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 through a fascinating conversation on the nature of language, the ancient practice of lectio divina, and the role of Scripture translations. What better way to continue that conversation than through an intensive study with other readers?
This helpful study guide is designed to enable small groups in schools or churches -- or even individuals -- to delve deeper into the timely wisdom of Eat This Book. Peterson's discussion is here broken up into nine "sessions," each of which contains a summary, quotations to consider, questions for interaction, and a suggested activity, ending with a suggestion for prayer.
About the authors
Eugene H. Peterson was a longtime pastor and is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. His many other acclaimed books include The Contemplative Pastor, Eat This Book, and The Jesus Way.
Peter Santucci, a former student and teaching assistant of Eugene Peterson's, is pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Lebanon, Oregon.
Other titles by Eugene Peterson
Tell It Slant
A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories and Prayers
Open and Unafraid
The Psalms as a Guide to Life
Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places Study Guide
The Unnecessary Pastor
Rediscovering the Call
Under the Unpredictable Plant
An Exploration in Vocational Holiness
Working the Angles
The Shape of Pastoral Integrity