Not only is Benjamin W Decker already the best selling author of Practical Meditation for Beginners, he is also a direct descendant of the founding pioneer families of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He wrote Meditations on Christ to bring the ancient monastic practice of Lectio Divina into the modern-day spiritual experience.
He understands that many people have religious trauma due to political and cultural associations, but wants them to understand that those associations have nothing to do with the true teachings of Christ. He wanted this book to be both a fresh take on Christianity and a return to the basics of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is a world-renowned meditation teachers and presents his teachings through a practical, cross-disciplinary lens through an ideological study referred to a “collaborative religious studies” instead of comparative in order to identify areas where different faith traditions can agree. Previous readers of the book have found that while the book is perfectly compatible with traditional Christianity, it is also somethings that makes Christ’s teachings relate-able for people of any faith.
The book reminds readers that we are all family in the Kingdom of God and that every single person deserves mercy and compassion. Patience is another quality that readers will reflect on because it is considered to be an example of spiritual maturity and humans develop maturity only through experience. The book teaches that we need to slow down, let the Spirit lead, learn to accept things as they are, and release our anxiety to God.
The book intends let readers discover how to integrate meditation practices into their modern Christian life. It brings along the concept that prayer and meditation go hand in hand and even just a few moments in stillness can help anyone better embody Jesus’s likeness. The thoughtful prompts and blank writing pages of this meditation journal makes it easy to absorb and reflect on Biblical truths while gaining the stress-relieving benefits of meditation.