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Overview A way of sacrifice. A way of failure. A way on the margins. A way of holiness. All of these ways prepared the ?way of the Lord? that became incarnate and complete in Jesus. But somewhere along the line, have we lost the way?
In The Jesus Way Eugene Peterson continues the thought-provoking spiritual-theological conversation that he began in Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places and Eat This Book. This third volume, offering more of Peterson?s singular blend of probing biblical exposition and keen cultural analysis, considers all the ways that Jesus is the Way compared to the distorted ways the modern American church has chosen to follow.
Arguing that the way Jesus leads and the way we follow are symbiotic, Peterson begins with a study of how the ways of those who came before Christ ? Abraham, Moses, David, Elijah, Isaiah of Jerusalem, and Isaiah of the Exile ? revealed and prepared the ?way of the Lord? that became complete in Jesus. He then challenges the ways of the contemporary American church, showing in stark relief how what we have chosen to focus on ? consumerism, celebrity, charisma, and so forth ? obliterates what is unique in the Jesus way.
Publishers Description Following his "Eat This Book" as the third of a five-volume series on spiritual theology, Eugene Peterson continues his theological conversation with the church in "The Jesus Way." Here he considers all the ways that Jesus is the Way compared to the distorted ways the modern American church has chosen to follow.
Arguing that the way Jesus leads and the way that we follow are symbiotic, Peterson begins with an extensive study of how the ways of those who came before Christ -- Abraham, Moses, David, Elijah, Isaiah of Jerusalem, and Isaiah of the Exile -- revealed and prepared the "way of the Lord" that became complete in Jesus. He then challenges the ways of the contemporary American church, showing in stark relief how what we have chosen to focus on -- consumerism, celebrity, charisma, and so on -- obliterates what is unique in the Jesus way.
A stunning analysis of the gap between the personal Jesus and the impersonal modern church, "The Jesus Way: A Conversation on the Ways That Jesus Is the Way" is sure to engender debate and to inspire a movement back to the true way of Christ.
Awards and Recognitions The Jesus Way (Spiritual Theology #3) by Eugene H. Peterson has received the following awards and recognitions -
Book of the Year - 2008 Winner - Top 10 category
Christianity Today Book Award - 2008 Winner - Spirituality category
Citations And Professional Reviews The Jesus Way (Spiritual Theology #3) by Eugene H. Peterson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 03/01/2007 page 64
Christian Retailing - 03/05/2007 page 22
Books & Culture - 09/01/2007 page 36
Christian Century - 02/12/2008 page 3
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.26" Width: 6.36" Height: 1.01" Weight: 1.24 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
Series Spiritual Theology
Series Number 3
ISBN 080282949X ISBN13 9780802829498
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More About 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 (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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Jesus Way?
killer May 11, 2010
This one may the best of the series, although they are all great. There is so much to pound you throughout and I just keep going back to it for encouragement. The layout of here are the guys that are on " the Way " and these were the dudes that weren't. Which list do you want to be on. It's stated in the intro " His leading and our following are a symbiotic relationship. We don't get to choose how to follow " It's killer.
The Message Bible is great; this is not Dec 19, 2009
His other books do not compare at all with the excellence of The Message. I flipped through this book and sent it back.
Simply a must-read Sep 29, 2009
I have found this book to be fresh, challenging, uplifting, insightful. It may be Peterson at his best, which is saying a lot. I'm in the process of reading it for the third time, and I am amazed at the depth, thoughtfulness, and accessibility of his writing. His series on spiritual theology is such an incredible gift. I cannot recommend this book strongly enough.
Fantastic insights into relationship with Jesus Sep 6, 2009
I can't remember a book that has had such an impact on me since I began my walk with my Saviour obout 40 years ago. Eugene has an insight into Scripture that is absolutely great. I was able to get him to sign my copy in San Antonio and it has become one of my treasures. Any person, believer or not, will truely appreciate Peterson's sharing of the Word on the Ways of Jesus. Richard Oswald
A prickly pear, tasty but hard work Aug 28, 2009
I'm not sure what to make of this book. As I read through each chapter I became frustrated that Peterson spent so much time beating around the bush. But then his conclusions came in sharp and penetrating. Each chapter read like a meander up a mountain. The summit was breathtaking, but hard work getting there. Perhaps we need more books like Peterson's that slow us down to a blur. In our current culture we operate at break neck pace, and want everything now. Everything must be instantaneous or else we lose interest and are onto the next thing. Peterson is long winded and poetic and I got the impression that Peterson refused to give quick answers, quick how to spirituality techniques that always fell short of what they promised to deliver.
I must say on first glance I was confused by this book. How can it be a book about Jesus if spends most of its time discussing Old Testament Characters and some new pagan leaders? But I guess the book is an excercise in Biblical theology. Peterson allows the Bible to speak for itself, and as we soak ourselves in its story we find that the Jesus way becomes clearer. The most helpful chapter was that of Israel's exile. Peterson did an excellent job of conveying how devastating it must have felt for those going through that. The despair, the pain, the anguish, the confusion, I felt all of that while reading that chapter. Having studied the Bible for some years now it is refreshing to read authors who move you, and challenge your thinking.