This year I make like Lewis and read Dorothy Sayer's "The Man Born to be King" for Holy Week. If it's good enough for Jack, it's immensely good for me. To supplement, I'm re-reading G. K. Chesterton's "Manalive." I've never done this particular pairing before. Reading a dramatization of scripture while laughing at the antics of Chesterton's "holy fool" living and re-living life is wonderfully refreshing.
I want to give a quote or two from both books. In Sayer's play cycle I'm currently on the sixth, "The Feast of Tabernacles."
HECKLER: Now we know you are a madman. Abraham is dead, and the prophets are dead -- and now you say that if a man keeps your saying he shall never taste death. What monstrous claim is this? Who or what do you think you are?
JESUS: If I tell you who I am, it is not to honour myself. My honour comes from my Father -- from Him whom you call your God. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it and was glad. HECKLER: You are not yet fifty years old -- and have you seen Abraham?
JESUS: Indeed and indeed I tell you -- before Abraham was, I AM.
And another exerpt...