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The Word Is Very Near You: A Guide to Praying with Scripture

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The Word Is Very Near You: A Guide to Praying with Scripture by Martin L. Smith, an Episcopal monk, is among the most useful and beautifully written books about prayer in print. Its title, taken from Deuteronomy 30:14 ("The word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.") is a relief, a promise, and a challenge. Smith's straightforward ...more
Hardcover, 214 pages
Published October 28th 1989 by Cowley Publications (first published 1989)
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Lee
Jan 27, 2014 Lee rated it liked it
A helpful introduction to various ways of praying with the Bible (Ignatian, lectio divina, etc.). What sets this apart from some books of this kind is that the author develops a rich theological (and particularly trinitarian) basis for understanding prayer before getting down to the "how-to" part. It also includes a wide-ranging selection of biblical passages organized by theme for use in prayer.
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Dec 24, 2013 Jobie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book on Lectio Divina. As a cookbook. Was easy-to-read but is very engaging and enjoyable read.

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