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By Stephen J. Binz

This new biblical studies sequence from a bestselling writer examines key biblical characters and attracts at the historical Christian perform of lectio divina.

Ancient-Future religious study comprises modern research of the Bible with an adventure of the church's such a lot historical method of interpreting Scripture, lectio divina. This known perform includes 5 easy pursuits: biblical learn (lectio), mirrored image (meditatio), prayer (oratio), discernment (contemplatio), and contemplative motion (operatio). In six essentially written volumes, bestselling writer Stephen Binz is helping readers examine the Bible in a fashion that results in religious transformation and brings them in the direction of God.

Binz leads readers in a brilliant examine of key biblical characters, together with Abraham, Paul, Peter, David, the ladies of the Torah, and the ladies of the Gospels. He exhibits all Christians who wish to have a reworking adventure with the encouraged be aware of God how learning Scripture via lectio divina can enrich...

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Com Ebook edition created 2012 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—for example, electronic, photocopy, recording—without the prior written permission of the publisher. The only exception is brief quotations in printed reviews. ISBN 978-1-4412-1442-3 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data is on file at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Scripture is taken from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.

Laughing with Sarah at Isaac’s Birth (Genesis 21:1–7) 13. Banishment of Hagar and Ishmael (Genesis 21:8–21) 14. Abraham’s Well at Beer-sheba (Genesis 21:22–34) 15. Abraham’s Supreme Test (Genesis 22:1–8) 16. The Binding of Isaac (Genesis 22:9–19) 17. Abraham Purchases the Burial Cave at Hebron (Genesis 23:1–16) 18. Burial of Sarah and Abraham (Genesis 23:17–20; 25:7–11) 19. The Promises God Made to Abraham (Exodus 3:1–6, 13–16; 6:2–9) 20. Song of Abraham’s Offspring (Psalm 105:1–11) 21. The Rock from Which We Were Hewn (Isaiah 51:1–2; Sirach 44:19–21) 22.

In addition, all true love must be expressed in action. Eventually words become inadequate, and love must be demonstrated in deeds arising from a changed heart. The Word of God and its power to change us are gifts from God that we must accept into our lives. In order to receive the gift of divine intimacy, we must create the necessary conditions within us. Openheartedness, faithfulness, and expectation will enable us to more readily listen and receive. The more we remove the obstacles in the way—our inner resistance, our fear of intimacy, our impatient awareness of time, our desire to control the process, and our self-concern—the more we can expect Scripture to transform our lives.

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