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Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer [Paperback]

By Eugene H. Peterson (Author)
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Eugene H. Peterson speaks to Christians who realize the necessity for prayer and yearn for it but who find their prayer unconvincing and unsatisfying. Addressing the causes of this dissatisfaction, Answering God offers guidelines for using the Psalms as dynamic tools for prayer.

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The author attempts in this work to speak to Christians who realize the necessity for prayer and yearn for it, but who find their prayer unconvincing and unsatisfying. Addressing the cause of this dissatisfaction, this book offers guidelines for using the Psalms as dynamic tools for prayer.

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Studio: HarperOne
Pages   151
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.24" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.34"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 1991
Publisher   Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN  0060665122  
ISBN13  9780060665128  

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More About Eugene H. Peterson

Eugene H. Peterson Eugene H. Peterson (born November 6, 1932), is a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. He has written over thirty books, including Gold Medallion Book Award winner The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language[1] (Navpress Publishing Group, 2002), a contemporary translation of the Bible.

Peterson was born in East Stanwood, Washington and grew up in Kalispell, Montana. He earned his B.A. in philosophy from Seattle Pacific University, his S.T.B. from New York Theological Seminary, and his M.A. in Semitic languages from Johns Hopkins University. He also holds several honorary doctoral degrees. In 1962, Peterson was a founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Bel Air, Maryland, where he served for 29 years before retiring in 1991. He was Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia until retiring in 2006. He now lives in Montana.

Eugene H. Peterson currently resides in Vancouver. Eugene H. Peterson was born in 1932.

Eugene H. Peterson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Experiencing God
  2. Exploration in Vocational Holiness
  3. First Book Challenge
  4. Growing in Christ
  5. LifeChange
  6. Lifeguide Bible Studies
  7. Message
  8. Navpress Devotional Readers
  9. Quiet Times for the Heart
  10. Studies in Christian Living

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A good start for praying the psalms  Jan 9, 2007
I've found Peterson's work very helpful and a good introduction to praying the psalms. I wish that it would include more of a corporate sense of worship rather than a private or individual approach. This reflects my own bias that our faith in the west is too often centered on the individual rather than the body of Christ.
Read the psalms out loud as a prayer to God  Jun 25, 2006
Certain parts of the book helped me to desire reading the Psalms as prayers to God. If you are into lecture type reading then this book is for you. What I like to see in books is the person's walk with God - his reading of the Psalms and how they affected him in learning to trust and love God. I did not finished the book, BUT I am reading the Psalms as prayers to God.
This is the book that set me free to pray  Jul 19, 2005
Until I read this book, I felt that I ought to pray, even wanted to pray, but when I sat down to do it prayer seemed so complicated and burdensome, and I would come away with a haunting feeling that I never got it "right". This book taught me that prayer means listening, and responding to God--not just talking at him, or coming at him with lists. It set me free to rest in the presence of God, something I often enough ended up doing anyway, but then would feel guilty for. After all, wasn't I supposed to be "praying?" Thank you to Eugene Peterson for this beautiful, well-written, well-expressed book, which is a joy to read. I have heavily underlined and re-read my copy 3 times. It is fresh each time.
open the door...  Aug 24, 2001
I have to agree with the reviewer of August 7, 2001's enthusiasm for this book. I first read "Answering God: The Psalms As Tools for Prayer" when I checked it out of a local library. The book so moved and changed me that I had to stop midway, turn the book back in at the library, and order a copy.

"Answering God" is the kind of book that helps the reader open doors that have always be locked to them. In my case, it has revolutionized the way I pray while giving the Psalms greater meaning to me.

It is a small book of great depth. It looks at the Psalms--warts and all. It digs deep into the topics it discusses. It looks at the basic questions of what a Psalm consists of. It then teaches what prayer is and how it affects those who pray. It follows this by teaching the reader how to pray the Psalms.

This book is full of practical advice and direction. Eugene Peterson is the perfect person to write this book. He is an expert in the field of prayer...not because of any degree he holds but because he is a deep person of prayer (this will be crystal clear to anyone who reads the book). Peterson is a trusted guide for the sometimes unforgiving terrain of the Psalms.

I give "Answering God" my most heartfelt recommendation. I urge you to get a copy today.

New Insights on Prayer and the Psalms  Aug 7, 2001
I just placed an order for six more copies of this book to give to friends and family ... and that's only a start. Am I new to the Bible? Not hardly. I'm one of those "veteran" Christians who has been active in church and other ministries all my life. Even so, "Answering God" introduced me to the Psalms in a way I've never before experienced. I'm excited about using the Psalms to help me develop a deeper, richer prayer life. As Peterson writes: "Prayers are tools for being and becoming ... The Psalms come from a people who hear God speak to them and realize that it is the most important word they will ever hear spoken. They decide to respond." So have I.

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