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High demand for Lenten study

Orders pour in for homegrown Lenten study series drawing on Matthew's Gospel.

Taonga News  |  18 Dec 2013  |

Discipleship has never been an easy option. Neither is it the preserve of ministry professionals.

It’s a lifelong vocation for all the baptised, and we all need regular encouragement in order to stay the course.  

A new resource drawing many spiritual and intellectual insights from Matthew’s Gospel has just come off the press for Lent next year – and copies are flying out the door already.

Called Being Disciples: Through Lent with Matthew, it’s a six-part study series written by Peter Carrell (Director of Theology House in Christchurch) and Lynda Patterson (Dean of ChristChurch Cathedral).

The six illustrated studies are:

• The joy and terror of being called (Matthew 4:18-22)

• Disciples in crisis (Matthew 8:23-27)

• Disciples in mission (Matthew 10:37-42)

• When the going gets tough (Matthew 11:28-30)

• Disciples in community (Matthew 18:10-22)

• Disciples in the making (Matthew 28:16-20)

This booklet contains useful questions for discussion and is ideal for both group and individual study.

It builds on last year's sellout study co-written by the same authors, The Praying Life: Through Lent with Luke.

A pre-publication sample of the new booklet can be seen at

Order now – because the initial press run is already heavily subscribed. Cost is $6 a copy.

Contact Chris Church at or phone 03 341-3399.