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

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2006 - Religion - 186 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - laholmes - LibraryThing

The mighty angel stands astride the ocean and the land, and begins to proclaim. John begins to take notes, but the angel tells him to stop and "eat this book" This passage is the starting point for ... Read full review

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User Review  - wilsonknut - LibraryThing

This is a great book on the practice of spiritual reading and getting into God's Word. The last few chapters on translations and the Greek in the New Testament were especially eye opening. People who insist that King James Version is the only translation worth reading need to read this book. Read full review

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Contents

III
1
The Holy Community at Table with Holy Scripture
13
IV
15
Keeping It Personal
23
V
24
VI
25
VII
28
VIII
31
XVII
81
Lectio
90
XVIII
92
XIX
98
XX
103
XXI
109
Gods Secretaries
119
XXII
121

Scripture As Form Following the Way of Jesus
35
IX
37
X
40
XI
49
XII
59
XIII
63
Obedience
67
XIV
69
XV
72
XVI
76
Caveat Lector
79
XXIII
122
XXIV
126
XXV
130
XXVI
137
XXVII
141
XXVIII
167
XXIX
177
XXX
181
XXXI
185
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Page 8 - When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth...
Page 11 - I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which cometh down out of heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
Page 7 - So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll; and he said to me, "Take it, and eat; it will be bitter to your stomach, but sweet as honey in your mouth.

About the author (2006)

Eugene H. Peterson, author of the best-selling contemporary translation of the Bible titled The Message, is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia.

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