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A lovely book, one I ll return to Michael Casey respects scripture, expects discipline and commitment from readers, understands the desire to go deeper with God Catholic based, but not narrow minded. The art of lectio divina, literally holy reading is a long established practice in the Christian spiritual life, particularly in the various monastic traditions of the Christian Church, both east and west The practice dates to the very beginning of Christianity, though it became intrinsic to the monastic tradition based on the Rule of St Benedict, becoming a daily practice of those within the monastery.The practice of lectio divina has escaped the monastic enclosure and become increasingly popu The art of lectio divina, literally holy reading is a long established practice in the Christian spiritual life, particularly in the various monastic traditions of the Christian Church, both east and west The practice dates to the very beginning of Christianity, though it became intrinsic to the monastic tradition based on the Rule of St Benedict, becoming a daily prac This book is about the traditional Catholic practice of lectio divina reading scripture meditatively in a prayerful spirit I requested it blind from PBS and was a little nervous because sometimes, unfortunately, Catholi Excellent Takes lectio a bit deeper than the intro books. I was looking for some good how to material on the discipline of lectio divina This book did a little bit of that but also laid a good foundation for the practice.My thirst to knowabout this spiritual practice was certainly increased by Casey s writing Although it was perhaps a littleabout history and theory, there was enough practical information to get me started.He is definitely and engaging and thoughtful writer I will be looking to read one of his earlier books, Toward God I was looking for some good how to material on the discipline of lectio divina This book did a little bit of that but also laid a good foundation for the practice.My thirst to knowabout this spiritual practice was certainly increased by Casey s writing Although it was perhaps a little Probably the best book on Lectio Divina for the systematically minded modern person Not to say it does not have its roots in experience, but the way it is written is very straight forward in order to give a person the best overall knowledge of what Lectio is and why it is so important to spiritual growth With that said, it might be good to read it in conjunction with Mariano Magrassi s Praying the Bible An Introduction to Lectio Divina, or if short on time, Masini s short work on Lectio D Probably the best book on Lectio Divina for the systematically minded modern person Not to say it does not have its roots in experience, but the way it is written is very straight forward in order to give a person the best overall knowledge of what Lectio is and why it is so important to spiritual growth With that said, it might be good to read it in conjunction with Mariano Magrassi s Praying the Bible An Introduction to Lectio Divina, or if short on time, A very realistic approach to the topic His down to earth acknowledgement of some of the difficulties one faces as we try to read, study and contemplate using methods from centuries ago.His recognition of the value offered by the desert mystics was reassuring.I found the book to be encouragin Lectio divina is a technique of prayer and a guide to living It is a means of descending to the level of the heart and of finding God vi My ambition is to describe lectio divina in such detail that those living outside monasteries and not in direct contact with the I picked up a copy at a short conference on Lectio Divina at St Mary s Monastery in Petersham, MA This is a book I will turn to again and again for the rest of my life First of all, it s an excellent introduction to the practice of Lectio Divina But what I found really remarkable about it was the depth and wisdom of th Examines The Western Tradition Of Lectio Divina A Spiritual And Prayerful Approach To Reading The Sacred Texts In Order To Help Readers Expand Their Spiritual Approach To Living Paperback