Lent is fast approaching, but there is still plenty of time for you to get a copy of 40 Days of Decrease. You should get one and maybe another copy while you're at it, because there's going to be someone you encounter this Lenten season that you'll want to give a copy to.
40 Days of Decrease is a forty day devotional that uses the text of the gospel of John. Each day includes a commentary on the daily scripture reading, a reflection for you to ponder, a fast for you to try, a history lesson on lent and a space for you to journal your thoughts.
Chole does an excellent job of digging into the gospel of John and pointing out various things in our life that we could use less of. She does not just suggest food, but attitudes of the heart and mind as well.
Overall, the format is varied enough that it can be satisfying for someone just picking up another devotional to add to the pile as well as something a little deeper and thought provoking for the theological crowd. The history lessons bring a unique perspective and the journal space is inviting.
I'm looking forward to journeying through lent with this devotional.
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