- 35 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm.
- Abstract: Listening to the Wisdom of the Desert is a modern Lenten program for group or personal study. Author Joanna Thyer has taken her theme from the first Sunday Gospel of Lent, Jesus's 40 days in the desert. Through six weeks she explores this theme using prayer, biblical reflection and modern stories. She asks: What is the desert in our own lives? What can we learn from it? To help with biblical reflection she provides a short introduction to Lectio Divina. Dr Elio Capra's popular explanation of the Easter Ceremonies adds a major benefit to this unique Lenten study booklet. Spread over seven illustrated pages, readers have a clear and easy-to-understand explanation of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil. Inspiring photography and pertinent captions enhance the reflections and highlight key teaching points.Contents: A call to journey with Jesus into the unknown -- Week 1. Jesus is driven into the desert for 40 days -- Week 2. Unsealing the heart's vision in the desert - becoming more spiritually aware -- Week 3. Deeper in the desert - the decision to let go of what disturbs us -- Week 4. Being re-created in the desert -- Week 5. Continuing to live in the mystery revealed by the desert -- Palm Sunday: personal or group reflection -- Living Easter anew ... the deepest change.Cover title.