40 Days. 40 Words.
Easter Readings to Touch Your Heart
by Ken Petersen; Randy Petersen
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Pub Date 07 Feb 2023 | Archive Date Not set
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The book “40 Days. 40 Words. Easter Readings to Touch Your Heart” by Ken Petersen and Randy Petersen helps readers find a deeper meaning behind the 40 days of fasting before Easter. It does this by bringing 40 keywords into the readers view…and heart.
Reading “40 Days. 40 Words. Easter Readings to Touch Your Heart” by Ken Petersen and Randy Petersen takes the 40 day focus off self, and places it back on Jesus. The authors explain, “In abstaining from a vice, we improve ourselves. But this understanding of abstaining at Lent has it all backward. In fact, as with many aspects of the Easter season, it’s not about us. It’s about Him. Jesus.”
Meditate on one focus word per day from the book “40 Days. 40 Words. Easter Readings to Touch Your Heart” by Ken Petersen and Randy Petersen. Learn and think about words such as ashes, temptation, penance, self-control, deny, conversion, maundy, and more. Each focus word includes a relevant Bible verse. These can also be helpful for Bible journaling. Or use the daily word for dinner conversations with your family each night. Pass the traditions into the next generation with a daily reading, then a family conversation at the evening table.
The devotional book “40 Days. 40 Words. Easter Readings to Touch Your Heart” by Ken Petersen and Randy Petersen can be read anytime, but is specifically anchored to Easter with a Christian application. Highly recommend for new Believers, or anyone who wants a deeper understanding on the connection between the Bible and the traditional holiday celebration.
I can see myself buying 40 copies of this book! One for each of my ministry leaders. A Great gift for church volunteers. Once I started reading the book, I did not want to put it down. Its fantastic!
This is a very heart-warming 40-Day Devotional Journal written by Ken Petersen and Randy Petersen. It is a journal depicting a different topic, for the 40 days of fasting, leading up to Easter Sunday; also known as the period of Lent. The topics range from ashes, abstaining, and fasting to praying, repenting, meditating, grief, and many more topics associated with the period of Lent.
The authors states that this observance was officially adopted by the Council of Nicaea in AD 325 and became a period of forty days eventually known as Lent.
This is a very good journal for all those, desiring to use a fasting journal as a reminder of Christ's suffering. I highly recommend it.
I have nothing negative to say about this book! I loved it. It is a perfect book to read in the days leading up to Easter. I read the book in one sitting as the chapters were short. Each chapter the authors take a word (fasting, repent, humility, cross to name a few) and present it in the light of Easter. They talk about the definition of it and how it relates to the Easter story. It really helps get your mindset on Christ and what Easter for Christians is really all about. The book is informative yet not in a preachy way. The ability to do it over 40 days is a great option too. You could read it on your lunch break or before bed on the 40 days leading into Easter Sunday. It is a perfect gift for a Christian friend and a really good book for a new Christian!
Words hold power. They dictate attitudes, thoughts and even our actions in life. They shape our world and even moreso in the Christian culture where every word used holds a multitude of meanings. This book of forty words is amazing! I loved how it brokedown the meaning and the magnitude of each word.
I enjoyed this one. I didn't love that they used The Message version because that's more of a paraphrase than a translation, but it all still pointed to Jesus.
This is a great devotional! I read through it once and am definitely going to dig back into this Lent and Easter season.
I cannot tell you how excited I am to use this book during Lent this year. I am a part of another bible study on the mass and the Passion, but I am most excited about this. Each day focuses on one word, such as repent and cross. Just one word. Each word is accompanied by Bible verses, a devotion, and a prayer prompt or exercise. I look forward to continuing this journey and expanding my knowledge on these 40 words.
Simply outstanding! 40 Days. 40 Words, Easter Readings to Touch Your Heart is an excellent devotional for Easter being actually for anytime of the year. By brothers, Ken Petersen and Randy Petersen, this easy to understand but deeply profound devotional spoke to my heart in every one of the forty daily words. Extremely meaningful, faith and scripture based this is a devotional for anyone who is or interested in following in the steps of Jesus.
I highly recommend the 40 Days. 40 Words devotional published by Our Daily Bread. Each daily reading is somewhat longer than the usual daily devotional that they produce daily. However, it is not too long with each day’s word being so very significant.
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40 Days, 40 Words is a straightforward, encouraging devotional perfect for the Lent or Easter season. Each day's reading focuses on a particular word such as cross or palm and concludes with a prompt or suggested activity. Like an Advent book for Easter, 40 Days helps the reader anticipate the joy and miracle of Resurrection Sunday.
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