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Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work e-book

Author:

Eugene H. Peterson

Language:

English

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Bibles

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Churches & Church Leadership

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1686 kb

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Rating:

4.1

Publisher:

John Knox Pr; 1st edition (August 1, 1980)

Pages:

201

ISBN:

0804211035

Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work e-book

by Eugene H. Peterson


Five Smooth Stones for P. .has been added to your Cart. Originally published in 1980 and now being reprinted to meet continuing demand, 'Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work' shows how five Old Testament books provide a solid foundation for much of what a pastor does.

Five Smooth Stones for P.

Peterson takes a look at five books in the Old Testament and discusses how they are still relevant to pastoral work today, or at least back in 1980

Jul 06, 2016 Matthew Crowe rated it it was amazing. Peterson takes a look at five books in the Old Testament and discusses how they are still relevant to pastoral work today, or at least back in 1980. The Megilloth ( I know a new word for me too) is the books of Song of Solomon, Lamentations, Esther, Ruth, and Ecclesiastes. Eugene Peterson demonstrates, quite we I was a bit skeptical, mostly as to the religious setting of this book, yet I was pleasantly surprised at how useful the material covered is to what we are doing here in Kenya.

Originally published in 1980 and now being reprinted to meet continuing demand, Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work shows how fiveĀ . Eugene H. Peterson was born in East Stanwood, Washington on November 6, 1932. He founded Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland in 1962, where he served as pastor until retiring in 1991.

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Pastoral theology series. Eugene Peterson @ Calvin College - January 24, 2006, Peterson reads the introduction and first chapter of Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading

Pastoral theology series. Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1980). Working The Angles: The Shape Of Pastoral Integrity (Wm. Eerdmans Publishing Company, May 1987). Eugene Peterson @ Calvin College - January 24, 2006, Peterson reads the introduction and first chapter of Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading. U2 Connections: Eugene Peterson by Angela Pancella, @U2. The Psalms in America - an interview with Eugene Peterson, with samples of his interpretations of the psalms.

When my origins are certain in God, the implication is strong that my future is also certain in him, and those certainties provide the conditions that encourage me to live by faith in the present. Eugene Peterson, Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work, 109. Eugene Peterson. Written by. Roy Chang. I have a great need for Christ and a great Christ for my need. Father of 5. Staff at Living Praise Presbyterian Church. Write the first response.

241 pages, softcover from Eerdmans. Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work (9780802806604) by Eugene H. Peterson. Originally published in 1980 and now being reprinted to meet continuing demand, Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work shows how five Old Testament books provide a solid foundation for much of what a pastor does: Prayer-Directing: Song of Songs.

Originally published in 1980 and now being reprinted to meet continuing demand, Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work shows how five Old Testament books provide a solid foundation for much of what a pastor does: Prayer-Directing: Song of Songs. Pain-Sharing: Lamentations. Nay-Saying: Ecclesiastes. Community-Building: Esther.

This book opens up to pastors a wealth of valuable l insights. Peterson, author of the best-selling contemporary translation of the Bible titled The Message, is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia. Country of Publication.

Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work
melody of you
Eugene Peterson reaches back through Jewish history and provides a bridge for our contemporary times. His constant goal is to apply ancient lessons, via poetry and prose, to the pastoral call and ministry. His passion for developing pastors and protecting God's people is evident as he calls the reader to use the ancient texts as a vehicle for the Holy Spirit to complete a divine work. This book is a must for pastors who desire to speak to and shepherd God's people from neglected OT books.
Xor
Peterson is a prolific writer. His material is excellent. This book is no different. The book takes a unique look at the Megilloth. These are the books of Ester, Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Ruth, and Lamentations. He provides a metanarrative of each book with a perspective on pastoral care for the congregation. What is most excellent about the book is the focus on allowing the story of God, and the inspired text do the heavy lifting for providing spiritual care for people? Spiritual care is contrasted with the modern approaches to helping people deal with the struggles of life. It was nice to have God being the focus for spiritual recovery instead of a humanly devised tactic. The book is full of insights, much of which will preach. Here is one: "This sudden intrusion of free will, Ruth assertively taking the initiative, would hardly be lost on any who are paying attention to the story. Ruth is not a victim. Being in God's story does not mean passively letting things happen to us. It does not mean dumb submission, nor blind obedience." Here is another excellent example. "Some people, like Boaz, get into the story by taking up their responsibilities. They plunge into a righteous living, which models God's righteous relationships by going beyond the letter of the law and persistently and generously seeking for ways to put their wealth and position to work on behalf of others." The book does a great job of connecting the Biblical story to our stories. He deals with sexuality and prayer, dealing with pain and suffering, and being part of the narrative of God. Here is another perspective. "Suffering is an event in which we are particularly vulnerable to grace, able to recognize dimensions in God and depths in the self. To treat it as a "problem" is to demean the person." Here is another insight into worship. "Pastors are subjected to two recurrent phrases from the people to whom they give spiritual leadership. Both are reminiscent of Baalism, enough to earn the label "neo-Baalism." The phrases are: "Let's have a worship experience" and "I don't get anything out of it." There is much more, but this book was helpful for my own spiritual life, and also gave extra tools to be a blessing to the congregation. This is an excellent book for preachers and pastors/elders.
Joni_Dep
Eugene Peterson is a gifted writer and pastor. He writes so well! Perhaps since you are reading this review you may get the same feeling when you finish one of his great books. This is another one of his great ones. This book is very deep yet accessible. The intended audience for Five Smooth Stones may be limited to pastors but it makes for interesting reading as he really gets into the Old Testament books of Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther. While there are moments of dated references there are clear implications from his thoughts for current pastoral work and thought. He gets into prayer, life story, pain sharing, community building and humility.
Raelin
I needed this book for a course and loved it. Peterson's writing is poetic while at the same time down to earth. He teaches profound wisdom in simple ways. I think that description would make a good job description for pastors if we could only learn to do so as well as Peterson does. I have a better idea of the kind of pastor I want to be and how to be that pastor, thanks to Peterson's writing. In the book, Peterson looks at five books of the Bible (Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther) that are often, sadly, overlooked and shows us the wonders they offer. He applies the truths of these books to the role of the pastor. The wisdom within these books touch the heart of the day to day work of a pastor in relation to those in the congregational community.
Umor
For anyone looking to understand the role and work of a pastor, this book provides the perfect substance to confirm what you know to be true in your heart. The work of the pastor is less about growth models and next big thing, and more about the day-to-day life of faithfulness rooted in who we are as God's people.
Hrguig
Every clergy needs a planned strategy for work and personal life. Ranks well with other self-help books on the topic. Peterson is a descriptive, honest, and positive author.

Sender did good job getting it out on time.
komandante
Happy to find this hard to find item
I read Peterson with my heart mostly. While I may not understand each metaphor or the symbolism,somehow my heart understands. I always learn and apply his wisdom,even though it is hard to explain to others how the content and connection of all his thoughts leads to my thought transformation

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