Imatge de l'autor

Eugene H. Peterson (1932–2018)

Autor/a de The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language

226+ obres 26,982 Membres 184 Ressenyes 44 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Eugene H. Peterson was born in East Stanwood, Washington on November 6, 1932. He received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Seattle Pacific University, a bachelor of sacred theology from New York Theological Seminary, and a master's degree in semitic languages from Johns Hopkins University. He mostra'n més founded Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland in 1962, where he served as pastor until retiring in 1991. He then became a professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia until retiring in 2006. His first book, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, was published in 1980. He wrote over 30 books including Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places, Eat This Book, Tell It Slant, As Kingfishers Catch Fire, and Every Step an Arrival. The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language won a Gold Medallion Book Award. He died from complications of heart failure and dementia on October 22, 2018 at the age of 85. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Eugene H. Peterson

The Pastor: A Memoir (2011) 595 exemplars
Psalms (The Message) (1994) 552 exemplars
Subversive Spirituality (1994) 306 exemplars
The Message: The Book of Proverbs (1995) 246 exemplars
The Wisdom of Each Other (1997) 170 exemplars
The Message Promise Book (1997) 89 exemplars
Eat This Book: Study Guide (2006) 67 exemplars
Stories for the Christian Year (1992) — Col·laborador; Editor — 66 exemplars
The Message of Christmas (2004) 59 exemplars
The Message Solo New Testament (2009) 57 exemplars
His Unfolding Grace (1998) 54 exemplars
A Long Obedience Journal (2000) 42 exemplars
Holy Luck (2013) 41 exemplars
The Christmas Troll (2004) 41 exemplars
The Jesus Way Study Guide (2007) 35 exemplars
Sayings of Jesus (Message) (1998) 30 exemplars
Tell It Slant, Study Guide (2008) 27 exemplars
God's Message of Christmas Love (2004) 24 exemplars
Are You Talking to Me, God? (2004) 18 exemplars
The Journey (1995) 17 exemplars
Jesus Light of the World (2009) 16 exemplars
Forces Concealed in Quiet., (1985) 15 exemplars
Growing up with your teenager (1987) 11 exemplars
The Quest: For Life at Its Best (1995) 10 exemplars
The Hands And Feet Deck (2004) 7 exemplars
Jesus Loves Porn Stars (1995) 7 exemplars
The Message of David (1997) 4 exemplars
Coma este Livro (2011) 4 exemplars
Faith and Fitness (2004) 3 exemplars
A linguagem de Deus (2011) 2 exemplars
Lashed to the Mast 2 exemplars
Follow The Leader 2 exemplars
In Other Words 1 exemplars
Spirit Quest 1 exemplars
Were You There? 1 exemplars
Bruce 1 exemplars
天路客的行囊 1 exemplars
Memórias de um pastor (2011) 1 exemplars
Job 1 exemplars
TROVAO INVERSO (2005) 1 exemplars
Pastor Contemplativo (2002) 1 exemplars
Freedom 1 exemplars
Transpondo muralhas 1 exemplars
Look Again, for Hope (2009) 1 exemplars
Fort pour le combat 1 exemplars

Obres associades

God with Us (2007) — Col·laborador — 136 exemplars
For the Beauty of the Church: Casting a Vision for the Arts (2010) — Col·laborador — 126 exemplars
Get Up Off Your Knees: Preaching the U2 Catalog (2003) — Pròleg — 126 exemplars
Inductive Bible Study: A Comprehensive Guide to the Practice of Hermeneutics (2011) — Pròleg, algunes edicions114 exemplars
The Swiftly Tilting Worlds of Madeleine L'Engle (1998) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
The Futures of Evangelicalism: Issues and Prospects (2003) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Altres noms
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc de naixement
East Stanwood, Washington, USA
Lloc de defunció
Lakeside, Montana, USA
Causa de la mort
congestive heart failure and dementia
Llocs de residència
Bel Air, Maryland, USA
Seattle Pacific University
New York Theological Seminary
Johns Hopkins University
Presbyterian minister
Regent College
Christ Our King Presbyterian Church, Bel Air, Maryland, USA
Premis i honors
The Denise Levertov Award (2009)
Biografia breu
Eugene H. Peterson is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia and was the founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he ministered for 29 years. Eugene has authored more than 20 books including Run with the Horses (IVP), A Long Obedience in the Same Direction (IVP) and his five-volume series on spiritual theology, beginning with Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places (Eerdmans). Peterson is fluent in Hebrew and Greek and is the translator of the best-selling Bible, The Message.
Eugene made a rare public appearance Denver’s most famous literary landmark, The Tattered Cover Bookstore, in 2006 for 200 Alive authors and industry professionals. Here is the transcript of his presentation, “What Are Writers Good For?”




The Message brings the life-changing power of the New Testament, the vibrant passion of the Psalms, and the rich, practical wisdom of Proverbs into easy-to-read modern language that echoes the rhythm and idioms of the original Greek and Hebrew. Written in the same kind of language you'd use to talk to friends, write a letter, or discuss politics, The Message preserves the authentic, earthy flavor and the expressive character of the Bible's best-loved books. - from the publisher
PendleHillLibrary | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Nov 26, 2023 |
This book is based on the Songs of Ascent (Psalms 120-134). Each chapter focuses on one of these psalms and an aspect of the Christian life to which it speaks. (Except for the first chapter, based on Jeremiah 12:5.) The topics are: Discipleship, Repentance, Providence, Worship, Service, Help, Security, Joy, Work, Happiness, Perseverance, Hope, Humility, Obedience, Community, Blessing.

Overall, I quite liked this book. I loved Peterson's emphasis that the Christian life is not based on our emotions and feelings about God or ourselves.

In the chapter on worship, he states, "We think that if we don't feel something there can be no authenticity in doing it. But the wisdom of God says something different: that we can act ourselves into a new way of feeling much quicker than we can feel ourselves into a new way of acting. Worship is an act that develops feelings for God, not a feeling for God that is expressed in an act of worship." (p. 54)

I also liked this bit in the chapter about repentance: "A person has to be thoroughly disgusted with the way things are to find the motivation to set out on the Christian way. As long as we think the next election might eliminate crime and establish justice or another scientific breakthrough might save the environment or another pay raise might push us over the edge of anxiety into a life of tranquility, we are not likely to risk the arduous uncertainties of the life of faith. A person has to get fed up with the ways of the world before he, before she, acquires an appetite for the world of grace." (p. 25)

Peterson's thoughts often seemed abstract and big-picture, rather than practical steps to be taken, so while it was a good and helpful read, it requires more thought for those of us who aren't very intuitive.

One thing I wasn't crazy about was the use of The Message paraphrase instead of an actual Scripture translation.

Sometimes I felt there was a lack of continuity tying the chapters together, and I'm not sure if that's because each chapter is based on a different psalm and aspect of the Christian life, or because I read through this slowly. I think that I'll benefit from reading through it again, more quickly.
… (més)
RachelRachelRachel | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Nov 21, 2023 |
Eat This Book challenges us to read the Scriptures on their own terms, as God’s revelation, and to live them as we read them. With warmth and wisdom, Peterson offers greatly needed, down-to-earth counsel on spiritual reading. In these pages, he draws readers into a fascinating conversation on the nature of language, the ancient practice of lectio divina, and the role of Scripture translations; included here is the “inside story” behind Peterson’s own popular Bible translation, The Message.… (més)
PendleHillLibrary | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Aug 23, 2023 |
Psalms as tools for prayer
SrMaryLea | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 22, 2023 |



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