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Meeting God In Scripture

Meeting God In Scripture

Author: Jan Johnson

"When we experience abandonment, we look for guideposts to bring about renewal. These Scripture meditation exercises invite us into the presence of God, who creates a safe place for us and draws us into a culture for formation and growth."
– Glandion Carney, author of The Way of Grace

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Jesus is speaking to us here and now.

Lectio divina is a practice of Scripture reading that treats the Bible not only as a text to be examined, but also as the living Word of God spoken anew to us. Experienced Bible teacher Jan Johnson gives us forty Scripture meditations, organized topically, giving us the tools we need to practice lectio divina on our own. Each meditation can be used both individually and in group settings, and includes:

  • An introductory space of quiet along with an optional preparatory exercise
  • The full text of a passage from Scripture with explanations of unusual or important words, and with cultural and historical background as needed
  • Cues to help us enter the text
  • Space to contemplate the passage, respond to God in prayer and rest in his presence
  • And an exercise to "try on" one of the main ideas of the passage in our daily lives.

Meeting God in Scripture moves us beyond merely understanding what the text meant in its original context to a direct spiritual encounter with Christ.

About The Author

Jan Johnson

Jan Johnson is the author of over twenty books and more than a thousand magazine articles and Bible studies. A speaker, teacher and spiritual director, she writes primarily about spiritual formation, social justice and living with purposeful intentionality. Her books include Abundant Simplicity, Hearing God Through the Year (editor), Enjoying the Presence of God, and the Spiritual Disciplines Bible Study Series. She holds a DMin in Ignatian spirituality and spiritual direction from the Graduate Theological Foundation and lives with her husband in Simi Valley, California.

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