The desert can be a place of fear and desolation, as well as a place where God meets people and calls them to a new way of being and living.
Bestselling author Paula Gooder in her book Let Me Go There: The Spirit of Lent takes her readers on that journey of exploration.
In 40 short sections suitable for daily reading, Paula explores themes associated with the season of Lent: wilderness, journey, fasting, taking up your cross, discipleship, prayer and temptation.
She reflects on some key events in the life of God’s people that occurred in the wilderness as a way of preparing them to enter more fully into the experiences of Jesus’ 40 days and nights in the desert at the beginning of his ministry, and to hear afresh the call to the disciples that ensued.
In her writings, she gives not only a deep understanding of God’s nature but a picture of the character and the cost of discipleship, as well as a pattern for living as followers of Jesus in today’s world.
The Lenten book ($15) must be pre-ordered by January 15, 2018 from Jane Wyse below or at 905-527-1316 (420).