Pope Benedict is a brilliant theologian and scholar, but first he is a pastor, and this is evident in every meditation in this collection. A strong advocate of lectio divina, the prayerful reading of the scriptures, Pope Benedict shows us how much nourishment and inspiration we can derive from meditating on the Word of God. This book is a collection of meditations taken from Pope Benedict's homilys.
With the growing interest in lectio divina, Pope Benedict's book is a timely and helpful one. He doesn't just encourage us along this sacred way, he takes us with him on the journey, inviting us to meditate with him on the scriptures.