The resurrection of Jesus in not simply proof of his divinity, nor is the event something Christians should celebrate on one day of the liturgical year and then forget. The resurrection has crucial relevance for our spiritual formation every day.
Living the Resurrection immerses you in the life-changing experience of this biblical event. Join best-selling author and pastor Eugene Peterson as he reflects on the three aspects of Christ’s resurrection that define our lives and energize our faith:
- Resurrection wonder as the central focus of our life in Christ
- Resurrection meals as the invitation to spiritual formation in our most common daily experiences
- Resurrection friends as the intimate fellowship in whose midst the risen Jesus makes his joyful home
With writing that is full of life, beauty, and prophetic insight, Living the Resurrection brings you to the central place of life and faith—the resurrection of Christ.
The Logos Bible Software edition of this volume is designed to encourage and stimulate your study and understanding of spiritual disciplines. Scripture passages link directly to your English translations and to the original language texts, and important concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. In addition, you can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about faith, meditation, and Christlikeness.
- Discusses spiritual formation and a life focused on Christ
- Aims to bring the reader back to Jesus’ time to experience the Resurrection through biblical witness
- Includes resurrection stories from The Message
- Resurrection Wonder
- Resurrection Meals
- Resurrection Friends
Praise for the Print Edition
Eugene Peterson is a man on whom God’s wonder is not lost. Thanks to his pen, not even a day passes that I don’t read and sigh, ‘I never thought of it that way.’
—Max Lucado, author
In this work, the resurrection ceases to be an abstract idea and is released again to be a force of wonder and fear that shapes our practice and life.
—John Ortberg, senior pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, Menlo Park, CA
As spiritual formation bids to become a fad among contemporary evangelicals, Eugene Peterson’s Living in the Resurrection offers them an alternative path rooted in wonder and gives results that are more than cosmetic.
—Frederica Mathewes-Green, Eastern Orthodox author and speaker
Our love for the Lord of glory will surely swell to new heights thanks to the wondrous faith displayed in this book that at once instructs and inspires. May our reading of Eugene Peterson’s heartfelt reflections be an Easter treat all year long.
—Susan Muto, dean, Epiphany Academy of Formative Spirituality
Euguene Peterson is a master interpreter of Scripture, a master teller of tales, and, in this book, a master practitioner of resurrection. Peterson enables the Easter faith to become a vivid reality.
—William H. Willimon, bishop, North Alabama Conference, The United Methodist Church
- Title: Living the Resurrection: The Risen Christ in Everyday Life
- Author: Eugene H. Peterson
- Publisher: NavPress
- Publication Date: 2006
- Pages: 149
About Eugene H. Peterson
Eugene H. Peterson is a writer, poet, and retired pastor. He has authored more than 34 books (not including The Message). He is emeritus professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Eugene also founded Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he ministered for 29 years. After teaching at a seminary, he created The Message, a vibrant Bible paraphrase that connects with today’s readers like no other. It took Peterson 10 years to complete. He worked not from any English text but from the original Hebrew and Greek texts to guarantee authenticity. At the same time, his ear was always tuned to the cadence and energy of the English spoken every day on the streets. He lives with his wife, Jan, in Montana.