Inspirations to Fire the Soul
Thoughts for Each Day
Come inside, It is warm and full of light here. Secrets of a happy life revealed.
Culled from Bible, Talmud, Midrash, and lore the ancient masters speak to us. Their collective wisdom, spanning thousands of years, is gathered in these pages. In Life’s Pathway: Inspirations to Fire the Soul words of faith, laughter and hope come together. Here are the ideas that have shaped countless generations influencing political and religious leaders even to the extent of becoming the bedrock of civilizations and inspiring new faiths. Reaching across time, these sages continue to impel scholars in their studies, ethicists in finding the right solutions to today’s conundrums and illumination for those who seek light. Here are the instructions they have left behind, their secrets to living a positive life. In their own words, these teachers offer their timeless insights that are infused with power and meaning. Along with brief explanations, the wisdom of sages and saints emerge as powerful voices to guide us today. There is one reading for each day of the year to uplift and help maneuver us through the challenges presented by life.
One story rises above the rest of the voices that cry for recognition. It is the narrative of the most critical person in history. Yours. Does this sound grandiose? Pompous? Self-centered? The world continues to contract with a burgeoning population, competing Tweets and Facebook blurbs, and ongoing brutal and senseless acts of terror. It becomes increasingly difficult to find our voice and purpose among the relentless barrage of 24/7 noise. Our sense of purpose diminishes proportionately to the endless chatter. And yet, the wisest voices of the past come forward to remind us that each life has a unique purpose, which is never repeated throughout the long epochs of humanity. No one’s life an accident, a throw of the dice. The opposite is true. They whisper to us, our life’s tasks are vital. We instinctively know this as we pursue to the answer to the question, “What am I supposed to do with my life?” Throughout our days we periodically ask this question, knowing that its answer will yield the ultimate reason for being.
Life’s Pathway: Inspirations to Fire the Soul is the book that responds to the question with life affirming statements from the Bible, the first and second centuries in ancient Israel and Babylonia to medieval times. Case argues that every person can maximize his or her life’s potential by using the sage aphorisms and counsel that have been handed down through generations and delivered in this book. Inside you will find simple, straightforward advice on such subjects dealing with how to deal with people, who are upsetting, overcoming personal fears, finding joy in a gray world, the limits of our power and learning to live with the most complex person of all, you. Drawing upon advice given by masters of great learning academies, most of which existed two thousand years ago in ancient Babylonia, the reader finds that times have changed but the human condition has not. The stratagems of prior generations resonate powerfully today.
About the Author
Jonathan Case has guided thousands of lives through the course of his career. As a pulpit rabbi and acolyte to some of the great minds of this past century he has unshelved dusty manuscripts, great tomes from bygone millennia, and made them accessible. Using the collective wisdom of the ages to shed light on everyday problems Case applies ancient insights to give depth and meaning to our lives. Each chapter reveals novel approaches to seemingly intractable issues from understanding pain to finding God. Journey to the Soul is his first published work using the mystic tradition of Kabbalah together with experience culled from more than two decades of pastoral work.
Life’s Pathway: Inspirations to Fire the Soul: Thoughts for Each Day
ASIN : B00RZOKAYA
Publisher : Outskirts Press, Inc.
Language : English
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported