Church of the Good Shepherd

The Anglo-Catholic Parish of the Episcopal Diocese Of Upper South Carolina

ECW’s Book for Lent

The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Book Club will discuss Lent in Plain Sight by Jill J. Duffield in March. All women at Good Shepherd are encouraged to drop by and participate in the discussion. No need to RSVP. No need to read the book. Please come join us!

Lent In Plain Sight book cover

God is often at work through the ordinary: ordinary people, ordinary objects, ordinary grace. Through the ordinary, God communicates epiphanies, salvation, revelation, and reconciliation. It is through the mundane that we hear God’s quiet voice.

In this devotion for the season of Lent, Jill J. Duffield draws readers’ attention to ten ordinary objects that Jesus would have encountered on his way to Jerusalem: dust, bread, the cross, coins, shoes, oil, coats, towels, thorns, and stones. In each object, readers will find meaning in the biblical account of Jesus’ final days. Each week, readers encounter a new object to consider through Scripture, prayer, and reflection. From Ash Wednesday to Easter, Lent in Plain Sight reminds Christians to open themselves to the kingdom of God.

"Lenten journeys are not meant to be solitary excursions into self but a long walk with good companions along the way of the cross. Like prayer itself, the journey is hard, and we need help to sustain us along the way. Jill Duffield is one such good companion and faithful guide whose prayers and devotions, centered on the commonplace, draw the reader more deeply into the uncommon grace of Lent's mysterious gifts. Read this book, and you will find the gospel in ordinary bread that becomes, for the pilgrim, the bread of life." —Thomas Currie III, professor emeritus of theology, Union Presbyterian Seminary, and author of The Joy of Ministry

Jill J. Duffield is editor of The Presbyterian Outlook. She holds a Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a concentration in preaching. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Copies of Lent in Plain Sight are available for sale in the parish hall.

Discussion Schedule (9:15am – 10:30 am in the education building)

March 8, 2020Chapters: Week One to Easter Sunday

Upcoming books:

Katharina and Martin Luther: The Radical Marriage of a Runaway Nun and a Renegade Monk by Michelle DeRusha
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Angels on Earth: Inspiring Real-Life Stories of Fate, Friendship, and the Power of Kindness by Laura Schroff
From Fire, By Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith by Sohrab Ahmari

Contact   Church office at 779-2960 or email to for more information.