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  • Author:
    Tony Jones
  • ISBN:
    1600060595
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    978-1600060595
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    Think (September 11, 2006)
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    144 pages
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Tony Jones has written a very easy-to-read, step-by-step manual on the practice of lectio divina (sacred reading). The book is clearly written, and the foreign or difficult concepts and terms are fully explained and often illustrated with concrete examples drawn from his own life

Tony Jones has written a very easy-to-read, step-by-step manual on the practice of lectio divina (sacred reading). The book is clearly written, and the foreign or difficult concepts and terms are fully explained and often illustrated with concrete examples drawn from his own life. Jones has taken an esoteric subject and brought it down to earth. He provides a wonderfully lucid introduction. Marketed as a children's book, Divine Intervention is more correctly graduate-level theology. The book is divided into four parts.

Divine Intervention book. I've read a handful of things on the practice of Lectio Divina. For 1500 years, Christians have used sacred reading or Lectio. The downside is that the book can be a bit simplistic rather than just simple. The writing style is a little too casual for my tastes and some of the examples just felt a bit too one dimensional.

Published by Think Books, a division of NavPress, Colorado Springs, C. ww. avpress. Tony Jones is a nationally recognized leader and published author in youth ministry and the emerging church movement. He serves on the National Working Group of the Faith as a Way of Life Project at Yale and is an active police chaplain in Edina, Minnesota.

Who says nothing is sacred? For 1500 years, Christians have used "sacred reading" or in Latin- Lectio Divina -as a way to tap into the power and vitality of God's Word. For ancient Christians such as St. Augustine, St. Francis, and others it was a pillar of one's daily relationship with God. Sound interesting? Learn how it works.

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Divine Intervention: Encountering God through the Ancient Practice of Lectio Divina (NavPress, 2006) (revision of Read. Ask Seek Knock: Prayers to Change Your Life (NavPress, 2008) (revision of Pray, 2003). The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier ( Jossey-Bass, 2008).The Teaching of the Twelve: Believing and Practicing the Primitive Christianity of the Ancient Didache Community (Paraclete Press, 2009).

Divine Intervention: Encountering God Through the Ancient Practice of Lectio Divina (Exploring the Great Ideas) by Tony Jones. Discovering Lectio Divina: Bringing Scripture into Ordinary Life by James C. Wilhoit & Evan B. Howard. Too Deep for Words: Rediscoverinig Lectio Divina (With 500 Scripture Texts for Prayer) by Thelma Hall, . Lectio Divina: From God’s Word to Our Lives by Enzo Bianchi. Lectio Divina Pamphlet. Lectio Divina Journal.

For ancient Christians such as St. Francis, and others it was a pillar of one's daily relationship with Go. You'll be amazed at the profound impact this practice will have on your spiritual life. Includes 12 lectio divina exercises in the back with passages from The Message Remix.

First a passage of scripture is read, then its meaning is reflected upon

For 1500 years, Christians have used “sacred reading” or Lectio Divina as a way to tap into the power and vitality of God's Word.Author and youth pastor Tony Jones explains the four steps of Lectio Divina:• lectio (reading)• meditatio (meditation)• oratio (prayer)• contemplatio (contemplation)• Includes 12 lectio divina exercises with passages from The Message Remix

TheMoonix
It is a very helpful tool and met my needs perfectly.
Jozrone
Turned out not to be anything I was much interested in. Great if you want to look into some of these ancient practices.
Felolv
I have read quite a few books on Lectio Divina, mostly by monks or other members of cloistered religious communities. However, of all that I've read on Lectio Divina, Tony's book is the freshest, most accessible and down-to-earth. Tony frames these reflections around real life strains and demands, suggesting that Lectio Divina can be a part of our personal spiritual formation. He breaks down the process of Lectio Divina in incredibly readable, intimate practices that make sense and seem doable--even for folks who don't live in monastic communities. The book is inspiring. More than simply an introduction to Lectio Divina, Tony's book is grounded and immensely practical. I highly recommend this, even if you've already read some of the classics on Lectio Divina, this one is an important contribution to the existing literature.
Gravelblade
Tony Jones has written a very easy-to-read, step-by-step manual on the practice of lectio divina (sacred reading). The book is clearly written, and the foreign or difficult concepts and terms are fully explained and often illustrated with concrete examples drawn from his own life. Jones has taken an esoteric subject and brought it down to earth. He provides a wonderfully lucid introduction.

Marketed as a children's book, Divine Intervention is more correctly graduate-level theology. The book is divided into four parts.

1. Introduction:

a. The point of Spiritual Disciplines

b. Ways we read the Bible

c. Why pray the Bible

d. Where did Lectio Divina come from

2. The Steps of Lectio Divina

a. Lectio

b. Meditatio

c. Oratio

d. Contemplatio

3. Experiencing Lectio Divina

a. A personal Lectio Divina with me

b. Lectio Divina with my small group

c. Lectio Divina in my church

d. Afterword

4. Exercises in Lectio Divina

Personally, I feel that the philosophy presented, while it is becoming increasingly popular in the world today, provides its adherents with an emotional high, while reducing the clear commands of Scripture to a footnote. It appears that proponents of this movement are not so concerned with an appropriate application of Scripture, as long as they can experience the same thoughts, feelings and emotions as the biblical audience. What God meant seems to take second place to what he actually said, and practical application of God's word can be substituted for by spiritual disciplines.

Divine Intervention is expertly written and presented in street-level practicality, making it ideal for small groups, lay people, and ministers alike. Notes and Bibliography is included, making additional studies easy.

Armchair Interviews says: Clearly written explanations make this easy to read.