By Stephen J. Binz

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

Ancient-Future biblical studies accommodates modern research of the Bible with an adventure of the church's so much old manner of analyzing Scripture, lectio divina. This standard perform comprises 5 uncomplicated hobbies: biblical research (lectio), mirrored image (meditatio), prayer (oratio), discernment (contemplatio), and contemplative motion (operatio). In six essentially written volumes, bestselling writer Stephen Binz is helping readers research the Bible in a fashion that ends up in non secular transformation and brings them towards God.

Binz leads readers in a bright research 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 remodeling adventure with the encouraged observe of God how learning Scripture via lectio divina can enrich...

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What can I do to demonstrate a greater trust in the future God has in store for me? Oratio Use these or similar words to respond to God, who speaks to you through the Scriptures. Lord God, you called Abram to leave his familiar homeland in order to begin again. Help me trust in your promises to me and overcome the fear of change. Give me the grace to make a fresh start and the wisdom to hope in the future. Continue to pray to God from your heart . . Contemplatio For a few quiet moments, rest with confidence in the promises God has given to you.

The term “Ancient-Future” seems to perfectly express the bridge between ancient wisdom and future possibilities that I want to create in this series. The term is applied in a number of other spheres to emphasize a blending of tradition and innovation. In the arts, ancient-future music and dance is created through fusing centuries-old traditions with contemporary genres and technology. By learning from the world’s great traditions and ancient practices, artists create cross-cultural expressions that are richly profound yet also widely appealing.

The ancient art of lectio divina is rooted in the Jewish tradition of Jesus, and it was nourished through the desert spirituality of the early centuries, the patristic writers of the ancient church, and the monastic tradition through the ages. In our day, lectio divina is experiencing a worldwide revival as Christians are returning to age-old wisdom to experience the Scriptures in a deeper and more complete way. As you experience Ancient-Future Bible Study, you will realize how the church’s long tradition of biblical study, reflection, prayer, discernment, and contemplative action can enrich your discipleship.

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