I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.
And, to make a right beginning of repentance, and as a mark of our mortal nature, let us now kneel before the Lord, our maker and redeemer.
Scot McKnight, Fasting: The Ancient Practices
Aaron Damiani, The Good of Giving Up: Discovering the Freedom of Lent
Scot McKnight, 40 Days Living the Jesus Creed
Walter Brueggemann, A Way Other than our Own: Devotions for Lent
Trevor Hudson, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days