Continuing Peterson's major evaluation of contemporary Christian spirituality, EAT THIS BOOK focuses on spiritual reading. Taking its title from the angel's instruction to John in the book of Revelation: 'Take it and eat it; it will be bitter in your stomach, but sweet as honey in your mouth', EAT THIS BOOK discusses the benefits of reading ...
Continuing Peterson's major evaluation of contemporary Christian spirituality, EAT THIS BOOK focuses on spiritual reading. Taking its title from the angel's instruction to John in the book of Revelation: 'Take it and eat it; it will be bitter in your stomach, but sweet as honey in your mouth', EAT THIS BOOK discusses the benefits of reading Scripture and the challenges of engaging with it today. As with other books in the series, EAT THIS BOOK is written for both academic and lay audiences. Challenging but rewarding, it combines first-rate scholarship with illustrations drawn from raw human experience.
New. Eugene Peterson is convinced that the way we read the Bible is as important as that we read it. Do we read the Bible 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? The second part of Peterson's momentous five-volume 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. 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. 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.
New in new dust jacket. Book is brand new. no marks. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 186 p. Audience: General/trade. "A tour de force in spiritual theology, combining incisive cultural analysis and biblical exposition with a sweeping and engaging vision of the Christian life." Christianity Today
I love the fact that this book is able to show that what the angel told John to do with this book (Bible) was to eat it. When I eat something I take time to chew, savor, & digest. In this process I get nurtured and it becomes a part of me. I so want to enjoy the Word of God in that way, and I love to picture things, it always adds a dimension to my understading, so I appreciate that the author took such a short verse in the last book of the Bible to light up the path for me to visualize what God wants me to do with His Word.
Jan 17, 2008
For Thinking Christians
'Eat This Book' and the other two books in this series ('Christ Plays in 10,000 Places' & 'The Jesus Way') are books that challenge one to go deeper into his/her faith. The book is not a conventional "what to do" book but encourages the reader to live the Scriptural accounts and "be" a part of the story.
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