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Too Deep for Words: Rediscovering Lectio Divina
     

Too Deep for Words: Rediscovering Lectio Divina

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by Thelma Hall
 

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ISBN-10: 0809129590

ISBN-13: 9780809129591

Pub. Date: 12/28/1988

Publisher: Paulist Press

"Sister Thelma Hall is a skilled guide--never intrusive, always gentle and respectful of where we are, and filled with common sense and a touch of the glitter of grace". Dr. Doris Donnelly, Center for Spiritually, Note Dame, Indiana

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"Sister Thelma Hall is a skilled guide--never intrusive, always gentle and respectful of where we are, and filled with common sense and a touch of the glitter of grace". Dr. Doris Donnelly, Center for Spiritually, Note Dame, Indiana

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ISBN-13:
9780809129591
Publisher:
Paulist Press
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Pages:
110
Sales rank:
222,705
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.34(d)

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Too Deep for Words: Rediscovering Lectio Divina 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The clarity and simplicity of this little book (the main text is only 56 pp., followed by a list of 500 biblical passages suitable for lectio divina, arranged around 50 themes) make it one of the best explanations of contemplative spirituality and its place in the overall Christian life that I've seen. Hall's focus on the scriptures and on Jesus, her way of placing contemplative experience in the midst of a life of discipleship, and her strong emphasis on God's initiative as opposed to our efforts or 'achievements' in prayer, make her ideas accessible to Protestant as well as Catholic readers. If you are looking for a book to introduce contemplative spirituality in general, or lectio divina in particular, to people unfamiliar with it, this is an excellent choice.
NitaOH More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this book from the library as it was assigned as part of Spiritual Formation Program in which I'm enrolled. I knew after reading the first chapter I'd have to buy it. Hall's writing is clear and evocative. She communicates very effectively the what, why and how of Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading)- a long-standing tradition in the Church. But more than that, her own deep love for it is contagious and makes the reader really want to enter into a relationship with God that truly is "too deep for words."
BGNJ98 More than 1 year ago
Simplifies a wonderful prayer practice in a marvelous way
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a short yet complete book that is well written and easy to understand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago