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.

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.

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.'"

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.”

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.

Psalms

Psalms Author Eugene H. Peterson
ISBN-10 0830830340
Year 2000-01-06
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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The Psalms show you how to relate to God as you pray your doubt, fears and anger. They show you how to respond to God in praise. Here you find the best place to explore who you are and what God means to you.

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.

Eat This Book

Eat This Book Author Eugene Peterson
ISBN-10 9781444717631
Year 2011-10-27
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Eugene Peterson's landmark Spiritual Theology series is foundational reading for the twenty-first century Church. The product of Peterson's many years' experience as both pastor and professor of the highest calibre, this series combines first-class scholarship and genuine, lived application. Beautifully written, its presents a fresh and urgent evaluation of contemporary Christian spirituality. 'St John walks up to the angel and say, "Give me the book."' writes Peterson. 'The angel hands it over, "Here it is; eat it, eat the book." And John does. He eats the book - not just reads it - he got it into his nerve endings, his reflexes, his imagination. The book he ate was Holy Scripture.' Eat This Book encourages the art of the reading the Bible so that it becomes a text for living and growing, not just thinking or behaving, and recasts the ancient discipline of lectio divina - spiritual reading - for a postmodern culture. Also available in the Spiritual Theology series: Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places, The Jesus Way, The Word Made Flesh and Practise Resurrection.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Following Jesus

Following Jesus Author Tom Wright
ISBN-10 9780281067367
Year 1994-11-17
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher SPCK
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Put Jesus, the risen Jesus, in the middle of your life, your thinking, your living, your work, your pains, your griefs, your anxieties, your hopes, and your fears -- put this Jesus in the middle, and work them all around him. Learn to worship him; learn to love him; and learn to live with a new life in his new world.' So ends this exhilarating sequence of meditations on the biblical Jesus, and what it means to follow him today. In Part One, 'Looking to Jesus', NT Wright outlines the essential message of six major New Testament books, looking in particular at their portrayal of Jesus -- 'the pioneer and perfecter of our faith'- and what he accomplished in his sacrificial death. In Part Two, 'A Living Sacrifice', he takes six key New Testament themes -- resurrection, re-birth, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life -- and explores their significance for the lives of present-day disciples.