Eat This Book The Art of Spiritual Reading

ISBN-10: 0802829481
ISBN-13: 9780802829481
Edition: 2006
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Description: Eugene Peterson is convinced that the "way" we read the Bible is as important as "that" we read the Bible. Do we read it for information about God and salvation, for principles and "truths" that we can use to live better? Or do we read it in order  More...

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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 186
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Eugene Peterson is convinced that the "way" we read the Bible is as important as "that" we read the Bible. Do we read it for information about God and salvation, for principles and "truths" that we can use to live better? Or do we read it in order to listen to God and respond in prayer and obedience? "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 much-needed, down-to-earth counsel on spiritual reading. Along the way, he draws readers into a fascinating conversation about the nature of language, the ancient practice of "lectio divina," and the role of translations, including his own best-selling contemporary Bible translation, "The Message." Countering the turn towards subjective personal interpretation as the final authority, Peterson gives the reader something substantial instead 𕱼 a way to enter into a world of serious spiritual reading.

Eugene H. Peterson, author of The Message, a bestselling translation of the Bible, is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, British Columbia, and the author of over thirty books. He and his wife, Jan, live in Montana.

"The forbidding discipline of spiritual reading"p. 1
The holy family at table with holy scripturep. 15
Scripture as text : learning what God revealsp. 23
Scripture as form : following the way of Jesusp. 37
Scripture as script : playing our part in the spiritp. 59
Caveat lectorp. 81
"Ears thou hast dug for me"p. 90
God's secretariesp. 121
The messagep. 137
Some writers on spiritual readingp. 177
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