If you know the name Eugene Peterson, chances are you know it because of his Bible paraphrase, The Message. It's a popular, modern-language take on the Bible, and it's awesome. I knew Peterson had written other books and that he was a pastor, but I had never read or heard anything from him until this book. It's a rich, meaty, beautifully-written, incredibly thought-provoking collection of his teachings, most built on specific Scriptures. They're shared without updates from when Peterson originally gave them, but I found them all to be incredibly relevant and timely. This book is one you'll want to savor and read intentionally, while poring over the verses and passages too -- he is brilliant and so grounded, and this book is just an incredible gem.