Thursday, April 02, 2009


I frequently talk to people who read the Bible, but readily admit, they don't know how to read the Bible. They affirm they need to, but simply struggle with where to start or how to begin. Reading ends up being a chore, a check-list, an endeavor without much life transforming fruit.

Scripture, in-tandem with the Spirit of God, possesses the power to transform our very whole being.

Recently, I picked up Eugene Peterson's Solo: An Uncommon Devotional. It's quite different than any devotional I've seen. It's developed around the ancient practice of engaging Scripture known as Lectio Divina. It consists of a passage of Scripture (from the Message rendering of Scripture) followed by applicable ways to engage that particular passage via lectio divina (READ, THINK, PRAY, LIVE).

If you've found yourself in a route or perhaps looking for (needing) a fresh approach to engaging Scripture, this could be an excellent option. You will definately find yourself engaging the Story of Scripture in personal and transformative ways.

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