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With this book being written by Eugene Peterson I thought it would be an easy read/listen, as he is the writer of The Message translation of The Bible, which is easy to read. But as he explains in the appendix, easy reads are not necessarily the best way to get depth in spiritual theology. While a lot of what he said went right over my head, I hope that I picked up many nuggets and stored them in the pockets of my head and heart that I may be beneficial in the furthering of Christ's Kingdom.
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Thoughtful and detailed, with special attention to the nuances and shades of meaning in the words of Scripture discussed Would we expect any less from the man who turned the entire Bible into an enormous poem?
I'm stopping at four stars, not five, because the emotional affect of this book was a little... muted. It was a beautiful commentary; insightful and interesting. But for a book largely on the topic of "everyday life lived out in community", Peterson's text was not actually all that practical, and while the scriptural commentary taught me many things I hadn't known or considered before, it lacked that delicious "aha" feeling of discovery or of total perspective shift.
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