I am posting on N.T. Wright‘s Lent for Everyone: Luke, Year C (Westminster/John Knox, 2012) even in the midst of Lent so that some additional people may benefit from this great resource. I find most devotionals pretty schmaltzy. Not so this work by noted New Testament scholar N.T. Wright. The book follows readings in Luke. Wright’s commentaries are a brief exposition of the text that really do comment on the text rather than use it as a springboard for some “inspiring thoughts”. He concludes each day with a “Today” section that gives relevant and sometimes pointed direction for reflection, prayer and action based on the text of the day.
Question/comment by the editor: Have you been blessed by a Lenten devotional that you desire to commend to others? On Monday, I had the opportunity to talk with Eleonore Stump, Ph.D., Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy, Saint Louis University. She shared with me The Sunday Website of St. Louis University, to which she is a contributor, and gave ESN permission to re-post her devotionals (stay tuned). If you are looking for an online Lenten resource, I encourage you to visit The Sunday Website of St. Louis University, InterVarsity’s The Well, Christine Sine’s Godspace: Soul Travel from Lent to Easter 2014 (you may remember ESN’s Peek of Week recommended An Irish Blessing for St Patrick’s Day), and Keeping Lent 2014 — all of which are collaborative endeavors. If you have Lenten resources to suggest, please share in comments below. Thank-you. ~ Thomas B. Grosh IV, Associate Director, Emerging Scholars Network