• Opening to God

  • Lectio Divina and Life as Prayer
  • By: David G. Benner
  • Narrated by: Lance Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Opening to God

By: David G. Benner
Narrated by: Lance Smith
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Most Christians want to experience spiritual transformation. 

But many are frustrated by the limited progress of our spiritual self-improvement efforts. We find our praying burdened by a sense of obligation and failure. But prayer is not merely something we do; prayer is what God does in us. Prayer is not just communication with God - it is communion with God. As we open ourselves to him, God does the spiritual work of transformation in us. 

Spiritual director and psychologist David Benner invites us to discover openness to God as the essence of prayer, spirituality, and the Christian life. Prayer is far more than saying words to God; all of life can be prayer when offered to God in faith and with openness. Using the four movements of lectio divina, Benner explores prayer as attending, pondering, responding, and being. Along the way he opens us to a world of possibilities for communion with God: praying with our senses, with imagination, with music and creativity, in contemplation, in service, and much more. Learn how prayer can be a way of living. 

Move beyond words to become not merely someone who prays, but someone whose entire life is prayer in union with God. This expanded edition includes a new afterword and an experiential guide with questions for individual reflection or group discussion.

©2021 David G. Benner (P)2021 One Audiobooks

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  • Laura Bennewith
  • 07-28-21

Perfect

Really helpful and practical. I was concerned it would be a bit airy fairy or above my head (almost literally!) but it's really straightforward. Will definitely need to refer back as I'm not up to some of the bits just yet but it even suggests how to get started so you don't get overwhelmed and think you have to do it all. Really recommended this, especially if you're needing some help with prayer.

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