Run With The Horses (Revised) [Paperback]

By Eugene Peterson (Author)
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In Jeremiah 12:5 God says to the prophet, "If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?"

We all long to live life at its best--to fuse freedom and spontaneity with purpose and meaning. Why then do we often find our lives so humdrum, so unadventuresome, so routine? Or else so frantic, so full of activity, but still devoid of fulfillment? How do we learn to risk, to trust, to pursue wholeness and excellence--to run with the horses in the jungle of life?

In a series of profound reflections on the life of Jeremiah the prophet, Eugene Peterson explores the heart of what it means to be fully and genuinely human. His writing is filled with humor and self-reflection, insight and wisdom, helping to set a course for others in the quest for life at its best

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In Jeremiah 12:5 God says to the prophet, "If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?" We all long to live life at its best--to fuse freedom and spontaneity with purpose and meaning. Why then do we often find our lives so humdrum, so unadventuresome, so routine? Or else so frantic, so full of activity, but still devoid of fulfillment? How do we learn to risk, to trust, to pursue wholeness and excellence--to run with the horses in the jungle of life? In a series of profound reflections on the life of Jeremiah the prophet, Eugene Peterson explores the heart of what it means to be fully and genuinely human. His writing is filled with humor and self-reflection, insight and wisdom, helping to set a course for others in the quest for life at its best.

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Pages   212
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.2" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 30, 2010
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN  083083706X  
EAN  9780830837069  


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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Great audio  Oct 12, 2009
Peterson is a great, insightful author. Took away many things from this, and having it on audio to listen to in the many hours in the car has been great!
 
DIfficult to Understand  Sep 24, 2009
This book was so well reviewed I felt I must purchase it to add to my large collection of spiritual study books. Honestly although I am well educated and well read, I really don't think my understanding of Jeremiah or his impact has advanced much. The quotes and verses at the beginning of the chapters are very inspirational but the chapters don't seem to tie in well to the selected verse/quote. I am going to try to read it again in hope of getting more benefit but at this point, I have not found this helpful other than inspiring me to read more of Jeremiah in the Hebrew Bible. It's rather ironic that I am reading the Bible to understand the related study book!

 
A challenging message conveyed in compelling terms  Jun 16, 2009
"A book must be like an ice-axe to break the sea frozen inside us." This quote from Franz Kafka is a worthy description of Peterson's compelling study of Jeremiah.

The book speaks of living as a counter-cultural Christian and being authentically, vehemently human. And how so? Through an undivided preoccupation with God; by always taking the better rather than the easier way; by choosing courage over caution. And in so doing, being able to live at one's best, to not just shuffle along with the crowd but to run with the horses.

This book is a sharp reminder against the cushy and postured soft-minded religion that, unfortunately, characterises most professedly Christian communities today.

Through Peterson's writing, the portrait of Jeremiah comes to life in vivid terms - from his calling as a youth to his prophetic ministry, his friendships, his writings, his experiences of persecution and through it all, his dogged and single-minded obedience to God. He is presented as one who lives life at its best.

For me, the book's biting prose and incisive observations, presented through a series of reflections on Jeremiah's life, made the material easy to relate to. Peterson's writing, as always, is "terse, concrete, poignant and graceful" (a quote from George Adam Smith used by the author himself in the book)

A most excellent read that I cannot recommended more.
 
On every page of this book you will be challenged, inspired and satisfied with the words written by Eugene Peterson.   Apr 5, 2008
Running with the Horses is a great examination of the book of Jeremiah. I love how the author applies it to present day Christianity. Each page will challenge you and help you to capture what this sometimes puzzling book is about. Give it a chance. It's a great pick for a reading group.
 
Life is Difficult, but You Were Made to Overcome  Mar 14, 2008
In this study of the life of Jeremiah the prophet we come to see how those who seek to serve the Lord do not have it easy by any means, but the troubles we encounter actually make us more passionate and purposeful and we become all the richer in the process. One of my favorite parts is on page 24 where he says, "Life is a continuous exploration of ever more reality. Life is a constant battle against everyone and anything that corrupts or diminishes that reality." Chapter 7 is especially insightful as it relates to the church today. He says, "What is wrong is to evaluate the worth of words and deeds by their popularity. What is scandalous is to approve only what is applauded. What is disastrous is to assume that only the celebrated is genuine." How true! One can't help but see the similarity of the priest Passhur in Jeremiah's day to the leader of the largest church in the United States today when you read: "Everyone loved to hear him: he was positive, affirmative, confident. He had the ability to draw out the best from everything. He was able to search the Scriptures and find texts that made the darkest days bright." I had to look at the front and see when this book was written. I thought for sure it had to be written in the 2000s, but it was 1983.
 

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