Eugene Petersen Quotes

Six Quotes by: Eugene Petersen Author of the Message Bible.

If we don’t understand how metaphor works we will misunderstand most of what we read in the Bible. No matter how carefully we parse our Hebrew and Greek sentences, no matter how precisely we use our dictionaries and trace our etymologies, no matter how exactly we define the words on the page, if we do not appreciate the way a metaphor works we will never comprehend the meaning of the text.
Book: by Eugene Petersen entitled: Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2006): 94 Published: 2006.
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We want a spirituality that is world-embracing, all-experience-encompassing. Our sense of life is huge–we are in touch with Asians and Africans and Slavs, with Native Americans and South Americans. We are finding out about the remarkable spiritualities in Australian bush aborigines and the people of South African Kalahari. How can we be satisfied to be people of one book?
Book: by Eugene Petersen entitled: Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2006): 44 Published: 2006.

every Pastor needs spiritual direction. “It is not merely nice for pastors to have a spiritual direction; it is indispensable:
Book: by Eugene Petersen entitled: Working the Angles – The Shape of Pastoral Integrity Published: 18th June 1998.

{The translation of the Lord's prayer}Our Father in heaven, Reveal who you are. Set the world right; Do what's best - As above, so below. Keep us alive with three square meals. Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others. Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil. You're in charge!
Book: by Eugene Petersen entitled: The Message Bible (New Testament) Published: 1993.
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Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be—you get a fresh start, your slate’s wiped clean. Count yourself lucky—God holds nothing against you and you’re holding nothing back from Him.
Book: by Eugene Petersen entitled: The Message Bible Psalm 32 vv1-2 Published: 1993.
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Like a child exploring the attic of an old house on a rainy day, discovering a trunk full of treasure and then calling all his brothers and sisters to share the find, Richard Foster has “found” the spiritual disciplines that the modern world stored away and forgot, and has excitedly called us to celebrate them. For they are, as he shows us, the instruments of joy, the way into mature Christian spirituality and abundant life.
Book: by Richard Foster entitled: Celebration of Discipline, the Path to Spiritual Growth, (New York: HarperCollins, 1998), p. 206. Published: 1978.
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