From the Back Cover
A NEW WAY TO READ THE BIBLE. Reading the Bible is something with which most of us are familiar. Some even do it regularly. But do we really think about how we read and respond to Scripture? How deeply do we allow ourselves to be impacted by it? Contemplative Bible reading (or lectio divina, as it is often called) is an ancient method of approaching Scripture. Consisting of four parts, this method begins with the selected biblical passage and moves to meditating, praying, and contemplating what God is revealing through the Bible. Many of us tend to think of meditation as something done individually, but reflecting on Scripture in a small group invites us to act and encourages us to share with others how God is calling us to respond. Contemplative Bible Reading examines this spiritual discipline and invites you to approach the Scripture in a new and challenging way. By exploring different passages and learning to hear God's voice in them, this guide will help you meditate and act on the truth of the Bible.
About the Author
RICHARD PEACE, Ph.D., holds the Robert Boyd Munger Chair as professor of evangelism and church renewal at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books, including the LEARNING TO LOVE series (NavPress).