As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Eugene Peterson – Book Review


Have you ever heard of “The Message” version of the Bible?  I’m sure you have.  Then you know Eugene Peterson.  Peterson translated (or paraphrased) the Bible over several years into “The Message”.  An extremely readable and relatable version of Scripture.

Peterson has done much more than “The Message”, he has also authored over thirty books and taught for many years at Regent College in British Columbia.  I had the opportunity, a month or so ago, to read and review his forthcoming book, “As Kingfishers Catch Fire.”

Moses, David, Isaiah, Solomon, Peter, Paul, and John.  These men of the Bible are the sections by which this book is separated.  Uniquely compiled, this book is a collection of forty nine sermons preached over the years during his service at Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland.

Through these sermons the reader has access to years worth of spiritual wisdom and insight, with a large focus on spiritual growth, congregational care, spiritual formation, and theology.  Peterson stays familiar with his close attention to Scripture, theological concerns, and simple, yet concise, applications for Christians.  Overall, a wonderful book for gaining insight on living close to God through His Scriptures.

I highly recommend this book.  Although its geared more towards pastors and those in ministry, it is definitely a useful resource for anyone within the church to grow closer to God by reading, studying, and living life with the Word of God.


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I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.