Devotions for Lent & Easter

by Joseph Stanley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/22/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781449705008
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781449705015

About the Book

More than two billion people in the world claim some sort of relationship to Christianity. Despite the wide diversity represented in the New Testament literature and the wide diversity of practice, there is a basic gospel and proclamation that even ante-dates the written texts of the New Testament. As Paul expresses it “I handed on to you, as of first importance, what I in turn had received that Christ died for our sins. in accordance with the scriptures and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures … Whether then it was I or they, so we proclaim, and so you have come to believe.” (1 Cor 15:1-4, 11).
This book provides the basic texts (with references to parallel texts) of this basic message together with reflections and prayers. In addition, there are reflections taken from the Fathers of the Church, which provide material for reflection and new insights into the Paschal Mystery. May those who read this book, praying and meditating on its message, be empowered to return to the simplicity of the original message - the gospel received – the gospel handed over – the gospel which you received and in which you stand, as will generations of Christians to come.

About the Author

The author brings to this book half a century of experience in the ministry - at various levels and in various parts of the world. In addition, he has a wide knowledge of several subjects at graduate level such as civil law, philosophy, religions, culture, catholic theology and liturgy and many languages. He hopes that this little work will foster devotion and help Christians back to renewal by returning to the very roots of the Christian message – the death and resurrection of Christ or the Paschal Mystery – a message that is prior even to the written texts of the New Testament.