From the compilers of the Spiritual Formation Bible comes this first in a series of challenging, insightful “Entry Point” studies.
Forty key scripture passages from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) are presented with short, provocative meditations and questions for daily reading. More than just study plans, these Entry Points are designed to encourage deep-level engagement with scripture in the spirit of lectio divina. Together, they help the reader see the big picture in the Old Testament, so often eclipsed by long detailed studies: it’s all about the relationship with God who chooses to be in covenant with us. Sensing the divine alive in these pages, readers will be drawn to respond with prayer, imagination, and feeling as well as study, insight, and thoughtful journal writing.
This 8-week study is published in two volumes. The Participants’ book includes the daily readings as well as excellent introductory articles on reading scripture devotionally and journaling. The Leader’s Guide details the weekly meetings so minutely that any leader will feel well-prepared. It also provides helpful background material on group management, spiritual formation, and a concise, substantive overview of the books of the Old Testament.
These Entry Points are so engaging that a reader could easily use them for lectio-based personal devotions. Whether used by groups or individuals, this is valuable resource for growth in God.