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Leap Over a Wall: Earthy Spirituality for Everyday Christiansreflections on the Life of David fromby Eugene H Peterson
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Leap Over a Wall is Eugene H. Petersons vibrant, insightful, and heartfelt exploration of one of the Bibles most controversial figures: King David. Peterson beautifully elucidates the Old Testaments rich depictions of David's failures and victories, recapturing their excitement and immediacy to reveal David himself as a crucially human example of how we relate to God. A vision brought to life by one of the worlds most respected and influential theologians, the author of The Pastor, The Jesus Way, Practice Resurrection, and The Message—a bestselling contemporary translation of the Bible—Leap Over a Wall is a unique opportunity to reconnect with David, a man simultaneously admirable, soulful, and dark, and one of the most complex and vital characters of the greatest story ever written.
Bestselling theologian Eugene Peterson uses vividly told stories from the life of the biblical David to illustrate the everyday truths that bring us closer to God. Friendship, grief, love, sin, and suffering, as well as sanctuary, beauty, and wilderness, are all examined in the context of David's lifelong journey.
Of all the characters in the Bible, it is David who is most human. His life is lived on the "rough-edged actuality" of real life, and his relationship with God is an energetic one. Through the passions, the trials, and the lyrical poetry of this beloved figure, we gain powerful insights into the role of God in our own lives.
In this inspirational volume, Professor Eugene H. Peterson, translator of The Message, uses stories from David's epic life as vivid lessons in everyday faith and spirituality. Exploring David's experiences of friendship, grief, love, sin, and suffering, as well as sanctuary, beauty, and wilderness, he reawakens us to the enduring truths behind these beloved stories.
About the Author
Eugene H. Peterson is the pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, and author of A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, Run with the Horses, Traveling Light, Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work and Answering God.
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