last year with you.
On a whim I picked up the book, King’s Cross by Tim Keller, from my local library during Lent. Honestly it’s hard for me to even find the right words to describe this book, because it impacted me on such a deep level. The book has since been re-titled as Jesus the King: The Life and Death of the Son of God, and you can grab it on Amazon or search for the older title at your library. Whether you are simply curious about what Christians believe or you’ve been a Christian for many years, I think you could discover new truth reading it. I truly can’t recommend it highly enough, and I plan to return to it again and again.
PS: Another book about the Christian faith that is a forever favorite.