Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lenten Readings from Me-Ville: Heads Up

Lent is coming! A church near where I live is reading through my book Deliver Us from Me-Ville as part of its Lenten observance. It actually seems like a pretty good resource for Lent, if I do say so myself: during Lent we take a long, slow look at ourselves and invite Jesus to guide us from ourselves to his cross and then on a life journey of discipleship. Really--you can make it work.

Anyhoo, this church has created a reading plan for the book, which the pastor graciously shared with me, so that I might share it with you. It'll also be posted to the Facebook group, if that's your preferred venue. But I'll also be posting a quote from the book here every day during Lent, with the kind permission of my publisher, to serve as a sort of checkpoint for you as you make your way through your Lenten observance. Tell your friends--make it communal or something!

Daily Reading Plan
Week 1: The High Cost of Living in Me-Ville
 Day 1 Pages 15-19 Feb. 23
 Day 2 Pages 19-23 Feb. 24
 Day 3 Pages 25-30 Feb. 25
 Day 4 Pages 30-37 Feb. 26
 Day 5 Pages 37-41 Feb. 27
 Day 6 Day off Feb. 28
 Day 7 Day off Mar. 1

Week 2: Jesus Visits Us in Me-Ville
 Day 8 Pages 43-47 Mar. 2
 Day 9 Pages 47-52 Mar. 3
 Day 10 Pages 52-57 Mar. 4
 Day 11 Pages 58-63 Mar. 5
 Day 12 Pages 63-67 Mar. 6
 Day 13 Day off Mar. 7
 Day 14 Day off Mar. 8

Week 3: Jesus Displaces Us
 Day 15 Pages 69-75 Mar. 9
 Day 16 Pages 75-78 Mar. 10
 Day 16 Pages 78-82 Mar. 11
 Day 18 Pages 82-87 Mar. 12
 Day 19 Day off Mar. 13
 Day 20 Day off Mar. 14
 Day 21 Day off Mar. 15

Week 4: Jesus Delivers Us
 Day 22 Pages 89-93 Mar. 16
 Day 23 Pages 93-99 Mar. 17
 Day 24 Pages 99-102 Mar. 18
 Day 25 Pages 103-105 Mar. 19
 Day 26 Pages 105-113 Mar. 20
 Day 27 Day off Mar. 21
 Day 28 Day off Mar. 22

Week 5: Jesus Binds Us Together
 Day 29 Pages 115-121 Mar. 23
 Day 30 Pages 121-124 Mar. 24
 Day 31 Pages 125-127 Mar. 25
 Day 32 Pages 127-133 Mar. 26
 Day 33 Pages 122-138 Mar. 27
 Day 34 Day off Mar. 28
 Day 35 Day off Mar. 29

Week 6: Getting in the Way of Jesus
 Day 36 Pages 13-144 Mar. 30
 Day 37 Pages 144-151 Mar. 31
 Day 38 Pages 151-157 Apr. 1
 Day 39 Pages 157-161 Apr. 2
 Day 40 Pages 162-164 Apr. 3
 Day 41 Pages 165-171 Apr. 4
 Day 42 You’re done! Or are you…? Apr. 5

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

David: You said

Lent is coming! A church near where I live is reading through my book Deliver Us from Me-Ville as part of its Lenten observance.

Are you sure it isn't Lenten penance? (That's cruel, but it is too funny to pass up.)

Only an uncle Pete could be so mean.

David A. Zimmerman said...

It took me till just now to get the joke. Nice slow burn. It's clear to me now that I'm losing my wit.