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Paraphrased by Peterson in easy-to-read modern English
4 1/8 x 6 1/8 % Font size: 9
Paperback, 199 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by NavPress Publishing Group (first published March 31st 1994)
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Douglas Wilson
Peterson has done good work elsewhere, but this kind of thing is really problematic. The Psalms are one of the poetic glories of human civilization, but this rendering is just casual, breezy, and cliche-ridden. Like going to a reception at Buckingham Palace in gym shorts and flip flops.
Scott Patton
This version of the psalms is so paraphrased the they lose their poetic rhythm.
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Eugene H. Peterson is a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. For many years he was James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. He also served as founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland. He has written over thirty books, including Gold Medallion Book Award winner The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language a contemporary translation of t ...more
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