This powerful Lenten prayer book from the Apostleship of Prayer, "the pope's prayer group," engages and inspires readers with the Church's daily scripture readings from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, introducing Catholics and other Christians to the traditional spiritual devotion known as lectio divina, or "sacred reading," in a new way. Lent is a season of solemn repentance that leads to the most important celebration of the Catholic Church year, the Resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday. The Apostleship of Prayer--an international Jesuit prayer ministry--leads you through the season in an accessible, six-step process that will help create moments of serenity during your busy day so you can listen to God's Word, prayerfully respond, and easily explore ways the gospel reading can be applied to your daily life. Sacred Reading for Lent 2017 is inspired by Ignatian spirituality and guides you through the Church's daily gospel readings as well as readings for solemnities and feast days, asking you to know that God is present; read the gospel; notice what you think and feel; pray for yourself and others; listen to Jesus; and ask God to show you how to live today. This book series is a catalyst for an intimate encounter with Christ through reading, reflecting, praying, and responding to the Word of God in a way that is both familiar and fresh. It is a perfect, affordable resource for parish distribution.