Some Run With Feet of Clay
© 1978 Jeannette Clift
Published by Manor of Grace
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1. Clift, Jeannette. 2. Christian biography
Houston. 3. Actors
Houston Biography. 4. Houston, Texas
Biography. 5. Christian
BR1725.C524A37 ~~ Dewey: 248.4 ~ LCCN: 77-20907 ~ OCLC: 3361846 ~ 127p.
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Table of Contents
1. The Starting Line 17
2. Who Is The Leader? 25
3. Brave a New Beginning 34
4. Elisha Running His Own Race 41
5. Elisha at the Jordan 48
6. The Hurdle of Depression 57
7. Hannah The Frustration of Appetite Denied 64
8. David The Burden of Guilt 77
9. David's Detour 86
10. The Load of Despair 93
11. Elijah We Run by Choice 101
12. Run at His Word 109
13. Claim the Joy 120
From the Jacket of the Book
How can we possibly measure up to the examples set by the Bible's heroes in our own lives? Are we such imperfect human beings that the Bible excludes us from a place in God's plan? Jeannette Clift urges us to take a new approach to the Bible, realizing that biblical characters were fallible human beings and not the sanctimonious saints that we have pictured. It is the message of the Bible that is perfect, and not the messengers that God used. As Jeannette puts it, "Bible heroes did not have marbled toes on a golden pedestal but feet of clay, and yet they ran."
Relating her own personal experiences as a teenager, an actress, and a popular speaker to the dilemmas faced by some of the Bible's heroes, Miss Clift demonstrates that even Elisha and Joshua stumbled and erred as they learned to run with human feet of clay. "We may hope to run with feet of clay because Jesus Christ is Who He is and has done what He has done...," the author writes.
SOME RUN WITH FEET OF CLAY personalizes Bible accounts in meaningful terms for the average person and makes the people in the Bible come alive as real and very fallible people so that we can all relate to them and their problems. The message is simple and clear; we must be ourselves in God, trust in His plan for our lives, and rely on the faithfulness of His love and guidance. God loves us as we are and will use us in our imperfections, even as He used the people in the Bible for His plan.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jeannette Clift George graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. degree in drama. She began her acting career in off Broadway and summer stock productions, before getting her big break into films a starring role as Corrie ten Boom in the World Wide Pictures production of The Hiding Place. Miss Clift serves as playwright and director for The After Dinner Players, a Christian drama company in Houston. This group performs scripturally based one act plays about biblical characters and contemporary personalities who were affected by Christ. Miss Clift travels throughout the country, speaking for various conferences, churches and retreat programs and also teaches two Bible classes a week. Her husband, Lorraine M. George, is a Houston contractor.
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