About this Book:
Do you ever read the last page of a book first to find out the end of the story? The last page of Matthew holds the key to the entire Gospel. This scene, taking place on a mountain, reminds us of other "mountain events" when Jesus taught the crowds, resisted temptation, healed the sick, and prayed through the night. Jesus dreamed of his community in the Sermon on the Mountain, and he warned against empty preaching, spiritualism, and liturgies that do not transform life. Then, in that last meeting, Jesus sent his disciples to herald the Good News, inviting all people—including us—to a journey of hope.
The Scriptures are our daily bread; broken and shared, they nourish our faith-life and enliven our souls. The ancient tradition of lectio divina, or "sacred reading," practiced by individuals and groups today, is once more anchoring the Church to the Word and enriching personal spirituality. With these well-versed and insightful reflections, Scripture scholar Elena Bosetti brings a prayerful, uniquely feminine, and deeply human perspective to God’s Word and provides the springboard for a more fruitful Gospel lectio. She helps us engage the Word in new ways, so that it can take deeper root within us, challenging our perspectives and broadening our horizons—and always shedding light on our own life’s journey.
Ideal for prayer groups, Bible study groups, individual spiritual reading, and adult faith formation.
Features & Benefits:
- Perfect for use in parish groups, bible study groups, and individual reflection.
- Lectio Divina method encourages readers to apply the Word to their lives.
About the author:
Elena Bosetti was born in Trento, Italy, and is a Sister of Jesus the Good Shepherd of the Pauline Family, which was founded by Blessed James Alberione. She teaches New Testament at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Theological Institute of Consecrated Life (Clarentianum) in Rome, as well as the Institute of Religious Studies in Modena, Italy. She is a member of the Italian Biblical Association and of the National Coordination of Biblical Apostolate. She collaborates in various forms of evangelization, including radio, and is the author of many popular books on Scripture.
What Are People Saying about this Title?
"The recent Synod on the Word of God insisted on the reading and praying of the Holy Scriptures. Study leads to prayer. An old Jewish tradition considers the study of Scripture as the 'sanctification of the name of God,' and the Church continues this tradition in lectio divina..."
—Frédéric Manns, OFM, Professor of New Testament and Ancient Jewish Literature, Studium Biblicum of Jerusalem
"Sister Elena Bosetti's insights into the Word of God not only inform the mind, but they also inspire the heart. Her work is the fruit of both fine scholarship and a living relationship with the Word himself, Jesus Christ. What a marvelous combination!"
—Paul Helfrich, BH, Catholic Chaplain, Boston University
Category: Spirituality/Scripture/Lectio Divina
Trim size: 5" x 7 1/4"
Keywords:bible study - gospel - bible study group - lectio divina -