I have had the opportunity to read a couple other books by CiuCiu and I thoroughly enjoyed them. I'm also always on the look out for a good devotional for the Lenten season.
The structure of the book is perfect. It begins with introductory sections:
- Why Observe Lent?
- What Should I Sacrifice for Lent?
- A Prayer for You and Me
This is followed by 6 weeks of daily devotions. Each week begins with one devotional that addresses the Lent Celebration. These include prayer, liturgical responses, scripture references, discussion questions, and songs. These are meant to be completed as a family.
Then each day provides a scriptural story to read, a challenge to yourself and family, a prayer, and further study with more Scriptural references.
Each week is then concluded with optional activities to participate in as a family. These activities range anywhere from watching a video about Jesus to delivering flowers to someone. This portion was probably my favorite as it forces us a family to put into practice what we just learned throughout the week.
The 6 weeks of devotionals is then concluded with a devotional specifically referencing Resurrection Sunday along with Resurrection Sunday activities.
CiuCiu does a wonderful job of writing the devotionals in a way that are engaging, applicable and contain some depth. It is a great resource for a family to complete together.
I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.