Each session contains enough material for a 90-minute study and includes: Guidelines for group study, with full background notes for leaders. * Interactive activities, including questions for discussion and multi-media ideas. * A wide range of suggestions for Lenten prayer and meditation. * A challenge to practical action. Course sessions: 1. Living Well: introducing the Beatitudes 2. Living openly: Matthew 5.3-4 3. Living purposefully: Matthew 5.5-6 4. Living lovingly: Matthew 5.7-8 5. Living differently: Matthew 5.9-10 and summary of the course
'A welcome return and repackaging of a book that was used
successfully by many churches as a Lent Course a few years ago ...
There is a very practical and detailed introduction designed to
guide the course leader and, as someone who worked through it with
a small group, ... I can recommend it with confidence.' -- Tim
'The content is easily understandable, clearly laid out, and would be a wise study for anyone looking to explore the heart of the Beautitudes ... Each session is mapped out time-wise, making this a good choice for potentially new groups with first-time leaders looking for a bit of structure and guidance.'
'This is an excellent resource, creative and thoughtful, a useful source of prayers, quotes and ideas. I expect it to work well with small groups looking for a challenge and hope to try it with my own homegroup during Lent.' -- April McIntyre
"Spread over five sessions, each includes helpful preparation, an easy-to-follow-plan, and concludes with striking prayers...This impressive course is multi-media, setting out various learning strategies, encouraging the use of music, inspiring objects, images, literature and films." -- David Wilbourne * Church Times *