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Feb 16, 2011 Douglas Wilson rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
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.
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 ...moreMore about Eugene H. Peterson...