Provoking Thoughts

A Collection of Scriptures, Meditations and Prayers

“The ache of the human heart has always been to be made whole. The thrust of the Christian hope is that it can only come to that wholeness by being connected in a personal  relationship with God, through Christ. This book is intentionally written as perhaps one more avenue toward deepening, strengthening, and for some, maybe birthing such a  relationship.”
– From the Introduction of Provoking Thoughts

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What People Are Saying

“Although it is technically a book for Lent, Provoking Thoughts is a life-saver for any season where we want to personally experience the life-changing love and grace we can only  receive through God and his son Jesus. It miraculously helps us hear in the clearest voice, ‘Be still, and know that I am God.’”
– Micheal Flaherty, Co-Founder, Walden Media, President, Good Thief Productions, and Producer of The Chronicles of Narnia, Amazing Grace and The Giver

“One definition of ‘provoke’ is to inflame, and that is just what this beautifully written book of Lenten meditations does. It sets the love of God ablaze in our hearts, tilting us toward disciplined devotion on the way to Holy Week and Victory Sunday at Easter morn.”
– Timothy George, Founding Dean, Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and General Editor, Reformation Commentary on Scripture

“It takes a gifted writer to inspire and challenge, to encourage and confront, all at the same time. Dr. Levenson does just that with his Lenten devotional. Provoking Thoughts engages the mind, touches the heart, and draws us into a closer relationship with God, through our Savior Jesus Christ.”
– Rob Pearigen, President, Millsaps College