When you were baptized you identified yourself with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. You “died” to the practice of sin when you repented, made up your mind to live for God and were “raised up to walk in newness of life.” Risen! You are a new creature embarking on a new journey. The activities for the next forty days are to get you started on that wonderful journey.
Most of the sections of this book are brief considerations of much larger subjects. People have written entire books on prayer, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, heaven, hope, temptation, judgment, and so on. The daily readings in this book, however, will serve as valuable introductions for new Christians to the larger subjects.