On Living Well by Eugene Peterson — Book Review

Eugene Peterson, well-known author and Presbyterian pastor, died in 2018. In this book editor Paul Pastor has compiled unpublished material from Pastor Peterson’s archives. Much of it comes from a weekly letter he sent to the members of his congregation. All the entries are short, ranging from several pages to less than one page. It could easily be used in a daily devotional time.

On Living Well: Brief Reflections on Wisdom for Walking in the Way of Jesus

As always, Peterson’s work does not disappoint. He had a way with words and the ability to use fresh analogies and creative ways to illustrate biblical truths. He challenges the reader to examine his or her life in the light of the Gospel and to grow more and more Christlike. These essays are brief and easy to read, but deep, and they are filled with the hope and excitement that should characterize the Christian journey.

The writings are grouped into five themes:

*On Beginnings

*On Simplicity

*On Prayers and Praises

*On Mercies

VERDICT: 5 STARS. I loved it!

The Lutheran Ladies received a free e-copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review.. Disclaimer pursuant to FTC 16 CPR 255.

For more by Eugene Peterson see:

Christ Plays In Ten Thousand Places by Eugene Peterson–Book Review

A Quote by Eugene Peterson

A Long Obedience In the Same Direction by Eugene Peterson — Book Review

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About jculler1972

My husband is the retired pastor of St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church in Leitersburg, Maryland. I have two grown daughters, three grandchildren and am retired after a career in Purchasing. I have published articles in The Lutheran Ambassador, Lutheran Witness, and Lutheran Digest. My Bible study on the Book of Acts was published in 2016 by the Women's Missionary Federation of the AFLC(Association of Free Lutheran Churches).

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