40 Days of Decrease: A Different Kind of Hunger. A Different Kind of Fast. Read Online Free - What if you fasted regret?
What if your friends fasted comparison?
What if your generation fasted escapism?
What if your community fasted spectatorship?
Such heart-fasts could trigger a spiritual revolution!
Via readings, refection questions, daily fasts, ancient quotes, and more, this is the dream of 40 Days of Decrease: A Different Kind of Hunger. A Different Kind of Fast.
Every day offers a meaningful consideration of Jesus’ journey and then invites readers into a daily fast of heart-clutter, the stuff that sticks to our souls and weighs us down.
You can begin your forty-day journey any time of the year, but you may find it especially meaningful as a Lenten preparation to live in awe of Jesus’ resurrection.
Each daily, 1000-word entry will include
a devotional based on Jesus’ cross-ward life;
a reflection question to guide journaling or group discussion;
a heart fast to inspire a tangible response;
a thought-provoking Lenten quote;
an optional sidebar into the historical development of Lent.
a suggested reading that takes you from John 12 to John 21
journaling space for reflection
In the same way self cannot satisfy self no matter how long it feasts, self cannot starve self no matter how long it fasts. Decrease—like increase—is only holy when its destination is love.
We thin our lives to thicken our communion with God.
Dare to live awed by Christ’s resurrection!
Intuitive, prophetic, and profoundly inspiring, calling forth a revolution of soul health, stirring our passion to know Jesus more.”
—DARLENE ZSCHECH, Composer, Worship Leader, Pastor, and Speaker
“God has sounded a clear chor d of revelation through Alicia Chole. God uses her to lovingly guide the reader into recognizing His presence, purpose, and power in times of necessary loss.”
—DR. CLAUDE R. ALEXANDER, JR., Lead Pastor of The Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC
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February 08, 2016
About the Book:
We ache deep within to meaningfully honor Christ’s resurrection. Yet, in practice, this focal point in the liturgical calendar is often a celebration of public holiday more than it is of humanity’s hope. At day’s end, we fall asleep well-fed and perhaps even grateful, yet still som...
March 26, 2016
Ann Voskamp introduced me to the notion of using Lent to fast a different aspect of life each day. She provided a verse to meditate on and a prayer to pray. Alicia Britt Chole has provided a devotional that provides more detail as one walks through the season of Lent and follows Jesus' steps. In...
January 19, 2016
In an era when society tells us to accumulate more, whether its possessions, self-confidence, or clout, Chole wants us to practice the spiritual discipline of decrease. This is a Lenten devotional unlike any I've read before.
Through an experience of surgery and loss of strength, Chole realized c...
March 27, 2016
For Lent 2016 I used this book to guide what I call my "Lent warm up." I wasn't practicing Lent as much as I was/am warming up to the idea of practicing it. See, I'm not about the whole fast from something for 40 days only to gorge on it Easter Sunday and no difference has been made in my life or...
February 06, 2016
Like the advent season leading up to Christmas, Lent is the season leading up to Easter. A quick Google search explains that
"Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means "s...
January 27, 2016
What if Lent wasn't meant to be just a period of duty-bound deprivation? What if it could be a season of preparation, where a time of renunciation helps set our soul right and readys it for Resurrection fullness?
It is Alicia's conviction that we need to recover this second view of the Lent, and t...
May 04, 2017
A fresh 40 day Lenten devotion that makes you aware of areas where the worldly values has taken over your life and left your spirit weary and thirsting for refreshment. Fasting, or letting go of, things like success, escapism, spectatorship, judgement, and 36 other qualities makes for a deep soul...
February 17, 2018
You’ve probably heard a lot about living a simpler life. In this book, Alicia Britt Chole develops that idea in an unexpected way.
This is a deep, rich book, meant to be sipped slowly. Here’s a quote to give you a taste:
"Faith, in general, is less about the sacrifice of stuff and more about the su...
May 18, 2017
This is an incredibly thought-provoking and spiritually challenging Lenten devotional. You could go through it at any point in the year, but it is truly special in the days leading up to the celebration of Easter. As I have been celebrating Easter throughout my entire life, I particularly appreci...
September 07, 2017
This is one of those books that requires pre-reading and some planning to actually implement her suggested fasts. The forty days does not have to be limited to the season of Lent as the meditations and fasts are appropriate for any time one feels called to a period of spiritual reflection and ren...