What are you reading for Lent? Usually I try to select one or two suitable books, in addition to the Bible. St. Augustine’s Confessions and T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets are old standards for me; almost every Lent I read at least one of them. (This year it will be Eliot again, I think). Last year I read Brother Lawrence, and found it good but not great.
Should I re-read a classic like The Cloud of Unknowing? (It has been over five years since my last look at it.) Should I try something new? Over the past year I have been slowly reading a very rich book called Ages of the Spiritual Life by Paul Evdokimov, an Orthodox writer, and perhaps I should just continue with it. I have also thought of Kierkegaard’s shorter works, such as his Edifying Discourses. But I am not sure.
And so I ask again: what are you reading? Any suggestions for me?