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. In these pages he draws readers into a fascinating conversation on the nature of language, the ancient practice of lectio divina
, and the role of Scripture translations; included here is the "inside story" behind Peterson's own popular Bible translation, The Message
"Deep, stirring, luminous, even profound---if you are going to read one book about reading Scripture, it should be this one."
--- Lauren F. Winner
"Eugene Peterson has written a magnificent book about how to read the Bible. As any editor would say, a book must 'show,' not just 'tell.' Peterson's book does exactly that. The book itself has a biblical quality to it. Peterson uses vivid language; he tells and then reflects on wonderful stories; he invites readers to read their own stories in light of the
story. This book is the fruit of decades of reading, pondering, conversing about, praying over, and living this story. Peterson encourages us to read the Bible as if we were dogs gnawing on a bone. Eat This Book
made me lick my chops."
--- Gerald Sittser, author of A Grace Disguised
and When God Doesn't Answer Your Prayer
Key Selling Points
- Now in paperback!
- Bestselling author
- Includes "inside story" behind The Message