The Word in the Wilderness

The Word in the Wilderness A Poem a Day for Lent and Easter

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For every day from Shrove Tuesday to Easter Day, the bestselling poet Malcolm Guite chooses a favourite poem from across the Christian spiritual and English literary traditions and offers incisive seasonal reflections on it. 

Lent is a time to reorient ourselves, clarify our minds, slow down, recover from distraction and focus on the values of God's kingdom. Poetry, with its power to awaken the mind, is an ideal companion for such a time. This collection enables us to turn aside from everyday routine and experience moments of transfigured vision as we journey through the desert landscape of Lent and find refreshment along the way.

Following each poem with a helpful prose reflection, Malcolm Guite has selected from classical and contemporary poets, from Dante, John Donne and George Herbert to Seamus Heaney, Rowan Williams and Gillian Clarke, and his own acclaimed poetry.

Book information

ISBN: 9781848256781
Publisher: Hymns Ancient & Modern
Imprint: Canterbury Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.00803823
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvi, 192
Weight: 234g
Height: 216mm
Width: 136mm
Spine width: 16mm