Summary: Wisdom for Everyone
"We're not talking about New Year's resolutions here; we're talking about every person's option, sooner or later, to live deliberately."
-Mark DeMoss, author
Too many people seem to think wisdom is reserved for the best-educated, highest-paid and most powerful among us.
This spring, Mark DeMoss, counsel to some of the world's most influential Christian leaders, offers the counterintuitive message that wisdom is not found exclusively in ivory towers or among the elite.
"I believe wisdom is available to all of us, regardless of age or stage of life, and this little book shares simple ways in which we can acquire and apply it," says DeMoss.
- life and death
- wealth and prosperity
- deathbed regrets
- the workplace
- alcohol use
These are among the real-life, relevant issues Mark DeMoss explores through the wisdom looking glass. Comprised of 23 short chapters, The Little Red Book of Wisdom challenges "conventional" wisdom of today like:
Work harder if you want to get ahead (Ch. 5).
Technology is everything (Ch. 6).
There are self-made millionaires (Ch. 14).
Money is king in the work force (Ch. 9).
The Little Red Book of Wisdom also features wisdom gleaned from famous people like Billy Graham, Nelson Mandela, and golfer John Daly, as well as ordinary people who have demonstrated extraordinary wisdom, including a school janitor, an auto mechanic, and a missionary.
While the subject of wisdom seems lofty and out of reach to many people, the gaining of wisdom is amazingly simple. Readers of all ages can apply almost any of these principles in a matter of minutes.