In this book the prolific Megan McKenna gives us some poignant meditations designed to stir our souls and activate our consciences. Looking at the scriptural readings for each of the 40 days of Lent, she challenges us to become reconcilers, peacemakers, and ambassadors for Christ.

McKenna notes: "Lent is about encouraging and giving fresh heart to those around us, strengthening the bonds of community, reminding everyone that no one resists evil alone." Among those she uses to shake us up are Daniel Berrigan, Oscar Romero, Dorothy Day, and Allan Boesak. These readings emphasize how the shadow of the cross falls upon our times as does the glory of the resurrection.