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The Message (MSG)

The Message (MSG)

by Eugene Peterson

Get into Bible reading in a new way with The Message®, a paraphrase of traditional Biblical writings. This translation uses none of the rigidly proper language of other translations—it feels like you’re reading a letter from a family member or an old friend. The language is simple but not simplistic, which makes it easier for you to apply your reading t… Read more…

Sacramental Preaching: Sermons on the Hidden Presence of Christ

Sacramental Preaching: Sermons on the Hidden Presence of Christ

by Eugene Peterson and Hans Boersma

Leading Scholar Offers a Theological Approach to PreachingThis primer on the ministry of preaching connects reading the Bible theologically with preparing and preaching sermons. Hans Boersma explains that exegesis involves looking beyond the historical and literal meaning of the text to the hidden sacramental reality of Christ himself, which enables us to re… Read more…

Living into Focus: Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions

Living into Focus: Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions

by Eugene Peterson and Arthur Boers

In today's high-speed culture, there's a prevailing sense that we are busier than ever before and that the pace of life is too rushed. Most of us can relate to the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time for the people and things we value most. We feel fragmented, overwhelmed by busyness and the tyranny of gadgets.Veteran pastor and teac… Read more…

Wisdom of Each Other: A Conversation Between Spiritual Friends
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Wisdom of Each Other: A Conversation Between Spiritual Friends

by Eugene Peterson, Eugene H. Peterson and Maurice England

Narrated by Eugene Peterson and Maurice England

An illuminating example of friendship as a vital way God answers our need for guidance, encouragement, affirmation, and correction.Most of the time, what we need to help us through the struggles in our lives is not the advice of an expert but the wisdom of a friend. Through this series of eloquent letters written to a life-long friend, author Eugene Peterson… Read more…

What Women Wish Pastors Knew: Understanding the Hopes, Hurts, Needs, and Dreams of Women in the Church
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What Women Wish Pastors Knew: Understanding the Hopes, Hurts, Needs, and Dreams of Women in the Church

by Eugene Peterson, Denise George and Christine Williams

Narrated by Eugene Peterson and Christine Williams

This book will open your eyes to the needs, frustrations, dreams, and potential of your church’s greatest resource—the 60 percent of its members who provide far more than 60 percent of what keeps it going. The women of your church think the world of you, pastor. But they deeply wish you understood a few things about them that can make an enormous differe… Read more…

Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice
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Zealous Love: A Practical Guide to Social Justice

by Eugene Peterson, Danae Yankoski, Mike and Danae Yankoski, Jeremy Johnson, Emily/Jeremy Knapp/Johnson, Emily Knapp and Mike Yankoski

Narrated by Eugene Peterson, Jeremy Johnson, Emily/Jeremy Knapp/Johnson and Emily Knapp

Christians who are passionate about helping others—but aren’t sure where or how to focus their energy—will find much to love about Zealous Love. Authors Mike and Danae Yankoski have written just what Christians need to integrate compassion and justice into their lives.“Our hope,” they write, “is that God will work through this book … to help di… Read more…

God's Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel
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God's Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel

by Eugene Peterson, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Jonathan Petersen and Jonathan Peterson

Narrated by Eugene Peterson, Jonathan Petersen and Jonathan Peterson

While “health and wealth” proponents urge Christians to claim for themselves material blessings, others insist that God’s best gifts can’t be enjoyed until heaven. The truth of God’s intentions, writes acclaimed author Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, is far greater than either perspective suggests.Packed with inspiring stories, God’s Economy invites r… Read more…

What Women Wish Pastors Knew: Understanding the Hopes, Hurts, Needs, and Dreams of Women in the Church

What Women Wish Pastors Knew: Understanding the Hopes, Hurts, Needs, and Dreams of Women in the Church

by Eugene Peterson and Denise George

This book will open your eyes to the needs, frustrations, dreams, and potential of your church’s greatest resource—the 60 percent of its members who provide far more than 60 percent of what keeps it going. The women of your church think the world of you, pastor. But they deeply wish you understood a few things about them that can make an enormous differe… Read more…

Jesus Mean and Wild: The Unexpected Love of an Untamable God

Jesus Mean and Wild: The Unexpected Love of an Untamable God

by Eugene Peterson and Mark Galli

Many Christians are used to the idea of a meek and mild Jesus, the stereotypical "nice guy." Countering these all too prevalent notions, Mark Galli offers a unique study of seventeen troubling passages from the Gospel of Mark to prove we should be anything but comfortable with Christ. Highlighting the undeniable fact of an untamable and often militant Messia… Read more…

Sidewalks in the Kingdom (The Christian Practice of Everyday Life): New Urbanism and the Christian Faith

Sidewalks in the Kingdom (The Christian Practice of Everyday Life): New Urbanism and the Christian Faith

by Eugene Peterson and Eric O. Jacobsen

Christians often talk about claiming our cities for Christ and the need to address urban concerns. But according to Eric Jacobsen, this discussion has remained far too abstract. Sidewalks in the Kingdom challenges Christians to gain an informed vision for the physical layout and structure of the city.Jacobsen emphasizes the need to preserve the nourishing ch… Read more…


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