I hope the spiritual workout of the Mount 27 is going well. I've found that using the audio version of the bible is very helpful to get the reading done, and helps tons when one needs to catch up by a book or two. If you have or use Spotify, then here is a link of a dramatized version of the New Testament for free: Dramatized New Testament - ESV. Or, the Center for Campus Ministry has a few copies available for your listening pleasure. I've found even using an audio version helps me to hear things in a different way than what I see and hear when I am reading it. The audio version brings the text alive in a whole new way. Keep up the good work - God love you.
Lectio Divina is a form of prayerful meditation on the word of God.
There are four basic steps in lectio divina:
1. Reading -- What does this text actually say?
2. Meditation -- What does this text say to me? Try putting yourself into the passage.
3. Oratio (prayer) -- What do I want to say to God through this text?
4. Contemplation or action -- What difference might this text make in my life?
Pope Benedict XVI says that the monastic tradition of "lectio divina" is "truly capable of opening up to the faithful the treasures of God's word, but also of bringing about an encounter with Christ, the living word of God."