Sixty years ago I found myself distracted, Eugene Peterson writes. "A chasm had developed between the way I was preaching from the pulpit and my deepest convictions on what it meant to be a pastor." And so began Peterson's journey to live and teach a life of congruence between preaching and living, between what we do and the way we do it. Drawing particularly from the Gospels, Proverbs, and the Book of Isaiah—and seasoned with cultural and historical reflections—Peterson's final book features strikingly beautiful prose and deeply grounded insights on how to live out the good news of the Word made flesh.
"Peterson mixes storytelling with exegeses, the rare sermon (on Psalm 110) with the annual, history with geography, language lessons with a skosh of mathematics, and wisdom with wit—all in tuneful, God-fed language."—Publishers Weekly