Eugene Peterson leverages Paul's letter to the Ephesians to explicate the importance of spiritual maturity in the award winning Practice Resurrection.
While mission and the effort to bring to new believers to Christ is a critical component of the Christian life, Eugene Peterson believes that growth of those who believe towards maturity in Christ is equally important. After all, Christ called the church to make disciples, not merely converts. Yet, by in large, American neglect issues of discipleship and maturation hoping instead that it will 'just happen' over time.
Peterson's insightful and illuminating book Practice Resurrection brings the voice of Scripture--especially Paul's letter to the Ephesians--and the voice of the contemporary Christian congregation together to unpack the crucial truth of what it means to fully grow up to the 'stature of Christ.' Known for his unique perspectives and exceptional, fun, and engaging writing style this provocative book will help pastors and laity fully grasp what is at stake and how Paul led believers into full maturity.
Winner of Christianity Today's 2011 award for 'best book in spirituality'.