Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Does your devotional time remind you of a dog with a bone?

I've been preparing some messages on "Why read the Bible?", and I came across this from Eugene Peterson who describes the desire to read God's word with a great visual:

“These are words intended, whether confrontationally or obliquely, to get inside us, to deal with our souls, to form a life that is congruent with the world that God has created, the salvation that he has enacted, and the community that he has gathered. Such writing anticipates and counts on a certain kind of reading, a dog-with-a-bone kind of reading.” (Eat This Book: a conversation in the art of spiritual reading, Eugene H. Peterson)