The Prerequisite for Wisdom

Author: Charles S. Waller

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449736668

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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The text before you is an effort by the author to identify the reasons why counseling fails. He judged through his experience that too many counselees were simply walking away from counseling. They stated there had been no growth, or change, only dissatisfaction with their "life in Christ." Thus, there seemed to be a "missing" ingredient. Following a study of the principal themes of Proverbs the author become certain about what was lacking. He determined that his clients were working without 'The Fear of the Lord." Their approach lacked a sincere reverence for God and few desired to make Him preeminent. Thus failure was certain. "The Fear of the Lord" is the means by which wisdom, knowledge and understanding is bestowed; humility is gained and true charity becomes the practice of the Believer's life. Not until one truly makes God preeminent does real, biblical change: sanctification, satisfaction and true joy, become possible.
A Handbook of Practical Wisdom

Author: Dr David J Pauleen

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409474692

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

View: 573

The current financial and on-going ecological crises have taught us that without practical wisdom, business, organisations and leadership cannot be sustainable. In response to this situation, the Handbook of Practical Wisdom presents a critically informed understanding of wise practices, contributing to more integrative organizational and leadership studies and practice. The focus on integration emphasises the interdependencies of practical wisdom in relation to members, groups and cultures of organisations in their socio-cultural spheres. Wisdom has long slipped from the scholarly map, and so this handbook provides revived and new mappings for today and the future. Seeking to actualize creative potentials of practical wisdom, this book and series aspires to contribute to the contemporary odysseys and quests for orientation in organisation and management research and practice. Wisdom research, as presented in this book, provides bridges to underestimated, neglected or forgotten knowledge and offers transformative passages between Scylla - the rocks of dogmatic modernity - and Charybdis - the whirlpool of dispersed post-modernity. Practical wisdom allows for a better equipped and more experiential and reflexive journey and fosters the art of mindful travelling, beyond a reactive, moralizing sentimentalism. Accordingly, this handbook serves as a medium for reassessing and rearticulating more responsible ways of ‘praxis’ in the field of organization and management. In this spirit, each chapter opens a space for dialogue and debate, inviting further inquiries, conversations and explorations by and among its readers: students, academics and practitioners.

Proverbs

Proverbs

Author: Ryan O'Dowd

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310491149

Category: Religion

Page: 480

View: 401

A new commentary for today's world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible's grand story. The first commentary series to do so, SGBC offers a clear and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding everyday readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in their own contexts. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike. Three easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out God's story: LISTEN to the Story: Includes complete NIV text with references to other texts at work in each passage, encouraging the reader to hear it within the Bible's grand story EXPLAIN the Story: Explores and illuminates each text as embedded in its canonical and historical setting LIVE the Story: Reflects on how each text can be lived today and includes contemporary stories and illustrations to aid preachers, teachers, and students Praise for SGBC: "The easy-to-use format and practical guidance brings God's grand story to modern-day life so anyone can understand how it applies today." - Andy Stanley "Opens up the biblical story in ways that move us to act." - Darrell L. Bock "It makes the text sing and helps us hear the story afresh." - John Ortberg "This commentary breaks new ground." - Craig L. Blomberg
Proverbs for Laymen

Author: Bill Spence

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434937087

Category: Poetry

Page: 179

View: 960

Most laymen have no interest in reading bible commentaries or technical literature, but a need for wisdom is evident. The world is hungry for practical instructions that can bring about change. A layman writing for laymen, Proverbs for Laymen is a book that will invoke faith and obedience to follow life¿s original blueprint¿unscathed and unblemished¿made by the Great Designer, God Himself. Bill Spence is able to bring down heavenly knowledge for earthly beings to put into practice, a material worth reading; sound, realistic, biblical, practical.
A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life

Author: Lama Marut

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781582703732

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 290

View: 961

A lighthearted and unabashed manifest for creating and sustaining happiness in today's highly stressed, consumer-based world shares recommendations for readers from all backgrounds, providing action plans for specific changes while offering accompanying Microsoft tags for bonus video material. Original.
Self-Knowledge

Author: Ursula Renz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190630553

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 456

The acquisition of self-knowledge is often described as one of the main goals of philosophical inquiry. At the same time, some sort of self-knowledge is often regarded as a necessary condition of our being a human agent or human subject. Thus self-knowledge is taken to constitute both the beginning and the end of humans' search for wisdom, and as such it is intricately bound up with the very idea of philosophy. Not surprisingly therefore, the Delphic injunction 'Know thyself' has fascinated philosophers of different times, backgrounds, and tempers. But how can we make sense of this imperative? What is self-knowledge and how is it achieved? What are the structural features that distinguish self-knowledge from other types of knowledge? What role do external, second- and third-personal, sources of knowledge play in the acquisition of self-knowledge? How can we account for the moral impact ascribed to self-knowledge? Is it just a form of anthropological knowledge that allows agents to act in accordance with their aims? Or, does self-knowledge ultimately ennoble the self of the subjects having it? Finally, is self-knowledge, or its completion, a goal that may be reached at all? The book addresses these questions in fifteen chapters covering approaches of many philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to Edmund Husserl or Elisabeth Anscombe. The short reflections inserted between the chapters show that the search for self-knowledge is an important theme in literature, poetry, painting and self-portraiture from Homer.
The New Interpreter's Bible One-Volume Commentary

Author: David L. Petersen

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426735509

Category: Religion

Page: 1484

View: 190

Pastors and students who want a one-volume commentary to complement the New Interpreter's Study Bible will be pleased to find in this resource the quality of scholarship that is a hallmark of other New Interpreter's Bible resources. The portability, accessibility, and affordability of the one-volume commentary will appeal to professors and students as well as lay persons and pastors. This commentary contains articles on all the books of the Bible, including the Apocrypha, as well as numerous general articles on biblical interpretation, geographical and historical setting, religion, text, canon, translation, Bible and preaching/teaching, with bibliographies for each article. Extra value includes: chronology/timeline, table of measures and money, and a subject index. Old Testament Editor: Dr. David L. Petersen, Franklin Nutting Parker Professor of Old Testament, Emory University. Professor Petersen's current research focuses on the book of Genesis and on prophetic literature. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Dr. Petersen has written, coauthored, or coedited a number of scholarly and popular books and articles. He was the senior Old Testament editor for The New Interpreter's Bible. Professor Petersen is a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature. New Testament Editor: Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Helen H.P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis, Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Gaventa, whose specialties within the field of New Testament are the letters of Paul and Luke-Acts, is widely published. She is a member of the advisory board for the New Testament Library, a new commentary series for Westminster John Knox Press; editor of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Resources for Biblical Studies and a member of the editorial board of its Journal of Biblical Literature; and associate editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.
Right on Top

Author: Ronnie Ruff

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781645696438

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 550

What is your greeting? Do you have one specific to all occasions? What does it say about you and the way you view your life experiences? "Right on top" is the characteristic greeting of the author, defining his mind-set for the early start of each day. Our word of greeting flows from our lips as words and ends up flowing from the tip of our fingers as actions regarding everything we do. This book examines nine areas of importance in his life with helpful encouragement to others to replicate his daily experience: heritage, balance, rules, success, heroes, posterity, wife, work, God. "When an old man dies, a library burns." The challenge presented in his book is for the reader to examine the important things in life and share their experiences before the library burns. The author's hope, for the many who consider themselves only average, is that they would rise up to a new level of living; that they might regard every day as a gift and approach every situation as a giver; that the biblical concept of salt and light would become a daily reality; and at the end of the day, when all has been considered, they might conclude that the best description of their time here on earth could be summed up in three simple words--right on top.
A New Sublime

Author: Piero Boitani

Publisher: Europa Editions

ISBN: 9781609455385

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 213

In a book “as bewitching and entertaining as a novel” a renowned Italian literary critic “uncovers the unexpected, extraordinary modernity of the classics” (Piero Dorfles). In A New Sublime, literary critic Piero Boitani reveals the timeless beauty and wisdom of ancient literature, highlighting its profound and surprising connections to the present. Ranging from Homer to Tacitus, with Thucydides, Aristotle, Sophocles, Cicero, and many others in between, Boitani’s fresh and inspiring insights remind us of the enduring importance and beauty of the classics of the Western canon. Boitani explores what the classics have to say about the mutability and fluidity of identity and matter, the power and position of women in society. He also looks closely at their depictions of force and subjugation, fate and free will, the ethical life, hospitality, love, compassion, and mysticism. Through it all, he shows how the classics can play active roles in our contemporary lives.