Run with the Horses
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.
1. How Will You Compete with Horses?
4. I Am Only a Youth
5. Do No Trust in These Deceptive Words
6. Go Down to the Potter's House
7. Pashhur Beat Jeremiah
8. My Wound Incurable
9. Twenty-Three Years . . . Persistently
10. Take a Scroll and Write on It
11. House of the Rechabites
12. Letter to the Exiles
13. Sentry . . . King . . . Eunuch
14. I Bought the Field of Anathoth
15. Concerning the Nations
16. In the Land of Egypt They Shall Fall