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Download Tell it Slant: A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories and Prayers Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eugene Peterson Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Just as God used words both to create the world and to give us commandments, we too use words for many different purposes. In fact, we use the same language to talk to each other and to talk to God. Can our everyday speech, then, be just as important as the words and prayers we hear from the pulpit? Eugene Peterson unequivocally says Yes!

Tell It Slant explores how Jesus used language - he was earthy, not abstract; metaphorical, not dogmatic. His was not a direct language of information or instruction but an indirect, oblique language requiring a participating imagination - slant language. In order to witness and teach accurately in Jesus' name, then, it is important for us to use language the way he did. Part 1 focuses on Jesus' words in everyday contexts - his teachings to the crowds, the stories he told, his conversations with his disciples. Part 2 shifts the focus to Jesus' prayers - the words he spoke to God the Father.

Peterson's Tell It Slant promises to deepen our understanding of Jesus' words, strengthen our awareness of language as a gift of God, and nurture our efforts to make all of our speech convey a blessing to others. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kris | 1/19/2010

    " This, like all Peterson books, is a good book and worth reading. The last 25% of the book felt repetitive, like an airplane circling the runway a few times before landing... But I don't mind. Eugene Peterson is one of my favorites and I'll gladly circle the runway with him.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 12/26/2009

    " I love how much Eugene Peterson values words and how he so simply uses the words of Jesus to give me a whole new, simplified take on prayer and on the parables. I really liked this book a lot, but only gave it four stars because there were a few portions that were really dry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joycenclyde | 4/26/2009

    " I'm reading this book a little each night and finding that Peterson (the translator of The Message) really opens up the Gospel of Luke and Jesus's parables. It's good enough I bought a copy for someone.

    Later: Had to return to the library. Will get again later. JM "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jane | 2/20/2009

    " I always glean so much from Peterson. He is a brillant writer and theologian. "

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