Here we are, just shy of two weeks from Ash Wednesday. Alas, Lent has snuck up on us again!

Now comes the spirit of sacrifice, but as we prepare for this Lent let us remember it isn’t just about giving up candy, coffee or Facebook. It’s about moving beyond our own imperfections and sin and recommitting ourselves to the Lord. It’s about conversion.

The Church has summed this up nicely by encouraging us to redirect ourselves to prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Over the years (at least in my own life) I regret to say that this season has often been watered down to “giving up candy.”

Still every year I recommit myself with a new fervor to truly growing closer to Christ and becoming more of the woman He desires me to be. That being said, I may begin on Ash Wednesday with all sorts of pious ideas and then about ten-ish days later I find myself struggling…doing the bare minimum of what I can and going through the motions.

But not this Lent!

I have decided to follow the lead of those at Dynamic Catholic and read through Matthew Kelly’s Rediscover Jesus: An Invitation, along with my usual fasting of something I haven’t quite yet decided. This book is perfect for Lent as it has exactly forty short chapters (huh its like it was written specifically as a guide through our Lenten journey). Thanks for thinking of us, Matthew. We did a review of Rediscover Jesus back last August.

Don’t have a copy, don’t worry. We decided to do a giveaway a copy of Rediscover Jesus & a gift card to Mystic Monk Coffee to accompany your prayer through Lent. Now you can curl up with a tasty cup of joe & this great read as you jump-start your Lent. Just enter below. We’ll do a random drawing and if you win we’ll be sure to send it so you’ll have it in time for Ash Wednesday coming up on February 10th.

Not interested in the book itself?

You can sign up for Dynamic Catholic’s free Best Lent Ever email program.

Rediscover Jesus, it will take you on a 40-day spiritual journey to encounter Jesus—and yourself—in a deeply personal way, and begin (or nourish) a habit of daily prayer.

Enter Our Lent Giveaway!

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The winner will be randomly selected next Sunday, February 7th, 2016  and the book will be sent out, free of charge, shortly afterward.

In the future we will be giving away more books and resources, so subscribe via email to make sure you never miss your chance to win.

(Since we are covering the shipping costs, only residents within the continental United States are eligible to win.)

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