AUTHOR: Jan Johnson
PUBLISHER: Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2016, (256 pages).
Having led many groups of people on Scripture meditation for many years, Johnson is well poised to share her experience and knowledge in writing. This book gives us an inside look about meditating on Scripture. In it, we learn about making space in our hearts and minds to prepare ourselves for reading Scripture. She divides the 40 meditations into eight sets of topics.
- What Does God Think of Me?
- Who Am I and How Do I Fit In?
- Living in the Reality of God's Kingdom
- Being Transformed into Christ's Likeness
- Facing Fears, Frustrations, and Discouragement
- Healing Life's Wounds
- Having the Heart of Christ for Others
- Partnering with God in Ministry
The book is aimed at people who want an easy to follow guide to read Scripture with an intent of meeting God. Sometimes, people approach the Bible as some factual document or a place to seek information. The Bible is called the living Word because it is where we meet and encounter God. For some people, meeting God in the Bible comes naturally and easily. For others, it takes guidance and systematic approaches. This book fits in the latter category.
Jan Johnson is a popular speaker and retreat spiritual director in Southern California. She has written several books on spiritual formation and spirituality.
Rating: 4.25 stars of 5.
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