9781594733000

Lectio Divina--the Sacred Art : Transforming Words and Images into Heart-Centered Prayer

  • ISBN 13:

    9781594733000

  • ISBN 10:

    1594733007

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 05/27/2011
  • Publisher: Jewish Lights Pub

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Summary

Lectio divina, which means sacred reading, is an ancient contemplative practice of listening deeply to the voice of God in sacred texts. In recent years there has been a reclaiming of the riches of contemplative prayer forms of Western traditions. Through the practice of lectio divina you become present to each moment in a heart-centered way. Gradually, the practice of lectio expands your capacity to sense God¿s presence until all of life becomes a cascade of prayer. Drawing on her own experience as a monk in the world, Christine Valters Paintner breaks open the movements of this spiritual practice. She makes them accessible to the contemporary reader who longs for a more pervasive experience of the holy in the everyday but lives far away from the sanctuary of a monastery. She includes simple, engaging and meaningful prayer experiences that include: ¿ A simple, heart-centered practice to connect with the infinite Source of compassion already dwelling within you for those times when you long to cultivate more kindness toward yourself ¿ A series of contemplative practices to reclaim the lost art of savoring, to listen to what is stirring deeply within your heart and to receive the gifts of silence ¿ Expanding lectio divina beyond scriptural texts to include visual art, music, nature and life experience ¿ Suggestions for group experiences and times of retreat

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