A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction Author Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN-10 0830869891
Year 2012-05-25
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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As a society, we are no less obsessed with the immediate than when Eugene Peterson first wrote this Christian classic. If anything, email and the Internet may have intensified our quest for the quick fix. But Peterson's time-tested prescription for discipleship remains the same--a long obedience in the same direction. Tucked away in the Hebrew Psalter, Peterson discovered "an old dog-eared songbook," the Songs of Ascents that were sung by pilgrims on their way up to worship in Jerusalem. In these songs (Psalms 120-134) Peterson finds encouragement for modern pilgrims as we learn to grow in worship, service, joy, work, happiness, humility, community and blessing. This 20th anniversary edition of A Long Obedience in the Same Direction features these Psalms in Peterson's widely acclaimed paraphrase, The Message. He also includes an epilogue in which he reflects on the themes of this book and his ministry during the twenty years since its original publication.

Perseverance

Perseverance Author Eugene Peterson
ISBN-10 0830820108
Year 1996-05-24
Pages 60
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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The qualities of hope, patience, repentance and joy help us grow in our ability to persevere. The biblical passages in these studies offer encouragement to continue in the path Christ has set for us.

Subversive Spirituality

Subversive Spirituality Author Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN-10 0802842976
Year 1997-06-27
Pages 263
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Subversive Spirituality is a gathering together of articles written by Eugene Peterson over the past twenty-five years. Made up of occasional pieces, short biblical studies, poetry, pastoral readings and interviews, this book reflects on the overlooked facets of the spiritual life. Peterson captures the epiphanies of life with the pleasing pastoral style and inspiring depth of insight for which he is well known. Peterson describes his book this way: "The gathering of articles and essays, poems and conversations, is a kind of kitchen midden of my noticings of the obvious in the course of living out the Christian life in the vocational context of pastor, writer, and professor. The randomness and repetitions and false starts are rough edges that I am leaving as is in the interests of honesty. Spirituality is not, by and large, smooth. I do hope, however, that they will be found to be 'freshly phrased.'"

Excellence

Excellence Author Eugene Peterson
ISBN-10 0830820116
Year 1996-05-24
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Life is difficult, and daily we must decide whether to life cautiously or courageously. God calls us to live at our best, to pursue righteousness, and to sustain a drive toward excellence. This guide will help you discover your destiny--and show you the resources God has given you to fullfill it.

The Pastor

The Pastor Author Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN-10 9780062041814
Year 2011-02-22
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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In The Pastor, author Eugene Peterson, translator of the multimillion-selling The Message, tells the story of how he started Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland and his gradual discovery of what it really means to be a pastor. Steering away from abstractions, Peterson challenges conventional wisdom regarding church marketing, mega pastors, and the church’s too-cozy relationship to American glitz and consumerism to present a simple, faith-based description of what being a minister means today. In the end, Peterson discovers that being a pastor boils down to “paying attention and calling attention to ‘what is going on now’ between men and women, with each other and with God.”

Run with the Horses

Run with the Horses Author Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN-10 9780830876778
Year 2009-09-20
Pages 215
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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In Jeremiah 12:5 God says to the prophet, "If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?" We all long to live life at its best—to fuse freedom and spontaneity with purpose and meaning. Why then do we often find our lives so humdrum, so unadventuresome, so routine? Or else so frantic, so full of activity, but still devoid of fulfillment? How do we learn to risk, to trust, to pursue wholeness and excellence—to run with the horses in the jungle of life? In a series of profound reflections on the life of Jeremiah the prophet, Eugene Peterson explores the heart of what it means to be fully and genuinely human. His writing is filled with humor and self-reflection, insight and wisdom, helping to set a course for others in the quest for life at its best.

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

As Kingfishers Catch Fire Author Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN-10 9781601429681
Year 2017-05-16
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher WaterBrook
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Living Out the Word Made Flesh “Sixty years ago I found myself distracted,” Eugene Peterson writes. “A chasm had developed between the way I was preaching from the pulpit and my deepest convictions on what it meant to be a pastor.” And so began Peterson’s journey to live and teach a life of congruence—congruence between preaching and living, between what we do and the way we do it, between what is written in Scripture and how we live out that truth. Nothing captures the biblical foundation for this journey better than Peterson’s teachings over his twenty-nine years as a pastor. As Kingfishers Catch Fire offers a never-before-published collection of these teachings to anyone longing for a richer, truer spirituality. Peterson’s strikingly beautiful prose and deeply grounded insights usher us into a new understanding of how to live out the good news of the Word made flesh. This is one man’s compelling quest to discover not only how to be a pastor but how to be a human being.

Traveling Light

Traveling Light Author Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN-10 0939443082
Year 1988-06-01
Pages 203
Language en
Publisher Helmers & Howard Pub
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Peterson, who is translator of "The Message Bible," explores the free life in Christ that believers must both receive as a gift and practice as a skill. In an engaging, often passionate dialogue in which Paul's letter to the Galatians faces off against the crises of modern life, he offers both encouragement and challenge to men and women trapped in anxieties and determinism.

Practice Resurrection

Practice Resurrection Author Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN-10 9780802829559
Year 2010-01
Pages 290
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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In Practice Resurrection Peterson brings the voice of Scripture--especially Paul's letter to the Ephesians--and the voice of the contemporary Christian congregation together in understanding what is involved in the practice of becoming mature--growing up to the "stature of Christ". --from publisher description.

Living the Resurrection

Living the Resurrection Author Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN-10 9781615214945
Year 2014-02-27
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Tyndale House
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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. You’ll be a participant in the story, so its meaning and wonder can enliven your soul as never before.

The Contemplative Pastor

The Contemplative Pastor Author Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN-10 0802801145
Year 1993
Pages 171
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Peterson, who has been gaining a growing reputation as a "pastor's pastor", speaks words of wisdom and refreshment for pastors caught in the busy-ness of preaching, teaching, and "running the church". Chapters include poetic reflections on the Beatitudes, advice on spiritual direction "between Sundays", and the language of prayer.

Leap Over a Wall

Leap Over a Wall Author Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN-10 9780062032584
Year 2011-10-25
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Of all the characters in the Bible, it is David who is most human. His life is lived on the "rough-edged actuality" of real life, and his relationship with God is an energetic one. Through the passions, the trials, and the lyrical poetry of this beloved figure, we gain powerful insights into the role of God in our own lives. In this inspirational volume, Professor Eugene H. Peterson, translator of The Message, uses stories from David's epic life as vivid lessons in everyday faith and spirituality. Exploring David's experiences of friendship, grief, love, sin, and suffering, as well as sanctuary, beauty, and wilderness, he reawakens us to the enduring truths behind these beloved stories.

Answering God

Answering God Author Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN-10 9780062046697
Year 2011-10-25
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Eugene H. Peterson speaks to Christians who realize the necessity for prayer and yearn for it but who find their prayer unconvincing and unsatisfying. Addressing the causes of this dissatisfaction, Answering God offers guidelines for using the Psalms as dynamic tools for prayer.

Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice Author Natalie Grant
ISBN-10 9780310344766
Year 2016-09-13
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins Christian Publishing
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In a culture that praises blending in over standing out, productivity over purpose, and noise over truth, many women find their God-given voice compromised, quieted, or even mocked. We all long to live out our divinely designed passions and unique talents, yet too often it becomes so much easier in the face of opposition to stay silent altogether. What if God is calling you to so much more? As a working mom, wife, artist, and abolitionist, Natalie Grant has struggled to live on purpose while battling the worldly demands of keeping up the appearance of perfection. Emerging from her own dark spiral of suffocating inadequacy, Natalie found fresh hope in the truth that God has already given women everything they need to live out their God-given identity, passions, and calling. Finding Your Voice offers the heart-rallying, life-giving truth that a woman’s voice is not an uncalled for interference to be silenced, but a gift to be used for God’s Kingdom purposes. In voice lessons as in life, a strong vocal identity requires us to first stand firm, breath deep, and finally, go for it—loud and clear. With rich scriptural study and personal stories infusing every chapter, Finding Your Voice reveals how to discover your own unique talent, train it according to God’s Word, and start using it for the good of others—without guilt and apology.

Praying with the Psalms

Praying with the Psalms Author Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN-10 9780062030115
Year 2010-10-12
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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A devotional prayer book focusing on one year with the Psalms, the most sensitive and honest words written about daily stress and daily blessings.