Giving it Up: Daily Bible Readings from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day
By: Maggi Dawn
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This title focuses on the importance of understanding who God is - and who he is not. It explores the core Lenten idea of 'giving up', taking it beyond the traditional idea of simply abstaining from something....Read more
This title focuses on the importance of understanding who God is - and who he is not. It explores the core Lenten idea of 'giving up', taking it beyond the traditional idea of simply abstaining from something. It includes daily Bible readings and reflections for every day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. It is written by author of "Beginnings and Endings", BRF's best-selling 2007 Advent book. It includes questions for personal reflection or discussion, linked to each weekly section. It is suitable for those looking out for the annual "BRF Lent book", those who enjoy Maggi Dawn's other writings (including her "BRF Advent book"), and people seeking a renewed/deeper experience of God, questioning their current spiritual assumptions.
About the author: Maggi Dawn
A review by Caroline Hansen: I have found Maggi Dawn's book both enjoyable and thought provoking. It fulfils its claim to explore a different kind of 'giving up' and widens the reader's horizons. I...Read more
A review by Caroline Hansen: I have found Maggi Dawn's book both enjoyable and thought provoking. It fulfils its claim to explore a different kind of 'giving up' and widens the reader's horizons. I would definitely recommend it. A review by Marion Cheel I have been reading a book at Lent time for some 30 years now in order not necessarily to give anything up like my time but to discipline myself to follow the season of Lent more closely and to prepare myself for the joy of Easter Day. I can honestly say I have never read such an excellent Lent book as Maggi Dawn's Giving it Up. The title in itself drew me to the book as I was both struggling to think of what I could give up for Lent and in what way would it improve my walk with the Lord or deepen both my relationship with God and my Spirituality. From the Introduction through to Easter Day I have found the book utterly compelling reading and each day I couldn't wait to see where Maggi was leading our thinking next. I particularly liked the simplicity of her style of writing which I found easy to follow and for me she has opened up many familiar Bible stories and the characters which appeared in these stories. I'd read them before but in this book she puts a fresh slant on them and both her description of Jesus' thoughts and words and those of His disciples and people that He met on His way led me into a new and deeper understanding of these stories and also I'm sure have given me a new understanding of God and given me a deeper knowledge of Lent and subsequently Jesus entry into Jerusalem, the events of Holy Week culminating into Maundy Thursday, Good Friday right up to Easter Day. I was humbled and horrified at the events of Good Friday in a way I haven't been for a long time. Her description of the emptiness of Easter Saturday and the feeling of absolute devastation at the separation from God was awesome and yet there was for me and all of us the thought of the joy that awaited us on Easter Day! Indeed life will never be the same again for me with these new insights into the events from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day. I have on this occasion read the book on my own but hopefully will have the opportunity in the future to take it to a group that I co-lead. I was challenged by the questions that Maggie set at the end of each week and it would be both good and helpful to have discussion in a Group about these. Once again an excellent book which I shall recommend to many in the future to read from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day. A review by Michael Young: I have been reading The Rev'd Maggi Dawn's book daily, in conjunction with the St Alban's Diocese Lent Course for 2010 'Words of Challenge, Words of Life'. The enlightening words and observations of the author, concerning Jesus as described in her daily texts, are both reassuring and challenging. When I reach Easter Day in her company I will want to keep her book by my side for a long time to come. A review by Philip Cook: Maggi Dawn's 'Giving it Up' is a profound devotional work. It is scholarly, accessible, challenging, informative, and inspiring. Maggi's book has enriched my Lenten journey. A review by Cilla Diggle This was a really good Lent book, upbeat, positive and life-affirming. It comes at ideas from a different angle and I found it truly encouraging. I recognised her description of the older idea of the fast as an activity of the whole community as I have observed this with interest in a Muslim country during Ramadan and was surprised that she make no reference to the fact that muslims continue to observe the fast. I loved the Easter Day chapter which gave the sense of beginning rather than end and incidentally was reminded of celebrating the first day of Eid with my (non-muslim) family with a picnic breakfast on the beach. A review by Rod Montague My wife and I both enjoyed a very readable and thought provoking book giving fresh insight to some familiar Lenten readings. We now look forward to reading Maggi Dawn's Advent publication. From The Good Bookstall - February 2010 Many people will give something up for Lent, chocolate, cakes, coffee, alcohol or some other treat. Some even go vegetarian for Lent. Many people though, even in the Church, see this as a time for dieting rather than the traditional time of preparation for Easter. In Giving It Up Maggie Dawn takes us afresh through the Easter story and challenges us to give up more than chocolate and to think about what we are giving up. In a time of recession there are things we could give up that cost little but are of tremendous value, by calling us to think in these terms Maggie Dawn helps us rediscover the heart of Lent and the message of Easter.
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