Explore the meaning of Lent, its importance in spiritual formation, its significance in the preparation of Easter, and the holy season of Easter itself. Reflections from leading spiritual writers in North America reveal what one theologian has called the “bright sadness” of Lent — that it is not about becoming lost in feelings of brokenness, but about cleansing the palate so that we can taste life more fully. Lent and Easter reveal the God who is for us in all of life — for our liberation, for our healing, for our wholeness. Lent and Easter remind us that even in death there can be found resurrection. God for Us provides a rich resource for renewing meaning in a season that is at best neglected or misunderstood.
Contributors include: Kathleen Norris, Scott Cairns, Richard Rohr, Ronald Rolheiser, James Calvin Schaap, Luci Shaw, Lauren F. Winner and Beth Bevis