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

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Eugene Peterson is convinced that the "way" we read the Bible is as important as "that" we read the Bible. Do we read it 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?

"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 much-needed, down-to-earth counsel on spiritual reading. Along the way, he draws readers into a fascinating conversation about the nature of language, the ancient practice of "lectio divina," and the role of translations, including his own best-selling contemporary Bible translation, "The Message."

Countering the turn towards subjective personal interpretation as the final authority, Peterson gives the reader something substantial instead; a way to enter into a world of serious spiritual reading.


  • SKU: 9780802829481
  • SKU10: 0802829481
  • Title: Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading
  • Qty Remaining Online: 17
  • Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Date Published: Jan 2006
  • Pages: 186
  • Weight lbs: 0.97
  • Dimensions: 9.24" L x 6.36" W x 0.74" H
  • Features: Table of Contents, Index, Dust Cover, Bibliography
  • Themes: Theometrics | Mainline;
  • Awards: 2007 Christianity Today Book Award (Award of Merit - Spirituality)
  • Category: SPIRITUALITY
  • Subject: Spirituality - General
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