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Long Obedience in the Same Direction

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Narrated by: Lloyd James
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This world is no friend to grace. God has given us some resources, however. As we grow in character qualities like hope, patience, repentance and joy, we ill grow in our ability to persevere. The biblical passages in these studies offer encouragement to continue in the path Christ has set forth for us.
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a classic but not an easy to access read

full of great quotes, agree with thinking but struggled torread so condemned by epilogue

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Brilliant

I think this book is useful for all Christians, whatever our maturity. Eugene Peterson is such an inspiring man and gives such wisdom. I have been a Christian for many years, but i still got so much out of this book. It is helpful for living our lives out as Christians - not in formulaic ways, but examining the principles in scripture so that we can prayerfully then live them out together, in community.

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Lots to think about

Eugene Peterson reflects on the psalms of ascent 120 to 135 and helps the reader to learn from them for daily Christian life

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  • Jon Kuhn
  • 15-09-18

There is a timeless wisdom about this book.

Peterson gives a variety of practical wisdom using the palms as a starting point. I loved the emphasis on not allowing feelings to "call the shots." You can't control feelings, only behavior. eventually feelings will follow the behavior, waiting to behave a certain way because you feel it is not wisdom.

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  • Ron
  • 03-12-18

Eugene Peterson was a bright spot in my life.

Great book by a saint who walked with God. it will help anyone with their walk with God.

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  • Bill Basinger
  • 08-04-15

Listen listen & listen again

Wonderful book with simple truths presented in a clear straight forward manner. I will be listening to again, and more than likely downloading onto a kindle

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  • APF
  • 21-06-19

A Classic... A Must Read

This book is so important. I think it really teaches the listener a lot about how to read, understand and apply biblical content. It paints a full picture of the past, present and future of being a Christ-follower.

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  • Pete Sutton
  • 18-06-19

walking with God through the Psalms of ascent.

this is classic Peterson. hey beautiful retelling of the Psalms and what it means to truly walk with God and hear from him through his word.

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  • Pam
  • 19-03-19

Excellent!

Not just a book, but a traveling companion for the "Long Obedience In The Same Direction "

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  • Amanda D.
  • 16-04-18

I wish I had read this 15 years ago!!!!!

I first heard of Eugene Peterson (as more Han the translator of The Message) when I watched a video of a conversation between U2’s Bono, and himself. He captivated me. I’ve wanted to read his book for a couple of years and finally bought it an audible. The performance by Lloyd James was fantastic. And Eugene’s writings on the Psalms of Ascents - and what they teach us about our walk with and toward Christ and Our Creator - is at once the the most beautiful and the most relevant Christian theology book I have ever read. Thank you, Eugene!!!

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  • B-House
  • 28-02-18

Excellent book,Well read

I read this book many years ago and wanted to go through it again. It’s probably better to read than listen because of its depth but still great either way. The reader does a good job conveying the intent of the writer. Also, I’m glad they Included the epilogue.

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  • Rock
  • 16-05-17

Peterson put together a fantastic book

A Long Obedience does a fantastic job of helping me understand the course of living as a Christ follower.

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  • Roy Hobbes
  • 07-04-20

A Guide into Christian Discipleship for the rest of us

I was exposed to Eugene Peterson through his autobiography “The Pastor.” His simple, and yet profound way of communicating truth through story and scripture captivated my heart and directed my eyes heavenward.
A Long Obedience presents Christian discipleship through meditations on the Psalms of ascent, 120-134, is another story filled winsome gem. Chapter after chapter reveals the trustworthy, equipping, sustaining heart of the heavenly Father for the Christian pilgrim as he or she journeys through the hardships and joys of this life towards our eternal home. It isn’t a 12 step methodology, nor a “Celebration of Disciplines.” It is more a Celebration of God, his faithfulness, how He loves his people, and is leading, restoring, and forming them with every step they take.