Paul’s Weekly Pick!

Eugene Peterson is a good writer. He uses words economically and accurately, but more importantly, he writes about important stuff. This book is a biography of the prophet Jeremiah. It has the effect of making me want to read the book very carefully and of making me realise just what a man Jeremiah was. He must be almost unparalled in spending most of his youth and adult life leaning against what the priests and the nation were saying. He was despised and rejected to an astonishing extent, but did not waver in his stance, or give way to self pity. Read this book, then reread Jeremiah.
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