Every year for the past five or so, I have selected a book as a simple offering to the congregations of this diocese to read together, and to perhaps share in a larger conversation about during Lent. These have been well received. Sometimes, communities have simply done this “in house” and not shared with the larger conversation, some have read it alone, all of that is just fine. We will offer a larger conversation for those who want to be part. In the video below I share my selection for this Lent, The Dave Test: : A Raw Look at Real Faith in Hard Times by the Rev. Frederick Schmidt, and more about it. We have also put together, on the diocesan website, some of the other suggestions for books that came in as well as other Lenten resources in general.