"This is a very handy and attractive paperback which... is a treasure trove of quotations from patristic and monastic traditions of prayer, the word of God, the spiritual journey. The insights of tradition ripple over the reader like living water: 'Reading and prayer in their alternation render the soul pure and strong, spurred on, as it were, by desire for God' (Basil). 'The Spirit inhabits Scripture as a light which causes the grace of God's Light to be set free' (Gregory of Nyssa). 'The Bible is but a cloud beyond which shines the sun of the living Word' (Alan of Lille)... Because of its many excellent ingredients, this book has positive uses as background reading for a study course or as enrichment for those who are already practicing lectio. But it could confuse a beginner." --Jerome Kodell, O.S.B.,, Subiaco Abbey in The American Benedictine Review, June 1999
"Lectio Divina is a much needed, concise, resource for both laypersons and scholars. Here is a book that provides original sources and contexts that ground the reader in the rich tradition of Christian spirituality. Lectio Divina is appropriate for both individual and groups undertaking the prayerful reading / listening to Scripture. I recommend it highly." --Karl A. Schultz, Director of Genesis Personal Development Center, Pittsburgh.