A Layman’s Commentary Volume 3

Volume 3—Books of Wisdom

by John Devine

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 14/02/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 106
ISBN : 9781452512990

About the Book

In today’s world, it can be difficult to maintain your faith. Those seeking a greater understanding of the Bible have numerous excellent theological commentaries available to them, but due to volume and depth, many of these are out of reach of laypeople. Others lose contact with the Bible because it no longer seems relevant to life. They use a superficial knowledge of science and evolution to exclude God and faith from their experiences.

The Layman’s Commentary: Volume 3—Books of Wisdom presents a passage by passage explanation of the five Books of the Bible, known as Wisdom. In this third volume, author John Devine shows how these books address most of the issues of life from the existence of evil and suffering to the frustrations and futility of worldly philosophies. They give an understanding of existence and provide the path to a meaningful life. He explains God’s continued selfrevelation and plan for a relationship with humankind and considers the conflict and consequences of the desire of the individual to be independent from God.

The third book in The Layman’s Commentary series, Volume 3—Books of Wisdomshows that knowledge and experience from this period is still valid today, both the promises and the warnings, because God’s character has not changed – nor has the frailty of human nature. Devine draws out the practical application of these timeless truths as they relate to everyday experience and shows how they confirm that science and faith are complementary in an informed worldview. They include guidelines that enrich our personal relationship with God.

About the Author

John Devine MEngSC, spent forty-fi ve years in management, executive, and consulting roles in heavy industry in Australia and overseas. An active volunteer lay leader and teacher, he has conducted many seminars in leadership, management, planning, finance, and biblical studies in Australia and Papua New Guinea, Africa, and Fiji.