I LOVED this Book – Holey, Wholly, Holy, by Kris Camealy – a friend of mine and am truly excited to share this book with you during this Lenten Season.
Here is a brief background – written by the author and a great reminder for us to consider:
“The origin of Lent goes back to the time of the
Apostles, and though the acceptable practices of the Lenten
season have shifted over time, the idea behind the 40 days of
Lent stands firm.”
The significance of the 40 days most commonly reminds us of the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness before the beginning of His short ministry on earth. As the church reflects on Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness, we are called to practice our faith in ways that stretch and bend us beyond what is comfortable.
Many times we consider Lent to be the walk to receive an marking of ashes to show the significance of our short time set aside for sacrifice. The author gives us another side of Lent to consider – Meeting Christ at the altar and allowing Him to give something to us…as He already has.
This book is not a 40 day study of Lent to be followed every day with guidelines and ideas. It is a journey of self-discovery for each individual.
Here are a few Chapter Titles from the Book
Holey, Wholly, Holy , written by Kris Camealy
This quote from the author blazes with beautiful Glory:
“Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner (1 Peter 4:12-13, MSG, emphasis added).
Glory waits, just around the corner.”
While reading through this chapter, I was reminded of our own trials that we call a refining fire, and what God exposed in those moments of falling to our knees.
Here is a quote from the chapter on Atonement – Wear the Robe:
“Grace overtakes a sin-wrecked life and makes us holy.
I wrestled this grace to the ground and I’m thankful to say that
because I lost, I won. After a hard season of refining, where
God repeatedly revealed my broken places, I couldn’t bare the
weight of this undeserved covering. My shame was too great,
as was my pride.
In humility, we must allow Him to drape it over us. No,
we don’t deserve it. We can’t afford it, for the cost is innocent
blood shed for its purchase—and yet it’s ours for the taking.
What glory! What grace!”
Friends – I cannot even share the impact this book will have on your life in every area. It can be read all year long, and used as a journal for the Lenten season, or as a journey to draw you closer to Christ.
I wish that I could give all of you a copy of the best book on The Lenten Season I have ever read!
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Be prepared – This book will change your life. Amen!