Meditation–A New Book with Free Audio Meditation Guides

If you want to focus on the wonder of God, gain a fresh perspective on life, calm your spirit and develop your strength, I’ve got a practical plan for you – reclaim the lost art of biblical meditation. Meditation has never been more popular in our culture; but biblical meditation has never been so rare among Christians. I really want to change that. Nothing re-wires our brains like Scripture memory, and nothing heals our minds like biblical meditation.

The Psalmist said, “My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on Your promises” (Psalm 119:148). The apostle Paul said, “Whatever things are true… noble… just… pure… lovely… meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8).

Meditation is the habit of pondering and picturing and practicing God’s Word. It’s training our minds to follow the thought patterns of Scripture, just as we’d train a vine to follow a trellis. It’s allowing the mind to chew on and digest portions of Scripture like food. Letting it soak up Bible verses like a field soaks up rain.

There is a Promise to it: If we meditate on God’s Word day and night, we’ll be prosperous and successful in all we do, like thriving trees by the riverside (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1). We will be blessed in what we do (James 1:25).

There is a Process to it: Biblical meditation brings this kind of blessing because it is the process by which God rebuilds our brains. As we learn to engage in serious biblical meditation, we are made new by the renewing of our minds (Ephesians 4:23; Romans 12:2). We begin looking at things the way God looks at them, which is the essence of wisdom.

There is a Pattern to it: This kind of biblical meditation flows out of a habit of daily Bible reading and study. From our love of Scripture, we learn to take certain promises, passages, and verses into the day or night with us. Perhaps we begin to memorize them. We put our names in certain verses and claim them as our own. We begin to remind ourselves to think about them frequently throughout the day. Psalm 119:97 says, “Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.”

My book goes into detail as to the why and how of meditation, and sprinkled throughout the book are practical ideas for weaving this practice into your daily routine, such as:

  • Take a Bible walk. Jot down a verse or passage of Scripture, go walking for exercise, and think about what that verse says, what it means, and what it means to you. Think about how you’d teach or preach this verse to others if given the opportunity.
  • Slowly read a passage or chapter into the voice recorder on your phone, and then play it back as you ride to work or school. Listen to it several times a day. Soon you’ll be learning it without strenuous memorization.
  • Include biblical meditation in your vacation planning. Think ahead to passage you want to ponder while walking on the beach, sitting on the balcony, or resting in the hammock.
  • Read the Bible aloud to yourself. Your mind will pay better attention to words read orally and not just silently.

Very often before I preach a sermon, I stretch out in the recliner, close my eyes, and simply ponder the passage I’m going to preach. I let my mind follow the course of my sermon and seek to let its meaning sink as deeply into my soul as possible. Often late a night I awaken and direct my mind to begin quoting a portion of Scripture before fearful thoughts can crowd in and take over.

Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation is a small book at a small price, but it reminds us of a huge habit. Please consider reading this book, giving it to others, and using it for group study (a free downloadable study guide is available). If you clink on the link above, you can also receive some unique free biblical audio meditation guides we have developed. I think you’ll like them.

Let’s take back the “meditation habit” from the world. It belongs to us as the people of God.

26 thoughts on “Meditation–A New Book with Free Audio Meditation Guides

  1. We have The Art Of Biblical Meditation
    If there are audio tapes that go along we would like to acquire them.
    In short I have lost my way and I’m losing myself. This is starting to help in tiny ways

    1. Keep reading the book, find all the verses that he quotes in the Bible, get a a new living application Bible – start in the New Testament and read every verse and the commentary at the bottom on the verses you read. It will take a long time. Write down in a notebook everything you read that amazes you or touches you in some way. Ask the Lord to enlighten your mind. Ask Him to show you His love and His way, then do the same for the Old Testament. Believe Him, He will never leave you or forsake you. His love is true. Do obey what He says in His Scriptures. I will pray for you Kelly Kimble.

  2. Like some of the above I would like to know how to acquire the audio meditation guides that are mentioned at the end of each chapter. I’ll be 80 in 2 months and i need all the help I can get. 🙂

  3. I also would like to find the audio meditation guides mentioned several times in the book. This book was a Christmas gift from a friend and I find it most helpful. The Frank Pollard story was especially interesting as Dr. Pollard was my friend’s pastor for years. Thank you!

  4. I would like to find the audio guides as well. I have also tried to download the free group study guide, but have not been able to get the link to work. Can you help?

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