As Kingfishers Catch Fire

A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God

by EUGENE PETERSON (Author)Eugene H. Peterson (Author)


Sixty years ago I found myself distracted. So begins the introduction to As Kingfishers Catch Fire. What follows is the record of the collaboration of pastor and congregation in acts of worship and a life together for twenty-nine years at Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Harford County, Maryland. What Peterson discovered is that the pastor s life is much more than just the preaching. It is also made up of attending to the details in all the circumstances and relationships specific to a people and a place - prayers at a hospital bed, conversations with the elderly, even small talk on a street corner. The un-distractedness happened gradually, it didn t occur dramatically overnight. But, as Peterson writes, at least now I was being a pastor and not staying awake at night laying out a strategy or casting a vision."



Eugene H. Peterson, Author

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