Introduction-how to read God- Difficulties-place of study-praying in response to the Word-dawning of a God-awareness in self-awareness- turning to action
Dom David Foster is a Benedictine monk of Downside Abbey, where he was Prior and Novice Master, as well as Chaplain of Downside School. He now teaches in the Benedictine College of Sant' Anselmo in Rome.
'David Foster's book is a welcome aid in praying with scripture.
Foster's book on Lectio Divina or 'godly reading' offers the reader
a way of coming to terms with reading and praying the Bible. It is
a handbook that offers a practical guide for grounding one's life
on the Bible....Foster's gradual introduction to reading scriptuer
is ideal for the beginner. The book should prove useful to
seminarians and students of theology. Their inital encounter with
scripture in the breviary and in study can be quite overwhelming.
This book ought to allow one to appreciate and to be pastorally
challenged by the Word of God. Finally, pastors may find this book
useful as a basic text for instructing people on reading
scripture.' The Furrow, Martin Whelan, October 2006
Mentioned title in The Tablet, 2008.
'intelligent, well-written spirituality in the Catholic tradition...It is a work that will help Christians of all traditions to use scripture to deepen their relationship with God' * Church of England Newspaper *
Quotes from author about title, in The Tablet, 18 Feb 2006 -- Mary Blanche Ridge * Tablet, The *