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Title:
Abounding wisdom : a spiritual treasury
Author:
Peck, M. Scott (Morgan Scott), 1936-2005.
Publication Information:
Kansas City [Mo.] : Andrews McMeel, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
126 pages ; 15 cm
General Note:
"Ariel books."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780740729478
Format :
Book

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Abounding Wisdom and Abounding Love are collections of quotes that Dr. M. Scott Peck personally selected and arranged according to his unique perspective, which combines knowledge of medicine, psychiatry, and theology. He selected quotes that he believes provide an intelligent overview on the subjects of love and wisdom-in particular, quotes that made him think.Dr. Peck's insightful introductions add even greater meaning to the already provocative quotes. "We can love virtually anyone if we put our minds to it," writes Dr. Peck. "But there is little that is warm and bubbly about it. Liking or affection is primarily a feeling; love is primarily a matter of decision and action."Many people believe they'll gain wisdom by studying everything around them, such as history, art, nature, and life. In Abounding Wisdom, Dr. Peck teaches us that wisdom comes primarily through an understanding of God's spirit, by opening the way to God's grace . . . and by study. "Certain people seem to be almost born with an instinct for wisdom," he writes. "On the other hand, I believe that wisdom can be learned, but only by thinking about the challenges and ex


Author Notes

M. Scott Peck was born on May 22, 1936 in New York City. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and was attending Middlebury College before being expelled for refusing to attend mandatory R.O.T.C. sessions. He transferred to Harvard University, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1958, and then received a medical degree in 1963 from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

He was a psychiatrist in the United States Army for nearly 10 years, was the director of the New Milford Hospital Mental Health Clinic, and worked in a private psychiatric practice in Connecticut. In 1984, he helped establish the Foundation for Community Encouragement, whose mission is to promote and teach the principles of Community.

He was among the founding fathers of the self-help genre of books. His works include The Road Less Traveled, Further Along the Road Less Traveled, The Road Less Traveled and Beyond, People of the Lie, and The Different Drum. He also wrote a novel entitled A Bed by the Window. He received the 1984 Kaleidoscope Award for Peacemaking, the 1994 Temple International Peace Prize, and the Learning, Faith and Freedom Medal from Georgetown University in 1996. He died from complications of pancreatic and liver duct cancer on September 25, 2005 at the age of 69.

(Bowker Author Biography)