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Offline Rosehip

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Inspirational Lenten Reading
« on: February 06, 2008, 05:42:45 PM »
Hi, I'm new here. What recommendations can you give me for some helpful lenten reading? Thanks so much!
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Re: Inspirational Lenten Reading
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2008, 12:40:37 AM »
Hello Rosehip,

 There are a lot of great books available.  I have First Fruits of Prayer: A Forty-Day Journey Through the Canon of St. Andrew by Frederica Mathewes-Green.  I would also like to get Fr. Alexander Schmemanns's book entitled Great Lent.  I'm sure some of the other, more well-read, members can give you more titles...

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Re: Inspirational Lenten Reading
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008, 01:10:21 AM »
You know, we should pick a good Lenten read and run a Lenten Book Club on it this year.
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Re: Inspirational Lenten Reading
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008, 12:02:33 PM »
Thanks for the recommendations, Gabriel! Yes, I like Ozgeorge's idea of a Lenten Book Club-when can we start? Any suggestions for a book to read? Maybe one of Gabriel's choices? What do ya'll think?
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Re: Inspirational Lenten Reading
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008, 06:51:09 PM »
Hello Rosehip,

 There are a lot of great books available.  I have First Fruits of Prayer: A Forty-Day Journey Through the Canon of St. Andrew by Frederica Mathewes-Green.  I would also like to get Fr. Alexander Schmemanns's book entitled Great Lent.  I'm sure some of the other, more well-read, members can give you more titles...

In Christ,
Gabriel

I enjoy reading Great Lent, but I must be the only person that didn't really like First Fruits of Prayer by FMG.   I'm thinking of reading The Lament of Eve by Manley and/or Trials of Job by Reardon.
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Re: Inspirational Lenten Reading
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2008, 11:46:19 PM »
Hi Rosehip - welcome to the forum!
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Re: Inspirational Lenten Reading
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2008, 12:39:40 AM »
Thanks for the nice welcome, Riddikulus! ( wasn't quite sure how to word that! but thanks!)
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Re: Inspirational Lenten Reading
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2008, 12:41:15 AM »
Thanks for the nice welcome, Riddikulus! ( wasn't quite sure how to word that! but thanks!)

Probably just as well it wasn't...."Thanks for the Riddikulus welcome!"  :laugh:
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Re: Inspirational Lenten Reading
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2008, 05:56:02 PM »
I certainly can't recommend this as an Orthodox book for Lent, but I find Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings excellent Lenten reading.
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