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Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading

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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...
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Overview

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.
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Pastor-poet Eugene H. Peterson is best known as the translator of the contemporary-language Bible called The Message and as the author of Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places. In this accessible book, he continues the informal conversation on faith that he began in the latter book, in an attempt to rescue theology from the twin threats of dogma and degradation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802864901
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/29/2009
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 377,828
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Eugene H. Peterson, author of the best-selling contemporary translation of the Bible titled The Message, is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Table of Contents

1 "The forbidding discipline of spiritual reading" 1
2 The holy family at table with holy scripture 15
3 Scripture as text : learning what God reveals 23
4 Scripture as form : following the way of Jesus 37
5 Scripture as script : playing our part in the spirit 59
6 Caveat lector 81
7 "Ears thou hast dug for me" 90
8 God's secretaries 121
9 The message 137
App Some writers on spiritual reading 177
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