The Little Black Book for Lent 2011-2012by Ken Untener
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This Little Black Book is your companion for Lent. It’s an old-fashioned “vade mecum” (pronounced vahday maykum). That’s Latin for “travel with me” and was used to describe a book that was a constant companion – perhaps a condensed book of prayers for traveling priests, or a handbook for quick reference – something you could take with you anywhere.
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I have been reading these books for several years. They are also available for Advent and the days after Easter. Our pastor has been giving these books to a number of people for FREE. However I was so delighted to find it on the Nook that I purchased it and gave away my book copy. Short meditations for each day. I hope that the other seasons will also be made available on the Nook. Less books to carry and I can take my Nook to church and read this book along with my Bibles and other spiritual books.
A little over five years ago, I received a copy of The Little Black Book, which was handed out at my church for a small donation. If my memory serves me, the daily readings from that long ago version didn't talk about current affairs. There was a short bio on an individual from the decades who created change in some grand way, and which left the reader contemplating his\her own purposes in life. Following that was a chronological passage of Jesus's last days. I continued to read that book for several years with the same amount of reflection. This 2011-2012 edition loses its appeal for reflection because it treks too close to current times in a matter-of-fact manner. For instance, one entry offers facts about the Leaning Tower Of Pisa, and another the dying green of the Chicago River, with no connection to what Lent means to His believers. I will continue to look for The Little Black book each Lenten season, but I only hope that our authors do not include snippets that we readers can get from Google.
We have purchased the paper version for many years. Now, as it is available for the Nook, it is even more convenient. We can now read it anywhere using the nook reader or one of the many mobile apps. Thanks again for making it available.