毕德生（Eugene H. Peterson）
毕德生（Eugene Peterson），生于1932年，是加拿大维真学院（Regent College）灵修神学教授，与傅士德（Richard J.Foster）、侯士庭（James M.Houston）并列北美三大具影响力的灵修作家，有“牧者中的牧者”之称。
First published 20 years ago, this book is viewed by many as a classic. Peterson uses the "Songs of Ascent (Psalms 120-134), a cycle of songs sung by Jewish pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem to worship, as a wonderful parallel to the modern (and timeless) Christian pilgrimage. Each chapter is a meditation on one of the songs, and Peterson draws out the ways each of them shows us an aspect of the Christian faith (repentance, providence, worship) and how they relate to each other. He highlights discipleship basics like worship, service, joy, humility, community, happiness and blessing, offering encouragement for growing in Christian belief and practice. May be difficult for a new believer to understand, but works well for group discussion for those who are more mature.Learn More
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In this highly acclaimed book Eugene Peterson explores aspects of the life of the prophet Jeremiah and offers encouragement for Christians to live adventurously, courageously, and excellently despite the challenges they will inevitably face. In this meditation on the life of Jeremiah, the author covers topic such as:
- * Our identities as human beings with a definitive purpose.
- * How we can be misled through deceptive teachings and words.
- * How our choices can thwart God's purposes for us.
- * The importance of being honest and vulnerable before God.
- * The significance of persistence and perseverance when enduring life's challenges.
- * How God's ways and purposes often seem to contradict what we see and know from the world.
Out of stockEugene Peterson explores the spiritual formation of David and the many themes which run through his life: family relationships. friendships, loyalty, danger, temptation, pride, adultery, rejection, fear, peace, etc. He reflects on David's relationship with God, observing that though David was full of struggles and shortcomings (and sin), he was “a man after God's own heart”, one who saw the divine at work in the ordinary. Peterson examines 1 and 2 Samuel and Psalms to reveal how David's many sides (betrayed father, sinful adulterer, faithful friend) hold vital grown lessons for the believer. Learn More
In Under the Unpredictable Plant respected pastor, author, and educator Eugene Peterson clarifies the pastoral vocation by turning to the biblical book of Jonah, in which he finds a captivating, subversive story that can help pastors recover their "vocational holiness". Peterson probes the spiritual dimensions of the pastoral calling and seeks to reclaim the ground taken over by those who are trying to enlist pastors in religious careers.Learn More
Any pastor who needs and wants to get back to basics will do well to absorb this book. Eugene Peterson, well known as "a pastor's pastor," here speaks words of wisdom and refreshment for pastors caught in the busyness of preaching, teaching, and "running the church."
Pastor-teacher Eugene Peterson turns his attention to parent-adolescent relations. His insights help promote an atmosphere of communication, growth, frankness, forgiveness, love, and harmony in the home. Peterson presents adolescence not as a problem to solve, not as a challenge to meet with techniques, but as a gift. He says that adolescence is not only a gift to the child for their transition into adulthood but also a gift to middle-aged parents to help parents grow into a deeper relationship with their children and with God. The 12 chapters untangle the dilemmas of comments that parents fear hearing: "I'll dress the way I want", "You never trust me", "You aren't going to tell me what to do", "If you'd love me, you'd let me", "I'm not going to church" and "You're nothing but a hypocrite." Peterson addresses cars and drugs, discipline and communication, faith and identity, spirituality and emotions. His sympathetic insights help the reader understand what is a strenuous process and also points positively towards how to promote communication and acceptance, trust and love, and how to embrace learning and growth rather than allowing misunderstandings and resentment to escalate. His advice is not so much about how to make teenagers obey and go to church, but how to find their own identity and make their own decisions about God.Learn More