Mark Price reminds us that the cold, gray part of life, which is death, is as inevitable as the season of winter. No one can skip by it and go straight to spring and the resurrection—because this journey travels through the valley of the shadow of death.
The witness of the Gospels reminds us to recognize that both the Christ who dies and the Christ who is raised is the Christ we are called to follow. The season of Lent is the time to practice walking in that way. The good news is that the way of Christ is the way of death that leads to life.
Following the Way offers the opportunity and challenge to follow the way of Christ by studying the Revised Common Lectionary scripture readings for Lent, Year C. A leader’s guide written by Nan Duerling is included in this study book. It contains Bible background and suggestions for group activities allowing more flexibility for leading the study. It gives help to leaders for Sunday school or other small groups.