Jesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World (Second Edition)

Chapter 2: James Martin, S.J. on 'Lectio Divina'


James Martin, S.J. on 'Lectio Divina'

Film Focus: Fr. James Martin S.J. gives a brief introduction to one of the oldest ways to pray with Scripture called lectio divina, or “sacred reading.”

Text Focus: Pages 64-65

Discussion Questions:

  1. What are the four questions Fr. Martin suggests that will help you encounter the Bible as a living Word meant to have meaning in your life?
  2. What insights did you gain about the story of “The Calming of the Sea” when Fr. Martin utilizes lectio divina?
  3. What is the second suggested way to do lectio divina?
  4. Which method do you think you would like better for praying with the Bible? Why?


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