chapter  2
Lectio Divina: An Invitation to Readers
ByKERRI MESNER, BARBARA BICKEL, SUSAN WALSH
Pages 3

During small group conversations among the authors in the process of writing this book, the idea emerged to thread our chapters together with spaces for contemplative practice. We settled on Lectio Divina , 1 which has roots in both ancient Jewish Haggadah and Christian Benedictine traditions. 2 Lectio Divina continues to evolve and to be applied in a wide range of spiritual traditions beyond the Judeo-Christian.