We are used to making Lent a special time for renewal, but much less has been written on the other seasons of the year. This resource explores the traditions that have shaped each season, the lectionary readings, and the liturgies observed across the ecumenical spectrum.
'full of insights, full of new ways of looking at old issues, full of working suggestions about how spirituality and liturgy can be linked a wonderful read. Melvyn Matthews 'Ross Thompson has written a guide to the spiritual life which links the seasons and how we mark then to how the church celebrates the liturgical year and how we feel our moods and their ups and downs.This is a book that no-one else could have written. Ross has the liturgical year in his bones, and can write engagingly about how we experience the natural cycles in a way that makes sense of what we feel. This is a book that spans disciplines and cultures, and we will all be stimulated by reading it.This is a book that connects our spirituality with how we live, how we experience the ebb and flow of the year and its seasons and how we experience the seasonal celebration culture that is becoming how we do church.' David Stancliffe Bishop of Salisbury