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A Formatio book. 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.
Preface to the Second Edition
What Makes You Think You Can Race Against Horses?
I'm Only a Boy!
Don't for a Minute Believe the Lies
Go to the Potter's House
Pashur Whipped Jeremiah
This Ever Worsening Wound
Twenty-Three Years It's Been
Get a Scroll and Write
The Recabite Community
To All the Exiles
Guard . . . King . . . Official
I Bought the Field at Anathoth
Regarding the Godless Nations
No One Will Escape the Doom
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ISBN: 9780830837069 ISBN-10: 083083706X Audience:
Number Of Pages: 212 Published: 30th January 2010 Publisher: INTER VARSITY PR Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 2