Lectio Divina - The Sacred Art Paperback

Transforming Words& Images into Heart-centered Prayer

by Christine Valters Paintner;

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Lectio Divina - The Sacred Art

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"Lectio divina, which means sacred reading, is an ancient contemplative practice of listening deeply to the voice of God in sacred texts. In recent years there has been a reclaiming of the riches of contemplative prayer forms of Western traditions. Through the practice of lectio divina you become present to each moment in a heart-centered way. Gradually, the practice of lectio expands your capacity to sense God's presence until all of life becomes a cascade of prayer.

Drawing on her own experience as a monk in the world, Christine Valters Paintner breaks open the movements of this spiritual practice. She makes them accessible to the contemporary reader who longs for a more pervasive experience of the holy in the everyday but lives far away from the sanctuary of a monastery. She includes simple, engaging and meaningful prayer experiences that include: a simple heart-centered practice to connect with the infinite Source of compassion already dwelling within you for those times when you long to cultivate more kindness toward yourself; a series of contemplative practices to reclaim the lost art of savoring, to listen to what is stirring deeply within your heart, and to receive the gifts of silence; expanding lectio divina beyond scriptural texts to include visual art, music, nature and life experience; suggestions for group experiences and times of retreat.


Lectio Divina - The Sacred Art by Christine Valters Paintner was published by SPCK in January 2012 and is our 30090th best seller. The ISBN for Lectio Divina - The Sacred Art is 9780281067114.

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Details for Lectio Divina - The Sacred Art

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSPCK (January 2012)
Number of Pages224
Thickness12 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code4024723
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