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The Indelible Legacy of Eugene Peterson, In Quotes

Reading through Eugene Peterson quotes will give your faith a shot in the arm. The author of the Message Bible and a handful of other books certainly knew how to communicate deep spiritual truths thoughtfully.

Eugene Peterson was a friend of rock legends U2, a scholar-legend among the living, a discipleship thought-leader before the term was popular, and he was a pastor to pastors. The vault of quotes from selected works of Eugene Peterson seems never-ending. The heroes and legends are fewer and fewer among us now that Mr. Peterson is singing praises in the face of His King Jesus Christ.

Eugene Peterson’s Life Impacted Many Leaders and Followers Alike

Don’t you just sorta hope when Eugene Peterson finally sees the gorgeous, glorious face of the Savior he has so long loved and served, that Jesus is the type that might greet him with something from The Message translation? Like, maybe John 21:12? “Breakfast is ready.” MSG @bethmooreLPM

Eugene Peterson passed away today. You cannot read anything he’s written without seeing his love for God, God’s people, and the Bible. We are lucky to have his life and ministry to learn from. @RyderMills

Grateful to God for a long obedience in the same direction. Thank you Eugene Peterson. @drmoore

Eugene Peterson has gone to his reward. What a spiritual giant! I was fortunate enough to interview him several times and he always struck me as thoughtful, kind, unhurried, and deeply humble. Thanks for your faithfulness, Eugene! @drewdyck

Breaks my heart to hear about the passing of Eugene Peterson. The MSG translation and his book ‘Long Obedience In The Same Direction’ truly changed my life for the better. @JarridWilson

Eugene Peterson was a giant of evangelical Christianity. His famous Bible translation “The Message” sold more than 20 million copies and shaped the spirituality of millions. @ElizabethJDias

RIP Eugene Peterson. I count myself among the thousands who were influenced by his life, words, books, and perseverance. @Clayton_King

He lived 85 years exactly what he first wrote. His life was “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction” May his “message” impact a new generation of scholars, pastors, and leaders. We are losing the legends that live among us Thank you Jesus for the life of #EugenePeterson @malachiobrien

Here are just some of the quotes from the vast life work of Eugene Peterson

“The way of Jesus cannot be imposed or mapped—it requires an active participation in following Jesus as he leads us through sometimes strange and unfamiliar territory, in circumstances that become clear only in the hesitations and questionings, in the pauses and reflections where we engage in prayerful conversation with one another and with him.”
― Eugene H. Peterson

“A Christian congregation is a company of praying men and women who gather, usually on Sundays, for worship, who then go into the world as salt and light.”
― Eugene H. Peterson

We don’t need more words; we need accurate words.”
― Eugene H. Peterson

“All the persons of faith I know are sinners, doubters, uneven performers. We are secure not because we are sure of ourselves but because we trust that God is sure of us.”
― Eugene Peterson

Eugene Peterson quotes

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