Today, I am excited to share a new resource for Lent. Melinda Ransdell has created a visual faith booklet to go along with 40 Things to Give Up for Lent. You can read all about it at her blog: unconventionallysf.blogspot.com/2019/02/lent-booklet.html.
So make sure to get the book and follow Melinda on her blog. Melinda shares this prayer in the booklet:
I pray that your Lenten journey, “Let Go for Lent” offers you the opportunity to shed some of the false identities that the world, ourselves, and the devil like to place on us. The things that are not gifts from our God. You may find some topics more difficult than others and that is OK; dwell in it longer, pray about it more, and/or talk it out with a good friend or a trusted counselor. All that we say and do comes from who we see ourselves to be. Jesus came to set the captives free. A large part of that freedom is no longer being weighed down by the false identities placed on us. It is knowing who we are in Christ and who God says we are as his children. So, this Lent let us give up those things that stand in the way of our true identities given to us so we may be more confident in Christ and ever more aware of his presence in our lives. Now in this new freedom, may his love follow ever more greatly from us and out into the world and the people around us, who so desperately need it. -Amen
I have already printed out my booklet. Just download the pdf and you can print on your home printer. To create the booklet, you will need to print double-sided. Melinda did a great job of laying out the booklet for printing!
Another resource was shared with me by Patricia Maier a few years back. This was a Lent coloring calendar that was based upon the 40 Things to Give Up for Lent. I shared this calendar in a post, Lent and Visual Faith.