This essential authorized biography offers unique insights into the experiences and spiritual convictions that shaped the unforgettable life of Eugene Peterson, iconic American pastor and beloved translator of bestselling Bible paraphrase The Message.
For millions of Christians, Eugene Peterson's trusted voice provided honesty, joy, and peace amid the cacophony of modern faith, beautifully showing what it means to live in faithful presence with God. But less well known is his story: how the son of a small-town Montana butcher became known as "America's Pastor," a quiet force whose ministry and writing touched hearts from Montana to the White House.
In this authorized biography, pastor and writer Winn Collier artfully sketches the scope of Peterson's remarkable life, from his childhood in the wilds of the American West, through the shaping influences on his faith and biblical study, to his personal struggles and deep, overcoming faith. Drawing on his years-long friendship with Eugene and exclusive access to his journals, letters, photographs, and family lore, Collier's work is broad in scope and fascinating in subject--an inspiring portrait of an unforgettable spiritual life. Warm, fascinating, and uniquely inspirational, A Burning in My Bones
is the authoritative and comprehensive story of this wise, humble, and influential man.