Year 9, Book 27

27. Lent for Everyone: Matthew Year A by N.T. Wright

I used this book as a Lenten devotional. I was proud of myself that there were only 2 days that I forgot to read it. I don’t think I’ve ever done that well before when trying to do a reading every day during Lent. As suggested by the title it takes you through the book of Matthew over the course of Lent with Sundays being a Psalm instead of a passage from Matthew. I enjoyed it for the most part. It definitely made me think about some passages in ways I never had before or made me focus on ones that I have probably read at least a dozen times but never really thought about.

As always in something that’s been written by a human about the Bible, there were occasionally some interpretations of things that I didn’t agree with. For the most part though I found it to be a really good Lenten devotional. We all bring our own biases and experiences to reading the Bible and any human being who thinks they have the definitive answers is guaranteed to be wrong, so I don’t disparage the author for his views in places where we disagree on things. If you are looking for a daily devotional for Lent I would recommend this one. I give it a 7 out of 10.

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