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The Essential Lenten Handbook: A Daily Companion

The Essential Lenten Handbook: A Daily Companion

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  • The Essential Lenten Handbook: A Daily Companion
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Lent, preparation for Easter, and the Stations of the Cross 
  • Features traditional and modern Lenten prayers and daily meditations
  • Perfect for use as a family or as an individual

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The Essential Lenten Handbook provides everything readers need for a richer experience of the forty days before Easter. Whether one wishes to follow a traditional program of Lenten devotions centered around prayer, a "modern" program that focuses on Scripture readings, a family model that brings loved ones together for a shared spiritual journey, or a unique devotional program, this all-in-one resource is an invaluable reference and the quintessential compact guidebook to all of the basic Lenten practices of Catholicism. 

The Essential Lenten Handbook covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • A short history of Lent
  • Traditional Lenten hymns
  • The penitential nature of Lent
  • Prayers of confession and reconciliation
  • Stations of the Cross
  • A Rule of Life for Lent
  • Lenten prayers to Christ and the Blessed Mother
  • Daily meditations for cycles A, B, and C
  • A glossary of Lenten terms
  • ...and much more!

Perfect for Catholic families, returnees in need of a refresher course, converts learning about the Catholic faith, seekers looking to recharge their lives, and people who are searching for a helping hand through the Lenten season.

 

Dimensions & Specifications

  • ISBN: 9780764805677
  • Author: Compiled by Rev. Thomas M. Santa, CSSR
  • Format: Softcover
  • Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Occasion: Lent / Easter

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Reviews - The Essential Lenten Handbook: A Daily Companion

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(4.75/5 Stars, 40 Ratings) Based on 40 Reviews
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Lent


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Review: This book is amazing! I have never been able to understand the way of lent, which is why I never made it special. But after going over this book, I decided to purchase it. I made a great choice by buying this book. It has helped me understand the true meaning of what it means to walk with God during lent. I really love this!

Guide for "Lent"


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Review: Wonderful, easy to understand guide.

The Essential Lenten Handbook


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Review: It's wonderful

THE ESSENTIAL LENTEN BOOK


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Review: THE BOOK TOOK ME AWHILE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO READ IT, BUT IT IS A HELPFUL GUIDE FOR LENT, BUT I DO READ IT EVERYDAY AND IT ENCOURAGES ME WITH THE UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT LENT IS.

The Essential Lenten Handbook


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Review: I added this to my library and will utilize it more next year but great book!

The Essential Lenten Handbook


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Review: I love this book! It's got everything. I'm having one of the best Lents I've had in years. Can't wait to buy the Advent Handbook.

Great Prayer Book


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Review: This is exactly what I needed for spiritual guidance over Lent. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. I really appreciate that the book is very flexible in the sense that readers can choose what to do/read each day, and each day of the week. It has wonderful prayers, and deep yet simple reflections and guidance for meditations.

The Essentia Lenten Handbook


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Review: I love this book. It is easy to read and very informative. Every thing you need to know about Lent in this book. My husband recently became a Catholic and he finds this book very useful.

A must have


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Review: This was for me a good find as I am always searching for readings to help me through Lent. In past years I have felt that something was missing, I was not doing enough; but this handbook inspires me in my meditations, my prayers. I am very happy to have found it and I think that every practicing catholic should have a copy.

The Essential Lenten Handbook


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Review: What a wonderful resource to aid in my Lenten journey! I gave a copy to the RCIA candidate I'm blessed to sponsor and she's enjoying it too. I have even recommended this book be given as a resource for upcoming RCIA sessions. I love it!!!!

Fits into a busy day


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Review: Readings are perfect to fit in on a busy day. Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Well Written

A must read for Lent


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Review: a great help during Lent.

I would buy this book again and again


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Review: It is just so informative and well written. I have enjoyed reading some of this book every day while preparing for Lent. Now I love that all 3 daily postings for Lent are in this book. I am very happy with it. Best Uses: Older Readers, Reference, Special Needs; Cons: none; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

good content variety


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Review: I like the variety of ways to use this Lenten handbook. This handbook was conceived with that end in mind and gives explanation of different prayerful avenues in which to enrich your lenten spiritual journey. Prayers contained therein.....some modern and some old.....good resource.

The Essential Lenten Handbook


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Review: The above should explain it fully...Essential!

Great for all in your family!


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Review: This book is fantastic for getting ready for Lent and learning more about older practices as well as including your family in devotions during Lent. I highly recommend!! Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written

This book is really ESSENTIAL


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Review: Bought as a gift for my daughter. she loves it and this gem has her looking at Lent in a new way.

love it


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Review: read daily

Excellent Lenten Handbook


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Review: This is an excellent resource for Lent. By using this handbook the Lenten journey can be enriched, preparing us for the Easter miracle. Best Uses: Gift, Reference; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

Very good book; worth the purchase!!


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Review: The Daily meditations in the second half of the book are great! Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Special Needs, Travel Reading, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Easy To Read, Informative

Very helpful aid for lenten season


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Review: Very good reference book for all who "want" to dig a little deeper into the meaning & history of Lent. Found it very helpful. Best Uses: For the Lenten season, Gives me daily contact, Reference, Special Needs; Cons: none; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Daily reader for me, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

the book is great it helps to make lent


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Review: the book is great it helps to make lent more special

This has made me a much stronger person


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Review: I use this book daily - it has helped me develop a closer relationship with God Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Special Needs, Travel Reading; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Engaging characters, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written

Great Lenten Resource


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Review: Used this book with our Bible Study class. Great resource. Best Uses: Reference; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative

Excellent book!!!


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Review: I read it everyday. It has made the Lenten Season come alive to me. Best Uses: Older Readers, Reference; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

Every Catholic should own this book


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Review: This book is great for daily Lenten devotion and can be used from year to year. Best Uses: Yearly Devotion; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read

Makes for good and interesting reading


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Review: I have only just started reading so not able to effectively describe its contents Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Special Needs, Travel Reading, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

I highly recommend this book.


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Review: This book helps me stay focused on my Lenten journey. Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings

Great!


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Review: Informative and a great way to remind us what Lent is all about. Best Uses: Gift, Reference; Describe Yourself: Rarely Read; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

Lenten Helper


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Review: This has helped me follow through with my lenten committment. Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Well Written

A Must Have for Lent and Every Day


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Review: This will be part of my preparation for Easter every year. Beautiful prayers, informative and easy reading. Best Uses: Lenten Daily Guide; Cons: Needs book Marks; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Will use Every Year

A wonderful book to have for Lent!


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Review: This book would be great for classes! Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Easy To Read

The Essential Lenten Handbook -


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Review: This book has really been a wonderful Lenten tool for me. For various reasons I was not able to join a Lenten prayer group from my church, but I can actually do my own using this book and other sources. I am reading each section every day, and I am enjoying the Lenten journey that this book is giving me. Best Uses: Reference; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

A must for Lent


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Review: I wanted to make more time during Lent for reading Scriptures and other spiritual writings. However, I wanted a guide that would give me structure. This book is the answer! Best Uses: Daily devotions; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative

Great spiritual daily companion


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Review: Our parish priest recommended this wonderful daily companion for Lent. I will continue to use it throughout the year, as it contains beautiful prayers and meditations. It's one of the best prayer books I've ever had! I've given it as a gift and will continue to do so. It is a must have for all Catholics. Best Uses: Gift, Spiritual meditations, Travel Reading; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Page-Turner, Well Written

I'm so glad I have this book during Lent


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Review: Helpful book to have in your collection. Best Uses: Reference, Younger Readers; Cons: none; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Easy To Read, Informative

Best Lenten book


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Review: This a wonderful book and I like the various options for usage Best Uses: Gift, Older Readers, Reference, Travel Reading, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Bookworm; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

A great guide for the most Holy Season


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Review: A perfect guide for the proper observation of Lent. Step by step instructions and prayers help you participate more fully in this, the most holy of seasons. Best Uses: Gift, Reference, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Casual Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Easy To Read, Informative, Well Written

Nice lenten book


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Review: Nice reference from year to year for Religious Education teachers and for personal Lenten Reflection. Liguori is a great publisher. Best Uses: Gift, Reference; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative, Well Written

Essential


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Review: Excellent reference for preparation of the Lenten Season. Best Uses: Reference, Younger Readers; Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader; Pros: Deserves Multiple Readings, Informative, Well Written
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