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96 pages
Oct 2003
Baker Book House

Dark Horse

by John Fischer

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"John Fischer's Dark Horse is a story that surges with power, an equine pilgrim's progress whose largeness and significance is belied by its brief telling. Some parables, like those of Jesus, are greater than the sum of their parts." -- Luci Shaw, Regent College's writer-in-residence and author of The Green Earth: Poems of Creation

"Dark Horse is a book you will end up reading over and over again. Thundering across the pages of this tiny allegory is a mysterious, dark horse with fire in his eyes calling tamed horses to follow him to 'plains they have never run and mountains they have never seen.' Because of John Fischer's imaginative writing, the reader is stampeded into a mysterious world of adventure and danger, much like the world of faith, where we called by a wild Savior whose eyes are filled with light beckoning us to follow him. What a read!" -- Mike Yaconelli, author of Messy Spirituality

"I've been a John Fischer fan since the release of Saint Ben. Looking at the blemished human condition through allegory, Dark Horse contains one of the most cherished prizes of literature: a metaphor to remember for the rest of our lives." -- Noel Paul Stookey, singer/songwriter, Peter, Paul & Mary

"...the novella's brevity and gift packaging will ensure reader interest." -- Publishers Weekly 9/15/03

Book Jacket:

This stirring allegory of intrigue and adventure invites you to explore the deeper meanings of faith, leadership, and calling. Legendary author and musician John Fischer's haunting tale shows what can happen when you dare to break out of complacency, discover the challenge of taking difficult risks, and find freedom of spirit like you've never known before.