2.25.2016

40 days of Decrease- {Review}




Alicia opens 40 Days Of Decrease with a Prologue entitled The Grand Reduction that is simply profound. She speaks of a Savior whose fast on earth began not in the Judean desert where he was tempted by Satan, but thirty years earlier when he came to earth and fasted omnipresence – angel worship – and the Voice that birthed planets. 
She reminds us that Jesus’ Grand Reduction began when He clothed Himself with flesh – accepted the disregard of man – and submitted to the silence of thirty hidden years.

Alicia reminds us to fast increase, because decrease will purify our souls. 
A phenomenal book! In a world that touts never depriving ourselves of anything, the idea of fasting for spiritual reasons can seem out of place and extreme. Our decreasing that Christ might increase is a biblical principles. 
What if Lent wasn't meant to be just a period of duty-bound deprivation? What if it could be a season of preparation, where a time of renunciation helps set our soul right and readies it for Resurrection fullness
It is Alicia's conviction that we need to recover this second view of Lent, and that if we did, it would become a meaningful part of the cycle of faith
Lent: waiting, watching, wondering, making space inside to holding the hard things and the sacred sadness. And then, we awaken to Easter-day fullness, where death gives way to life everlasting and everything is rewritten in light of an empty tomb.

What if Lent wasn't meant to be just a period of duty-bound deprivation? What if it could be a season of preparation, where a time of renunciation helps set our soul right and readies it for Resurrection fullness?

It is Alicia's conviction that we need to recover this second view of Lent, and that if we did, it would become a meaningful part of the cycle of faith
What if Lent wasn't meant to be just a period of duty-bound deprivation? What if it could be a season of preparation, where a time of renunciation helps set our soul right and readies it for Resurrection fullness
It is Alicia's conviction that we need to recover this second view of Lent, and that if we did, it would become a meaningful part of the cycle of faith
What if Lent wasn't meant to be just a period of duty-bound deprivation? What if it could be a season of preparation, where a time of renunciation helps set our soul right and readies it for Resurrection fullness?

It is Alicia's conviction that we need to recover this second view of Lent, and that if we did, it would become a meaningful part of the cycle of faithI review for BookLook Bloggers

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