40 Days of Decrease (Paperback)
A Different Kind of Hunger. a Different Kind of Fast.
Thomas Nelson, 9780718076603, 272pp.
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
What if you fasted regret?
What if your friends fasted comparison?
What if your generation fasted escapism?
What if your community fasted spectatorship?Such heart-fasts could trigger a spiritual revolution
Via readings, refection questions, daily fasts, ancient quotes, and more, this is the dream of 40 Days of Decrease: A Different Kind of Hunger. A Different Kind of Fast.
Every day offers a meaningful consideration of Jesus' journey and then invites readers into a daily fast of heart-clutter, the stuff that sticks to our souls and weighs us down.
You can begin your forty-day journey any time of the year, but you may find it especially meaningful as a Lenten preparation to live in awe of Jesus' resurrection.Each daily, 1000-word entry will include
- a devotional based on Jesus' cross-ward life;
- a reflection question to guide journaling or group discussion;
- a heart fast to inspire a tangible response;
- a thought-provoking Lenten quote;
- an optional sidebar into the historical development of Lent.
- a suggested reading that takes you from John 12 to John 21
- journaling space for reflection
In the same way self cannot satisfy self no matter how long it feasts, self cannot starve self no matter how long it fasts. Decrease--like increase--is only holy when its destination is love.
We thin our lives to thicken our communion with God.Dare to live awed by Christ's resurrection
Intuitive, prophetic, and profoundly inspiring, calling forth a revolution of soul health, stirring our passion to know Jesus more."
--DARLENE ZSCHECH, Composer, Worship Leader, Pastor, and Speaker
"God has sounded a clear chor d of revelation through Alicia Chole. God uses her to lovingly guide the reader into recognizing His presence, purpose, and power in times of necessary loss."
--DR. CLAUDE R. ALEXANDER, JR., Lead Pastor of The Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC