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Peterson, Eugene H. 1932-

Overview
Works: 475 works in 1,048 publications in 8 languages and 18,657 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Paraphrases  Biography  Meditations  Commentaries  Prayers and devotions  Textbooks  Abstracts  Devotional literature  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Narrator, wpr, Contributor, Speaker
Classifications: BV4011, 248
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The message : the Bible in contemporary language by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

37 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Message is a contemporary rendering of the Bible from the original languages, crafted to present its tone, rhythm, events, and ideas in everyday language
The message : the New Testament in contemporary English by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Message is a contemporary rendering of the Bible from the original languages, crafted to present its tone, rhythm, events, and ideas in everyday speech
Christ plays in ten thousand places : a conversation in spiritual theology by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first and foundational volume of a five-volume series, Peterson rescues spirituality from both its ancient connotations of cloistered monasticism and its modern contamination with self-help boosterism and neopagan recreation. No dogmatic catechist, Peterson invites his readers into a true dialogue--speaking and listening in turn--that opens up Christian spirituality as a lived reality. Though grounded in scripture and in Trinitarian doctrine, the spirituality Peterson would foster is deeply experiential, intensely felt as a growing awareness of both transcendent miracles and intimate connections. That growth comes not through personal achievement but rather through selfless submission to the divine presence, memorably described in the Gerard Manley Hopkins poem from which Peterson takes his title. Allowing the Lord to play in us, Peterson promises, will nurture receptivity to the wonders of creation as we recognize in Christ's birth the revelatory key to the universe and as we reverence the Sabbath as a weekly day of renewal. Richly ecumenical, Peterson's reflections will attract Christians from diverse affiliations. --Bryce Christensen Copyright 2005 Booklist
Eat this book : a conversation in the art of spiritual reading by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the second volume in Eugene Peterson's series on Spiritual Theology and is entitled "Eat This Book." Becomes a conversation about spiritual reading and the nature of language as well as the ancient practice of "lectio divina," and the place of Scripture translations
The Jesus way : a conversation on the ways that Jesus is the way by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A way of sacrifice. A way of failure. A way on the margins. A way of holiness. All of these ways prepared the "way of the Lord" that became incarnate and complete in Jesus. But somewhere along the line, have we lost the way? In The Jesus Way Eugene Peterson continues his conversation in spiritual theology, considering all the ways that Jesus is the Way compared to the distorted ways the American church today has chosen to follow. BJ Arguing that the way Jesus leads and the way we follow are symbiotic, Peterson begins with a study of how the ways of those who came before Christ - Abraham, Moses, David, Elijah, Isaiah of Jerusalem, and Isaiah of the Exile - revealed and prepared the "way of the Lord" that became complete in Jesus. He then challenges the ways of the contemporary American church, showing in stark relief how what we have chosen to focus on - consumerism, celebrity, charisma, and so forth - obliterates what is unique in the Jesus way
A long obedience in the same direction : discipleship in an instant society by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a society, we are no less obsessed with the immediate than when Eugene Peterson first wrote this book. If anything, email and the Internet may have intensified our quest for the quick fix. But Peterson's time-tested prescription for discipleship remains the same -- a long obedience in the same direction. Tucked away in the Hebrew Psalter, Peterson discovered "an old dog-eared songbook," the Songs of Ascents that were sung by pilgrims on their way up to worship in Jerusalem. In these songs (Psalms 120-134) Peterson finds encouragement for modern pilgrims as we learn to grow in worship, service, joy, work, happiness, humility, community and blessing
Working the angles : the shape of pastoral integrity by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Working the Angles, Peterson calls the attention of his fellow pastors to three basic acts--which he sees as the three angles of a triangle--that are so critical to the pastoral ministry that they determine the shape of everything else. The acts--prayer, reading Scripture, and giving spiritual direction--are acts of attention to God in three different contexts: oneself, the community of faith, and another person. Only by being attentive to these three critical acts, says Peterson, can pastors fulfill their prime responsibility of keeping the religious community attentive to God. Written out of the author's own experience as pastor of a 'single pastor church,' this well-written, provocative book will be stimulating reading for lay Christians and pastors alike." -- Publisher's Website
Five smooth stones for pastoral work by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how five books of the Old Testament provide direction for pastoral work. Focuses on the work of prayer-directing, story-making, pain-sharing, nay-saying, and community-building
Tell it slant : a conversation on the language of Jesus in his stories and prayers by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene Peterson considers the words of the Word made flesh. His probing of the parables and prayers of Jesus will inform and inspire all who love the Gospels. He explores the common speech of the Bible, and carefully exercises God's gift of language so that Jesus' words of storytelling and prayer "dazzle us with truth."
Leap over a wall : earthy spirituality for everyday Christians by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bestselling theologian Eugene Peterson uses vividly told stories from the life of David to illustrate the everyday truths that brings us closer to God. "David ought to be a place of rest for us, an assurance that others have struggled with God and watched his holiness work in and out of their lives.... Peterson's retelling of David's story provided me with this rest". -- Christian Today Of All the Characters in the Bible, None is More human and more fully realized than David. Through the passions, the trials, and the lyrical poetry of this beloved figure, we gain powerful insights into the role of God in our everyday lives. In this challenging inspirational volume, stories from David's epic life, including his youth as a shepherd-poet, his battle with Goliath, his flight from the mad king Saul, and his sin with Bathsheba, illuminate the central themes of faith. Friendship, grief, love, sin, and suffering, as well as sanctuary, beauty, and wilderness, are all examined in the context of David's lifelong journey. "{{Peterson}}... brings the Old Testament world revealingly close to our own century, and he makes vivid the notion that God's purposes are worked out in the ordinariness of specific human lives". -- Publishers Weekly
Answering God : the Psalms as tools for prayer by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene H. Peterson speaks to Christians who realize the necessity for prayer and yearn for it but who find their prayer unconvincing and unsatisfying. Addressing the causes of this dissatisfaction, Answering God offers guidelines for using the Psalms as dynamic tools for prayer
Under the unpredictable plant : an exploration in vocational holiness by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the biblical book of Jonah to reclaim the holiness of the pastoral calling in a culture that focuses on career development
Reversed thunder : the Revelation of John and the praying imagination by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thematische bespreking vanuit evangelisch perspectief van het nieuwtestamentische bijbelboek Openbaring
Practice resurrection : a conversation on growing up in Christ by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Practice Resurrection Peterson brings the voice of Scripture--especially Paul's letter to the Ephesians--and the voice of the contemporary Christian congregation together in understanding what is involved in the practice of becoming mature--growing up to the "stature of Christ". --from publisher description
Stories for the Christian year( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telling time and telling stories go hand in hand in what is often referred to as the Christian year. The first Christians inherited a Roman calendar that was perfectly adequate for getting up in the morning and going to bed on time, for setting a wedding day, even for calculating the equinox. But they soon found the stories attached to the Roman calendar to be entirely inadequate when it came to defining who they were and what they were doing. Hence, they developed stories of their own about Jesus and their religious experience with him
Subversive spirituality by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Subversive Spirituality Peterson has gathered together a host of writings penned over the past twenty-five years that reflect on the overlooked facets of the spiritual life. Comprising occasional pieces, short biblical studies, poetry, pastoral readings, and interviews, this work captures the epiphanies of life with the pleasing pastoral style and inspiring depth of insight for which Peterson is well known." "Peterson describes his book this way: "This gathering of articles and essays, poems and conversations, is a kind of kitchen midden of my noticings of the obvious in the course of living out the Christian life in the vocational context of pastor, writer, and professor. The randomness and repetitions and false starts are rough edges that I am leaving as is in the interests of honesty. Spirituality is not, by and large, smooth. I do hope, however, that these pieces will be found to be freshly phrased.""--Jacket
Take and read : spiritual reading : an annotated list by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The message : Psalms by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writer, whose The Message: The New Testament in Contemporary English (NavPress, 1993) is a paraphrase of the New Testament, now applies the same method to the Old Testament book of Psalms. In a few places, the technique works; some of the rougher passages recover their harshness in the contemporary idiom, and the act of paraphrasing itself underscores the devotional value of putting the Psalms in one's own words. But too often Peterson uses paraphrase for its own sake, as when Psalm 19 turns "gold" and "honey" into "diamonds" and "strawberries," as though the former terms were unclear to the reader. He also imposes Christian categories on what is patently a Hebrew text. The writer's lack of skill at reproducing the poetry of the Psalms is evident everywhere; Stephen Mitchell's A Book of Psalms (LJ 6/1/93) is far preferable to this volume. The whole endeavor makes one understand why some people long for the days of the King James version. A marginal purchase
Run with the horses : the quest for life at its best by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Jeremiah 12:5 God says to the prophet, 'If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?' We all long to live life at its best--to fuse freedom and spontaneity with purpose and meaning. Why then do we often find our lives so humdrum, so unadventuresome, so routine? Or else so frantic, so full of activity, but still devoid of fulfillment? How do we learn to risk, to trust, to pursue wholeness and excellence--to run with the horses in the jungle of life? In a series of profound reflections on the life of Jeremiah the prophet, Eugene Peterson explores the heart of what it means to be fully and genuinely human. His writing is filled with humor and self-reflection, insight and wisdom, helping to set a course for others in the quest for life at its best."--Publisher
First and Second Samuel by Eugene H Peterson( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The message : the Bible in contemporary language
Alternative Names
Eugene H. Peterson 1932-

Eugene H. Peterson Amerikaans theoloog

Eugene H. Peterson traducteur américain

Eugene H. Peterson traductor estadounidense

Eugene H. Peterson US-amerikanischer presbyterianischer Pfarrer, Sprachwissenschaftler, Bibelübersetzer The Message, Buchautor und Dichter

Peterson, Eugene 1932-

یوجین اچ. پیترسون نویسنده، مترجم، و الهی‌دان آمریکایی

유진 피터슨 1932-

피터슨, 유진 1932-

피터슨, 유진 H. 1932-

ピーターソン, E. H

ピーターソン, E. H, 1932-

ピーターソン, ユージン・H

Languages
English (211)

Korean (29)

Chinese (24)

Dutch (10)

French (4)

German (3)

Swedish (2)

Spanish (2)

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The message : the New Testament in contemporary EnglishChrist plays in ten thousand places : a conversation in spiritual theologyEat this book : a conversation in the art of spiritual readingThe Jesus way : a conversation on the ways that Jesus is the wayA long obedience in the same direction : discipleship in an instant societyWorking the angles : the shape of pastoral integrityFive smooth stones for pastoral workTell it slant : a conversation on the language of Jesus in his stories and prayers