Lent Guide: 40 Days With Godís Creatures
Animals: Tradition - Philosophy - Religion

FROM SARX: For All God's Creatures
February 2021

Lent presents an opportunity for introspection, reflection and recapturing a sense of wonder. What better time to discover how faith in Christ shapes our perceptions of animals and how the Gospel message affects all of Godís creatures?

Go HERE to see THE TRAILER and to DOWNLOAD (at no cost) "The 40 Days With God's Creatures Lent Guide."

Lent guide for animals

During Lent, millions of Christians around the world aim to draw closer to the heart of God and celebrate the redemption of the world in Jesus Christ at Easter.

Lent presents an opportunity for introspection, reflection and recapturing a sense of wonder. What better time to discover how faith in Christ shapes our perceptions of animals and how the Gospel message affects all of Godís creatures?

Bridging the Gap Between Faith and Animals

Whilst the vast majority of Christians love animals and have a passionate concern for their wellbeing, animals are rarely thought of as a faith issue to be addressed in our churches.

We confess faith in Jesus Christ; and we love animals. But we donít usually put the two together. Yet was this divide always present in the Christian tradition? Does the God of the Bible offer good news for humanity alone or for all of His creatures?

Consider Animals Through the Eyes of Faith

Available via a free and easy-to-use app, the 40 Days With Godís Creatures Lent guide offers you the chance to reflect theologically and creatively about animals and animal issues. This interactive, daily guide will take you on an explorative journey, including the use of biblical and theological readings, art, videos, music, photography and poetry.

Tackling a different theme each week, we will identify, critique and move beyond human-centred cultural assumptions about animals towards a deeper, more profound sense of wonder for the other creatures with whom we share this planet with.
- The Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town and Primate of South Africa.

God calls us to full and abundant living as disciples Ė living in partnership and compassion with all of Godís creation. As we re-think our place on the planet and how we share it particularly with other creatures, this resource is timely and welcomed in this season of Lent.Ē
- The Very Revd Karen Lund, Archdeacon of Manchester.

This timely app is superbly conceived. Its varied, imaginative approach will engage our hearts, stretch our minds and enrich our lives as it enables us to explore Godís all-embracing love for all of creation. Lent will be well spent if we are accompanied by this very creative resource.Ē
- The Rt Revd John Pritchard, former Anglican Bishop of Oxford.

Jesus taught us that God cares about every sparrow, every wildflower growing in the field. But too few of us join God in that care. This daily e-resource can help you recalibrate your faith to stop ignoring your fellow creatures so you can join God in loving them, caring for them, and enjoying them in all their glory.Ē
- Dr Brian McLaren, Evangelical Pastor, Speaker and Theologian.

Animal issues, far from being marginal, are integral to Christian discipleship and living a life of justice and compassion towards the whole of creation. I am excited to hear of this unique resource Ė a wonderful opportunity to explore these issues in more depth and to hear from a diverse range of faith perspectives.Ē
- The Revd Steve Chalke MBE, Founder of the Oasis Trust and Senior Baptist Minister at Oasis Church, Waterloo.

Go HERE to see THE TRAILER and to DOWNLOAD (at no cost) "The 40 Days With God's Creatures Lent Guide."


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