The Wisdom of Each Other

  • by Eugene H. Peterson
  • Narrated by Maurice England
  • 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Wisdom of Each Other demonstrates the life-changing value of friendships. With originality and warmth, Eugene Peterson opens our eyes to one of God's greatest and most overlooked provisions for counsel, encouragement, and renewal - honest, Christ-centered relationships.


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Customer Reviews

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Eugene Peterson at his most practical

Would you listen to The Wisdom of Each Other again? Why?

This is an easy book to listen to in bits and pieces in between other audio books, since it is a collection of letters written from Peterson to a fictitious old friend, Gunnar. Each letter has enough to mull on in its own right, so they make for great listens on short trips around town. And the wisdom of these letters is something to come back to again and again. I've read the book at least four times before I listened to the audio book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wisdom of Each Other?

I loved his suggestion that 70-year-old Gunnar have the youth group over to prepare, cook, and eat a meal together, mentoring through casual conversation over kitchen work instead of hyped up games and motivational talks.

What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

He has an earthy voice which lends warmth to the letters.

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- Peter Santucci

Vintage Peterson

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Peterson's writing always resonates with me so this was no exception. It is like getting responses to questions about your daily journey with God, getting a tap to lean left here and turn a little right there, or steady as you go.

What did you like best about this story?

It's not really a story but a series of answers to letters from a fictional friend. The topics are good jumping off points for pondering or discussing with others. You don't have to agree with every one and some may not mean anything, but it is enjoyable listening to him speak about so many issues. Almost like a FAQ for church-goers.

Have you listened to any of the narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The narrator sometimes makes the observations sound too pointed or negative, which I'm pretty certain Pastor Peterson didn't intend.

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- Barbara

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2011
  • Publisher: Zondervan