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Ashes and the Phoenix: Meditations for the Season of Lent features faithful and challenging reflections crafted by esteemed writers Cynthia Cannon, Mary Cox, Jason Leo, Teresa Pasquale Mateus, C.K. Robertson, Porter Taylor, and Glenice Robinson-Como.Threaded throughout with the stunningly visual and visceral poems of Len Freeman and guided by the collects for Lent and Holy Week, Ashes and the Phoenix seeks to lead us through the emotions, symbols, sights, sounds, and scents of Lent. Featuring original woodcuts by artist Jason Sierra, this book is a feast for hungry hearts and weary eyes. If you are seeking a way to answer the Church's invitation to observe a holy Lent, Ashes and the Phoenix is an excellent companion for your journey to Easter. Also available on the Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, and at the iTunes store.Editorial Reviews"Direct and incisive, Len Freeman's prayer-poems display daily engagement with God and the world. A great Lenten resource for people at all stages of their faith journey."
-Cynthia Kittredge, Seminary of the Southwest "Len Freeman's poetry touches the heart, mind, and spirit. It brings faith into the ordinary and causes me to think more deeply about the small God-given moments in life that so easily slip by unnoticed."
-Carol Erickson"With bold heart and fine-tuned word choices Freeman dares to address the One- in-Three/Three-in-One that sustains all we paraphrase in life, and beckons us toward a holy pilgrimage of discovery."
-Dick Burnett"Len Freeman's verse peers out with wonder at the world around, in the grateful company of the living God. Lots of practical and hard-won wisdom here."
-Christopher Wells, The Living Church"Here's an author who's not afraid to be vulnerable (or let it show to others); yet with that vulnerability there is assuredness in God's presence,and confidence in God's mercy. A must-read for laity and clergy alike."
-Jim Shoulak"Somewhere between the dark night of my soul and the breaking of the dawn, the graceful words of Leonard Freeman stir my heart. I am sure the resurrection of Jesus was at just such a moment."
-James W. H. Sell
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