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OK, so Lent Madness got you pumped up about saints now. There are lots of places to read more.
- Meet the Saints: Family Storybook. Collection of stories for grown-ups to read to kids, all about saints, including lots of Lent Madness participants. Includes illustrations and places to color.
- Butler’s Lives of the Saints is the classic, and it’s in public domain.
- Lesser Feasts and Fasts — another classic that includes readings, collects and brief biographies.
- Brightest and Best by Sam Portaro is a companion to the official book of saints in the Episcopal Church.
- Can You Find the Saints? Introducing Your Child to Holy Men and Women is a fun book for kids.
If you want something a bit less silly than Lent Madness to accompany your journey through Lent, Forward Movement (the official sponsor of Lent Madness) publishes a new book of Lent meditations every year. This year’s book is called Meeting Jesus on the Margins:
Meditations on Matthew 25. Where do you meet Jesus? In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus urges us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, and visit the prisoners. And in doing so, we meet Jesus. These daily reflections for Lent, offered by well-known faith leaders, provide boots-on-the-ground stories of serving and being served by “the least of these.” The meditations also explore our own hunger, our vulnerabilities, and the times we are imprisoned, either self-imposed or by circumstanc. Authors include Mike Kinman, Becca Stevens, Allison Duvall, Bo Cox, Hugo Olaiz, Lee Anne Reat, and Richelle Thompson.
You can order Meeting Jesus on the Margins as a print book or soon as an ebook for your Kindle, Nook, or Apple iOS device. Just five dollars.
Forward Movement has other Lent resources too. Spend a fortune shopping here, and at least some of the proceeds will be invested in an even bigger, shinier Lent Madness next year.