- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: IVP Books; 20th Anniversary ed. edition (July 28, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0830822577
- ISBN-13: 978-0830822577
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 165 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society Paperback – Special Edition, July 28, 2000
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About the Author
Peterson, now retired, was for many years James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also served as founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland. In addition to his widely acclaimed paraphrase of the Bible, The Message (NavPress), he has written many other books.
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This is a reprint and has a newer epilogue at the back. I think if I were leading a book discussion on this book I would start with this and then go back to the beginning.
The title really says what this book (and these Psalms) are about. Interestingly enough the title is actually a line from Nietzsche (who was not a Christian) and Peterson ends his epilogue with an interesting anecdote about using Nietzsche in his title.
While this book is not necessarily my favorite Peterson book, I would still recommend it to anyone.
I found it both deeply encouraging and inspiring. When I first considered purchasing it I was concerned that it might be "over my head" but Peterson speaks in such a way that really helps you "get" it- both with his language and illustrations of everyday examples. It is a very easy read but still meaty enough to help you really learn more about your relationship and walk with Christ.
If you are looking for encouragement along your walk with Christ or if you want to delve further into your relationship to Him, I strongly encourage this book! I can't say enough good about it.