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'I lift up my eyes to the hills...'
on 1 May 2014
I am beginning to lose count of how many times I have read this book over the last 10 years or so, but reckon this is probably my fourth time through. I have read it. I have read it to preach it. I have read it with a book group for an evening's discussion. And I am currently reading it with my church leadership team, a couple of chapters a month, for discussion and reflection together. Peterson is a thoughtful and thought-provoking author. This book is a study of the Songs of Ascents (Psalms 120 to 134) and also a sustained reflection on themes of discipleship, all set in the context of our contemporary fascination with the temporary and instant. This is not always a straight-forward read, with rich language and challenging ideas sometimes making you read and re-read a passage. But it is full of wisdom and insight, and having now been in print for well over 30 years it is standing the test of time. Take your time with this book and you will be rewarded.