Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Way of the Wise

9780800721572The Way of the Wise – Simple Truths for Living Well
Written by Dr. Kevin Leman
Published at Revell

About the book

Want to live a satisfying life? Figure out your purpose on the planet? Leave a powerful legacy?

In The Way of the Wise, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman reveals ten life-changing principles-all packed in six amazing little verses by the wisest man of all, King Solomon. They have everything to do with who you are, where your heart is, who you think God is, and who you want to become.

This compact book is crafted to jump-start or revitalize your life by unlocking the secrets of those ten powerful principles. It’ll give you hope, courage, inspiration, a fresh perspective, and lots of humor along the way-all in an easily readable package.

“This book is for all those who believe in the almighty guy ‘up there,’ those who aren’t sure, and those, like me, who took a long while to be convinced,” Dr. Leman says.

No matter where you are on your journey in life, you can take the way of the wise.

My Thoughts

The book opens on a specific scripture in the Bible.  Actually, more like a specific part of a specific scripture in the Bible.

Do not forget my teaching,
     but keep my commands in your heart,
for they will prolong your life many years
     and bring you prosperity.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
     bind them around your neck,
     write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
     in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
     and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
     and he will make your paths straight.
                                                     Proverbs 3:1-6

Words packed with wisdom coming straight from God’s Word.   How can we not ponder on these verses on a daily basis?  Dr. Kevin Leman has taken the time to decorticate these verses in order to give us life-changing principles that will help us to have a more fulfilled life.    Chapter by chapter he takes a section of these scriptures and expand on the meaning of it.    Chapter by chapter you will discover more about God and who you can become with His daily guidance.    The book was a refreshing read and a great encouragement for me.   I have discovered stories from Dr. Leman and see my third son through his stories.   I am hoping that I can make as strong of an impact on him like Dr. Leman’s mom had on him when he was growing up.   

Actually, I love the fact that his mom has written these verses in his Bible when he was younger.   My youngest son just received his own Bible recently since he was able to read independently.  It’s a tradition in our household – as soon as you can read alone, you get your own Bible.   I am proud of him for taking the time to read each morning in it and take the time to soak in God’s Word.    I’ve been pondering about what to write in his Bible and I love the idea of highlighting this Scripture and writing a little note for him.   

This book is easy to carry around and could easily by tucked in a purse for reading on the bus or while waiting at a dental appointment.   It is packed with wisdom and fun stories that will make you realize that to live well in life you only have to follow simple principles found in the Bible.   At the end of each chapter, Dr. Leman will also nudge you in pondering more on the words you have read by encouraging you to reflect on your life with a couple of questions.  I got reminded that I don’t have to fear when God is there, that moving requires a heartfelt commitment, that He loves me (even with my mistakes and my errors), that each day is a gift and it all depends on how I spend it, that with God it’s 100 percent of trust, 100 percent of commitment and 100 percent of my heart, that it’s better to be a person of character, that trust is an on-going relationship, that God wants the whole enchiladas not just bits and pieces, that I have to act to acknowledge Him, and finally that twists and turns on the path of life are not to be feared but they represent new directions and new opportunities.  

All I can say is thank you Dr. Leman for writing this thoughtful book that is an encouragement for the reader.  I strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to live a satisfying life.

The Way of the Wise is available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, even and


The book is also available on Kindle.

The book is also available on CD (unabridged version).

Disclaimer: The book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your kind words! I am going to post this blog on my facebook page

    Blessings to you.