Fifteen chapters lead the reader gently and reflectively from recognising the word of God in our experience towards hearing lectio with an Irish accent. In between, there are reflections on the stages of lectio, on lectio in the Bible itself, and – searchingly – on lectio and the homily. Chapters on ‘Jesus Yesterday and Today’ and ‘The Full Extent of His Love: Lectio and the Eucharist’ ensure that this is a book that will deeply nurture the spiritual life of readers.
A native of County Kerry, Brendan Clifford entered the Dominican Order in 1959, receiving his theological education in Ireland and the USA. He has ministered in Trinidad, in Lisbon, and in Ireland in a variety of roles, including serving as student master and, earlier, as vicar provincial. In recent years he has been based in the Dominican Biblical Institute in Limerick, concentrating on promoting lectio divina.
'This beautifully written book displays a profound understanding of the Fourth Gospel - fruit, obviously, of long study and contemplation. Notable is the skilful use of the Old Testament background. It would be hard to find a more enlightening and enriching introduction to John. Reflections at the close...
Details Like Father, Like Son sets out to indicate how, when we try to express the truth of who God is and how God acts, we need to think the unthinkable – that God is fully revealed in a human life....