Conversing with God in Scripture: A Contemporary Approach to Lectio Divina

The Word Among Us Press
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Is it really possible to enter into a genuine conversation with God? Christians throughout the ages have done so using the ancient practice of lectio divina, or spiritual reading. In this practical and inspirational book, Stephen Binz shows how we can read and reflect on Scripture in ways that enable us to hear God speaking to us in our thoughts and hearts. He explains how to converse with God in prayer, which will lead to contemplation and life-changing action. with a clarity that all will welcome, Binz explains the elements, characteristics, and benefits of lectio divina. This book is suitable for those in faith-sharing and Bible study groups. 
  •  Seven examples from biblical passages show readers how to use lectio divina. 
  •  Questions for reflection and discussion follow each chapter.   •  Valuable for all, from beginners to those experienced at prayer.
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About the author

Stephen J. Binz is a Catholic biblical scholar, a popular speaker, and the author of more than twenty books on the Bible, including the new series, Threshold Bible Study. An enthusiastic proponent of Scripture study in the church for over two decades, Binz has studied at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has led numerous pilgrimages to biblical lands. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.



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Publisher
The Word Among Us Press
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Published on
Feb 1, 2008
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Pages
152
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ISBN
9781593254094
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Christian Life / Prayer
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This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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In an exceptional combination of an ancient form of Scripture study with historical, theological, and biblical perspectives on the Creed, Stephen Binz leads us on an incredible journey of enlightenment and appreciation.

The Creed, proclaimed in Christian initiation and eucharistic liturgy, professes the faith of the ancient church. Discover how and why we proclaim belief in God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and in the church as one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. Explore how the Scriptures formed the Creed and how the Creed continues to guide our interpretation of Scripture.

Lectio Divina, the ancient practice of Scripture immersion, is at the heart of this process. Combined with the tradition and scholarship of the Church, it explores complex topics with sequential steps of study, meditation, and internalization. Specifically, every chapter leads you forward through a sequence of:

Listening – Reading Scripture with expectancy, trusting that God will speak His Word to us through itUnderstanding – Seeking to comprehend the meaning of the text, encountering God there and being changed by that encounterReflecting – Linking the truth of the Scriptures to the experience of faith in the world in which we livePraying – A dialogue with God: we listen to God, then we respond in prayerActing – After prayerfully listening to God through a passage of Scripture, we should be inspired to make a difference in the way we live

The Lectio Divina Bible Study series is suitable for parish, small group, or individual use.

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