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Praying Scripture for a Change
The purpose of Christianity is communion with God, and the language of this communion is prayer. Prayer is the very foundation of the Christian life. Through our dialogue with God, we deepen our relationship with Him and tap into the superabundant source of divine love and life. Yet, for many, prayer can feel like a burden rather than a blessing, like a monologue rather than a dialogue – and, as a result, many miss out on the joy that can only be found through praying.
As St. Augustine notes, “When we pray, we speak to God; when we read Scripture, God speaks to us.” The key to enriching our prayer is learning the language of Christianity, and the most effective way to learn the language of Christianity is an ancient technique known as Lectio Divina (“divine reading”). In this succinct book, Catholic theologian and biblical scholar Dr. Tim Gray walks the reader through the Bible and the wisdom of the saints to reveal the practical steps of this great treasure of our Tradition. Learning the simple steps of Lectio Divina will provide a practical and effective way for you to enhance your prayer life through the power of God’s Word.
In these pages, you will learn:
Deepen your prayer life as you learn the ancient art of lectio divina.
Climbing the ladder to Understanding - Lecto Divina for all of us
Lecto Divina was always one of those terms I heard of in passing but thought was just for monks or religious. I could not have been more wrong.
Dr. Tim Gray opened my eyes and heart to this wonderful and effective prayer technique.This method has been used for many centuries, yet it is a fresh today as God's grace.
Prayer is a conversation but almost always I was the one talking. Listening just to my voice is both monotonous and boring after awhile. I always became discouraged that I didn't get my answer.
This very well written book explains the how and the why of this "secret". Guigo wrote the directions in his metaphorical book called "The Ladder of Monks". It tasks us to read scripture fully and with repetition, meditate, pray and contemplate.These rungs are throughly examined and explained with great clarity.
Dr. Gray explains why scripture needs to be read often and repeated to open up the soil. He Full Review...
Sacred Scripture - More Than Just A Book!
Praying Scripture for a Change is a book describing the method of Lectio Divina.
Great introduction to Lectio Divina
I read another one of Tim Gray's books this year, Walking With God: A Journey Through the Bible, so I knew I was going to get another gem, and I was not disappointed. Hopefully, you're not like me and you have a great prayer life. If you are like me though, then you need all the help you can get! Like others before me, and probably after me, I felt that I always talk to God, but never hear Him answer. Sure I can see answers to prayers (be they yes or no), but I never felt like I was getting a one-on-one response. Arrogant to expect that, I know. Well, this book changed my whole way of thinking about prayer!
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