Long Obedience in the Same Direction

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Narrated by: Lloyd James
Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
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This world is no friend to grace. God has given us some resources, however. As we grow in character qualities like hope, patience, repentance and joy, we ill grow in our ability to persevere. The biblical passages in these studies offer encouragement to continue in the path Christ has set forth for us.
©2000 christianaudio.com; 2000 Eugene H Peterson

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There is a timeless wisdom about this book.

Peterson gives a variety of practical wisdom using the palms as a starting point. I loved the emphasis on not allowing feelings to "call the shots." You can't control feelings, only behavior. eventually feelings will follow the behavior, waiting to behave a certain way because you feel it is not wisdom.

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Eugene Peterson was a bright spot in my life.

Great book by a saint who walked with God. it will help anyone with their walk with God.

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Listen listen & listen again

Wonderful book with simple truths presented in a clear straight forward manner. I will be listening to again, and more than likely downloading onto a kindle

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A Classic... A Must Read

This book is so important. I think it really teaches the listener a lot about how to read, understand and apply biblical content. It paints a full picture of the past, present and future of being a Christ-follower.

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walking with God through the Psalms of ascent.

this is classic Peterson. hey beautiful retelling of the Psalms and what it means to truly walk with God and hear from him through his word.

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Excellent!

Not just a book, but a traveling companion for the "Long Obedience In The Same Direction "

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I wish I had read this 15 years ago!!!!!

I first heard of Eugene Peterson (as more Han the translator of The Message) when I watched a video of a conversation between U2’s Bono, and himself. He captivated me. I’ve wanted to read his book for a couple of years and finally bought it an audible. The performance by Lloyd James was fantastic. And Eugene’s writings on the Psalms of Ascents - and what they teach us about our walk with and toward Christ and Our Creator - is at once the the most beautiful and the most relevant Christian theology book I have ever read. Thank you, Eugene!!!

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Excellent book,Well read

I read this book many years ago and wanted to go through it again. It’s probably better to read than listen because of its depth but still great either way. The reader does a good job conveying the intent of the writer. Also, I’m glad they Included the epilogue.

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Peterson put together a fantastic book

A Long Obedience does a fantastic job of helping me understand the course of living as a Christ follower.

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great book, audio chapters need work

great book. audio chapters are too long so it's hard to find sections you like.

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  • Philip Smith
  • 03-31-15

Lots to think about

Eugene Peterson reflects on the psalms of ascent 120 to 135 and helps the reader to learn from them for daily Christian life

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  • Jacqueline Benz
  • 07-03-19

This book is a good meal that demands second helpings!

Wonderfully, meditatively written and well delivered. I will listen to this over and over.i highly recommend this book to any person who wants to get a better grasp on Gods Word. :)