Two new books for the season of Lent

‘Holy Solitude’ and ‘The Journey to Jerusalem’ invite reflection and imagination

Westminster John Knox release

LOUISVILLE — Two new resources for Lent are now available from Westminster John Knox Press. Holy Solitude: Lenten Reflections with Saints, Hermits, Prophets, and Rebels by Heidi Haverkamp and The Journey to Jerusalem: A Story of Jesus’ Last Days by John Pritchard provide a fresh perspective for the season, allowing you to reflect and connect in a new way.

Holy Solitude invites readers to practice solitude as a way to love God, self, and neighbor better, not only through prayer and silence but through fasting and speaking truth to power. This daily devotional offers many different mentors of solitude, from Hagar to Antony the Great to Julian of Norwich to Howard Thurman. Each week of Lent addresses an aspect of solitude as a spiritual discipline, helping the reader make a sort of progression through solitude as silence, struggle, journey, hospitality and resistance.

The Journey to Jerusalem brings the Scriptures to life by utilizing what John Pritchard calls “informed imagination” to illustrate what might have been the thoughts and feelings of the characters traveling with Jesus to Jerusalem.


Holy Solitude and The Journey to Jerusalem are available for purchase through Westminster John Knox Press and other major retailers.

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