Today's world is all about Now--a fast-moving, high-speed, on-demand lifestyle. But has this pace changed how we study the Bible? Our relationship with God is a journey, a walk where we grow closer to Him each day. So it makes sense that reading and understanding Scripture is a continual experience, not just a moment. This innovative devotional is designed to change how you interact with God's Word. The Message Remix: Solo revolves around lectio divina, or "divine reading," an ancient approach to exploring Scripture updated for today's students. Each devotion delivers a unique, contemplative study that will encourage you to: Read Uncover biblical wisdom and revelations as you learn to read without the typical limitations that often cut Bible reading short. Think Immerse yourself in the passage as you place yourself in the story or meditate on words and phrases. Pray Connect with God through prayer and praise as you encounter new ways to communicate with him. Live Take some time for rest, introspection, or even activity as you discover how to take the Word with you throughout the day. Features include: An introduction to the lectio divina style of study. A topical index for finding issues that impact your life Numbered devotions so you can start any day of the year. A time of rest and reflection for every seventh day.
So don't just read the Bible. Get engaged with God's Word and let it revolutionize your life.
Uncommonly Great Devotional| Posted April 01, 2008
I am privileged to have experienced this daily devotional based on The Message translation of The Bible written by Eugene Peterson. There are selected passages for all 365 days of the year and I'm a quarter of the way through it so far and it truly is the best daily devotional I've ever read and experienced.
First off, I've never actually read The Message translation although I love the contemporary language. I'm looking forward to reading all of the translations throughout this year and comparing them to my favorite NIV Bible verses. This book has given me both the opportunity to read a new modern translation AND experience the verses by doing a devotional. My pastor J.R. Briggs, along with Jan Johnson and Katie Peckham wrote the daily devotional content.
One of the studies I really enjoy is called Lectio Divina. It is a way of praying with Scripture that calls one to study, ponder, listen and, finally pray from God's Word. Mostly this involves focusing on a certain word or phrase from the text and meditating and praying over that text.
I truly find this to be an uncommonly great devotional. I spend about 15-30 minutes per day delving into God's Word and experiencing what God has to say to me. I highly recommend this book.