Transformed by God's Word Paperback

Discovering the Power of Lectio and Visio Divina

by Stephen J. Binz;

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Transformed by God's Word

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Bestselling author and biblical scholar Stephen J. Binz presents the first book to combine the ancient Western practice of lectio divina (sacred reading) with the lesser-known Eastern Orthodox tradition of visio divina (sacred seeing). Binz offers a life-changing way to pray through twenty gospel readings paired with beautiful, never-before-published contemporary icons. St. Benedict urged his followers to listen to God's Word "with the ear of the heart." Eastern Orthodox spiritual writers focused on gazing at icons, as St. Paul said, with "the eyes of the heart." Popular speaker and retreat leader Stephen J. Binz draws on the richness of both traditions by combining lectio and visio divina. Contemplation is more difficult than ever during this digital age and Binz offers a proven and profound way to cut through the noise and pray the gospels. He walks you through six steps: reading, seeing, meditating, praying, contemplating, and acting. Binz also provides simple suggestions for self-reflection that can lead to practical changes in your everyday life.
The book's twenty Bible passages-starting with the Annunciation and ending with Pentecost-are paired with full-color icons of each story.

Transformed by God's Word by Stephen J. Binz was published by Ave Maria Press in March 2016. The ISBN for Transformed by God's Word is 9781594716515.

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Details for Transformed by God's Word

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAve Maria Press (March 2016)
Number of Pages224
Thickness15 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4374977
Page last updated 30th March 2018
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