Leap Over a Wall : Earthy Spirituality for Everyday Christians
by Eugene Peterson
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
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Of all the characters in the Bible, David is the most human.His life is living on the “sharp rough reality” of real life, and his relationship with God is an energetic one.Through the passions, essays and lyrical poetry of this beloved figure, we gain powerful insights into God’s role in our own lives.In this admirable volume, Professor Eugene HPeterson, translator of “The Message”, uses epic David stories of life as well as vivid lessons in the daily life of faith and spiritualityDavid’s exploration experiences of friendship, grief, love, sin, suffering, as well as sanctuary, beauty and wilderness, he wakes us up again to the persistence of truths behind these beautiful stories”As we tell us and listen to the story of David, we are at the same time being formed in the nature of history itself as the main literary form to receive the revelation of God” – from “Jump Over a Wall” “Eugene HPeterson skillfully uses David’s story not to talk about David, but about you and me.”Jump Over a Wall” is human history in all its splendor and terror and pity” –Richard JFoster, author of “Celebration of Discipline” and “Prayer: Finding the Heart of the True at Home”, The Author brings from the Old Testament a revealing world close to our century, and he lives the notion that God’s purposes are studied in the banality of certain human lives”The editor of the Weekly””This gentleman analyses everyone brings new life to the story of David and Goliath, David and Bathsheba, David and Absalom, David and the Temple” — The “Washington Post”
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