The Pastor: A Memoir
"Eugene possesses the rare combination of a pastor's heart and a pastor's art. Take and read!" -Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline An inspiring memoir of faith, humility, and the joys and struggles of answering God's call,...
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"Eugene possesses the rare combination of a pastor's heart and a pastor's art. Take and read!" -Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline
An inspiring memoir of faith, humility, and the joys and struggles of answering God's call, from the most well-known pastor in the world-Eugene Peterson, translator of the internationally bestselling The Message. In this humble, personal chronicle, Peterson tells the story of how he stumbled into his vocation, and recounts his difficult journey to discover just what being a pastor really means. William Paul Young, author of The Shack, writes that "Eugene Peterson excavates the challenges and mysteries regarding pastors and church and gives me hope for both…. This a must read for every person who is or thinks they are called to be a pastor and for every person who has one."
Dr. Eugene H. Peterson is a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. He has written nearly thirty influential books including, Praying with the Psalms; Praying with Jesus; Reversed Thunder; Leap Over a Wall; Run with the Horses and Answering God , but he is best known for The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible.
Eugene Peterson was educated at Seattle Pacific University, New York Theological Seminary, and Johns Hopkins University, and in 1962, Peterson became founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he served for 29 years before retiring. He is Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia retiring in 2002.
His most recent publications have been the Spiritual Theology Series including Eat this Book; Christ Dances in a Thousand Places; The Word Made Flesh; The Jesus Way and the fifth volume Practising Resurrection.
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