For those seeking to return to the sources of ancient Christian spiritual wisdom, Sacred Reading offers a valuable entry point. This work offers a bold and engaging examination of the western tradition of lectio divina, the contemplative approach to sacred writings, notably the Bible and the spiritual classics. Michael Casey writes eloquently and with great learning about this ancient technique of prayer. Casey's fascinating insights, distilled from his deep acquaintance with the Bible and with the ancient books of Western spirituality, clarify the ways meditative practices can be sustained and invigorated. This refreshing book shows how lectio divina leads to a deeper sense of the presence of God by expanidng prayer into a comprehensive spiritual approach to living.
Publisher: Liguori Publications; paper.