Lectio Divina--The Sacred Art: Transforming Words & Images into Heart-Centered Prayer
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Nurture your inner monk & surrender to the natural grace & rhythm of your hearts deepest longings.
The whole world is, in fact, a text of sacred revelation. All experience has the potential to be revelatory, and God is singing one unending song seducing each of our hearts. So the call is to listen, to attune to the words God utters in the world.
from the Afterword
Break open this ancient contemplative practice of listening deeply for Gods voice in sacred texts. Drawing on her own experience as a monk in the world, Christine Valters Paintner introduces the foundations for a practice of lectio divina. She closely examines each of the four movements of lectio divina as well as the rhythm they create when practiced as a process. She then invites you to expand your practice beyond traditional sacred texts to a sacred reading of the world through image, sound, nature, and life experience.
Whether you want to start a contemplative prayer practice or deepen your experience of lectio divina in new ways, you are invited to savor the gifts lectio divina has to offer your heart and spirit.
- SkyLight Paths Publishing, April 2011
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