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Art of Praying the Scriptures
Art of Praying the Scriptures by John Paul Jackson

Price: $14.99
Author: John Paul Jackson
Subtitle: A Fresh Look at Lectio Divina
Format: Paperback
Length: 173 Pages
Published: 2014

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The Bible is the Word of God. That makes it more than a historical book of record. It’s a living and breathing extension of Deity. Within its pages hold truths about the past, present and the future, often interwoven amongst the same lines of Scripture. Each of these truths unfold layers of meaning to those who read and hear its instruction. The same passages that were powerful spiritual food to monks living in the 6th Century still have relevance and stir up passion in you and me today. The Bible wasn’t created by human hand, and as such, can’t be discerned through human intellect. It requires a spirit to Spirit connection. Otherwise, it’s foolishness.

Since the bible isn’t just a book, it may make sense to discover it can be more than just read. For centuries Christian believers have ignited their spiritual relationship with God by meditating on this living and breathing Word. Not just reading Scripture, but absorbing and deeply savoring the truth and weight of its wisdom all the way to its marrow.

The Art of Praying the Scriptures will help you:

  • Understand the history of Lectio Divina and how it has developed since early Christianity
  • Learn what it truly means to meditate on the Word of God
  • Rediscover the beauty of communion and all its benefits
  • Recognize the unique spiritual rhythm God has given you in prayer
  • Discover the Four Stages of Lectio Divinia (the Divine Reading)
  • Prepare your heart through 9 important steps before prayer
  • Uncover the secret to reading Scripture through the ears of your heart

Table of Contents:

From the Author
Chapter 1: Lectio Divina in History
Chapter 2: The Praying of the Scriptures Within the Scriptures
Chapter 3: Taking it Slow
Chapter 4: The Joy of Communion
Chapter 5: Discovering Renewed Fellowship
Chapter 6: Sharper than any Two-Edged Sword
Chapter 7: The Underlying Scriptural Rhythm
Chapter 8: Friendship With God
Chapter 9: The Importance of Understanding the Scriptures
Chapter 10: Remaining in His Embrace
Chapter 11: The Rhythm of Scripture Oscillation
Chapter 12: Four Stages of Lectio Divina
Chapter 13: The Nine Steps
Chapter 14: Preparing Body and Soul
Chapter 15: Recognize God Wants to Commune With You
Chapter 16: Deep Listening: Hearing With Ears of the Heart
Chapter 17: Read and Listen While Reading
Chapter 18: Intense Prayer
Chapter 19: Contemplation
Chapter 20: Abiding
Chapter 21: Sealing the Moment – Journal
Chapter 22: Where Do I Begin?
Chapter 23: Lectio Divina in a Group Setting
Chapter 24: Make an Appointment With God
Chapter 25: The Practice of Desire, Discipline and Delight
Practicing Lectio Divina:
The Art of Praying the Scriptures – Reference Card
Walking in the Light
Christ – the Word and the Light
Wisdom – Christ as Wisdom Personified
The Living Word and Great High Priest
The Father Chose Me as a Son
I am Filled, Circumcised, Buried and Made Alive in Christ
Think on These Things
Counting All things Loss to Know Him
The Lord Calls, Equips, Keeps and Anoints – Declaring What is to Come
God’s Righteousness Through Faith
A Vision of the Throne of God
“I am Willing – Be Cleansed”
“Neither Do I Condemn You”
A Vision of the Risen Christ
Nothing Can Separate Me
Anointed for Purpose
The Winter is Past
I am a Partaker of the Divine Nature
I Will Do Greater Works Through the Love of Jesus
Don’t Worry – Just Seek the Kingdom
Restore Me, Oh God!

About the Author:

For more than a quarter of a century, John Paul Jackson has been helping people discover their spiritual gifts. He has directly impacted lives of millions of people around the world with his best-selling books and audio resources, public speaking engagements, and television appearances. He’s the founder of Streams Ministries International, a non-profit organization for personal growth and spiritual development.