Matthew Now Available At Amazon

| July 29, 2011 | 3 Comments More



Give Us This Day is a unique daily devotional commentary for the entire New Testament based on the ancient method called lectio divinaLectio divina, or “divine reading,” is the method used by the early church and countless Christians through the centuries to read the Scriptures to form and transform the soul more than merely to inform the mind.

Rather than writing a short devotional about a particular verse from a passage, Give Us This Day deals in depth with entire passages and their contexts; rather than selecting only certain portions of the New Testament to write about, Fr. Charles has written a devotional for each and every passage of the New Testament.

Fr. Charles writes for the whole person: he’s not afraid to use his sense of humor, and he carefully relates the Bible not only to the individual’s life but also to the life of the Church.  At the end of each day’s devotional, an appropriate Prayer is offered, as well as Points for Further Reflection on the day’s lesson.  Each devotional concludes with a suggested Resolution to put into effect what the Spirit has stirred up in the heart of the reader during the course of his reading, meditation, and prayer.

Matthew is the first volume of an eight-volume series that will provide daily devotionals for every passage in the New Testament and now available in paperback and Kindle at Amazon.

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  1. What books do you recommend for more fully understanding the method of lectio divina?

    • Charles says:

      Patricia:

      I’m sorry to be slow in responding, but one good book I’d recommend is Peter Toon’s “Meditating as a Christian.” It’s a very solid work. Although it has only a few pages on lectio divina itself, the rest of the book will help you to read the Bible meditatively.

  2. I looked it up on Wikipedia and apparently it is my practice. I do appreciate terminology, though, and knowing what to call the things we do as people of faith.

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