Thursday, February 3, 2011

Book Review: The Little Way of Lent

Several weeks ago a review copy of Fr. Gary Caster's The Little Way of Lent meditations in the spirit of St. Therese of Lisieux arrived at my house.  As soon as I saw the book I was excited about the prospect of a Lenten book based on the little way of St. Therese.  St. Therese is a favorite saint in our household.  My daughters are quite taken with her and they often try to emulate her little way, especially during Lent.  But, this book wasn't for them, it was for me.

There's a lovely introduction to this book that explains St. Therese's little way in case you are unfamiliar with it.  Fr. Caster explains in his introduction how approaching Lent using the little way changed the way he experienced it.

The daily meditations will prompt you to have a more meaningful Lent.  For the beginning of each week in Lent, you'll find a long quote from St. Therese that kicks off the week.  For each day during Lent you will find a listing of the Mass readings for the day (I highly recommend reading them before moving on to the meditation.) followed by a meditation that is based on those readings.  The meditations are insightful and will lead you to a deeper understanding of God's word.  Each meditation is also followed by a shorter quote from St. Therese that can work as an additional reflection point for the day.

I think this book makes for great spiritual reading during the season of Lent.  I particularly like that it ties into the Mass readings for each day.  The book certainly has the potential to change your perspective on Lent.  If you typically see Lent as a gloomy time, you might just find that it becomes joyous as you travel through Lent this year with St. Therese's little way as your guide.

I was provided with a complimentary review copy of The Little Way of Lent by the publisher, Servant Books, in exchange for my honest review.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...