Eugene H. Peterson

“We are part of a holy community that for three thousand years and more has been formed inside and out by these words of God, words that have been heard, tasted, chewed, seen, walked. Reading Holy Scripture is totally physical. Our bodies are the means of providing our souls access to God in his revelation: eat this book. A friend reports to me that one of the early rabbis selected a different part of our bodies to make the same point; he insisted that the primary body part for taking in the Word of God is not the ears but the feet. You learn God, he said, not through your ears but through your feet: follow the Rabbi.”


Eugene H. Peterson, Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading
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Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading (Spiritual Theology #2) Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading by Eugene H. Peterson
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