Devotional Spirituality: Part 9—The Practice of Sacred Reading

Ken Boa explains that the highest love of God is not only intellectual. Knowing God does involve the mind, but also moves beyond reason and formulation to faith and trust. Faith, hope, and love produce growth in the experiential and personal knowledge of God. The practice of sacred reading involves a process of moving from the mind to the heart through reading, meditation, prayer, and contemplation.

This is part 9 of a teaching series based on Facet 6 of Ken Boa’s best-selling spiritual formation text, Conformed to His Image. Ken Boa discusses the limits of human reason (end of chapter 14) and then moves into chapter 15, on lectio divina (or “sacred reading”), an ancient practice revitalized in recent years.

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