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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
There is Wisdom in Reading This Book!
“Finally, and most important, the Bible contains a most wonderful promise from God: ‘If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be give to him.” (James 1:5 NKJV) Author quote, page 11.
Mark DeMoss spends his life seeking God’s wisdom, he prays for wisdom in handling his relationships, to manage and advise his business clients, to make him a better husband and father. Before meetings he silently asks for God’s help. The author is a “student of the greatest wisdom textbook of all time, the Old Testament book of Proverbs….” This is a revised edition, the first was written in 2007, and Mr. DeMoss has updated the statistics, numerous illustrations, and some details. Looking back he acknowledges the same principles that prepare us for “skill in living” both personally and professionally have not changed.
Gaining wisdom is remarkably simple and the prescription is easy to digest … “read a Proverb everyday, listen more than you speak, write more letters, tell the truth always.” Chapter headings make simple work of dipping into the helpful book again and again. Need advice on “finding and keeping your focus in life” then read chapter two. Worried about money? Read: “money isn’t everything, good people are.” Thinking about what you have to be grateful? There’s a chapter on “appreciating how you got where you are.” Looking for a good book? Read Proverbs … “wisdom for every aspect in your life, in one short book.” And before it’s too late: “Take steps now to avoid regrets later in life.
Finally, the “wisest decision anyone can make … answering the “and then what” question based on the passage from Mark chapter eight: What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul.” The ultimate answer is the decision each of us will make … “is whether or not to hand over your life to God, through his Son, Jesus Christ. Or accept the alternative….
Mark DeMoss is president of the DeMoss Group, a public relations firm he founded in 1991 specifically to serve Christian organizations and causes. Mark wrote this book to thank his father and to prepare his own children for life in the same way his father prepared him.
Thank you Mark for giving us this well-written, thought-provoking book that is a pleasure to read.
This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes, the comments and thoughts are my own.