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Giving It Up for Lent—Leader Guide: Bible Study, Drama, Discussion Paperback – November 19, 2013
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About the Author
Linda Bonney Olin is a veteran leader of Bible studies and Sunday school programs for adults and children. Her writing ministry has produced a wealth of dramas, songs, sermons, puppet plays, and church programs for special occasions. Her poems, devotions, and Bible study materials have appeared in literary and devotional magazines, anthologies, and online publications. Learn more at www.LindaBonneyOlin.com.
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As the scene unfolds the characters talk about things they gave up for Lent, most of which were self-serving. The drama exposes that in a poignant way and makes people realize we should actually be serving others sacrificially, not just serving ourselves and pretending it is sacrifice. In the second act the characters report on how living sacrificially for five weeks was life changing. It is easy to relate to their experiences and see how our own lives can be improved if we live for others during Lent, and during the rest of the year too.
Something I was not expecting in a drama presentation was the suggested Bible studies that went along with the drama. A discussion guide that includes scriptures and great questions helps the learners realize this could be more than just a drama; it can be an ongoing learning experience. I thought that was a great bonus to the book.
I highly recommend this resource to any church looking for a way to help a group think through Lent in a fresh new way, but be careful, it might change your life!
I was even curious about her surnames that read as Bonney Olin. Linda stunned me with her reply from being an American, "“My family name was Bonney. I married a man whose family name is Olin. I chose to use my maiden name as my middle name. Casually, I'm called Linda Olin in my community, but I have always used my full name for business and artistic purposes to honor my parents.” Now how many of the Americans will probably agree with her perspective, I really am not sure. But what Linda follows in her personal life is essentially enveloped by her strong spiritual learning. Thus was shaped this book, "Giving It Up For Lent."
In a world of much disharmony Linda's book is indeed a spell of serenity. In a world that is being constantly injured by conflicts, wars, and riots of matrimonial discord Linda's book proves to be of immense support. I strongly recommend this book to one and all, especially to those humans who would love to live in pristine peace, as the author has urged, "It’s a very unpredictable path, but a very rewarding one.” Thank you so much, Linda!