In Reading to Live, Raymond Studzinski introduces the reader to the ancient and powerful practice of Lectio Divina. Studzinski traces the prayerful practice of lectio divina from its roots in the ascetic movement of the early church and in monasticism, to its rediscovery in modern times. Studzinski shows that through the practice of lectio divina, individuals and communities can discover God's living word addressed to them in the "now" or present moment, as a means to enlighten, challenge and encourage. In addition, modern commentators from a variety of traditions and disciplines spell out the potential that lectio divina has for the twenty-first century world. Paperback.