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It’s is time for another Reading Reverie Book Review!  I can hardly believe that I have not yet reviewed this book, WRAP Yourself in Scripture.  For the last 3 or 4 years, it has been my constant companion. I carry it with me to Eucharistic Adoration each day, as well as having it by my side each day as I enter into Lectio Divina.  I’ve read it cover to cover about 3 times, and I now use it almost daily as a point of reference.

For years, Lectio Divina (prayerful reading of Scripture) was a constant point of challenge for me.  After reading in-depth instruction after more in-depth instruction on how to ‘lectio, meditatio, oratio, contemplatio’ – I was rather discouraged.  Meeting Our Lord in the Scripture seemed beyond my grasp…though the desire grew and grew.

Then, I came across this tiny little book.  The authors (Karen and Lawrence Dwyer) present a method of Lectio Divina that follows the traditional steps (in a very simple and approachable way), as well teaching how to journal your Scripture journey.  Reading these 52 brief pages – full of great quotes, simple straightforward instructions, examples, tips, and lots of extras, (and with the grace of God!) – I fell in love with Scripture.  I began to experience the power of the Word of God, and miracle of miracles, I heard His Word speaking to me!  Now the prayerful reading of Scripture is like air for my spiritual lungs!

WRAP is an acronym for a guided method of reading, reflecting on, and praying Holy Scripture.  As noted in the intro of the book, ‘The goal of WRAP is to foster a personal encounter and conversation with Jesus Christ through the Scriptures.’  And, at least in my own experience, that goal was reached in a marvelous way!

If you desire a deeper relationship with the Lord through the Scriptures, then I encourage you to order this book.  Make a commitment to spend time being “WRAP”ped in God’s love each day!   I’d love to hear if you find it helpful as well.

You can order it for about $6 on Amazon – WRAP Yourself in Scripture

By | 2015-02-03T17:45:28+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|3 Comments