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Meeting God in Scripture: A Hands-On Guide to Lectio Divina

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Jesus is speaking to us here and now.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 8th 2016 by IVP Books
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J. Bill
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
As someone who grew up Evangelical, I learned an early appreciation (even if not complete understanding) of the Bible. That appreciation continues to this day as I consider that, while it’s no longer the source of easy spiritual answers that some of my Sunday school teachers taught, it is a useful tool “for training in righteousness.” Which is why I am happy to have read Meeting God in Scripture: A Hands-On Guide to Lectio Divina.

Jan Johnson’s book invites us to go deeper into the Bible in a way
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Michele Morin
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sacred Reading -- Hands On


Lectio divina, the practice of “sacred reading,” brings to mind images of flickering candles and meditative silences broken only by the turn of a page or the scratch of a pen on paper. The flickering candle I can manage, but my dining room table “command post” is where just about any kind of reading happens at my house, making it no less sacred, of course, but incorporating more interruptions, perhaps, than would be ideal. Maybe this is why I found the framework provide
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Richard Lewis
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jan Johnson’s, "Meeting God in Scripture" is a book that I will leave on my bedside table.  Each time I pick it up, I find myself coming back to the same passages until the passages are done speaking to  me.  Only then do I know it is time to move on.

“One colleague urged me to write this book to provide “training wheels” to help people move into Scripture meditation.”  In Meeting God in Scripture Jan shares how to practice Lectio Divina.  “There are four traditional steps in lectio divina—Read (
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I was so sad today when I turned the page and realized that I had finished this book. I love Lectio Divina and having a book guide me through it was delightful. I loved the little notes and questions. I just wish there was a sequel.
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Jan Johnson is an author (20 books), speaker, college prof and spiritual director. She lives in Simi Valley, CA.