Review: Holy Conversation: Spirituality for Worship

Holy Conversation: Spirituality for WorshipHoly Conversation: Spirituality for Worship by Jonathan Linman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Although I have been a long time practitioner of the Benedictine practice of lectio divina I have never thought of adapting practice to the liturgical experience. Yet this is exactly what Jonathan Linman has done in this book.

I have to confess that I found this book enticing. The way in which Linman has approached the liturgical experience through the lens of lectio divina is particularly encouraging, particularly in light of an existing interest on the part of the reader in mystagogy. Allowing for an understanding of liturgical structure that comes from his own experience and tradition – which would require some adjustment to the interpretations that Linman for those who come from differing traditions – Linman offers a reading of the movement of the Spirit during the celebration of the liturgy.

I enjoyed reading this and the practice that Linman lays out for the person who engages in the liturgical experience – whatever Christian tradition they come from.

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