Lectio divina is an ancient spiritual practice that can help us to hear God speaking to us through the words of Scripture. In recent times, Pope Benedict XVI and a Synod of Bishops have recommended that laypeople pray with the Scriptures using this method. In this book, respected biblical scholar Stephen J. Binz chooses the first reading and the Gospel for each Sunday in cycles A, B, and C during the Easter season—all the way up to Pentecost. Then he leads readers through the steps of lectio divina—reading, meditation, prayer, contemplation, and action—by suggesting themes and verses on which to focus.
“Stephen Binz enables us to understand that Easter goes beyond one Sunday and that our celebration is an ongoing commitment of our lives to God. This book offers a simple presentation of the Sunday Mass readings in the prayerful spirit of lectio divina, and is adaptable for individuals or groups. —Rhonda Parenton, Director of Catechesis and Evangelization, Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"A passionate advocate of lectio divina, Stephen Binz shows his love for this practice in Conversing with God in the Easter Season. I am especially appreciative that the A, B, and C cycles of the Sunday readings are included, so the book becomes a tool for prayer that can be used every year. I highly recommend going through the Easter season with this book." —Julie Davis, Happy Catholic blog
"This book provides an attractive presentation of the ancient practice of lectio divina as a means of deepening one's relationship with God and living the gospel. All who engage the ‘good news’ through this practice and with this guidebook will assuredly encounter the risen Christ in a new way.” —Sr. Deborah Troillett, RSM, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Leadership Team