The season of lent is about preparation, so that we can “enter (God’s) gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise” (Ps. 100:4) with the quality of renewed spiritual energy that comes in response to the sacred rhythms of daily observance. Easter celebrates the victory of light over darkness and the reality of the kingdom Christ invites us to explore.
Reaching toward Easter offers a daily devotional pilgrimage through Lent, using the framework of the Gospel of John as a guide. Features include:
- suggested scripture readings for each day
- quoted scripture passages;
- prayers for personal devotions;
- a leader’s guide of weekly group meetings.
Award winning journalist, Derek Maul writes for a variety of magazines, newspapers, and online venues. His work has been featured in several national publications, including Guideposts, Newsweek, USA Today, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Derek divides his time between writing and traveling to speak about the fully engaged Christian life. he lives in Tampa, Florida, with his wife, Rebekah.