Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading / Edition 1

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Overview

Eugene Peterson maintains that how we read the Bible is as important as that we read it. The second volume of Peterson's momentous five-part work on spiritual theology, 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. Countering the widespread practice of using the Bible for self-serving purposes, Peterson here serves readers with a nourishing entrée into the formative, life-changing art of spiritual reading.

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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: 9780802829481
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
  • Publication date: 12/15/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 186
  • Sales rank: 283,087
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2007

    It starts slow, but keeps getting better as it goes

    For the second topic in Eugune Peterson's overview of spiritual theology, he touches on the practice of spiritual reading, or reading the Bible in the proper way, a way that brings you into God's presence and God's work in the world. In comparison to the first book in the series, this book is rather short, clocking in at less than 200 pages. Still, it's quality, not quantity, that counts. Luckily, the quality here is high. The book is divided into three sections. First, the author gets at Bible reading in general, why it is important, what our real goal should be in reading the Bible, that kind of thing. It was good, but not groundbreaking. Just basic, common sense stuff that I suspect many people need a refresher (or original expsorure) on. The second section gets deeper, beginning with the warning to 'let the reader beware' and some cautions about reading too much or too little into scripture, or for taking it out of context. This is good stuff, but once again, not ground breaking. What was ground breaking for me was the last part, the discussion about translations of the Bible. Knowing that the author did most of the work on The Message, a modern-English translation of the Bible, I feared that it would turn into an info-mercial of sorts. Luckily, this turned out to be the best part of the book, with some really great stories of translation, what it means for us that the Bible we read is not the original text, and some warnings about improperly handled translations. The last section is probably worth the price of the book by itself, but since you get the whole thing for the same price, I highly recommend picking this little guy up. It isn't long, but it will have you thinking long and hard about your Bible before you are done with it.

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  • Posted May 20, 2013

    Great book on living the Bible. 

    Great book on living the Bible. 

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