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In Discovering Lectio Divina: Bringing Scripture into Ordinary Life spiritual formation experts James Wilhoit and Evan Howard argue that our ancestors in the faith responded to the special nature of Scripture with special habits of reading. In this step-by-step introduction to the practice of lectio divina, you will learn what it means to read your way into a new and life-changing intimacy with God.
Their simple, easy-to-follow explanation of this ancient practice provides a perfect foundation for you to begin meeting God in his Word as you:
- and contemplate
|Title: Discovering Lectio Divina: Bringing Scripture into Ordinary Life|
By: Evan B. Howard, James C. Wilhoit
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 8 ounces
Stock No: WW835706
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Saints of the past can't seem to say enough about their ecstatic experiences with the words of Scripture. The writer of Psalm 19, for example, can hardly contain himself as he exclaims that God's words and ways have revived his soul, made him wise, brought joy to his heart, given him clarity and correct perspective on his life, and warned him of danger. Why should our experiences of the Bible today fall short of this standard? What are we missing? Spiritual formation experts James Wilhoit and Evan Howard argue that our ancestors in the faith responded to the special nature of Scripture with special habits of reading. In this step-by-step introduction to the practice of lectio divina, you will learn what it means to read your way into a new and life-changing intimacy with God. Their simple, easy-to-follow explanation of this ancient practice provides a perfect foundation for you to begin meeting God in his Word as you:
- and contemplate.
Discover a new experience of God's Word--one that leads you to experience more of God himself.
James Wilhoit is professor of Christian education at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered, coeditor of the Dictionary of Biblical Imagery and, with Leland Ryken, author of Effective Bible Teaching.
Evan Howard is director of the Spirituality Shoppe: An Evangelical Center for the Study of Christian Spirituality, based in Montrose, Colorado. He has served as a pastor and as an adjunct faculty member at Whitworth College. He is also the author of Praying the Scriptures and The Brazos Introduction to Christian Spirituality.
Ph.D., dean, Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality and author of A Practical Guide to Spiritual Reading
Evan Howard and Jim Wilhoit not only give us a manual for lectio divina but, more importantly, offer us a practical spirituality of the Word, steeped in the tradition of our ancestors. By reminding us of Martin Luther's understanding of theology as living Scripture in the midst of our difficulties, they challenge us to give birth to the Word we read and pray. This is the fundamental task of Christian spiritual formation.
-Albert Haase, O.F.M.,
author of Athanasius: The Life of Antony of Egypt, a Paraphrase
A most welcome and welcoming book! Wilhoit and Howard, like trustworthy spiritual directors, invite readers to feast in the house of prayer, in which, they tell us, lectio divina resides. As we read, Jesus disciples, early desert followers of Christ, Reformers, scholars, monks and ordinary Christians join us at the table of God's penetrating, sanctifying Word. Wise and nourishing, Discovering Lectio Divina is for all who seek to grow in faith.
-Susan S. Phillips,
Ph.D, professor of Christian spirituality, New College Berkeley, and author of Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction
"I have read several books on Lectio Divina, and this is by far the best one yet."-- Leslie Ann McKinney, Africanus Journal, April 2013
"In this helpful, practical book, the authors introduce you to lectio divina, a way of approaching Scripture that draws you to God by helping you encounter him and hear him speak to you in life-transforming ways. Their simple, easy-to-follow explanation of this ancient practice provides a perfect foundation for you to begin meeting God in his Word as you read, meditate, pray, and contemplate. Discover a new experience of God?s Word?one that leads you to experience more of God himself."-- Significant Living, November 2012
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