Meditations on the Pentateuch in Scripture and Illustration includes over one hundred passages from the first five books of the Old Testament and forty-five illustrations of Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld from his mid-19th century, Die Bibel in Bildern, German for The Bible in Pictures. The authors narrative runs throughout the book alternating between the passages and illustrations, meant to initiate spiritual insight and encourage personal reflection.
This writing intersects the areas of psychology and spirituality. It takes the reader through the mysteries of the rosary using over fifty passages of scripture, five psalms, twenty illustrations, and twenty guided imagery scripts. The scripts are designed to be interchangeable, using four basic inductions, twenty distinct bodies focused on the mysteries, with one closing for all. It can be read alone for inspiration, or used for leading Christian groups or retreats. It is also ideal for pastoral counselors, coaches, or mental health therapists. By using sensory awareness, the guided imagery brings the reader or listener right into the context of the actual event in Christ's life, and creates direct interaction with the characters involved. The writings attempt to foster psycho-spiritual growth, initiate insight and personal development, inspire through revelation, and/or aid in creating positive change in the person. Included is a chapter on the history of the rosary, and a brief review of meditation methods. Also included are twenty Biblical illustrations by the nineteenth century illustrator, Paul Gustave Dore.
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