Sensing God

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Think of all the senses you use when you pick up a Bible. What do you see? What do you smell? What do you touch? Reading scripture attentively is more than a matter of sight. Most of us have been taught to think about God in visual terms, yet the very subject matter of scripture—our relationship with the fullness of God—makes irresistible demands upon all of our senses if we are to begin to understand anything about God. In these meditations on stories from the New Testament, Roger Ferlo shows us how to read the ...

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Sensing God: Reading Scripture with All of Our Senses

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Overview

Think of all the senses you use when you pick up a Bible. What do you see? What do you smell? What do you touch? Reading scripture attentively is more than a matter of sight. Most of us have been taught to think about God in visual terms, yet the very subject matter of scripture—our relationship with the fullness of God—makes irresistible demands upon all of our senses if we are to begin to understand anything about God. In these meditations on stories from the New Testament, Roger Ferlo shows us how to read the Bible in a “full-bodied” way, with all the senses attuned. For just as a printed recipe cannot substitute for a mouth-watering feast, so the Bible must be brought to life through the senses. Its stories must be seen, heard, touched, smelled, and tasted. Only then, Ferlo believes, can we truly begin to encounter in our lives the Word of God to us in scripture. Sensing God is one of our series of Cowley Cloister Books: smaller format, gift edition books designed for meditative and devotional reading.

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Editorial Reviews

Theology Today
Because Ferlo wears his erudition as gracefully as he writes, laity and clergy alike can embrace Sensing God.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561012022
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/25/2001
  • Series: Cloister Bks.
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,247,919
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

ROGER FERLO is the rector of the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in New York City, the author of Opening the Bible in the The New Church's Teaching Series, and a popular teacher of scripture.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Sensing Scripture Chapter 2 The Smell of God Chapter 3 The Taste of God Chapter 4 The Touch of God Chapter 5 The Sound and Sight of God

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