Some Run With Feet of Clay

© 1978  Jeannette Clift

Published by Manor of Grace

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1. Clift, Jeannette. 2. Christian biography Texas  Houston. 3. Actors  Texas  Houston Biography. 4. Houston, Texas Biography. 5. Christian life  1960-
BR1725.C524A37 ~~ Dewey: 248.4 ~ LCCN: 77-20907 ~ OCLC: 3361846 ~ 127p.

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Table of Contents

    Introduction            9

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.


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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