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 these pages, you will learn:
How God speaks directly to each of us in His Word.
How to overcome the obstacles to a consistent and fruitful prayer life.
Why the fourfold method of lectio divina leads us directly into the heart of contemplative prayer.
Strategies for reading, and praying, the Bible fruitfully.
What Christian meditation is and how it differs from non-Christian approaches.
How everyone, not just saints and mystics, can truly reach mystical union with God.
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 Gods Word.
Tim Gray, Ph.D. is the president of the Augustine Institute, and a professor of Scripture at St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver. He holds a Ph.D. in biblical studies from Catholic University of America. Dr. Gray is the author of several books, has filmed numerous series for EWTN. and partnered with Jeff Cavins in developing The Great Adventure Bible Study Series.
If youre looking to learn how to get the most out of PRAYER, this book is INDISPENSABLE.
"Whoever reads this wonderful little book will put to rest any thoughts that lectio divina is only for mystics, saints or scholars. Tim Gray shows in clear, practical steps how anyone who desires to can learn to read Scripture in conversation with the living God. This book shows the wisdom that can only come from long personal experience in praying with Scripture and teaching others to do so. I highly recommend it."
Dr. Mary Healy
Professor of Scripture
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
"Dr. Tim Gray has done us all an invaluable service by making the riches of Lectio Divina available to the ordinary reader of Scripture. He is a master vintner who squeezes the grapes of the sacred page and helps us drink of the rich wine of Gods revelation."
Mark P. Shea
Author: Mary, Mother of the Son