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The Way of Scripture Leader's Guide

The Way of Scripture Leader's Guide

by Marjorie J. Thompson
Companions in Christ Series Spiritual Practice

The Way of Scripture Participant's Book is also available for small-group members.

Do you search the scriptures to validate your own beliefs and decisions, or do you allow the Word to search you? If you're looking for a deeper experience of God's Word, this study will support you in going beyond simple Bible study. You'll find ideas to help you lay aside preconceived notions and daily worries, creating a place for a transforming encounter with God.

The Leader's Guide for the 8-week small-group study provides the following:

  • The structure of each weekly 2-hour group meeting
  • A list of materials for all meetings
  • Simple worship suggestions for opening and closing the meetings
  • Instructions for facilitating shared insights and learning
  • A variety of practical approaches to lectio divina

Sessions address these topics:

  • Silentio: Preparing to Be Read by Scripture
  • Lectio: Ingesting the Word
  • Meditatio: Wrestling with God
  • Oratio: Letting God Know How We Feel
  • Contemplatio: Abandoning Ourselves to God in Love
  • Incarnatio: The Word Becoming Flesh in Us
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-8358-1033-3
Publisher: The Upper Room
Imprint: Upper Room Books
Publication Date: 08/01/2010
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 9.2500 x 7.3125

Marjorie J. Thompson is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She has served as director of the Pathways Center for Spiritual Leadership and as spiritual director to Companions in Christ, a program outgrowth of the Pathways initiative of The Upper Room. Companions in Christ is a series of small-group resources for spiritual formation in local congregations, suited to ecumenical use. Marjorie has exercised a ministry of teaching, writing, and spiritual guidance for many years.

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