Nick Fawcett's 3 'Light' Collections - Lent, Easter and Holy Week meditations for school and church

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3 new collections of Lent, Holy Week and Easter meditations from Nick Fawcett give you 240 first-person accounts of Jesus’ life, crucifixion, death and resurrection helping you lead group studies, church services and school assemblies into the meaning and relevance of Lent.

Nick Fawcett’s 2012 Lent, Easter an Holy Week resources give you three well presented collections of themed, engaging and culturally relevant meditations to support the spiritual growth and enrichment of your group, church or school, and everyone taking part.

Nick Fawcett, writer of more than 100 worship resource books and devotional studies, collects and revises the best of Lent, Holy Week and Easter meditations into 3 new collections suited to small group study, or school and church worship.

Each new collection contains 70 - 100 meditations based around the personalities of the Bible, Gospels and Passion narrative. Every meditation consists of the complete, relevant Bible text, a first person monologue and a short, direct prayer that springs straight from the narrative.

All 3 books contain original and revised material from Nick Fawcett’s popular and successful previous titles including ‘No Ordinary Man 1 and 2’ and ‘A Most Amazing Man 1,2 and 3’. Collecting 240 Lent and Easter studies into these 3 books provides a concise, comprehensive and practical worship resource:

  • Light Shines: 100 Meditations for Lent
  • Light in the Darkness: 70 Meditations for Holy Week
  • Light of Life: 70 Meditations for Easter

In each title, Nick gets into the mind and motivation of named and anonymous players in the drama of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. The disciple Peter, the woman caught in adultery, Nicodemus, some of the Old Testament prophets and even the devil are just some of the characters who have their say.

Each meditation makes entertaining and enlightening reading and, with very little effort, excellent monologues for performance to school or church. The collection offers a creative resource for you, as a teacher or church leader, to widen the inclusiveness of assemblies and corporate worship.

Performed or read as monologues, school drama departments and individuals can present Nick Fawcett’s interpretations as engaging first hand accounts of the Bible events. His simple, short prayers link the imaginative meditations into personal, real life applications of the Bible for today.

The three collections together form a complete series covering Jesus’ Life and work in ‘Light Shines’, followed by his passion and death in ‘Light in the Darkness’ and finally his resurrection, ascension and Pentecost in ‘Light of Life’.

In large format books and clear print, the books are both attractive and practical. Easy to hold and easy to read on a desk or lectern the three collections are practical resources for public reading and worship. Making them even more usable, each 'Light' collection includes an alphabetic index to the key themes, personalities and Bible references.

The meditations of ‘Light Shines’ are collected together under the themed headings:Testing and Temptation

  • Grace and Mercy
  • Costly Commitment
  • Examining Ourselves
  • Faith and Works
  • Time and Space for God
  • New Beginnings
  • Jesus Transfigured
  • Mothering Sunday

The meditations of ‘Light in the Darkness’ are collected together under the themed headings:Palm Sunday

  • Monday of Holy Week
  • Tuesday of Holy Week
  • Wednesday of Holy Week
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Eve

The meditations of ‘Light of Life’ are collected together under the themed headings:

  • Easter
  • Ascension Day
  • Pentecost
  • Trinity Sunday

Author snapshot: Nick Fawcett

A Baptist minister for 13 years, Nick Fawcett’s wide experience includes 3 years as chaplain with the international Christian service charity, Toc H. Committing to full time writing and working as a freelance editor and proof-reader, Nick has written and published over 100 books including his popular ‘No Ordinary Stories’ resources for reflective worship from the parables, and ‘No Ordinary Man’ reflective worship on the person of Jesus.

Specialising in contemplative studies and worship guides, his other titles include ‘Lighten Our Path’ an Advent course, ‘Prayers of Preparation’ and ‘Getting It Across’, 100 talks for all-age worship.

Nick Fawcett lives in Wellington, Somerset with his wife and two children. Despite battling with myeloma and bone marrow cancer, he continues to work as author and editor. His many interests include chess, bridge, walking, ornithology and gardening. He supports the local football team, Tiverton Town, and his home side of Southend from the county of his birth.

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The 3 ‘Light’ Collections: Meditations for Lent , Holy Week and Easter - by Nick Fawcett

The 3 ‘Light’ Collections - by Nick Fawcett: what are they?

  • 70-100 short mediations of imagined, first-hand accounts given by key players in the drama of Jesus’ life, works, death resurrection and beyond.
  • For your personal devotions, as themes for small group study or resources for church or school worship or a basis for performed monologues.
  • Complete with relevant Bible texts, thought provoking prayers and practical guidelines for group study and discussion.

The ‘Light’ Collections - by Nick Fawcett - why should I buy them?

  • As a huge resource of engaging material for your study group or to lead school assembly or church worship.
  • To help you interpret and explain the motivations, hopes and fears of  those involved in the Life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
  • To explore the significance and relevance of Bible accounts and themes to everyday life in the modern world.  

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The three ‘Light’ collections are first person narratives distilled from other books by Nick Fawcett. Putting yourself in the shoes of a person directly involved in the events of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection is one way to understand their feeling s and motives and ours.

  • Which gospel personality can you most identify with, and how do their actions and reactions help you to understand your own spiritual journey?
  • Have you ever tried to express this in writing or performing your own version of their character, If you had been him or her what would you have done differently?

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24th January

January 24th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison

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