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The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Lent 2013

The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Lent 2013

Author: R. Scott Hurd

Price: $1.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 96

Trim size: 4.19 x 6.75 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-363-7

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: November 12, 2012

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Daily Devotions for Lent 2013, written by R. Scott Hurd, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, offers simple prayers, a pertinent reflection on the gospel reading for the day, and a specific challenge for ongoing spiritual growth. As a popular homilist, speaker, and blogger, Hurd is immersed in day-to-day pastoral care and leadership. In these gospel reflections he gracefully draws the cares, concerns, and joys of his fellow Catholics into the larger story of the Lenten readings and provides a simple blueprint for prayer, reflection, and renewal.

The Living Gospel series of prayer books for Lent and Advent offer practical insight and spiritual wisdom from some of our most popular Catholic preachers and homilists. A new voice each season and a simple format invite Catholics to embrace the living Word of God as revealed in the daily gospel readings and in their everyday lives.

This edition of The Living Gospel series is an affordable gift that parishes can distribute to members of their congregations during the season of Lent.


"A gifted storyteller."

“A gifted storyteller, Fr. Hurd draws from the rich tradition of practical wisdom to assist readers in developing a habit for praying, listening, and acting in Daily Devotions for Lent 2013.”

Cardinal Donald Wuerl
Archbishop of Washington

"A beautiful gift."

"As he did in his wonderful book on forgiveness, Fr. Hurd gives us a beautiful gift here. I love what he’s done. The structure—pray, listen, act, pray—is really perfect, and every nugget is just the right size. He’s made it all interesting and accessible, not ponderous and abstract. Hurd is an engaging, inspiring companion on this journey, and I imagine this little book will be treasured not only by the people in the pews, but by a few preachers in the pulpit, too!”

Deacon Greg Kandra
Blogger at The Deacon’s Bench

"An invaluable guide."

“Seeking spiritual renewal this lent? Seek no more. Fr. Hurd’s insightful scriptural lessons framed within the invitation to listen, pray, and act offer an invaluable guide for enriching one’s Lenten journey.”

Neil A. Parent
Author of A Concise Guide to Adult Faith Formation

"Truly extraordinary."

“Fr. Hurd’s Lenten meditations are truly extraordinary, forged on the anvil of faithful discipleship in both ministry and personal life. You will find here an authentically catholic approach to the renewal of the human spirit in the image of Christ. But Hurd is also an amiable companion for people of all Christian traditions who observe the discipline of Lent. His insights are both literate and practical and will help you to a good Lent.”

Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, Ordinary
Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

"A many-faceted devotional gem."

“Fr. Hurd has crafted a many-faceted devotional gem. In a format that mirrors the venerated lectio divina, these daily devotionals provide both novices and long-time veterans of prayer a simple, doable means to advancing in holiness during Lent. I look forward to providing this tool to my catechists!”

Susan Doyle
Director of Religious Education
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Alexandria, Virginia

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