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Title:
Living life backward : how Ecclesiastes teaches us to live in light of the end
Author:
Gibson, David, 1975- author.
Publication Information:
Wheaton, Illinois : Crossway, [2017]
Physical Description:
175 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
Only by keeping the end in mind can a person truly learn how to live in the here and now. Living in light of our death reorients us to our limitations as creatures and helps us see God's good gifts right in front of us--enabling us to live wisely, freely, and generously. Drawing on wisdom from the book of Ecclesiastes, David Gibson teaches us to embrace this countercultural mind-set and live life backward: to take the one thing in the future that is certain--our death--and work backward when it comes to our priorities, goals, desires, and decisions. If we do this, we'll learn that only with a proper perspective on death can we find meaning and satisfaction in life--and see just how great God is. -- Amazon.com.
Language:
English
Contents:
Let's pretend -- Bursting the bubble -- Doing time -- Living a life less upwardly mobile -- Looking up, listening in -- Learning to love the limitations of life -- From death to depth -- Things to know when you don't know -- One foot in the grave -- Getting the point.
ISBN:
9781433556272
Format :
Book

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