Lectio Divina: Study Further

Lectiodivina is devotional reading of Scripture, followed by meditative consideration of the personal impact of that Scripture, verbal response to the reading and meditation, and contemplative response through active or passive reception.

     Benner, David G. Opening to God: Lectio Divina and Life as Prayer. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2010.

     Bible Gateway. No pages. Muskegon, Mich.: Gospel Communications International, 2006. Noted 13 January 2006. Online: www.biblegateway.com.

     Blue Letter Bible. No pages. Noted 13 January 2006. Online: www .blueletterbible.org.

     Blythe, Theresa A. “Lectio Divina.” Pages 46–48 and 161–63 in 50 Ways to Pray: Practices from Many Traditions and Times. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon, 2006.

     Contemplative Outreach, Ltd. “Lectio Divina.” No pages. Noted 20 November 2011. Online: www.contemplativeoutreach.org.

     Foster, Richard J. “Meditative Prayer.” Pages 143–54 in Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.

     Guenther, Margaret. “Lectio Divina.” Pages 67–69 in The Practice of Prayer. Volume 4 in The New Church’s Teaching Series. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley, 1998.

     Harrington, Daniel J. “Lectio Divina: Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotions.” America 188 (31 March 2003), n.p. Noted 12 January 2006. Online: www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=2886.

     Mayfield, Sue. Pages 37–38 and 104–6 in Exploring Prayer. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2007.

      Sacred Space. No pages. Dublin: Jesuit Communication Centre, 1999. Cited 13 Jan 2006. Online: www.sacredspace.ie.

     Rhodes, Tricia McCary. Pages 25, 28, and 104 in The Soul at Rest: A Journey into Contemplative Prayer. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Bethany House, 1996.

     The Rule of St. Benedict in English. Edited by Timothy Fry, OSB. Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical, 1982.

     Thurston, Bonnie. “Praying the Word: Lectio Divina.” Pages 54–68 in For God Alone: A Primer on Prayer. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009.

     Wolpert, Daniel. “Journaling: Writing What God Shows Us.” Pages 101–112 and 183–84 in Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices. Nashville, Tenn.: Upper Room, 2003.

     Wolpert, Daniel. “Lectio Divina: Encountering Scripture through Sacred Reading.” Pages 37–49 and 175–77 in Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices. Nashville, Tenn.: Upper Room, 2003.


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