LECTIO DIVINA – What it is, What it is not, and Should Christians Practice it?

LECTIO DIVINA IS NOT BIBLICAL!!!

The Narrowing Path

New Lighthouse Trails Booklet Tract: “LECTIO DIVINA-What it is, What it is not, and Should Christians Practice it?”

LECTIO DIVINA—There’s a lot of talk about it today; umpteen books are published and more are on the way about lectio divina; and an increasing number of evangelical/Protestant figures are writing about it, endorsing it, and teaching it. Some people think lectio divina simply means to read a passage of Scripture slowly (or “praying the Scriptures”) then ponder or think on that Scripture. That can be a part of it. But if you ask mystics or contemplatives what it really entails (And who would know better than they?), they will tell you that lectio divina (pronounced lex-ee-o di-veen-a) always includes taking a passage of Scripture (or other writings), reading it slowly, and repeating it as you work your way down to where you have just a word or small phrase from the…

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One Response to LECTIO DIVINA – What it is, What it is not, and Should Christians Practice it?

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    What’s with some “Evangelicals” fascination with everything outside of the Bible? Sad that this Catholic practice was even brought into the church.

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