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Leap Over a Wall : Earthy Spirituality for Everyday Christians Paperback – May 6, 1998
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Eugene Peterson (the author of The Message) reflects on the life of David in this book and looks at what we can learn. Every chapter contains important lessons to being a Christian, and areas that we are to reflect on, and how we interact with God in our relationship with Him. The life of David becomes a platform for us to learn about our spirituality and relationship with God.
The following are some facts about David:
- The David story is the most extensively narrated single story in the Bible. We know more about David than any other person in the Bible.
- The life of David showed the humanity of this man after God's heart, and there are many themes that run through the life of David, e.g. parents, relationships, danger, murder, temptation, adultery, pride, humiliation, children, wives, rejection, sickness, justice, fear, peace, death...
- David did not perform any miracles.
- David sinned more than Saul, yet he was known as a person after God's own heart.
- David was known as a man served God's purposes in his generation (Acts 13:36).
The story of David is simultaneously earthy and godly. It shows us that we are never more alive than when we are dealing with God. David was an unfortunate parent, an unfaithful husband, and if we look at him from a purely historical perspective, he was a barbaric chieftain with a talent for poetry. But David's importance isn't in his morality or his military prowess but in his experience and witness to God.Read more ›
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Love this work! How enlightening it is to view ourselves as God saw David - an imperfect human in need of a heavenly father's love. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Leigh Ann Kennedy
Fake book. Its really fake book. They just copy in home and print out.
And bad condition print out.
A wonderful book on the story of King David of the Old Testament.Published 9 months ago by Yankee_B
Excellent exploration of the life of David and how it sets examples for our everyday Christian existence. Truly amazing.Published 11 months ago by Deblasio express
As I was reading Eugene Peterson's Leap Over a Wall: Earthy Spirituality for Everyday Christians (1997) two thoughts kept resurfacing. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jason Kanz
I have only skimmed the book..but as with all of Peterson's books ..it is well written and looks thought provoking.Published 18 months ago by Lkk