Writing in the Margins: Connecting with God on the Pages of Your Bible

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Abingdon Press, 2013 - Religion - 146 pages
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No other time-honored spiritual practice is as immediate, raw, and engaged with Scripture as writing--responding to God--in the margins of the Bible. Composers like Bach to theologians like Barth, botanists and saints--all have written their thoughts directly in their Bibles. In doing so they engaged their fullest selves with our most significant text.

Some people have lived with Scripture all their lives and yet feel estranged from it. This book inspires a new encounter with "the living Word"--and jump-starts a deep, creative, and hands-on approach to reading Scripture.

As you sit, with pencil, pen, crayon, or marker in hand and Bible in lap, at whatever edges of life you are living within, now that invitation is yours. The creative practice of writing in the margins creates a divine conversation that transforms and guides. Meet God in the margins. Let God shape your character from the living interaction on the pages of your Bible.

Writing in the Margins is a book about making connections on the pages of your Bible--and introduces a devotional and scriptural path of engagement that is life-changing.

 

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Contents

Foreword
1
Sacred Edges
7
Love Letters
17
Facing the Margins of Our Lives
28
Laying Out the Golden Ratio of Page Design
38
A God Who Writes in the Margins
45
Marginalia and Memos Scholia and Scribbles
55
Practicing Scriptural Disciplines
101
Living in the Margins
108
Marginal Writing in a Digital Age
119
Writing To Set Things Right
127
Bibliography
144
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Lisa Nichols Hickman is a pastor at New Wilmington Presbyterian Church, author of Writing in the Margins: Connecting with God on the Pages of Your Bible and adjunct teacher at Westminster College in the Religion Department. She writes regularly for Faith and Leadership online magazine as well as its "Call and Response" blog. Recent articles appearnbsp;in The Huffington Post, in The New Castle News and in The Pittsburgh Post Gazette. She lives in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.

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