Take up & Read, devotional
Above All is a Lenten devotional journal from Take Up and Read that includes daily Scripture passages (set in context with enlightening historical notes to deepen your understanding), as well as devotional essays, room to journal, and space to organize your time. There is a simple prompt for the ancient prayer form of Lectio Divina each day, as well as a separate page for the fifth stage, Actio, where the reader is encouraged to examine her conscience and offer forgiveness to herself and to others. Above All is designed to help you reflect on all aspects of your life, particularly those that you may have pushed to the back burner. It’s filled with tools to help you discover which areas need greater care and tending, and is meant to inspire and motivate you to become your absolute truest self, so that come Easter, you can flourish as God intended. Readers who enjoyed “Put on Love” last year will find similar themes and several familiar essays in this revised and much-expanded edition. Classic essays are nestled among new and expanded design and brand new content, including ten additional essays from Take Up & Read authors. Seven beautiful calligraphy pages aid in memorizing Colossians 3:12-17 over the course of Lent, and lovely illustrations are found throughout the book. The entire study--both words and images--is carefully crafted so that women can share it with the men in their lives, too. Profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Adore Ministries in Houston, Texas for ongoing hurricane relief.