Walking the Way of the Cross: Lenten Reading Recommendations

Are you looking for great spiritual reading this Lent? 

You’ve come to the right place!

At Scepter, our mission is to help you grow closer to God by providing you great Catholic resources to enrich and cultivate your faith.  Our books are meant to guide you toward a deeper understanding of the faith and encourage you as you strive for holiness.

During Lent, when many of us make resolutions to pray more and recommit ourselves to God, we understand that it can be difficult to actually make that happen logistically.  That’s why we recommend bringing spiritual books with you to prayer that spark meditation, so that your time with God can have a sense of structure while remaining authentic. 

Some books to help you grow in your faith this Lent:

The Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ 

This moving book tells the story of the Passion with the intent of filling in gaps and providing historical context for the most important event in human history.  Author Alban Goodier, S.J., brings the Scriptures, the history, and the culture of this period to life, resulting in a richly emotional and informational account of Jesus’ final moments on Earth.  This is the perfect companion to you on your Lenten journey because it offers opportunities for reflection not only on the well known aspects of Jesus’ Passion, but also offers more obscure commentary on the subtleties of the Scriptures and the world in which Jesus lived. 

The Way of the Cross

In this small but poignant book, St. Josemaria Escriva leads readers through the Stations of the Cross.  If you are looking for a guide to help you take up your cross in your daily life, this is the perfect book for you.  Escriva offers simple but profound meditations for you to take to prayer each and every day for a more fruitful Lent.  One reviewer wrote “The love and warmth in the book reads with honesty and clarity. It gives a sense of humanity in devotion to The Stations of the Cross. I will treasure it always.”  This book is perfect for personal reflection or group meditations and is often used to lead parish and community groups in prayer during Lent. 

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