- Lectio Divina Bible Study: The Mass in Scripture
- Discover the gift of praying with Sacred Scripture
- An amazing study of the Eucharist, as found in the Bible
- A beautiful new way encounter the Mass
Despite the frequency in which we attend Mass or the fervor in which we participate, how deeply do we truly understand this Eucharistic celebration?
In an exceptional combination of one of the most ancient forms of Scripture study with the history, theology, and Scriptural perspective of the Eucharist, Stephen Binz leads us on an incredible journey of enlightenment.
Lectio divina, the ancient practice of Scripture immersion, is at the heart of this process. Specifically, every chapter leads you forward through a sequence of:
- Listening: Reading Scripture with expectancy, trusting that God will speak His Word to us through it
- Understanding: Seeking to comprehend the meaning of the text, encountering God there and being changed by that encounter
- Reflecting: Linking the truth of the Scriptures to the experience of faith in the world in which we live
- Praying: A dialogue with God: we listen to God then we respond in prayer
- Acting: After prayerfully listening to God through a passage of Scripture, we should be inspired to make a difference in the way we live
"This book, the first in the Lectio Divina Bible Study series, is a timely gift to the People of God who worship in English. The Lectio Divina framework, as Stephen Binz applies it, is a marvelously apt guide for preparing individuals and worshiping communities for the new translation of the Roman Missal and for a more profound participation in the liturgy. The biblical and liturgical scholarship is solid yet accessible. Binz's approach is creative, non-polemical, and traditional in the best sense of the word."
Judith M. Kubicki, C.S.S.F., liturgical theologian, Associate Professor of Theology, Fordham University
"Stephen Binz's timely book provides an integrated approach into the experience of worship, employing the Scriptures as a pathway to unfold the mysteries which engage the worshiper. Utilizing a creative method based on lectio divina to uncover the biblical roots of worship, Binz invites the reader to reflect on both the Tradition of the Church and personal memory, illuminating the experience of each part of the Mass. As a result readers are led to discover the implications worship has for their lives in the world."
Rev. Thomas Ranzino, Pastor of St. Jean Vianney Church, Director of the Office of Worship, Diocese of Baton Rouge