"Living the Resurrection" by Eugene Peterson

Living the Resurrection: The Risen Christ in Everyday LifeLiving the Resurrection: The Risen Christ in Everyday Life by Eugene H. Peterson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It is a quick read. It is also a very good read. Peterson does his normal work of simple to understand depth. I haven’t started his other, longer work on resurrection yet so I don’t know how much crossover there is. This was a great start.

So Peterson’s basic point is that living in the resurrection is the basis for spiritual formation. In other words spiritual maturity is a matter of programs or methods but instead it is a matter of wondrously responding to the act of God bringing about moments of life in a culture of death.  Some could take this and turn it into an excuse to do nothing, but that is by no means what Peterson is writing about. Nope Peterson is calling for spiritual formation that is based off dependency rather than control. Programs, formula, and methods of spiritual growth can be all about control. Like a math problem or a computer programming language.  IF I do this THEN that will happen. Dependence is different. It involves a lack of control and based off trust and response. I have to look for what God is doing and respond to it.

What I am trying to say is that Peterson offers some good examples of living in resurrection by responding and the book is worth reading.

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