Saturday, January 3, 2015
Getting Wise : Make Great Decisions Every Day
GETTING WISE : MAKE GREAT DECISIONS EVERY DAY
We make dozens of decisions, big and small every day--some without much thought at all. But with many decisions, there's a certain amount of danger. One wrong decision can destroy a career or a marriage. A string of wrong decisions can derail a life. So how do we know if our decisions are wise ones?
Pastor Bob Merritt has found that the best way to get it right is to cultivate godly wisdom. In Get Wise, he takes God's best wisdom as found in the book of Proverbs and applies it to the top decisions every person has to make--decisions about education, work, family, friends, sex, parenting, money, and more. Topic by topic, he shows readers how to make choices that result in long-term benefits in health, reputation, peace, and finances.
An engaging writing style punctuated with personal experiences really brings the message home. Wisdom isn't so much about being wise, but about leading a faith-filled life that will ultimately direct us to making wise choices. Merritt encompasses all aspects of life -- social, professional, personal and spiritual -- as he clearly illustrates the path to level-headed thinking. I found the book easy to read and appreciated the division of various topics in sections that make looking up something specific easy to do. The book also includes a note for leaders and discussion questions so it would be easy to use in a small group setting.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.