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Eugene H. Peterson (1932 – 2018)

Eugene Peterson

Presbyterian Church (USA) pastor Eugene Peterson, 85, best known for authoring The Message Bible (@themessage), died Oct. 22, 2018, a week after entering hospice care for complications related to heart failure and dementia. Among his last words were, “Let’s go,” according to a statement from his family. Read more from CT and Religion News Service. Also see the news release on The Message website.

[Read The Message Bible paraphrase by Eugene H. Peterson on Bible Gateway]

Peterson served as the pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church for 29 years. He is the author of over 30 books, including

His final book, Every Step an Arrival: A 90-Day Devotional for Exploring God’s Word (WaterBrook, 2018), was published in October 2018.

Hear an interview with Eugene Peterson on the NPR radio program On Being.

[Browse the many books and Bibles by Eugene Peterson]

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