As Kingfishers Catch Fire

A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God

by Eugene H. Peterson

Living Out the Word Made Flesh
 
“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 congruencecongruence between preaching and living, between what we do and the way we do it, between what is written in Scripture and how we live out that truth.
 
Nothing captures the biblical foundation for this journey better than Peterson’s teachings over his twenty-nine years as a pastor. As Kingfishers Catch Fire offers a never-before-published collection of these teachings to anyone longing for a richer, truer spirituality.
 
Peterson’s strikingly beautiful prose and deeply grounded insights usher us into a new understanding of how to live out the good news of the Word made flesh. 

This is one man’s compelling quest to discover not only how to be a pastor but how to be a human being.


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As Kingfishers Catch Fire

TJ Cochran

4 Stars

Eugene H. Peterson's book, As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God, is a well-written and accessible account of Peter's understanding of the Christian life. Peterson is always…

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As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Amy Cate

5 Stars

I received this copy of As Kingfishers Catch Fire from Blogging for Books in exchange for a review. I am a big fan of Eugene Peterson. This book is an excellent example of his pastoral heart and love for the Church. The book is full of very…

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walk the Word

dario cavazos

5 Stars

Wow! I wish this book was around when I graduated from seminary and became a pastor.This is one man’s compelling quest to discover not only how to be a pastor but how to be a human being. I was touched and moved by this book. As you are…

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As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Michael Taylor

4 Stars

"As Kingfishers Catch Fire" by Eugene Peterson is a deep and thought-provoking title on the author's experiences as a pastor and the ways of God. Almost 400 pages, the book is a lengthy read and is organized into seven areas based on…

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