Thomas Nelson Reclaming the Lost Art of Bible Meditation book review – Rating: 9.1

Thomas Nelson's Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation - Find True Peace in JesusI was very intrigued when I saw a book about Biblical Meditation that was available for review from Thomas Nelson’s BookLook Blogger program.  It was refreshing to finally read a book that covers the topic of meditation from a correct Biblical perspective and one that covers it very well.  Robert J. Morgan did an excellent job writing this book and it really sheds light on how to deepen your relationship with the Lord through Biblical meditation.

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I would give this book a 9.1 out of my normal 10 point rating scale.  On a “5 star” scale that some websites use, I would give it a 5 star rating.
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QUICK SUMMARY:

Often, we think of meditation as an Eastern spiritualism or a tool of the New Age movement, but the honest truth  is that meditation, specifically Biblical meditation, is something that is spoken about many times in Scripture.  It helps provide a deeper intimacy with the Lord, by focusing on His Word and on the Lord Himself.  “Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation: Find True Peace in Jesus” is a quick read that is full of practical methods of how you can meditate on the Word of God and also provides a plethora of examples and recollections of people and how they personally have had Biblical meditation deepen their relationship with the Lord.  Full of Scripture and Quick Tips of different things you can do to meditate on His Word.  At the end of the book is a very well written 10-day guide that you can use to get you started with meditating on His Word.  This book by Robert J. Morgan is very well written and I would highly recommend you to get a copy for yourself.  I received a copy of this book in exchange for this review from BookLook Bloggers and all opinions are my own.
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DESCRIPTION OF THIS BOOK:

Type of Book:  Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Author: Robert J. Morgan @robertjmorgan
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
ISBN-13 of Book Reviewed: 978-0802413819
Price: At the time of writing this, the cheapest place to get this book is at Christianbook.com for $9.99 (suggested retail is $14.99 per the publisher).  Please note that these prices do not include any potential shipping charges and are subject to change at any time.

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083370: Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation: Find True Peace in Jesus Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation: Find True Peace in Jesus
By Robert J. Morgan / Thomas NelsonDo you long for a deeper experience with the Lord? Are you seeking a soul-steadying peace? Pastor Morgan encourages you to pause, be still, and know God. Leading you on a journey through the history and practice of biblical meditation, he shows how “thinking” Scripture, contemplating, visualizing, and personifying spiritual truths can transform your mind and heart. 192 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

 

Physical Characteristics:

  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 7.50 X 5.50

Goal of Book:

The goal of this book is to help bring back Biblical meditation into the lives of every believer.  The author does an excellent job of showing what real meditation looks like from a Scriptural perspective vs what it has been perverted into with Eastern mysticism and the New Age movement.

My Favorite Part:

I really appreciated how the author provided Scriptural as well as more current examples from different people on how Biblical meditation helped them to deepen their relationship with the Lord.  This book really is written very well and it is extremely practical.  In addition, I really liked the Quick Tips that are strewn throughout the book.  You will find these very helpful to start you on your path of Biblical meditation.

Recommendation:

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who honestly desires to have a more intimate relationship with God through meditation of His Word and of the Lord himself.  It is very well written and an easy read for such a challenging subject.

Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 – Why Is Biblical Meditation Important?
Chapter 2 – Biblical Meditation: Focusing on the Wonder of God and Gaining Perspective
Chapter 3 – Biblical Meditation: Seeing Yourself as the Lord Sees You
Chapter 4 – Biblical Meditation: Calming Your Spirit and Finding Peace
Chapter 5 – Biblical Meditation: Helping You Understand God’s Word
Chapter 6 – Biblical Meditation: Gaining Insight into God’s Will
Chapter 7 – Techniques for Effective Meditation
Chapter 8 – Finding Godly Success God’s Way
Chapter 9 – Hiding God’s Word in Your Heart by Memorizing Scripture
Conclusion: Biblical Meditation Brings Intimacy with the Lord and Deep, Long-Lasting Joy
10-Day Meditation Guide
Scriptures to Meditate On
Acknowledgments
Notes

Company Summary:

In 1798, Thomas Nelson founded his first publishing house in Edinburgh, Scotland, determined to make books, particularly Christian classics, affordable to the common man.  In 1931, Pat and Bernie Zondervan began their publishing journey in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where they began buying and selling books and Bibles.  HarperCollins Publishers acquired Zondervan Publishers in the 1980s and Thomas Nelson in 2012, integrating the two similar, yet uniquely different, publishing groups under one leadership.  Today, the strength of these great names—Thomas Nelson and Zondervan—continue to represent the highest quality in Christian publishing, creating the Company’s foundation.

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. is a world leading Christian content provider. Our parent company, HarperCollins Publishers, is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world and is a subsidiary of News Corp. Though the Company formed in 2012, its heritage dates back to the late eighteenth century. Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, two highly sought-after Christian inspirational brands, are the keystone publishing programs.

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