|Publication Date: 19 Jan 2012|
|Publisher: SPCK Publishing|
|Page Count: 224|
|Author: Christine Valters Paintner|
|ISBN-13: 9780281067114, 9780281067121|
Lectio Divina - The Sacred Art
Transforming Words & Images Into Heart-Centered Prayer
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-centred 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.