Jeff’s back with a collection of some of his most profound wisdom to date. From over 40 years of Christian ministry experience to choose from, Jeff considers some of the lessons he has learned (and is still learning) along the way – particularly, some of the things he could have done with knowing earlier. As you consider some of the things that God might be teaching you, learn from Jeff’s wisdom in his renowned style – blending together humour, depth, brutal honesty and grace.
Extract from the Introduction
'In real learning, life itself, with all of its ups and down, is the classroom. Our everyday is the academy. Wisdom takes time to develop – a lifetime. What matters is that we learn from our wrong turns and mistakes, and continue to grow. I wish I’d known that maturity takes a while.
Over four decades later, all my questions have not been answered, and perhaps some never will be (I’m nervous around those people who say that they’ll get all the answers in heaven, like you say, ‘Excuse me Jesus, I know ten billion angels are singing right now, but could I just ask you about how to correctly interpret the Book of Revelation?’
Actually, I’m fine with not knowing all the answers, because one truth that I have figured out is this: I’m not God, and He alone knows. I’ve given up trying to be God. It’s rather exhausting.
But as I’ve trekked the trail called life, I have picked up a few nuggets along the way, (I’m taking a risk – you might think that what I call a gold nugget of wisdom is a dull briquette of common sense). Nevertheless, I’d like to pass some of these nuggets/briquettes along in this book. '