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Dark Horse
     

Dark Horse

by John Fischer
 

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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

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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
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:
9781441239174
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/15/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

John Fischer has recorded more than eleven albums, published seven nonfiction books (including Real Christians Don't Dance), and four novels. He is a frequent speaker and worship leader at college campuses and at conferences. For more than twenty years, he consistently won awards for his columns in CCM magazine. John and his family live in Laguna Beach, California.
John Fischer has been mixing his unique combination of singing, speaking, and humor for a variety of audiences for over thirty years. His multifaceted talents of song writing, speaking, singing, and writing reflect the many avenues by which John carries on a spiritual dialogue with real life and real people.

John's books present a thought-provoking challenge to the Christian Church today, encouraging believers to pull the true essence of their faith from the trappings of the contemporary Christian subculture. John's debut into fiction, Saint Ben, received a Silver Angel award for fiction.

His other fiction books include Saint Ben, Saint's and Angel's Song, and Ashes on the Wind. Since l980, he has contributed a column to Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine.

A graduate of Wheaton College, John and his family now live in California.

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