Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide

Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide

by Sarah Arthur

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Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide by Sarah Arthur

Join poets and novelists from across the centuries as you travel through the liturgical seasons of Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide. With the popular collections At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time and Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, this third collection of daily and weekly readings from classic and contemporary literature completes the church calendar. New voices such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Benjamín Alire Sáenz join well-loved classics by Dostoevsky, Rossetti, and Eliot. Light in the darkness, illuminating the soul. Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide will use imagination to draw you deeper into God’s presence. Read it through, then use it as a resource for years to come.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612616636
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 441,695
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sarah Arthur is a fun-loving speaker and the author of ten books ranging from popular devotionals to serious engagement with theology and literature. A graduate of Wheaton College and Duke Divinity School, she speaks around the country on the role of imagination and narrative in spiritual formation. She is the editor-curator of Paraclete Press’s At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time (2011) and Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany (2014). When she isn’t chasing two small boys around the house, Sarah can be found gardening, writing young adult novels, and volunteering in youth ministry at Sycamore Creek United Methodist Church in Lansing, MI, where her husband, Tom, is pastor. www.saraharthur.com

Table of Contents

Introduction and How to Use This Book 9

Ash Wednesday Wearing Mortality 15

Lent Week 1 The Way of Negation 27

Lent Week 2 The Place of Desolation 37

Lent Week 3 Secret Terrors 45

Lent Week 4 Chief of Sinners 55

Lent Week 5 Raising the Dead 65

Palm Sunday The Jubilant Crowd 77

Holy Monday Things Fall Apart 89

Holy Tuesday Costly Betrayals 99

Holy Wednesday Willing to Suffer 111

Maundy Thursday The Accused 123

Good Friday The Spent Word 135

Holy Saturday Between Midnight and Dawn 149

Easter Sunday Recalled to Life 163

Eastertide Week 1 The Place of Consolation 173

Eastertide Week 2 Undeserved Deliverance 183

Eastertide week 3 The Way of Affirmation 193

Eastertide week 4 Watch for the Sun 201

Eastertide week 5 Companions in the Light 213

Eastertide week 6 I Shall Live Forever! 223

Eastertide week 7 Into Gods Rest 233

Closing Thoughts 243

For Further Reading 244

Acknowledgments and Permissions 246

Contributors 253

Notes 260

Index of Authors and Sources 262

Index of Scriptures 265

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