The word 'bible' comes from a Greek word meaning books. The Bible, however, is not one book but a whole library, consisting of 73 books written during a period of about 1600 years.
Before we start reading the Old Testament (OT) a few preliminary matters need to be mentioned. Not everyone agrees on what constitutes the OT.
Lectio Divina, an ancient monastic practice, appears to be gaining a new popularity. Literally, it means divine or sacred reading' and was a form of praying with the Scriptures that Benedict in the sixth century expected his followers to devote themselves to for about three hours every day over and above the Liturgy of the Hours in choir.
A crazed, self-flagellating albino monk, a maze of symbols, and a micron-deep understanding of the teachings of the Church. Welcome to The Da Vinci Code, a book by Dan Brown which sold in huge numbers around the world. But where is truth in all these words?