Letters to a Young Pastor

Timothy Conversations Between Father and Son

Letters to a Young Pastor: Timothy Conversations Between Father and Son
(NavPress, 2020)

WHO: Eric Peterson, pastor of Colbert Presbyterian in Colbert, Washington, and the late Eugene Peterson, author of The Message.

HE SAYS: “His life formed me to be the person and pastor I am more than I would even venture to guess.”

THE BIG IDEA: This collection of 37 letters written from father to son reflects on ministry, relationships and the power of God.

The book begins with a timeline of the life of Eugene Peterson, followed by half the letters in the collection. Then comes a poem he wrote, followed by the remainder of the letters.

“To be in a conversation with Eugene Peterson was to get the man at his best. However that not always being possible, a correspondence in letters was the next best thing.”

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From Outreach Magazine  Young People and Religion in 2022