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Reading for Lent: Hearers of The Word

Hearers of The Word - Praying and Exploring the Readings for Lent and Holy Week: Year B, by Kieran J O’Mahony OSA

Hearers of The Word - Praying and Exploring the Readings for Lent and Holy Week: Year B

By Kieran J O’Mahony OSA

THE Lent walk towards Easter, the highpoint of the Christian calendar, is best taken in the company of Scripture and the Gospel's eyewitness accounts of Jesus' ministry, crucifixion and resurrection.

A friend to offer guidance and support on the journey can make for a more enriching experience.

That's where Kieran J O'Mahony OSA steps in, with his latest book.

Hearers of The Word - Praying and Exploring the Readings for Lent and Holy Week: Year B - to give it its full title - is a patient and thorough companion on the road to Easter.

O'Mahony, an Augustinian friar and biblical scholar, maps the readings of Lent and Holy Week, drawing together the story of Jesus' final days with accompanying commentary, prayer guides and reflections.

This allows for a multi-dimensional understanding of the Gospel in terms of their historical and theological significance.

Hearers of the Word may be especially helpful to those already involved in Lectio Divina.

O'Mahony will be familiar to many through his involvement in the Tarsus Scripture School initiative, an online service offering a variety of courses and resources, and he is well-known for his popular 'Weekly Notes' email on each week's readings throughout the year.

Hearers of The Word - Praying and Exploring the Readings for Lent and Holy Week: Year B by Kieran J O’Mahony OSA is published by Messenger Publications, £18.95.

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