Motivated 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!

Motivated Audio & Video

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Motivated Publications

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Motivated Music

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Music

  • River of Love

    There's a river of love that runs through all timeBut there's a river of grief that floods through our livesIt Read More
  • I Am Nothing

    I stutter when I tryTo speak the language of lifeI want to shout out loudBut I just cry insideSometimes it Read More
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Motivated Reflection

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Favorites

  • Transforming this World: The Hope of Glory by NT Wright +

    Wright confronts the perspective that this world doesn’t matter, and that we live only to be in heaven. He shows Read More
  • What is Good in a World that Defies Hope: a talk by NT Wright +

    This is the second part of three talks by NT Wright at Harvard University in November, 2008 on the topic Read More
  • The Stream, the Lake and the River: NT Wright +

      Acts 2.1-21; John 7.37-39; a sermon at the Eucharist on the Feast of Pentecost, 11 May 2008, by the Read More
  • Jesus in the Perfect Storm by NT Wright +

    Zechariah 9.9-17; Luke 19.28-48; A sermon for Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011, In the University Chapel of St Salvator, St Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Christ is a Great Savior: a review of the movie Amazing Grace +

    Amazing Grace is a historical drama about William Wilberforce who was elected to British Parliament at the age of 21 Read More
  • Wilberforce, Hollywood's Amazing Grace, Charlotte Allen +

    William Wilberforce's relentless campaign eventually led the British Parliament to ban the slave trade, in 1807, and to pass a Read More
  • Making Beauty out of Ugly Things: Grace by U2 +

    Grace, she takes the blame She covers the shame Removes the stain It could be her name Grace, she carries Read More
  • The True Nature of Grace and Love: a movie review of the Soloist +

    The 2009 movie The Soloist is based on a book by the same name, written by Los Angeles Times columnist Read More
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