Daily readings for Lent, from one of today's most influential spiritual writers.
'Full of profound insights ... These meditations on Christ's Passion culminate in a completely convincing understanding of the Resurrection. Rolheiser's great gift is to make faith real. This deserves to become a classic.' - The Tablet
Daily readings from Lent, from one of today's most influential spiritual writers.
When we think of Jesus' passion and crucifixion, we often think of his physical suffering and death. But the Gospels themselves do not emphasise Jesus' physical sufferings; instead, the Gospel writers want us to understand Jesus as a faithful lover of humanity, who undergoes moral and emotional suffering without resentment or bitterness.
Drawing from Scripture, story, theology, contemporary culture and his own life, Fr Ronald Rolheiser - one of the most influential spiritual writers of our day - invites us to a new understanding of redemption, and offers profound insights into the meaning of our own loss and suffering.
Ronald Rolheiser is a Roman Catholic priest and member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. In addition to being a popular speaker and writer, his books are popular throughout the world and his weekly column is carried by more than seventy newspapers worldwide. He is president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. Rolheiser is among the most popular and inclusive spiritual writers today. Although rooted in the Catholic faith, he is able to transcend denominational boundaries and religious language to appeal to both practising Christians and unaffiliated seekers.
Ronald Rolheiser, the most pastoral of spiritual writers, is full of profound insights... a completely convincing understanding of the Resurrection...This deserves to be a classic. — The Tablet
All his virtues as a writer of popular theology are displayed in this excellent, insightful and moving book. — The Irish Catholic
An exploration into loss, suffering and redemption. — The Church Newspaper
Produced with Lent in mind and consists of 40 popular reflections, which draw on Scripture, story, theology and contemporary culture. Endorsed by Brueggemann, it could be a useful resource for preachers. — Ministry Today
Ronald Rolheiser invite[s] the reader to a "new understanding of redemption", while offering profound insights into the meaning of our own loss and suffering. — Methodist Recorder
The well-known spiritual writer Ronald Rolheiser OMI, based in Texas, draws on more than 40 years of study and reflection. — The Church Times
After fifty-odd years of reading about and talking about the Cross , I thought there wouldn't be much in this book that would be new. How wrong you can be... a good investment in preparing for next Easter. — Reflections Magazine
Powerful and provocative book, comprising forty short and very pithy meditations, would make perfect Lenten material... Rolheiser's distilled wisdom in these pages is both comforting and coruscating. — Together Magazine
Daily readings for Lent by the popular Catholic spiritual writer, Ronald Rolheiser. If you haven't sampled Rolheiser before, this is an excellent opportunity to get to know a profound writer with an accessible style. — The Church Newspaper
In many respects it is a classic example of Catholic spiritual writing, orthodox but not afraid to sometimes shock, theological but not academic. — The Church Times