Friday, November 17, 2006

The Story Isn't Over Yet

John & I went to a book club this past Monday night where we were discussing Eat this Book by Eugene Peterson. There was much to talk about in this book about how to read the Bible. We read the following in Chapter 4:

"The Scriptures, simply by virtue of their narrative form, draw us into a reality in which we find ourselves in touch with the very stuff of humanity; what we sense in our bones counts. It is a story large with the sense of God, a world suffused with God, a world permeated with God's spoken and unspoken word, His unseen and perceived presence, in such a way that we know it is the world we were made for, the world in which we most truly belong. It isn't long before we find ourselves imaginitively entering the story, taking place in the plot, and following Jesus."

In 2 weeks, we are going to talk about Part 2 of the book, Lectio Divina, which describes a way of reading the Bible. So stay tuned!

4 comments:

Bob said...

Sounds great. I love the quote...makes me want to read the book.

Jewels said...

Hi Bob,

I'm sure you know where to get it!

Gracie said...

Julia,
U'll love lectio...or at least, i think u will. i was introduced to it a few years ago and use it frequently. I'll be eager to hear what u all think about it!

Maeghan said...

Sounds like a great book. I should also check it out. Looking forward for your next post promised :)