In advance of the September 9 start of our Christian Formation series, please download a copy of the book Living Wisdom by Dr. David Benner. The above link leads to a page with a download button to submit your name and email to be able to download the book. You can decide whether you want to read the book on a device or print a copy.
To find out what chapter and pages will be discussed each week, please check the events calendar for the specific date. On September 9, we will discuss chapter 1, “Wisdom Knowing,” pages 8-16.
About the Book
Much more than knowledge or even understanding, wisdom is seeing life through the eyes of an awakened heart and transformed consciousness. Rather than being the result of the accumulation of information, wisdom comes from acquiring a new mind. Buddhists speak of this new mind as enlightenment. The Christian name for it is the mind and heart of Christ. This is the basis of wisdom. Wisdom is grounded in a deep awareness of the sacredness and interconnectedness of everything in existence. It is living in alignment with the creative Spirit of Wisdom who inhabits all of creation and is our truest and deepest self. It is learning to participate in God’s transformational agenda of cosmic whole-making, this being the way in which everything that exists becomes whole in Christ. This book does not offer gems of wisdom. Instead, it seeks to facilitate the awakening of your heart and transformation of your consciousness that will allow wisdom to flow your from depths.
To read more about Dr. Benner or the book, please visit his website.