Did not our hearts burn within us as he talked to
us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us? (Luke 24:32)
The response of the disciples on the road to Emmaus has become a model
for all Christians who long to have their eyes opened to the meaning of the
Jesus event and its significance for their lives. And over the centuries,
people have found a variety of ways of exploring the Bible to understand its message.
Hearts Burning Within Us is a program
for prayer in this tradition. It offers fifty separate units, based on readings
used in parishes and selected from the major seasons and festivals of the
church’s year, as well as some general themes.
The process involved is simple and detailed. It includes informed and
practical background to the chosen texts; and advice for individuals and groups
to deepen their understanding of the selected passages.
Lectio divina is the
recommended way of approaching the texts. It is a method that comes to us from
the Benedictine tradition, whereby groups and individuals spend time with
particular verses to deepen their awareness of its meaning and application to
Included in the resource are detailed and practical suggestions for how
to use Lectio Divina, making it a
useful and effective way of accessing the biblical texts. Yet the program is
sufficiently flexible to be used in other ways.
It was the dream of the Second Vatican Council that Catholic Christians
would grow in their knowledge and understanding of Scripture. Peter Malone's Hearts Burning Within Us is a serious
response towards the fulfilment of that dream, serving as a simple, accessible and structured
program of formation for individuals, parish groups or anyone who wants to
encounter the risen Christ in their lives.
|Peter Malone MSC
|10 July 2018
Hearts Burning Within Us
- Authors Peter Malone
- Product Code: 9780648145745
- Availability: In Stock
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