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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,284 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eugene H. Peterson Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy Stearns | 2/19/2014

    " This is a great book and will make a good companion to The Pilgrim's Progress discussion this fall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/16/2014

    " I will be slowly meditating my way through this book, but I'm starting to be embarrassed about how little "pleasure" reading I'm doing, so I had to put SOMETHING on my "currently reading" list!! Once I get this new job down, I'll get back to reading... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judith | 2/12/2014

    " This is an excellent book, as is almost anything written by Eugene Peterson! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/11/2014

    " I liked the premise of this book more than the book itself. I really like the psalms of ascent, but Peterson's treatment was not my favorite. The themes he extrapolated sometimes seemed odd to me, and definitely more focused on man than God. And there was not really much of anything about "long obdedience." However, I do enjoy Peterson's broad vocabulary and readability. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katiewithrow | 2/10/2014

    " Beautiful discussion on the Psalms (which are also beautiful). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 1/24/2014

    " It's a timeless book. Personally, it pierced me to the heart. In our time where almost everyone seems busy and always on the rush, discipleship is taken for granted. I almost shed a tear on Chapter 6 when the author talks about being a Christian as a hazardous work. I can honestly relate to that how tough and challenging it is to live a Christian life. A long obedience and a life of deep prayer is what it takes to be a follower of Christ. This is a wonderful book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allyson Neighbors | 1/21/2014

    " Best book on discipleship and faith journey I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Letitia | 1/15/2014

    " This is an all right devotional read, although it didn't provide the deep insight I was kind of hoping for. Simple language to follow, sage wisdom, but nothing revolutionary. As a theological work, it's pretty standard. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wes | 1/11/2014

    " A pastoral word that is encouraging without being glib or too effusive ... a way to view faith as a journey and not just a one time, "make it and fake it" decision ... why not pick this book up? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Shelton | 1/9/2014

    " My favorite Peterson book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 1/2/2014

    " Best when read slowly. And re-read often. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett | 12/17/2013

    " This is a great book to read. If you ever wanted to know what it is like to be a Disciple, read this book. There is this notion now that obedience is not useful, and having it long is just stupid. However, a long obedience is what is needed now, today. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elise | 12/15/2013

    " It was on my bookshelf so I figured I'd give it a go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nanette | 12/7/2013

    " Obtained through interlibrary loan. I used as a devotional for Psalms 120-134. The author states it like it is. The truth can pack a punch! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Henry Jin | 10/17/2013

    " Went through it in small group - excellent read as a thought-provoker as you study the actual Bible passages together. Not sure what I would think about it as an actual topic of study. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 8/15/2013

    " I will add comments later - this is an amazing look at Ps. 120-134 - Psalms of Ascent and Discipleship in an "instant" society. It was pub. in 1980 - and is really an outstanding book - very good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 8/8/2013

    " This is a good, in-depth study of the Psalms of Ascent, and how we can still find meaning in them for living in today's world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 2/27/2013

    " This is a book that I have returned to many times over the course of my life, and I know that I will continue to find truth and encouragement in it's pages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Adair | 10/4/2012

    " I first read this in May of 2009 and kind of went through it fast. I don't think it made the impact if could have made. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 9/25/2012

    " Although this was written in the 80's it is a great Peterson classic. Don't know how I missed it over the years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay | 5/6/2012

    " My take away..."the essential thing in heaven and earth is that there should be long obedience in the same direction...thereby results in the long run, something which has made life worth living." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lou | 12/27/2011

    " I love this book - the whole idea of instant gratification and how that plays with spiritual growth is timely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 david shin | 9/26/2011

    " This is actually Peterson's take on the Psalm of ascents. I think it is quite good, as it talks about perseverence, obedience, and about "staying in the game." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 6/1/2011

    " Great eye opening book for growing in your wak with Jesus "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Summisse | 5/1/2011

    " I could read anything Eugene Peterson writes all day long! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikaela | 3/7/2011

    " It was a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gale | 3/2/2011

    " Eugene Peterson is amazing. I love the way he thinks and expresses himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laverne | 7/20/2010

    " one of the best books on discipleship I've read lately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 7/10/2010

    " a great commentary on psalms 120-134 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 6/6/2010

    " I am definately adding this to my list of favorite books. Peterson clearly point to sovereignty and holding power of God through his exposition on the Psalms of Asent. Great Book. A true must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 12/7/2009

    " Although this was written in the 80's it is a great Peterson classic. Don't know how I missed it over the years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Henry | 10/29/2009

    " Went through it in small group - excellent read as a thought-provoker as you study the actual Bible passages together. Not sure what I would think about it as an actual topic of study. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wes | 10/6/2009

    " A pastoral word that is encouraging without being glib or too effusive ... a way to view faith as a journey and not just a one time, "make it and fake it" decision ... why not pick this book up? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachael | 7/31/2009

    " This is a good, in-depth study of the Psalms of Ascent, and how we can still find meaning in them for living in today's world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/29/2009

    " A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society by Eugene H. Peterson (2000) "

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About the Author
Author Eugene H. Peterson

Eugene H. Peterson, pastor, scholar, poet, and writer, is the author of more than twenty books, including The Contemplative Pastor. He founded Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, and pastored that church for twenty-nine years. He is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and lives with his wife, Jan, in Montana. They have three children and six grandchildren.

About the Narrator

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.