Synopses & Reviews
As Eugene Peterson was writing The Message
, his magnificent and popular translation of the Bible, he wanted readers to understand that forty years of living the message preceded the writing of it. The result is Living the Message
, a unique daily reader that combines scriptural verses with Peterson's classic writings on the spiritual life.
Here readers are offered a daily spiritual companion that brings God's message vividly to life. With a new foreword by the author, this classic devotional presents readers with the tools and insights they need to go beyond an ordinary faith. Peterson draws on his profound reflections on the Bible, prayer, and community to usher the reader on a path of discovering the relevancy of God's word to our everyday lives.
From the author of nearly thirty books, Peterson's Living the Message weaves together insightful selections from some of his best works to produce a volume full of wisdom and hope. Reading this collection will endow your spiritual life with a new urgency and desire to live out your faith more fully.
“. . . Living the Message sets before us much of [Petersons] piercing wisdom, for our own very great benefit.” J.I. Packer, author of Knowing God
“[A] year of days of divine companionship. No voice is wiser nor so deeply convincing.” Walter Wangerin, Jr., author of Saint Julian
About the Author
Eugene H. Peterson is the author of numerous books, including Reversed Thunder, Leap Over a Wall, and Answering God. He is also the translator of the bestselling Bible translation The Message. He is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.