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"With perceptiveness and grace … revitalizes an ancient way of reading the universe. A beautiful reminder that, if only we can slow down enough to see again, the heavens are still reflecting the glory of God."
—Paula Huston, author, By Way of Grace: Moving from Faithfulness to Holiness
"A highly practical resource! As a regular lectio practitioner and group facilitator, I enthusiastically recommend this book for both private and communal use. The applications are rich, creative, and expansive!"
—Wil Hernandez, PhD, spiritual director; author, Henri Nouwen and Spiritual Polarities: A Life of Tension
“Draws on a wealth of experience and knowledge…. Opens rich new possibilities for lectio divina practice. An excellent resource, it will find a permanent place on my shelves and be taken down frequently.”
—Nancy L. Bieber, author, Decision Making and Spiritual Discernment: The Sacred Art of Finding Your Way
“Reveals how one of the central practices of ancient Christian spirituality remains meaningful and relevant for the third millennium. More than a mere introduction to sacred reading—it's a creative and holistic invitation to a deeper spiritual life.”
—Carl McColman, author, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism
“Compellingly invites us to 'wake up' to God’s presence in every moment. Shows how to listen and see all life in a contemplative way, leading to an awareness of the divine shimmering in the nooks and crannies of everyday.”
—Dr. Nancy Copeland Payton, author, Losses of Our Lives: The Sacred Gifts of Renewal in Everyday Loss
“Delve[s] into [lectio’s] historic and linguistic roots, and remind[s] us that a 'shimmering’ phrase may disturb as well as delight us…. Taps the ‘inner monk’ in each of us.”
—Kent Ira Groff, founding mentor, Oasis Ministries; author, What Would I Believe If I Didn’t Believe Anything? and Facing East, Praying West
“A heart-centered engagement with sacred texts and the holiness in all of life—an invitation to the most interesting conversation you will ever have.”
—Margaret D. McGee, author, Haiku—The Sacred Art: A Spiritual Practice in Three Lines