From the Sept/Oct, 2012 issue of Touchstone
The Five Books of Peterson by Ken Myers

CONTOURS OF CULTURE

The Five Books of Peterson

Until about nine years ago, I had never paid much attention to the many books written by Eugene Peterson. I knew that he had been a respected Presbyterian pastor for most of his career, and that he had later taught at Regent College in Vancouver, an institution for which I have much respect. But his books on devotional subjects had never gotten my attention. This may be due in part to the way his contemporary-language paraphrase of the Bible, The Message, had been marketed. It seemed too eager to project "relevance," and it seemed to dumb down Holy Writ.

Sometime in 2003, a friend suggested that I might be interes . . .


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