Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Servant Books (November 14, 2014)
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40 Days, 40 Ways is Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio's latest book. You might remember his previous one, which I also reviewed, called When the Church was Young! In his latest book, he attempts to get us to look at Lent in a new way. Most people dread Lent, and just try and find something to give up to satisfy the requirement and have their "card punched." Dr. D'Ambrosio (aka Dr. Italy) instead provides us with devotions, prayers, or other tasks we can do. He tries to make Lent more about what we can do and not what we cannot do.Each day is about two to three pages long, and starts with a suggestion on what to do, not just this day in Lent, but the whole season. Some of the tasks are "easy," like pledging to say the "Our Father" three times a day. Other tasks require more effort like going on a contemplative retreat during Lent. After the task, we are then given a long reflection on the specific task for the day. For example, on the day that tells us to pledge to say the "Our Father," Dr. Italy discusses the word father, its meaning, and how personal it is that we can call God our Father. In addition to covering the 40 days of Lent, there are reflections (but no task to complete) for each Sunday during Lent, as well as Easter Sunday. There is also a helpful section of resources at the end, which includes prayers, devotions, books to read, etc.I found this book to be a refreshing change of perspective on Lent. Be sure to read the Preface, I didn't my first time through and thought the book was a bit overwhelming. However, reading the Preface he encourages you to read through the Table of Contents, and pick a few tasks you can accomplish this Lent.
40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look at Lent 40 Things to Give Up for Lent and Beyond: A 40 Day Devotion Series for the Season of Lent Lent and Easter Wisdom from Henri J. M. Nouwen: Daily Scripture and Prayers Together with Nouwen's Own Words (Lent & Easter Wisdom) Style: The Lady's Guide to French Style, Fashion and Beauty- Get Dressed to Look Charm and Elegant (French Chic, Sense of Style, Style, Style Books, Style ... Dressed, Look Hot, Look Fabulous Book 1) How Not to Look Old: Fast and Effortless Ways to Look 10 Years Younger, 10 Pounds Lighter, 10 Times Better Lent, Holy Week, Easter and the Great Fifty Days: A Ceremonial Guide My Amazing Body: A First Look at Health and Fitness ("A First Look At..." Series) Look West Navajo Rug Designs-c (Look West Series) How Not to Look OLD - 230 Tips and Tricks How to Look Younger for Ladies 40+ Mira dentro de una cabaña/Look Inside a Log Cabin (Mira dentro/Look Inside) (Multilingual Edition) Quick Look Vet: Cardiology (Quick Look Veterinary Medicine) Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter Meeting God in Paul: Reflections for the Season of Lent Pope Francis: Living Lent with Mercy: Encouragement and Daily Prayers Lent for Everyone: Matthew Year A Pope Francis: Living Lent with Passion: Encouragement and Daily Prayers Give Up Something Bad for Lent: A Lenten Study for Adults Make Room: A Child's Guide to Lent and Easter Meeting God in Mark: Reflections for the Season of Lent