Eugene H. Peterson, translator of The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language, was professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, British Columbia, and the author of more than thirty books. He earned his master's degree in Semitic languages from Johns Hopkins University. He also held several honorary doctoral degrees. Peterson was the founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he served for twenty-nine years before retiring in 1991. Rev. Peterson died in October 2018. He is survived by his wife, Jan, who lives in Montana.
This touching Christmas tale by Eugene Peterson, author of The Message Bible, reminds listeners young and old alike to stay alert for God’s most unexpected gifts.