Journey to the Cross by Mary Carver and from (in)courage
Journey to the Cross is a 40 day devotional meant to be used during Lent. It has devotionals that vary from day to day, so you might have one day with questions to reflect and another with more space to dive deeper and journal on as you read, one with scripture, and another with just a simple prayer. The illustrations are lovely and there’s a lot of encouragement as you go through Lent. I’ve used other devotionals, but this is my first one I’ve had that includes journaling space and it’s quite nice to have questions to use for deeper reflection. There’s a lot of focus on what God is trying to teach you and a page at the beginning of the book to write those down along with a tracker to help stay on track throughout the 40 days.
A few of the questions the subjects the book has for journaling deal with focusing on what’s around you (paying attention to nature and also things that are lovely), areas to work on, focusing on God’s faithfulness, sin, and temptation.
Although Lent has started, I would encourage getting this devotional as it is a great reflective tool to start using this season or anytime during the year. It encourages you to carve out alone time with the Lord. This is a wonderful tool to use for Lent and even though I’m filling it out this year, I know I will use it again next year as well.
* I was given a review copy by B&H Publishing in exchange for a fair and honest review
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