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Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Little Red Book of Wisdom - Mark DeMoss

This is a easily readable book for just about every age, from those just starting out on their own in life to those who are experienced. You are never too old or young to gain wisdom, and practical wisdom for daily living is what this book is about. You will find chapters on The Amazing Power of Understatement, God Owns it all, and Shut Up and listen. All in all, 23 chapters on gaining wisdom and the value of listening.
The most important chapter is the last one entitled, " The Wisest Decision Anyone Can Make " Answering the "And then what?" question, based on Mark 8:36. In this chapter, he invites the reader to make a decision to follow Jesus Christ and to write to him about it. This is the type of chapter that should be included in many books of this type, but sometimes is not. It is the central theme from which everything else is taken from.
The author is president of The DeMoss Group, a public relations firm he founded to serve Christian organizations. He speaks of personal experiences dealing with death of loved ones, and business dealings, both good and bad. The author is also quick to thank his wife and children as inspirations to his gaining wisdom. I enjoyed his practical writing style and to the point chapters that anyone will be able to relate to in any profession or age. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to gain more wisdom in their life.

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