Sunday, January 31, 2010

Life's Two Teachers

In his book, The Divine Mentor, Wayne Cordeiro writes about life's two teachers...wisdom and consequences. He says "Wisdom teaches you the lesson before you make the mistake. On the other hand, consequences demand that you make the mistake first. Only then will it teach you the lesson. Wisdom puts up the fence at the top of the cliff; Consequences visits you in the hospital when you're in traction...after they've scraped you up from the cliff's bottom." I would rather learn from wisdom.

There are so many books out there, and so many of them sound good! But there are also only so many hours in a day. So I ask you...which books have given YOU the most wisdom so far on your journey? (The Bible is a given). Please comment with the title, author, and general topic.

Here's my list...although it was very hard to pick just a few!

1. "The Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapman - marriage/loving others

2. "Captivating" by John & Stasi Eldredge - a woman's heart

3. "A Woman After God's Own Heart" by Elizabeth George - overall Christian living

4. "Every Woman's Battle" by Shannon Ethridge -purity

May you seek after wisdom and be spared from learning the painful lessons of consequences.

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