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A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society Paperback – Special Edition, June 30, 2000

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Editorial Reviews


"All of the marks of a classic--profound, timeless, life-impacting." -- —Leith Anderson, author of Leadership That Works

"I've never read a book by Eugene Peterson that didn't stir and challenge me." -- —Max Lucado, author of In the Grip of Grace

"Wonderful book, one of the very best guides to the Psalms! Peterson's combination of passion and insight match the psalmists" -- —Tim Stafford, author of Knowing the Face of God

About the Author

Eugene H. Peterson (1932-2018) was a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. He wrote more than thirty books, including his widely acclaimed paraphrase of the Bible The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language and bestselling spiritual formation classic A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. Peterson was founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he served for twenty-nine years before retiring in 1991. With degrees from Seattle Pacific, New York Theological Seminary, and Johns Hopkins University, he served as professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, until retiring in 2006.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
  • ISBN-10 : 0830822577
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0830822577
  • Paperback : 216 pages
  • Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Publisher : IVP Books; 20th Anniversary Edition (June 30, 2000)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 449 ratings
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