Soul Reading: A Lectio Divina Journal by Soul Librarian
Soul Reading: A Lectio Divina Journal by Soul Librarian
Soul Reading: A Lectio Divina Journal by Soul Librarian
Soul Reading: A Lectio Divina Journal by Soul Librarian
Soul Reading: A Lectio Divina Journal by Soul Librarian
Soul Reading: A Lectio Divina Journal by Soul Librarian
Soul Reading: A Lectio Divina Journal by Soul Librarian
Soul Reading: A Lectio Divina Journal by Soul Librarian
Soul Reading: A Lectio Divina Journal by Soul Librarian

Soul Reading: A Lectio Divina Journal by Soul Librarian

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The Soul ReadingTM Journal is a new type of reading journal designed to help you explore the life lessons that can be found in the books you read, based on the practice of lectio divina. It is specifically designed to help readers apply the Soul Reading process to the books they read. The 196-page journal is divided into the following sections:

  • An introduction to the four-step Soul Reading process
  • Instructions for how to use the journal
  • Pages to keep track of your book and film wish lists
  • 24 sets of Soul Reading Record pages – each set is six pages long and includes four steps in the Soul Reading process, seen in images
  • Soul Reading Lessons section where you can gather the collective insights from your reading
  • Blank pages for your own notes

The black soft touch cover features foil lettering. The journal is 6.75 inches wide and 9.5 inches tall with rounded corners, lay-flat binding and a ribbon marker. The 70# paper on the inside includes a mix of full-color and black and white pages.

Soul ReadingTM is a four-part method of reading and intentional reflection designed to help you connect the lessons in the stories you read to your life in order to find greater meaning.

It is inspired by the ancient practice called lectio divina. This practice teaches a person to engage with a short passage of scripture using varying perspectives in order to gain all of the richness the scripture offers — and its insights for the mind, heart, and soul.

Soul ReadingTM expands this concept beyond scripture passages. It is based on the belief that a wide array of books can be mined for great depth if you follow a thoughtful process and take the time. This process has four steps:

A basic sense of a story takes hold as you read a book. You may enjoy the experience or it may challenge you as you form an initial Impression.

Your appreciation of a story begins to grow through a process of Exploration. By picking apart elements of a story, you can build understanding and add depth to your initial responses.

Intentional Reflection happens when you relate a story to your own experiences. This moves you beyond understanding a story about someone else to considering how it is also about you.

Once you allow stories about other people in other places to become your stories, Transformation can occur. It serves as insight or a lesson that helps you to grow. offers wonderful posts expanding upon this process and showing through examples how to apply this process to your own reading. The Soul ReadingTM Journal is a tool to apply this method to the stories you read.

Karen Quance Jeske, PhD is the Soul Librarian. She is the creator of and the Soul Reading Journal. To hear about why she felt called to this work, you should check out her blog post, Reading and Our Soulful Lives. If you’re curious to know more about Soul Reading, check out Being a Soul Reader. She hopes to help you change the way you read by addressing both what you read and how you read. A main feature of Soul Reading will be to take the ancient spiritual practice of Lectio Divina and apply it to secular texts.

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