2024 Lenten Study
God’s Own Country
ABM’s 2024 Lenten Study
First Nations leaders and clergy from the Anglican Church, generously offer theological insights and personal reflections that help us to hear the VOICE of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of faith.
Based on the Seven Days of Creation and with stunningly beautiful paintings by the Rev’d Aunty Robyn Davis, ‘God’s Own Country’ is an essential, life-giving and challenging study.
In our struggle to become an authentically Australian church, what better resource could we turn to than the voices of leaders who draw on vibrant Christian faith and a 60,000 year old understanding of God’s relationship with the land and people of the country we call Australia.
We hope every Anglican parish and person will study with First Nations leaders during Lent 2024, learning from and loving God through the gracious lens of Indigenous people of faith.
Dig your fingers in to the soil of ‘God’s Own Country' and discover more about the God we love and serve.
Available to pre-order soon!
The price of each copy remains at $12, with postage at $12, regardless of whether you buy one copy or 100!
You can pre-order your copies now from www.intothedesert.org.
“ABM-A has once again given us some great resources for Lent…. I found the imaginative reflections on the gospel passages really powerful. The reflections gave me new insights into the experience people had with the life-giving love of Jesus, and I am sure the discussion starters will lead to rich conversation. I commend the Imaginary Doorway as part of your Lenten journey and I am grateful to ABM-A for its provision.”
Archbishop Geoff Smith, The Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia and Archbishop of Adelaide.
"This study is a grace filled embodiment of the Gospel of love and inclusion. The exquisite artwork offers a profound partnership with the text, carrying us deep into the heart of God. Whether this study is for group use or for private devotions through the Season of Lent, be prepared to be touched and changed - for the better."
Bishop Denise Ferguson
"Complimenting Vanessa’s evocative images, Steve takes the gift of human imagination seriously, inviting us to experience scripture in a new way - with the authentic potential for new revelation. ABM studies encourage the people of God in their faithful reflection and strengthen their capacity to turn reflection into action for justice.”
Archdeacon Sophie Relf-Christopher
"A wonderful gift to the Australian church… Steve brings these stories of encounters with Jesus vividly alive with his sharp and engaging prose, and Vanessa likewise with her striking artwork. The result is a uniquely Australian Lenten series that is evocative and provocative, creative and thoughtful, engaging and down-to-earth. I recommend them highly for those seeking to reconnect with Jesus' life and practice of inclusion and generosity."