Passion of Jesus the focus of new book for Lent

A series of evocative and thought provoking meditations based on the events of Jesus’ last week of earthly life, make up a newly published book by a member of our clergy. 

‘The People of the Passion’ is written by the Revd Alison Askew and is available to buy from Amazon and the Ripon Cathedral bookshop. 

Particularly appropriate to use individually or as part of a group during Lent, each reflection found in the book is followed by a set of questions for personal prayer and discussion.

Author of ‘The People of the Passion’, Alison Askew (pictured), said, “What would it have been like to have been caught up in the drama of Jesus' passion as a participant or observer? How do the events of Holy Week impact on us now?

“I hope this book will prove inspiring and challenging for both individuals and church groups.

“All the royalties from the sale of the book are being given to support the struggling Christian community of Bethlehem.

“In spite of all the problems faced by Christians in Bethlehem, they demonstrate a remarkable faith, joy and love of God and remain a source of inspiration for those of us who know them.”

The Rt Revd James Bell, formerly Bishop of Ripon, when reviewing the book said, “With these insightful yet easy to read reflections accompanied by some really searching questions, Alison offers us a moving and challenging invitation to think again about what and who is involved in the passion of Christ and to ask ourselves about the implications for the pursuit of the Christian faith today.”

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