During Lent, millions of Christians around the world aim to draw closer to the heart of God and celebrate the redemption of the world in Jesus Christ at Easter.
Lent presents an opportunity for introspection, reflection and recapturing a sense of wonder. What better time to discover how faith in Christ shapes our perceptions of animals and how the Gospel message affects all of God’s creatures?
Bridging the Gap Between Faith and Animals
Whilst the vast majority of Christians love animals and have a passionate concern for their wellbeing, animals are rarely thought of as a faith issue to be addressed in our churches.
We confess faith in Jesus Christ; and we love animals. But we don’t usually put the two together. Yet was this divide always present in the Christian tradition? Does the God of the Bible offer good news for humanity alone or for all of His creatures?
Consider Animals Through the Eyes of Faith
Available via a free and easy-to-use app, the 40 Days With God’s Creatures Lent guide offers you the chance to reflect theologically and creatively about animals and animal issues. This interactive, daily guide will take you on an explorative journey, including the use of biblical and theological readings, art, videos, music, photography and poetry.
Tackling a different theme each week, we will identify, critique and move beyond human-centred cultural assumptions about animals towards a deeper, more profound sense of wonder for the other creatures with whom we share this planet with.
Watch the Video Trailer
The timing of this Lenten series is apt, helping us to explore what it means to preach the Good news to the whole of Creation.”
The Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town and Primate of South Africa.
God calls us to full and abundant living as disciples – living in partnership and compassion with all of God’s creation. As we re-think our place on the planet and how we share it particularly with other creatures, this resource is timely and welcomed in this season of Lent.”
The Very Revd Karen Lund, Archdeacon of Manchester.
This timely app is superbly conceived. Its varied, imaginative approach will engage our hearts, stretch our minds and enrich our lives as it enables us to explore God’s all-embracing love for all of creation. Lent will be well spent if we are accompanied by this very creative resource.”
The Rt Revd John Pritchard, former Anglican Bishop of Oxford.
Jesus taught us that God cares about every sparrow, every wildflower growing in the field. But too few of us join God in that care. This daily e-resource can help you recalibrate your faith to stop ignoring your fellow creatures so you can join God in loving them, caring for them, and enjoying them in all their glory.”
Dr Brian McLaren, Evangelical Pastor, Speaker and Theologian.
Animal issues, far from being marginal, are integral to Christian discipleship and living a life of justice and compassion towards the whole of creation. I am excited to hear of this unique resource – a wonderful opportunity to explore these issues in more depth and to hear from a diverse range of faith perspectives.”
The Revd Steve Chalke MBE, Founder of the Oasis Trust and Senior Baptist Minister at Oasis Church, Waterloo.
Begin Your Journey Today!
The 40 Days With God’s Creatures Lent guide is built for and best viewed on your mobile device. Download for free:
The app can also be viewed through a web browser: www.40dayswithgodscreatures.org
Download and Share the Brochure
Explore further and help spread news of the 40 Days With God’s Creatures Lent guide by downloading and sharing the Lent Guide Brochure: