Hello, friends! It’s a dreary, rainy morning here in Tennessee, where the traffic commute is a little slower, the office chatter is a little quieter, and the coffee machine is working overtime. We have some amazing Lent news to share with you (!!!), but first, a little context…
Following the Church calendar is a priority for us at She Reads Truth, with Advent and Lent anchoring the rhythms of our editorial schedule. Reading God’s Word together—and remembering that for centuries the Church has done the same—helps our heart keep time with the gospel, kinda like those raindrops steadily falling outside our window. We look forward to Lent with expectant hearts, desiring that we as individuals and a community will come to know Jesus more because of it.
The season of Lent is a call to repentance, and God’s call to repentance is a call to life and restoration. That’s why this year for Lent, we’ve chosen to read through the Book of Isaiah together. The vision of Isaiah is epic. It opens with an invitation for all heaven and earth to listen (Isaiah 1:20), and proceeds to call for the restoration of God’s people on a massive scale. The scope of this book covers over sixty years of prophecy, spans the reign of three kings, and foretells the coming Messiah.
Isaiah’s tremendous vision still holds the truth of the gospel for us today. We can trace how God’s prophecies about the coming Messiah are fulfilled in Christ, and we need the prophet’s call to repentance just as dearly as God’s people did in 700 BC.
“You Are Mine: A Study of Isaiah,” a 7-week Lent reading plan, begins February 27 and runs through Easter Sunday.
Of course, there’s a gorgeous study book to go alongside the online reading plan, and we’ve partnered with some amazing women in our community to create a resource that we pray enhances your time in God’s Word. (And not just yours—the whole family’s! Keep reading!)
This study book includes all of the features you have come to know and love from She Reads Truth, plus some you don’t know you love yet! Featuring seven beautifully photographed recipes by Against All Grain‘s Danielle Walker and gorgeous paintings by artist Emily Jeffords, this book aims to give the inherently beautiful gospel the aesthetic beauty it deserves.
Also! We’re more than thrilled to announce the launch of our second Kids Read Truth resource—Kids Matching Cards: Isaiah’s Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus. Have fun learning how Isaiah shared God’s plan hundreds of years before it happened! With colorful illustrations and multiple ways to play, this 32-card set is appropriate for kids of all ages, and we pray it sparks meaningful, gospel-centered conversation.
Preorders for Lent 2017 She Reads Truth study books, He Reads Truth legacy books, and Kids Read Truth matching cards are now open. All Lent orders will begin shipping February 13.
And, if you love a good deal like we do, consider bundling our family of Lent resources and saving. We offer a family bundle, as well as an option for single moms and dads—y’all matter so much to us! Thank you for reading Truth with your kids!
ALSO SUPER IMPORTANT: Now thru 1/20, enjoy free domestic shipping on all Lent orders. Find yours at ShopSheReadsTruth.com.