Desert Nuns

WRAP Yourself in Scripture


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

Enter the Conversation...

3 Responses to “WRAP Yourself in Scripture”
  1. Grace Jezek says:

    Thanks again, Sister, giving us Little Flowers that walk-through during our last Come and See! I always appreciate a good demo.

  2. Barb says:

    This is the first time that I even knew that the nun run or about the Monistary in Tonopah. I am a returning Catholic that has been away for awhile. I never stopped praying and now I want to know more about my Catholic relgion

  3. peggy says:

    Sister, Amazon should pay you a commission. I went to order a book but they are temporarily out……My mind wondered if you had anything to do with it. Your article was very inspiring, helpful and engaging……..

Share Your Thoughts...

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar for free here!
Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately...