Run with the Horses
 

Run with the Horses

The Quest for Life at Its Best

Commemorative Edition

by Eugene H. Peterson
Preface by Eric E. Peterson

Run with the Horses
hardcover
  • Length: 232 pages
  • Published: April 02, 2019
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-4662-7
  • Item Code: 4662
  • Case Quantity: 24

In Jeremiah 12:5 God says to the prophet, "If you're worn out in this footrace with men, what makes you think you can race against horses?"

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 instead of shuffling along with the crowd?

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. In his signature pastoral style, he invites readers to grasp the biblical truth that each person's story of faith is completely original. Peterson's 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.

This special commemorative edition includes a new preface taken from Eric Peterson's homily at his father's memorial service, as well as a six-session Bible study guide for individuals or groups.

"In the last few years, Eugene's writing has kept me sane. Run with the Horses has been a powerful manual for me. It includes a lot of incendiary ideas. I hadn't really thought of Jeremiah as a performance artist. Why do we need art? Because if we're honest the only way that we can approach God is through metaphor, through symbol. Through Run with the Horses I learned about the prophet's work and it really changed me."

Bono, lead singer of U2 and cofounder of ONE and (RED)
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CONTENTS

Commemorative Preface by Eric E. Peterson
Preface to the Second Edition
1. What Makes You Think You Can Race Against Horses?
2. Jeremiah
3. Before
4. I'm Only a Boy!
5. Don't for a Minute Believe the Lies
6. Go to the Potter's House
7. Pashur Whipped Jeremiah
8. This Ever Worsening Wound
9. Twenty-Three Years It's Been
10. Get a Scroll and Write
11. The Recabite Community
12. To All the Exiles
13. Guard . . . King . . . Official
14. I Bought the Field at Anathoth
15. Regarding the Godless Nations
16. No One Will Escape the Doom
Study Guide
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Eugene H. Peterson

Eugene H. Peterson (1932–2018) was a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. He wrote more than thirty books, including his widely acclaimed paraphrase of the Bible The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language, his memoir, The Pastor, and the bestselling spiritual formation classic A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.

Peterson was founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he served for twenty-nine years before retiring in 1991. With degrees from Seattle Pacific, New York Theological Seminary, and Johns Hopkins University, he served as professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, until retiring in Lakeside, Montana, in 2006.

Peterson's Message paraphrase and writings on spirituality inspired leaders and Christians around the world. His popularity even reached U2 frontman Bono, and they formed a friendship around their common interest in the Psalms. Watch the film that highlights a conversation between Bono and Peterson at Peterson’s Montana home.

Read tributes to Peterson from Christianity Today and Religion News Service.

For further information and a complete biography, see the IVP press release: Eugene Peterson, Beloved Pastor and "Long Obedience" Author, Passes

BY Eugene H. Peterson

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