Run with the Horses - Eugene H. Peterson

Run with the Horses

By Eugene H. Peterson

  • Release Date: 2009-09-20
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 4.5
From 36 Ratings


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.


  • Outstandingly Faith Fueled

    By CSLenhart
    Peterson masterfully draws his readers into a head on encounter with the life and words of the prophet Jeremiah. As he unpacks Jeremiah’s life, both in context and content, the reader is soaked in the relevance and meaningfulness of the prophet’s message and voice. A life of faith will necessarily untangle us from the comfortable and orderly into a life of constant discomfort and disruption. Through it all, we learn God is present, God is merciful, and God has promised and will be faithful to deliver salvation.