Dark Horse: The Story of a Winner

Dark Horse: The Story of a Winner

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by John Fischer
     
 

In John Fischer's multi-layered story, white horses are pampered, celebrated, and trained to pose in ways that hide any of their darker markings. The herd is consumed with appearances and addicted to a comfortable lifestyle of food, shelter, and praise. When one white horse bravely risks all he's ever known to follow a dark horse who promises adventure, he begins a…  See more details below

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In John Fischer's multi-layered story, white horses are pampered, celebrated, and trained to pose in ways that hide any of their darker markings. The herd is consumed with appearances and addicted to a comfortable lifestyle of food, shelter, and praise. When one white horse bravely risks all he's ever known to follow a dark horse who promises adventure, he begins a journey that will lead to unparalleled freedom. The journey, however, will not be easy.

Dark Horse explores what it means to live in authentic faith and break out of complacency. It calls readers to ponder the meaning of leadership and the importance of discarding the masks we wear to hide our imperfections. Back in print by popular demand, Fischer's first-ever book is now available in this beautifully packaged gift edition for a new generation of readers.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
This brief allegory by Fischer, a Christian singer and songwriter, traces the journey of a show horse that decides to leave its comfortable, conformist existence in favor of freedom on the wild plains. Where once he had striven to deceive others into believing that he was all white the coat color most prized by horse lovers the stallion comes to recognize his own natural beauty. "White isn't what you look like," says his liberator. "It's what you do when you follow the will of the White One." The allegory explores the Christian ideal of breaking through external boundaries to answer the call to discipleship; in one scene, the horse runs through a brush fire and finds refuge in a stream a clear reference to the saving waters of baptism. The story can be a tad obvious, but the novella's brevity and gift packaging will ensure reader interest. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880700160
Publisher:
The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/1983
Pages:
100

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