It might be strange for someone like me to read and find this book helpful. I'm not especially religious and had never heard of Lectio Divina until recently.
I wanted to read the Bible, as a cultural reference as much as a religious guide. I found it very hard going in places, both factually and morally, and I struggled to understand how much of it could be viewed as a guide to living a good and proper life. I tried Bible study guides and founf them largely useless because for me they were very restrictive: they told me what to read and what to think about it.
But then I came across Reading with God completely by accident when a friend of mine left a copy lying around. I read a few pages and realised it could help so I bought a copy and it is very helpful indeed. It explains Lectio Divina very clearly and simply, what it is and how to practise it, what the difficulties and benefits are. The most important feature of the process for me being that Lectio Divina doesn't tell you what to think. It gives you the freedom to contemplate and reach your own conclusions.
Reading the Bible in this way has transformed, at least for me, a difficult process into something that is genuinely interesting and uplifting. As I said at the beginning, I'm not especially religious but I do now understand and appreciate the wisdom contained in the Bible much better than I did before, and much more than any study guides have been able to do.
I'd like to think this book will become much more popular with Bible readers, and to be honest, although Lectio Divina is obviously a practice designed for Christian reflection, there is no practical reason why the same idea can't be applied to any text requiring contemplation and reflection.