Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Book - Little Black Book of Lent -- March 11, 2009

My wife bought me a book after mass one day. It is published by the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, and it is called The Little Black Book of Lent.

There is a pair of facing pages for each day from the Sunday before Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. The right-hand page has a quote from the day's Gospel and a commentary. The left-hand page has some additional things to think about. The book encourages people to spend six minutes each day reading and thinking. I've been reading it on the bus home. I'm enjoying it.

The book has a plain black cover so people won't have to feel self conscious about reading it anywhere. There is going to be a white book for the Easter season.

Catherine Havens is the editor, and much of the commentary comes from the writings of the late Bishop Ken Untener.

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