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Living the Message: Daily Reflections with Eugene Peterson

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Eugene Peterson, distinguished translator of the acclaimed "The Message: The New Testament, Psalms, and "Proverbs, offers a daily spiritual companion that brings God's message to vivid life each and every day.An engaging yearlong reader, "Living the Message delivers daily guidance and grounding with 366 selections from Peterson's lifetime of reflection on-prayer, Scripture ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 14th 1996 by HarperOne (first published June 1996)
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Jonny Kirk
Jan 05, 2013 Jonny Kirk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A brilliant compilation of excerpts from the writings of Eugene Peterson, both challenging and encouraging.

I have found this book to be an invaluable devotional guide over the past 12 months, consistently inspiring me to explore the Bible with renewed enthusiasm. This is a great introduction to the writing of Eugene Peterson however I have found it to be most beneficial as a reinforcement and reminder of the teachings found in detail in the original books.

The excerpts are from his earlier books
Jan 26, 2013 Audrey rated it liked it
Written from a pastoral perspective and seemingly directed more towards those in ministry, yet with a view to leading all readers past merely accumulating more knowledge, and more towards probing into the mystery and truth of Scripture, "carrying us into the interior of truth where intimacies are devoped and covenants formed .. not telling us about reality, but leading us into it and creating it in us." "Let it be to me according to your Word." (Luke 1:38) Although I didn't find many of these re ...more
Alice Harbin
Dec 28, 2014 Alice Harbin rated it it was amazing
Though many of the messages are designed to assist and support pastors, I still found most of it very relevant and thought provoking. I will no doubt read it again.
Dec 20, 2011 Chadwick rated it it was amazing
This book has been by my side for nearly ten years. Ask anyone who has seen it, or helped me to rescue it out of a a river while kayaking, and you will understand how near and dear to my heart this book is.

This book is a primer to understanding the spiritual theology of Eugene Peterson.
Russ Skinner
Dec 31, 2013 Russ Skinner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Always worth reading; frequently prompted prolonged ponderings.

Reread again throughout 2013.
Jul 07, 2009 Amanda added it
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My favorite devotional.
Kimberly Johnson
Jul 27, 2012 Kimberly Johnson rated it really liked it
Great devotional book.
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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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