Looking for a Lenten guide? Here you go!

February 19, 2019 | Lent

Are you looking for a spiritual guide to be your companion through Lent? Look no further. There’s still time to order my latest book of reflections, Not by Bread Alone: Daily Reflections for Lent 2019, from Liturgical Press.

These are not your average Scripture reflections. Wherever I am in my spiritual life at the time I’m writing, that’s what you’ll get. Titles such as “A Spiritual Tattoo,” “Grit and Grace,” Code Blue” and “The Space Between.” Think less heady, more real. In other words, I don’t write like a theologian but like the person who sits next to you in the pew.

To top it off, this is a totally affordable option. Only $2 per copy, and if you buy in bulk of 50 copies or more, that price drops to $1 per copy. Just click HERE and place your order. The regular edition is pocket size, so you can carry it with you wherever you go; there is a large-print edition which is larger. (Local friends: I do have copies for purchase if you’re buying small amounts. PM me to let me know how many you want to buy.)

Here’s what two of my favorite Catholic writers had to say about my book of reflections:

If you have ever fallen short of your Lenten resolutions, take this book with you wherever you go this Lent! Whether waiting at a doctor’s office, silently sitting outdoors during your lunch break, or deliberately spending time with Jesus at Adoration, Mary DeTurris Poust’s insightful words in Not by Bread Alone will walk you through each day’s Scripture readings, helping you reflect and meditate on the graces waiting for you during this beautiful season of Lent. Day by day, moment-by-moment, this Lent can, and will, be different. — Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda is an award-winning author, including, The Shepherd Who Didn’t Run: Fr. Stanley Rother, Martyr from Oklahoma and Rosemary Nyirumbe: Sewing Hope in Uganda

And another:

“Some years we approach our Lenten disciplines with a sense of
enthusiasm; we’re ready for the challenge of the desert; we know
we will emerge stronger for our time spent thirsting, climbing, and
stepping forward in faith. In other years, we may look at Lent with
wary eyes, all too familiar with the weight of our faults, and
daunted by the bright empty heat into which we must carry them,
until we find Jesus, to whom they may be surrendered. Whether
you are anticipating Lent as an adventure to be embraced or as a
scorching sojourn made in heat and light, Not by Bread Alone is the
perfectly balanced Lenten companion for your daily contemplation.
Mary DeTurris Poust has a peculiar gift for finding the common
experiences with which we can all identify and rendering them into
profound meditations that are both consoling and instructive—the
perfect assist through a season of wandering and hope.”
— Elizabeth Scalia
, author of Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols
in Everyday Life
and Little Sins Mean a Lot



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