Adult Children

New and Notable for Lent and Easter

We’ll keep updating this list of current and recommended resources for Lent, Holy Week and Easter.

Cokesbury provides a helpful Lent Study Comparison Chart.  Adam Hamilton’s new DVD, Creed, joins favorite studies like Rob Fuquay’s The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus and What Wondrous Love featuring the art of John August Swanson.

The Work of the People offers several curriculum series appropriate for Lent:  To Stand Again: Practices of a Resurrected Life, In This Together, Forty Days, Sitting in the Dark, Doubt, The Art and Practice of Prayer, Faith Shift, and more.  The Way of the Heart includes films that embody ten stations of the cross, each accompanied by reflections, meditations, and blessings.  And TWOTP has gathered Films for Easter and Resurrection.

Darkwood Brew recommends Busy:  Restoring Connection to an Unhurried God and Gifts of the Dark Wood, accompanied by a Lenten Worship Series.

The Story of Easter is a DVD from Sparkhouse Family.

Randall Curtis posts videos for each day of Lent at Videos for your Soul.

C.S. Lewis, Preparing for Easter (HarperCollins, 2017).
Walter Brueggemann, A Way Other Than Our Own (WJKP, 2016).  sample
John Indermark, Worship in Light of the Cross (Upper Room, 2016).
Sarah Arthur, Between Midnight and Dawn:  A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week & Eastertide (Paraclete, 2016).
Frank Rogers Jr., Compassion in Practice (Upper Room, 2016).
Marilyn E. Thornton, Plenty Good Room (Abingdon, 2016).
Laura Alary, Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter (Paraclete, 2015).
Laurence Freeman, Sensing God:  Learning to Meditate Through Lent (SPCK, 2015).
Paula Gooder, This Risen Existence (Fortress, 2015).
Trevor Hudson. Pauses for Lent (Upper Room, 2015).
Antonia Jackson, The Easter Story (Lion Hudson, 2015).
Henri Nouwen, Walk With Jesus:  Stations of the Cross (Orbis, 2015).
Bruce Reyes-Chow, 40 Days, 40 Prayers, 40 Words (WJKP, 2015).
All Shall Be Well (Orbis, 2015).
Easter Stories (Plough, 2015).
George Hovaness Donigian, A World Worth Saving (Upper Room), 2014).
Jane Leadbetter, Messy Easter (Messy Church, 2014).
Sara Miles, City of God (Jericho, 2014).
Marjorie J. Thompson, Forgiveness (WJKP, 2014).
Essential Lent (Pilgrim, 2014).
Feasting on the Word Lenten Companion (WJKP, 2014).
Joan Chittister, The Way of the Cross (Orbis, 2013).
God for Us (Paraclete, 2013).
Church Publishing features Lenten resources.  Roger Hutchison offers an intergenerational Lenten Practice in The Painting Table.

From Building Faith:  a webinar on Congregational Formation during Lent with linked resources, Ash Wednesday resources, Lent in a Bag, Creating a Lenten Prayer Space at Home and more for Lent, Holy Week and Easter.
Illustrated Children’s Ministry offers Stations of the Cross Coloring Posters, An Illustrated Lent for Churches and for Families, and An Illustrated Holy Week.
Faithful Families author Traci Smith curates  Easy Lenten Activities for Children and Families.
Jerusalem Greer gathers this list of Ideas for Lent for families.
Ideas for Observing Lent and Celebrating Easter in Year A and Lent-Easter posts are from Worshiping with Children.
Sybil MacBeth shares Lenten calendar templates at Praying in Color.
At Bless Each One, Christine V. Hides posts a Psalm a Day Lenten Devotional and more.
Family Lent Ideas, Holy Week Ideas and a printable booklet are from Flame:  Creative Children’s Ministry.
Picture Book Theology suggests children’s literature for Lent and Easter.  Storypath connects children’s literature to lectionary texts for Lent.
Interactive prayer stations for Lent, and more from Theresa Cho.
Story videos and worship stations for Lent and a Holy Week Roundup from Faith & Wonder.
Lilly Lewin’s Experiential Stations of the Cross is a free downloadable kit.
A Sanctified Art offers a bundle of resources for Lent.
Creative Youth Ministry Ideas for Lent is a free e-book from Rethinking Youth Ministry.
LEAD presents five free contemplative Lenten liturgies and accompanying coloring pages.
The SALT Project offers a Printable Lenten Booklet and a Lenten Customizable Short Film.
Poetry for Lent and Easter is gathered by Journey with Jesus.
Find resources for offering Ashes to Go.
The Ecumenical Lenten Carbon Fast offers daily emails and opportunities for congregational participation.
Let All of Me Kneel Before God’s Holy Name is a Lenten series from Working Preacher.
Christine Valters Painter from Abbey of the Arts presents seasonal posts including A Different Kind of Fast:  A Seven-Part Series for Lent.
Diana Butler Bass offers a 40 Day Devotional Guide to accompany Grounded.
A Lenten Photo Challenge is posted on Lent Consortium, a Facebook group.
Free downloads from Church Publishing include Formation Activities & Ideas for Lent Year A and the In Service newsletter for Lent.
From the Society of St. John the Evangelist, 5 Marks of Love is a free Lenten study including daily videos, workbooks, facilitator guide and children’s guide.
A Lent Study Guide is available for Trinity Institute 2017:  Water Justice.
Forward Movement offers Seasons of Prayer, a Lenten devotion on the themes of exile, hospitality, and immigration.
Roll Down, Justice! is a Lenten reflection including six videos with discussion guides from the UMC General Commission on Religion and Race.
A Sermon for Every Sunday offers Amy Butler’s Easter sermon, The Rest of the Story.
Lent Madness is a unique Lenten devotion.

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