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Holy Conversation: Spirituality for Worship
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Holy Conversation: Spirituality for Worship


Fortress Press 2010

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Despite widespread interest in spirituality, congregational worship, is rarely discussed in those terms. This book explores liturgical spirituality as a holy conversation between God and us. This book links themes of spirituality and worship and focuses on ways they are biblically and theologically rich and consistent with ecumenical tradition. Specifically exploring the relationship of sacred reading (lectio divina) to worship, Linman presents this practice as one element in the larger liturgical drama. Our “spiritual worship” (Rom. 12:1), he argues, is the holy conversation between worshipers and the triune God who leads us to greater participation in Christ and to transformation through Christ’s presence. Raising important issues for worship renewal and interspersed with practical insights and suggestions, this book serves as a primer for those who want to learn how to worship more fully, and, through the power of the Spirit, to deepen their awareness of the encounter with Christ made known in Word and Sacrament.

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This and other great volumes are included in Fortress Press Preaching and Worship Collection.

Key Features

  • Defines liturgical spirituality as a conversation between us and God
  • Explores the relationship of sacred reading to worship
  • Discusses how liturgical worship leads to greater participation in Christ and transformation


  • Understanding Spirituality for Worship
  • Worship and Holy Conversation
  • Lectio Divina and Holy Conversation
  • Preparation
  • Reading
  • Meditation
  • Prayer
  • Contemplation
  • Sending

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About Jonathan Linman

Jonathan Linman is Bishop’s Assistant for Formation in the Metro New York Synod of the ELCA and adjunct faculty at General Theological Seminary in New York City. He holds his doctorate from Duquesne University.

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