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Download Sacred Reading The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina doc ✓ 160 pages ´ insolpro ò ❰Reading❯ ➿ Sacred Reading The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina Author Michael Casey – Insolpro.co.uk Examines the Western tradition of lectio divina a spiritual and prayerfu216 spiritual and prayerful approach to reading the sacred texts in or 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 monasteryThe practice of lectio divina has escaped the monastic enclosure and become increasingly popular among many Christian seekers who in particular wish to become intimately aware of God speaking to them through the Scriptures Though by no means limited to the holy reading of the biblical texts the deliberate meditative and slow reading of the bible is all but identifiable with lectio divinaThis book by the Cistercian monk Michael Casey is a book for those practitioners of lectio divina who have been practising this art form for a while yet who are looking to develop and refine their practice This book assumes that the reader is already practising lectio divina and is familiar with the basics of the practice It is therefore not a book for beginnersReflecting on his own practice over many years Casey helps the practitioner of lectio divina with some advice in a number of spheres with a particular focus on how to persevere in times of difficulty and how to go that little bit deeper into the practice in order to hear God truly speak Highlighting a few of the pitfalls that might come their way although without insisting that they will occur Casey gently encourages the readers of this book to continue with this wonderful means of allowing God to speak to themFor anyone who regularly undertakes lectio divina this book is a must read

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Der to help readers expand their spiritual approach to livingPaperback 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 agoHis recognition of the value offered by the desert mystics was reassuringI found the book to be encouraging at my novice level in these pursuits

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Sacred Reading The Ancient Art of Lectio DivinaExamines the Western tradition of lectio divina a The Ancient Kindle # 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 the author coming through almost leaping off the page I'm not accustomed to being around older spiritually mature men and women of faith and Michael Casey's ability to situate the practice of Lectio Divina in an ecclesiastical spiritual and theological context is the sort of reading that fills that void