This book's idea of spending each day of Lent relating it to a physical church in Rome was well done and a unique way to experience a Lenten devotion.
Up to this point I, like a typical Catholic, would have focused my Lenten devotion on the daily readings, the Stations of the Cross, the Seven Last Words, and so on. This book reminds us that the 'corporate' Church also includes the dimension of pilgrims and martyrs and their legacy in our Lenten journey.
The book includes numerous threads of discussion from Pope JP2 and Pope Benedict XVI in the daily meditations on each station church, as well as interesting details on the architecture and history of the sites. It provides a beneficial reminder that the Church as Body of Christ has withstood much in the way of trials over the centuries since Calvary, and that salvation history includes a physical dimension that one can visit, in addition to the Word and Tradition that we all know and (hopefully) love.
There are some color pictures of the sites, but the majority of the shots are monochrome. This is my only disappointment with the book. I assume that to publish the work using all color pictures would have driven the cost up too much.
All in all, a very good conservative, orthodox book for those Catholics wanting a structured and unique way to live their Lenten devotion.