Elucidating the four movements in lectio divina---attending, pondering, responding, and being---Benner sees openness to God as the essence of prayer. Along the way he introduces us to a variety of exercises, such as using our senses; playing with the imagination; listening to music; sitting in contemplation; serving others; and more. 180 pages, hardcover. InterVarsity.
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In this book, David Benner reorients us to the purpose, benefits, and freedoms available to us in opening ourselves to God (prayer). As a child naturally gravitates toward play, so do our souls gravitate toward prayer; or would if we set ourselves free from the shoulds, and other false notions about prayer. What a blessed journey into freedom and the presence of God it was for me to read this. It's on my MUST READ, list and I have recommended it to almost a dozen people already.