We need them to grow closer to the Lord as we learn what it means to be in relationship with Him. But they do not come naturally to us, especially biblical meditation. Allcock understands this and seeks to help us get a better grasp on biblical meditation and how we can learn to think deeply about God and His Word.
The book begins by comparing and contrasting biblical meditation with secular meditation, and gives us some foundational truths about who we are and who God is that make sense of why biblical meditation is so important. We then take a look at a strategy that helps us fill our hearts and minds with the truth of God’s Word. The steps include depending on the Lord Himself, looking for truth as treasure, turning our hearts to Christ, different methods for learning these truths more deeply, and living these truths out in our daily lives. The book ends looking at how meditation produces obedience and fruitfulness in the Christian life.
Meditation is not about spending hours and hours stuffing our heads full of Scripture but about coming to Jesus for life.Allcock, page 8
Each chapter has a meditation tool where we see two examples of what it looks like to meditate on specific passages of Scripture. This was very helpful in order to see how the ideas presented in the book can be worked out practically in our personal Bible study.
I throughly enjoyed this book. It was revitalizing for me. Spiritual disciplines are difficult and we often need someone who has gone before us to guide us towards delighting in God and His Word. This is exactly what this book does! If you’re wanting to spend more QUALITY time with God and the Holy Scriptures, this is a very beneficial guide with practical steps along the way.
*This book was graciously provided by TheGoodBookCompany in exchange for an honest review.
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