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Eat This Book: Conversations in the Art of Spiritual Reading

Peterson is a retired pastor and popular author best known for The Message, a paraphrasing of the Bible into modern idiom. For understanding the Bible, he recommends a type of Bible-based prayer called lectio divina, in which the person praying meditates on a short passage of Scripture and listens for God to speak through the text. Peterson's exposition of lectio divina is one of the fullest to appear in recent years. The last chapter covers his own experience in translating the Bible and shines a personal light on this endeavor.