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Wild Lent

Kevin Mayhew

Product Code: 1501572

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Discover Gods Creation


Discovering God Through Creation


Wild Lent will change how we all experience and think about Lent. How? Simple! Instead of a nice cosy room, coffee, biscuits and lots of discussion about the meaning of Lent, you’ll be wrapping up warm and heading off into the wilds! It’s time to get up close and personal with creation and make a shadow clock, have a sunrise breakfast walk, go on a giant egg hunt, hug a tree, walk barefoot . . . and share God’s creation with others.

The activities in Wild Lent include:

• Things to do when it’s sunny
• Things to do when it’s raining
• Things to do with others
• Short and easy things to make and do
• Even shorter and easier things to do
• Things to do in the early morning
• Things to do on the move

Rachel Summers is a Forest School Practitioner and runs Curious Wilds, which provides forest school sessions.

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Product Code1501572
NameWild Lent
SupplierKevin Mayhew
AuthorRachel Summers
ISBN9781848679351
Short DescriptionDiscover Gods Creation
Pack Size1
Size250mm x 175mm
Count128 Pages
CoverPaperback
Date Published15 Nov 2017
Lead Time2 weeks (approx.) if out of stock
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A great reminder to slow down. Review by K. Penton
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I popped this book in my son's Christmas stocking, in an attempt to drag him away from his Xbox. He's 12 and I was a little worried he might think it was too young for him. However, I stumbled upon him reading it a week or 2 after Christmas and the other day I asked him what he'd like to do on his afternoon off from school. His reply was, 'Something from that book.' I am holding myself back from saying, 'But it's not Lent yet!' I guess we're starting Lent early this year.
The activities are lovely, and thought-provoking in themselves, but they are hugely enriched by Rachel Summer's observations and thoughts on our spiritual journey. I think I will benefit from doing them too; slowing down and praying to God, in actions, meditations and communion with my son and not just my usual clumsy words. (Posted on 07/02/2018)
'Wild Lent' is full of brilliant ideas for things to do - and ways to ... Review by Amazon User
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'Wild Lent' is full of brilliant ideas for things to do - and ways to be - with the natural world at a time of year when our instincts, both physical and spiritual, can often tend towards staying inside, avoiding the elements, and prioritising self-denial over self-examination (a common misunderstanding, I think, of what this part of the Christian calendar is supposed to be about).

The author's faith is clearly living, curious, celebratory - and immensely practical. You really don't need to share it to connect with what she is saying about the joy, wonder, healing and growth that can be found through regular, mindful (and more often than not, playful) interaction with nature. She's a qualified Forest School practitioner, and the suggestions in her book include things to do alone and with others; when it's rainy or fine; with kids or without. And the accompanying, thoughtful and subtle narrative about who we are, how we treat ourselves and others, and what it means to be made of the same stuff as the stars in the sky and the roots of the trees, is equally powerful with or without a divine creator in the equation. (Posted on 07/02/2018)
Put your wellies on, wrap up warm and give it a go! Review by Mark Berry, Community Mission Mobiliser, Church Mission Society
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Lent is a key time in the Christian calendar and indeed, the seasons of the planet. It’s a time when we re-evaluate, after the celebrations and indulgences of the Christmas season; we reconnect again with an earth in waiting. It’s a time when things can appear dark, with the year’s hopes and plans looming in front of us, as yet unrealised. This book does not hide from the struggles of the season. On the contrary, it faces them head-on, but in a way which is full of hope, action and fun! It is full of activities and reflections that are not just for children but which clearly grow from a deep understanding of the young. Put your wellies on, wrap up warm and give it a go! (Posted on 17/11/2017)
This book makes it deliciously possible, through clearly described actions which we both end up learning from. Review by Rebecca Tully
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It's not easy to be in the moment with my kid – with the many other distractions for both of us. This book makes it deliciously possible, through clearly described actions which we both end up learning from. Connections are made with each other and nature! (Posted on 17/11/2017)
There is so much joy and thoughtfulness in these pages Review by Gail Doggett, Mum of two boys, aged 2 and 5
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There is so much joy and thoughtfulness in these pages.This book provides a wonderful incentive for people of all ages to get out into nature and deepen their connection with the natural world. (Posted on 17/11/2017)
What a book! Jam-packed full of activities and ideas. Review by Faye Williams, Forest School Practitioner
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What a book! Jam-packed full of activities and ideas. Whether you want to briefly dip your little toe into nature, or completely immerse yourself into our wild world by jumping right in, cannonball style, there is something to make everyone learn, remember and smile. (Posted on 17/11/2017)
Take the time to engage with these activities to help you reconnect with the natural world Review by Nikki McKnight, a Forest School Practitioner from WildTree Learning
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Lent is a time for us all to reconnect with the divine and this book will be a great tool to help you do that. Take the time to engage with these activities to help you reconnect with the natural world around and deepen your faith in the glorious creator who has made our world a wonderful place to be. (Posted on 17/11/2017)

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Rachel lives in a vicarage in East London with her husband, their five kids, and a veritable menagerie of pets. She loves her corner of the urban wild and the fact that within a few minutes she can be surrounded by the multicultural busyness of the market.


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