Alternative 40 Day Guide for Lent
A series of 40-day guides and other resources for Lent and Easter are offered by Simple Livign Works! the successor to Alternatives for Simple Living. The guides contains daily thoughts from Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday for individuals, families and other small groups.
The text of all the Lenten guides is available in on-line at
"Ten Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Easter" is available at Archives >> 10 Tips.
In the spirit of it's most widely read resource - "Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?" for Advent and Christmas - Alternatives has issued a collection of materials for Lent and Easter called "Who's Risen from the Dead, Anyway?" It contains six sets of reflections on the Gospel lessons for Lent and Easter (covering all three liturgical cycles), each with activities. Also, Passover and Easter Seders and a generous variety of bulletin inserts, posters and 40-day guides.
The entire collection, plus over 1000+ pages of other resources, is available at SimpleLivignWorks.org >> Arhives or on one CD-ROM, "Simply the Best: Over 30 years of Alternatives."
"The Vision of Simpler Living: Alternatives' Video Collection" on DVD contains both "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Break Forth into Joy: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle."
Other resources produced by Alternatives include: "Wedding Alternatives," a guide to planning out-of-the-ordinary celebrations and "Treasury of Celebrations," which helps create celebrations that truly reflect your values and don't cost the Earth. It comes in English (with a supplement) and Spanish free of charge at SimpleLivingWorks.org >> Archives.
"Simple Living 101," a Toolbook for activists shy or bold, has a companion audio CD, "Living Simply and Loving It!"
"Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes & Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice" comes online and CD-ROM. The collection "Sing Justice! Do Justice!" contains new hymns appropriate for Lent and Easter.
Simple Living Works! is an all-volunteer organization that carries on the mission of Alternatives -- "equipping people of faith to challenge consumerism, live justly, and celebrate responsibly."
Editors: For more information, contact Gerald Iversen.
* If you would like to REPRINT any Lenten guide, do so under the Creative Commons attribution, non-commercial, share-and-share-alike license.
NOTE: All Alternatives' current media releases and hundreds of inspiring articles are now available on our web site for easy downloading! Visit SimpleLivingWorks.org. Click Archives >> Articles, or About Us >> News.
This page last updated 2 October 2013 (originally 22 January 2004)
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