As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Michael Taylor

4 Stars

March 28, 2017

"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 biblical characters:

Moses - how God works in our lives through stories and signposts.

David - using the Psalms for learning more about God and moral conduct.

Isaiah - how the prophets point us to God and challenge us to realize that God wants to set our lives right and to hope in our future based in Him.

Solomon - how God's wisdom works in human experience.

Peter - attentiveness and responding to God as He reveals Himself to us through Jesus Christ.

Paul - submitting to scripture, embracing mystery, using language, and reading the letters he wrote to people in churches that still exist from biblical times.

Apostle John - having a pastoral concern for people.

The book is readable and smoothly transitions from topic to topic. I have read some other titles by Peterson and this book is consistent with his writing style - down to earth and makes you think about what is being written. Good read and will go through again in the future.

I was given a review copy by Blogging For Books in exchange for a fair and honest review.