Lectio Divina: From God's Word to Our Lives

Discussion around the bestseller The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher has led many people to want to know about monastic principles This book by the modern monastic prior Enzo Bianchi of the Bose Community in Switzerland explores lectio divia, which is a principle practiced in many monastic houses today The Bible is ancient, enigmatic, and from a culture vastly diffeDiscussion around the bestseller The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher has led many people to want to know about monastic principles This book by the modern monastic prior Enzo Bianchi of the Bose Community in Switzerland explores lectio divia, which is a principle practiced in many monastic houses today The Bible is ancient, enigmatic, and from a culture vastly different from our own That s why most of us find it hard to read So how can we understand its importance in the church, and how can it enrich our lives Central to lectio divina is the conviction that to read the Bible faithfully and prayerfully is to learn an ancient art by entering into dialogue with the God who speaks to each of us through the biblical page Enzo Bianchi touches on the essentials of the history of lectio, from the brilliant thinker Origen in the third century to the development of historical criticism in the modern era He explains how to do lectio and how to understand and implement its four moments lectio, meditatio, oratio, contemplatio This is not simply a book about how to approach the Bible, because Scripture ultimately wants to lead us beyond itself, to the truth and mystery of Christ that can never be captured fully in the written word.
Lectio Divina From God s Word to Our Lives Discussion around the bestseller The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher has led many people to want to know about monastic principles This book by the modern monastic prior Enzo Bianchi of the Bose Communi

  • Title: Lectio Divina: From God's Word to Our Lives
  • Author: Enzo Bianchi Rowan Williams
  • ISBN: 9781612616421
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. When I first picked up a book from Enzo Bianchi, I had no idea who he was. As the founder and prior of the Bose Community (a lay monastic community in the Benedictine tradition) and as consultor of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (appointed by Pope Francis in 2014), he is a major voice in monastic and Christian spirituality. Lectio Divina: From God's Word to Our Lives is now the third book I have read from him (and the third book translated to English and published by Paracl [...]

    2. “Wait a minute, ” I interrupted. “Read that again. Is that really in Deuteronomy?”My husband and I are reading through the Bible this year — together and out loud. Aside from the challenge of actually being in the same room (or the same vehicle) at the same time for this daily discipline and delight, we are both finding that reading the text out loud is affecting the details that we notice and deepening our understanding of the passage. We hear the repetition and the rhythm of recurrin [...]

    3. My love of scripture drew me to this book about the ancient practice that is having a resurgence in our times. I am speaking of Lectio Divina, which is a beautiful spiritual reading and praying of scripture. I am new to this practice so I wanted to read this book right away when I read the subtitle “From God’s Words to Our Lives. The original version was written in Italian in 2008. Now I have the privilege of previewing this new English translation. According to Origen (a third century churc [...]

    4. An invitation into lectio divina, the reading of the Scriptures.The author encourages a reconsideration and acceptance of the Origenist fourfold way of interpreting Scripture (literal, allegorical, moral/tropological, and analogical); writes much about encouraging the reading of Scripture both individually but especially communally; and commends lectio divina and its four steps: lectio, meditatio, oratio, and contemplatio. In this perspective one moves through the objective attempt to understand [...]

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