Disciplined Spirituality

oldpulley1Eugene Peterson’s book, Eat This Book gets its name from Revelation 10:9-10 when John asks for the scroll containing God’s word and is told to eat it!  In Peterson’s usual pastoral style of writing, he discusses how to read scripture and digest it into one’s self so that scripture is more than just words; it is food for spiritual nourishment. This clear and easy to understand presentation of Peterson’s thoughts on “lectio divina” was published in 2006, contains nine chapters, and has 180 pages. Peterson's 30 years experience as pastor endeavoring to teach his congregation what one thinks the Bible means rather than to receive only information was the impetus for him to write this book. He discusses how to read, meditate, pray, and live a spiritual life.  If you have read Peterson’s translation of the Bible, The Message, you will certainly enjoy reading this book.  It is informative and uplifting.  You will read scripture in greater depth than you ever read it before!

Disciplined Audio & Video

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Disciplined Music

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Reflections to Consider

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Disciplined Publications

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Publications

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Music

  • Jesus be the centre

    Center is a song that speaks of the essence of our life in Christ, and echoes the words the Christ Read More
  • I Lift My Hands

    A powerful hymn of adoration and praise Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir. This succinctly captures the joy of knowing our savior. Read More
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Disciplined Reflection

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Favorites

  • Dallas Willard: An interview with John Ortberg on Understanding +

    Ortberg interviewed Willard toward the end of Willard's life about Understanding, Read More
  • Dallas Willard on C.S. Lewis +

    Willard discusses the  impact of Lewis on Christian thinking Read More
  • Dallas Willard: the genius of Jesus +

    Dallas Willard discusses the way that Jesus brings us to the Father, Read More
  • February 26 Devotional: Henri Nouwen, Ash Wednesday +

    When I speak, let it be of blessing and gratitude; Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Enigma of King Saul +

    Why did God choose Saul as the first king of Israel? Read More
  • All Things Working To the Glory of God: Stephen’s Martyrdom +

    God works in mysterious ways– Read More
  • God's Love For Us +

    The well of love God has for us is deeper than our imaginations can grasp-- Read More
  • Truth versus Deceit +

    As stated countless times throughout the Bible, God is pure–God is truth. Read More
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