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The Message - MSG

The Message - MSG

by Eugene Peterson

Get into Bible reading in a new way with The Message®, a paraphrase of traditional Biblical writings. This translation uses none of the rigidly proper language of other translations—it feels like you’re reading a letter from a family member or an old friend. The language is simple but not simplistic, which makes it easier for you to apply your reading t… Read more…

Jesus Mean and Wild The Unexpected Love of an Untamable God

Jesus Mean and Wild The Unexpected Love of an Untamable God

by Eugene Peterson and Mark Galli

Many Christians are used to the idea of a meek and mild Jesus, the stereotypical "nice guy." Countering these all too prevalent notions, Mark Galli offers a unique study of seventeen troubling passages from the Gospel of Mark to prove we should be anything but comfortable with Christ. Highlighting the undeniable fact of an untamable and often milit… Read more…

Living into Focus Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions

Living into Focus Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distractions

by Eugene Peterson and Arthur Boers

In today's high-speed culture, there's a prevailing sense that we are busier than ever before and that the pace of life is too rushed. Most of us can relate to the feeling of having too much to do and not enough time for the people and things we value most. We feel fragmented, overwhelmed by busyness and the tyranny of gadgets.Veteran pastor and teac… Read more…

Sacramental Preaching Sermons on the Hidden Presence of Christ

Sacramental Preaching Sermons on the Hidden Presence of Christ

by Eugene Peterson and Hans Boersma

Leading Scholar Offers a Theological Approach to PreachingThis primer on the ministry of preaching connects reading the Bible theologically with preparing and preaching sermons. Hans Boersma explains that exegesis involves looking beyond the historical and literal meaning of the text to the hidden sacramental reality of Christ himself, which enables us to re… Read more…

Streams

Streams

by Eugene Peterson, Murray Andrew Pura and Eugene Peterson

Mingling personal anecdotes with Scriptural wisdom in this Ebook of Streams: Reflections on the Waters in Scripture, author and pastor Murray Andrew Pura explores the many ways water is portrayed in the Bible. From creation—when the earth was formed from water—to its possession by Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for their flocks. From the exodus and … Read more…

Rooted

Rooted

by Eugene Peterson, Murray Andrew Pura and Eugene Peterson

Through meaningful stories and an intimate knowledge of Scriptural symbolism in this Rooted: Reflections on the Gardens in Scripture Ebook, author, pastor, and gardener Murray Andrew Pura demonstrates how Jesus’ life and your life as a contemporary believer are intertwined. Each of the five major gardens has something to say to Christians today: … Read more…