Here is a new way to read scripture - a way that allows scripture to shape your spiritual life. Learn to
- listen for the voice of God in the Bible,
- move from informational reading to formational reading of the Bible,
- give up "control" over the text and let God lead your reading and understanding.
An emphasis on the cognitive, purely rational approach to reading
erects barriers to spiritual reading of Scripture. We have lost the
ability to meditate upon the Word - to listen to God in scripture with
the deepest core of our being.
In Shaped By The Word, Robert
Mulholland invites you to read scripture another way. He demonstrates
how to release control of the text, which is based on today's typical informational approach and to allow God to speak to the spiritual self - the formational
approach. The methods Mulholland explores are classic Christian paths
to spiritual formation through scripture reading, methods that have been
foreshadowed by a bias for analytical Bible study.
This kind of
meditation on the Word can bring you to a more vibrant relationship
with God. Only through such formational reading of the Bible will you
find yourself shaped by the Word.