Leap over a Wall: Earthy Spirituality for Everyday Christians

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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.

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David, vaulter of walls, troop-crusher, flawed and passionate poet, never fails to capture the Christian imagination because of his whole-hearted lust for God. Now Eugene Peterson examines this shepherd-king through the magnifying lenses of the people and events in his life and suggests new and powerful possibilities for the divine-human link in our own time and culture. --Luci Shaw, writer-in-residence, Regent College, and author of God in the Dark and Writing the River

Eugene H. Peterson skillfully uses the David story to talk not about David, but about you and about me. Leap Over a Wall is the human story in all its wonder and terror and pity. --Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline and Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home

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Eugene H. Peterson is the author of numerous books, including Reversed Thunder, Leap Over a Wall, and Answering God. He is also the translator of the bestselling Bible translation The Message. He is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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