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Living the Resurrection: The Risen Christ in Everyday Life

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Christ's friends were utterly transformed by His resurrection. Their friendship, their work, and even their meals together took on a new meaning and purpose. The same can happen to us today.

Eugene Peterson, beloved pastor, scholar, and translator of The Message, takes you back to Jesus' time so you can experience the Resurrection through the eyes of biblical witnesses. Yo
Hardcover, 151 pages
Published January 18th 2006 by NavPress Publishing Group (first published January 4th 2006)
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Mark Oppenlander
Sep 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: theology
This short little book is based on a series of sermons from Eugene Peterson on how to keep the Resurrection central to our lives as Christians. Based on an examination of the Resurrection narratives in each of the gospels, Peterson suggests three spiritual disciplines as ways of developing a Resurrection practice: Sabbath-keeping, the Eucharist and the naming of others in community (i.e. knowing and being known).

There was nothing in this book that struck me as particularly revelatory; I have con
Apr 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian-living, own
One of my friends reviewed this book, stating that it was a lighter version of Peterson's Practice Resurrection. Compared to that book, this one might seem thin...I don't know. I haven't read the longer version, but I really liked this one a lot.
Apr 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Peterson is so good at getting his readers to see the disconnect between the faith they know and the faith they live. In this little book his goal is to get readers to practice the resurrection life. We do this by cultivating a sense of wonder (chapter 1), partaking in resurrection meals (ch. 2), and hanging out with resurrection friends (ch. 3). This book is particularly provocative in its diatribe against the 21st-century commercialization of the Christian faith—especially Evangelicalism. The ...more
Feb 10, 2008 rated it liked it
gordon has raved about this for a long time so i'm giving it a shot.
Timothy N Brooks

I wanted to read this book because Peterson always brings new insight to the subject . He did not disappoint. I very much appreciated his points that Christian formation takes place in everyday life and that we experience resurrection and community . However in spite of Some attempts to tie the book together it seemed like a series of essays.
Jay Winters
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
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I needed a good, quick read for a group that I read with before Easter came and I had this book sitting on my shelf. I was half right, it was a quick read. It wasn't horrible, but it couldn't really be called good either.

Eugene Peterson's book "Living the Resurrection" is about living out our Resurrected lives in three ways:

Sabbath Keeping

Communing (Sacramental and ordinary)

Living out Baptismal Identity

Each of these three topics receive treatment in their own chapters, with a short
Mindy Detweiler
Mar 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
Eugene Peterson who is know for The Message paraphrase of the Bible takes on the subject of the Resurrection of Jesus and how it should effect our everyday lives.

This was a very Short book and I felt alittle rushed in spots like the author was trying to get alot of information into the book with a small amount of space. I had to reread a few passages because I really couldn't figure out where the author was trying to go to, but after I reread it I figured it out.

All that being said I felt that
Jared Totten
Aug 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
Living the Resurrection is just three chapters long as Peterson describes how the resurrection meets us in the three sacraments of Sabbath, communion and baptism. Though this seems a simple enough of a concept, I found myself struggling to follow the ideas and themes throughout. In fact, I didn't even realize the three central ideas of Sabbath, communion and baptism until it was explicitly stated on page 94. While is a short 123 pages, I must confess it began to feel long since it is only broken ...more
Zack Migioia
Jun 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
Excellent Book! I love Eugene Peterson's writing style and also really appreciate his heart for authenticity and for the gospel.

This book seeks to persuade the reader that the resurrection is not just a foreign concept, a theological category, or merely something that happens one day when Christ reigns. The resurrection is applied to everyday life and it causes us to live with Christ, as resurrected men and women.

Peterson addresses and handles this topic from a biblical, evangelical standpoint
Jon Anderson
Short work by Peterson but chocked full of wonderful insights. Peterson is interested in Christians not limiting the Resurrection only to some future event but to knowing the power of the resurrection in the here and now. Hard hitting on the professionalization of the Christian life and the loss of a sense of wonder. At times, the ideas seem disconnected and you wish for some more (that may be what one finds in his larger work, PRACTICE RESURRECTION)but what is here is powerful, counter-cultural ...more
Adam Shields
Short Review: This is a prior and shorter version of Peterson's Practice Resurrection. The content isn't bad, but Practice Resurrection is a much better book. I would recommend you read that instead and if you have already read Practice Resurrection, there is not really anything new or different here. Only reason to read this is if you have not read other Peterson books and you have Amazon prime and a kindle because it is one of the prime books you can borrow from Amazon.

My full review is on my
David Campton
Aug 26, 2011 rated it liked it
This reads more like 3 essays or lectures than a more developed and coherent book. In it Peterson argues for the place of sabbath keeping, table fellowship and the practice of baptism in our deepening fellowship with the risen Christ. It carries some of his characteristic profound and poetic insights that come from a pastor's heart wedded to a scholar's mind, but in some places the complexity of his reasoning runs counter to his appeal for less elitism and dependence upon spiritual experts in th ...more
Daniel Stewart
Mar 25, 2014 rated it liked it
I found this book helpful as I sought to deepen my sense of the resurrection this easter season. Peterson provides some valuable insight into how the resurrection should not only infiltrate but deeply influence our day-to-day lives (everything from work to meals). That being said, I felt as though many of the "gems" (the noteworthy points) were immersed in lengthy text and required sifting to discover. In other words, the book could probably have been even shorter and been equally effective.
May 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
I've read so many other things by Peterson that were just fantastic, and there is such a famine in Christian theological literature that helps us move beyond the resurrection as an apologetic talking point. So I was really looking forward to this one, but it just fell flat. I got more out of Richard Gaffin's "Resurrection and Redemption" which was decidedly dry and scholastic in nature.
Mike Crews
Mar 15, 2013 rated it liked it
This book has many good large thoughts which tend to break down the more the author goes into the details. Peterson connects Jesus' resurrection with our own spiritual formation, but in my own humble opinion his exegesis of the passages can be somewhat of a stretch. This also leaves a few of his conclusions somewhat forced and a little too ambiguous for me.
Robert Terrell
Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
It is a quick read. It is also a very good read. Peterson does his normal work of simple to understand depth. I haven't started his other, longer work on resurrection yet so I don't know how much crossover there is. This was a great start.
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an outstanding little book!! Very practical yet still awe inspiring by walking through the resurrection accounts in scripture and what they meant to the lives of the witnesses and should still mean to us.
Sep 10, 2016 rated it liked it
I don't really feel one way or another about this book. it had well-presented information, but I didn't connect with it in any way. I felt like I was missing the point somewhere. I ended up skimming a good portion of it.
Russell Tucker
Oct 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Typically Eugene Peterson. Some really insightful and helpful reflections. A slim volume worth a slow read.
Apr 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
About Sabboth and Resurection.
Jessie Lowry
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
Not my favorite Eugene Peterson book. Felt a little headier than what he normally writes but maybe I am just in the post Easter tired slump.
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
A quick read and a new and needed way of looking at the Resurrection of Christ. It's more than a once a year celebration, it should be lived every day of the year!
Mar 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Good book, especially for Lent.
Wayne Larson
Apr 23, 2010 marked it as to-read
Shelves: ethics
Downloaded onto my Blackberry via Kindle.
Dec 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Nice little book about sharing Christian life with others.
Sarah Webber
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: religious
What I liked best about this collection of sermons is the ordinariness of the Christian life is itself blessed. Spiritual growth cannot be organized or really planned but must be lived.
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Eugene H. Peterson was a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. For many years he was James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also served as founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland. He had written over thirty books, including Gold Medallion Book Award winner The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language ...more
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