Over the centuries, the Lenten season has proven to be a time of growth and renewal. This timely and practical guide to turning away from sin and realizing our highest purpose will help readers experience the merciful love of God and his healing grace.
ATHENS, Ga. (PRWEB) January 06, 2015
Author Milton E. Lopes goes beyond the usual collection of Lenten readings and devotions with his new book, “Lenten Reflections: From the Desert to the Resurrection” (published by WestBow Press), which takes readers on a 40-day exploration of spirituality for readers serious about improving their relationship with God.
“This book will prove useful to those for whom spirituality is central to their being,” Lopes says, “for those who find little solace in simply giving up chocolate or some other pleasurable item during Lent.”
Written for the mature and discerning layperson, “Lenten Reflections” begins with a journey through Lent’s theological and historical roots. This is followed by a reflection on the discipline needed to pass through the Lenten desert of fasting, prayer and penance on the journey to spiritual wholeness. Lopes sets out to rekindle in his readers the divine spark of the Holy Spirit by providing a perspective of spirituality that is challenging yet true to the teachings and example of Jesus.
“True spirituality demands that we become mindful of our sinfulness and undergo a metanoia or a turning away from sin,” Lopes says. “Over the centuries, the Lenten season has proven to be a time of growth and renewal. This timely and practical guide to turning away from sin and realizing our highest purpose will help readers experience the merciful love of God and his healing grace.”
By Milton E. Lopes
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 324 pages | ISBN 9781490851532
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 324 pages | ISBN 9781490851518
E-Book | 324 pages | ISBN 9781490851525
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Milton E. Lopes is a spiritual director and dream group leader in the Jungian tradition. He is also a lay associate of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit, a Cistercian (Trappist) Monastery located in Northeast Georgia. He has 40-plus years of academic, government and corporate experience, and he lives in Athens, Georgia.
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