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About A Month of Sundays

From the translator of The Message, thirty-one ruminations drawn from the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

Eugene Peterson was quite concerned about the language we use between Sundays. He strived for a continuity of language between the words we use in Bible studies and the words we use when we are out hiking, at work, or eating dinner with family. He illustrated this passion in his writings and weekly sermons. A Month of Sundays is a devotional collection featuring excerpts of Eugene's Sunday sermons arranged into thoughtful readings for every day of the month, drawn from the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

The four gospels give us snapshots of the earthly life and ministry of Jesus. Dig deep into Eugene Peterson's thoughts regarding select passages, and discover clarity, insight, and wisdom in his distinctive style of earthy spirituality.

About Eugene H. Peterson

Eugene H. Peterson, translator of The Message Bible, authored more than thirty books, including Every Step an Arrival, As Kingfishers Catch Fire, and the spiritual classics Run with the Horses and A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. He earned a degree in philosophy from Seattle Pacific University, a graduate degree in theology from New York Theological Seminary, and a master’s degree in Semitic languages from John Hopkins University. He also received several honorary doctoral degrees. He was founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he and his wife, Jan, served for twenty-nine years. Peterson held the title of professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, British Columbia from 1998 until his death in 2018.

Product Details

208 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Nov 5, 2019

Trim Size: 5 x 7-1/4

Carton Quantity: 12

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Read the first few pages of A Month of Sundays. From the translator of The Message, thirty-one ruminations drawn from the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Eugene Peterson was quite concerned about the language we use between Sundays. He strived for a continuity of language between the words we use in Bible studies and the words we use when we are out hiking, at work, or eating dinner with family. He illustrated this passion in his writings and weekly sermons. A Month of Sundays is a devotional collection featuring excerpts of Eugene's Sunday sermons arranged into thoughtful readings for every day of the month, drawn from the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The four gospels give us snapshots of the earthly life and ministry of Jesus. Dig deep into Eugene Peterson's thoughts regarding select passages, and discover clarity, insight, and wisdom in his distinctive style of earthy spirituality.

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WaterBrook Releases Posthumous Devotional on the Gospels from Eugene H. Peterson, Pastor and Translator of
The Message Bible
 
“…fans of Peterson’s work and newcomers looking for an easy entry point will enjoy these soothing sermons.”
–Publishers Weekly
 
 “Longtime admirers of Peterson will find renewed reason to appreciate his earthy spirituality, and those who know him only for his idiomatic translation The Message will discover a pastor with a heart for both God and his people. A Month of Sundays is a month well spent.”
–Baptist Standard
 
From the translator of The Message Bible and one of the most renowned pastors and contemporary theological teachers of our time, Eugene H. Peterson, comes a never-before-published collection of his writings and sermons on the Gospels.
 
A MONTH OF SUNDAYS: Thirty-One Days of Wrestling with Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (11/5/19, WaterBrook) is the first of Peterson’s books to be released by WaterBrook since his passing on October 22, 2018.
 
“We were beyond fortunate to have acquired a considerable chunk of Eugene Peterson’s writings, including a portion clearly labeled ‘sermons,’” writes the WaterBrook Editorial Team. “Most of this content reflects his long tenure as pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland.”
 
Having pastored the church he founded for nearly 30 years, Peterson preached countless sermons. WaterBrook compiled 31 of his teachings on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to provide a month’s worth of devotions. From his insights on Mary and Martha and the Prodigal Son to the temptation and baptism of Jesus, Peterson reframes the stories of Jesus in a way that disrupts our assumptions, refuels our passion, and restores our spirits.
 
All the while, his teachings avoid what he deemed the “the dreaded god-talk”— depersonalized and nonrelational language. He thought it crucial to have a continuity of language between the words we use on a Sunday morning and the words we use throughout the rest of the week—whether we are out hiking, at work, or eating dinner with family.
 
“I want to tear down the fences that we have erected between language that deals with God and language that deals with the people around us,” he wrote in his book, Tell It Slant. “It is, after all, the same language.”
 
A Month of Sundays illustrates this passion as it offers a conversational, down-to-earth approach to the Gospels. Readers in search of an accessible overview of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, as well as those who have been profoundly influenced by Peterson’s writings, will appreciate the way A Month of Sundays inspires them to ponder the life of Jesus and rediscover the Gospels.
 
For more information, visit www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Eugene H. Peterson, translator of The Message Bible (17 million sold), authored more than 30 books, including the spiritual classics A Long Obedience in the Same Direction and Run with the Horses. 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 John Hopkins University. He also held several honorary doctoral degrees. In 1962, Peterson was founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Bel Air, Maryland, where he and his wife, Jan, served for 29 years before retiring in 1991. Peterson held the title of professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, British Columbia from 1998 until his death in 2018. For more information, visit www.eugenepeterson.com.

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