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A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Author Eugene H. Peterson
Narrator Lloyd James
Runtime 5.8 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date May 26, 2005
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Email and the Internet may have intensified our quest for the quick fix. But Peterson's time-tested prescription for discipleship remains the same--a long obedience in the same direction.
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"Eugene Peterson's special gift is to stand beside us and keep our feet on the ground as he lifts our hearts to God and our minds to godliness. A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, which does this stunningly well, is also the best pathway into the Psalter you are likely to find. If, like me for twenty years, you find it hard to get into the Psalms, that is another reason to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest this brilliant book."
J. I. Packer, author of Knowing God



"There is a clean, bright rigor to honest life before God. Burnishing the language of the Psalms, Eugene Peterson makes that life sing like a taut wire. A long obedience is the only path of discipleship to Jesus, and this is a message we desperately need to hear and implement today."
Dallas Willard, author of The Divine Conspiracy



As a society, we are no less obsessed with the immediate than when Eugene Peterson first wrote this Christian classic. If anything, email and the Internet may have intensified our quest for the quick fix. But Peterson's time-tested prescription for discipleship remains the same--a long obedience in the same direction.



Tucked away in the Hebrew Psalter, Peterson discovered "an old dog-eared songbook," the Songs of Ascents that were sung by pilgrims on their way up to worship in Jerusalem. In these songs (Psalms 120-134) Peterson finds encouragement for modern pilgrims as we learn to grow in worship, service, joy, work, happiness, humility, community and blessing.



In addition to his widely acclaimed translation of the New Testament, The Message, Eugene Peterson is the author of numerous books, including Run with the Horses and Reversed Thunder.




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Customer Reviews

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Ok as a solo read
We read this as a study group and didn't seem to get a lot from it.
its an OK read but didn't seem to raise much discussion.
i recommend reading solo.
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Review by / (Posted on 1/5/2013)
The chapter on repentence is worth...
The chapter on repentence is worth the price of the book. Also, I love books read by Lloyd James.
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Review by / (Posted on 2/11/2007)