Lectio Matters: Before the Burning Bush

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Liturgical Press, Feb 1, 2013 - Religion - 224 pages
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Lectio divina is a way of praying by sustained immersion into a revelatory text. While Scripture is the classic place of encounter with God, the text could also be the book of life or the book of nature.

InLectio Matters, respected spiritual guide Meg Funk accompanies the reader in exploring the various levels of lectio divina as taught by the ancient church writers and by sharing her own long experience. By means of this wisdom both ancient and new, lectio divina can become our burning bush, a real encounter with the living God, in which we take off our sandals and bow our brow to the ground.

 

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Contents

the text of the Book of Jonah
1
the Meaning of the text the symbolic
25
the Moral Voice Heard and Heeded
51
More on How We Get there from Here
91
encountering God the Mystical Voice
172
catechesis on confession
201
select Bibliography
233
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Mary Margaret Funk is a Benedictine nun of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove, Indiana. From 1994 through 2004, she served as executive director of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, which fosters dialogue among monastics of the world's religions. In addition to the volumes of the Matters Series, she is the author of Islam Is: An Experience of Dialogue and Devotion and Into the Depths: A Journey of Loss and Vocation.

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